Is it wrong to write texts in Duolingo Discussion and to ask someone to correct it?
I wrote a text in Japanese course and asked someone to help me with its grammar, but there were a lot of dislikes. The content of the text was about a boy who lives in Japan, nothing serious, so I didn't understand why there were a so many dislikes.
Is it wrong what I did? Can't I write texts in Duo Discussion? Thanks :D
[sorry about my English, feel free to correct me]
OH MY GOSH! Don't even think about that twice. You did nothing wrong for a language learning site. However, there are "trolls" who have nothing better to do than to squash other people legitimate concerns. If it revolves around language learning.....go for it. If it is "spam", or something redundant, or FaceBook-ishy stuff then you should expect down votes. You might want to preface what you are attempting in your discussion topic so people who open that know what they are getting into. But in the end the bad citizens, "trolls", still own the site.
Yeah, unfortunately it's true :,( There are a lot of people who want to make other people angry or sad. I just wanted to learn more, because my Japanese is terrible haha I wrote a radom text and wanted to know if it was correct.
About the sentence "You might want to preface what you are attempting in your discussion topic so people who open that know what they are getting into.", I'm not sure if I understood what you said (sorry, my English is not good). Did you say that I have to write what I want in that post (like, I want help because...)? If you wanted to mean this, I agree with you. I made a mistake because I didn't say why I was asking for correction. Like DCarl1 said, people can understand I'm trying to sheet something.
Thank you!! xD
You've already gotten some good responses. One thing I can think of is perhaps you posted in an inappropriate forum. If you posted in Japanese in the general Duolingo forum, folks will usually down vote it. If you posted in the Japanese for English speakers forum, you should be fine.
Don't let it bug you, from what I can tell its just a few people with multiple accounts, not the majority. If you get 4-5 downvotes instantly that's just one person. As a whole duolingo community is helpful and friendly most people putting they effort into learning another language are cool folks.