PSA: Attention Alpha Testers
Dear Alpha Testers,
Disclaimer: Staff have not asked me to make this announcement. I'm not sure they are aware of the situation just yet and I want to get a jump on this right away. (If any information I've posted is incorrect, I'll updated it. So, press "follow discussion" if you intend to.)
I've been seeing and removing various posts from alpha testers that are in violation of their agreement with Duolingo. (If you have direct permission to share something about a course you are alpha testing, please append a small note saying as much, so forum moderators are aware. ^_^)
If you've been invited to be an Alpha tester for a course, please honor your agreement with Duolingo and do not post anything about the course without direct permission from staff. You may have seen posts from alpha testers in the past and so I can understand there may be some confusion about. Just know that things are changing and that affects what you can post.
Not publishing information about the course, in my current understanding, includes (but may not be limited to) how many skills it has, the names of those skills, what kind of character input it's asking for, what vocabulary is included etc. I even recommend asking staff before mentioning that a course has entered Alpha testing, unless staff have made an official announcement about it in the forum or already given you permission to mention it.
I don't want to see anyone removed from their alpha testing position. That would be a total bummer. So, just consider anything and everything about alpha testing confidential unless staff states otherwise.
Thank you for reading!
Thank you usagiboy, this is really helpful. It would be great if the Duolingo staff could send a little more information to alpha testers regarding what they can share. I mean, I assume it's pretty obvious to everyone that sharing screenshots is not OK, but I never thought it might also be against the rules to share that a course has entered alpha testing and that a user was selected for that.
I was invited, too, yet when I click the link it says that there is no app available for my google account... I tried it with all of my google accounts (I have multiple and can't remember which one I signed up for the alpha test with), but none work. Any idea where I could look up which google account I'd need?