https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3ergling

Reporting errors in German

Does reporting errors work anymore? I've recently finished my German tree and still see and report errors on daily basis, but I've not received any "error corrected" confirmation email for a long time (some months, I think) and I don't see my reported errors corrected when I see them again in practice. I wonder if one could be "banned" from reporting errors, for reporting to many false errors maybe?

April 14, 2014

11 Comments


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

Hi there! No, we are not banning users for too many false errors. We are incredibly grateful for all your feedback. You will only hear from us though if we accepted one of your correct suggestions.
We are prioritizing reports and are working night and day to sort through them.

April 14, 2014

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

We are prioritizing reports and are working night and day to sort through them.

Night and day? I greatly admire your commitment, but please don't forget to sleep occasionally :-).

One thing I've been wondering: if multiple people report the same error, does an acknowledgement go to all of them, or only to the submitter of the first report?

April 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3ergling

(sighs with relief) That's good to hear. I was worried that there was just one very smart and very German man who does all the errorfixing, and that he got into some kind of accident, and that he needs help or something. Thank you!

April 14, 2014

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

I was worried that there was just one very smart and very German man who does all the errorfixing, and that he got into some kind of accident...

In software development, this kind of danger is quantified by the Bus Factor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_factor

April 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3ergling

Genau!

April 14, 2014

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

I didn't know that one, and now that I do, I'm going to use it all the time! Thanks!

April 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Februar2014

I note that Julika did not say that any reported errors had been corrected - just that they are prioritising reports and sorting them!

April 14, 2014

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

I have the same concerns as you. I haven't received a confirmation for a fixed error since before Christmas. And I've been reporting more errors than I feel I should have to, particularly nearer the bottom of the tree.

April 14, 2014

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

I've wondered the same thing. I used to get replies every week or two or three. I haven't in several months. Of course, I may have just been wrong more consistently :-)

April 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeffA2

I'd had never received a reply to a correction (but I've only been here a month). But this morning I got one. Maybe they are working on the backlog.

April 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tom-tky

Yes, it works. Just a couple of days ago I received an error corrected notification.

April 22, 2014
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