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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Naka_maunz

Any way to retract / cancel a report?

Hi dear Duolingo community,

I'm very sorry if this has already been answered anywhere - if so, I couldn't find anything on it.

That said: I accidentally sent out a report ("Should accept my answer") on a sentence, but I'd like to retract that report since the answer I'd given actually was missing something and was correctly marked as faulty. I'd hate to waste the development team's time with something like that, so I'd like to retract my report. Is that at all possible? If so, how? I suspect that it isn't and the course admins will just have to ignore it, but if it doesn't exist yet, it might be useful to have the possibility in the future.

August 14, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qiunnn

I think they will probably have people very familiar with the language working on the reports for it so they will see pretty quickly what you did wrong and disregard it. It seems like a good idea for a feature although i'm not how it would work.

August 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noodlemaz

Same! Just realised I included a word I shouldn't have any now I feel bad for reporting it...

January 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/roemer

I do this all the time, even after checking three times really well it always turns out I was wrong. It seems that there is something psychological going on there. However, of about 400 reports of mistakes I made over the years, about 150 I was wrong about 250 I was right, and about 8 were fixed (or at least that's how often they notified me). I don't think they are looking at the reports much.... Not by hand anyway. Maybe if many people report the same, they start looking at it...

Or maybe they are just ignoring me because I cannot look straight, not even after checking three times...

July 24, 2019
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