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Is there a way to provide feedback to the team building English - Japanese?

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I'm fluent in Japanese, but I'm running through the modules to rack up some lingots and have some geeky fun, but I've noticed a few things that really jump out at me that I'd like to point out. Is the Duolingo team interested in unsolicited feedback? Anybody know?

1 year ago

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux
elizadeux
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I think one of the Duolingo moderators was soliciting feedback on the course a few weeks ago. However, I don't know if this information gets passed on to the Japanese team. There are a number of known issues that others have mentioned, so I think it's fine for you to throw your hat in the ring since the project is still in beta.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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Not like not being in beta ever seemed to stop anybody from providing feedback in other courses ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux
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I was thinking that a team in beta might actually review and consider feedback. After it gets released officially, I'm not sure how many of the user suggestions are taken into consideration.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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Depends what the feedback is about. If it's about overall tree structure, there's nothing that can be done until the tree is out of beta and a new tree version is released. Teams also certainly can work on remaining technical hang ups (at least of the sort that they can do anything about, which is often limited), missing translations, and the like even after leaving beta.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_scott
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I think one thing that could be helpful to the Duolingo team, would be to let users compose a few sentences as to why they think the excercise has a problem, or what exactly is wrong when you flag a question.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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Such a system used to exit. It disappeared I think when the new version of the website was launched some months back. I think that, yes, some useful comments were received. I hope some of the many I submitted in various courses would qualify. But they came with a lot, a lot of complete trash: random abuse and insults voluminous, no doubt, along with versions innumerable of "My answer should have been accepted" with no indication of what that answer might have been. And each one of these had to be deleted by hand. In short, yes, I'd like to have it back. However, I wouldn't be surprised if that doesn't happen, and I would understand why.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_scott
Seattle_scottPlus
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That’s a sad story. It reminds me of YouTube comments that are often mean and unhelpful, or just mean. Too often the trolls win.

6 months ago