Suggestion: Let the translators indicate preference of topic
I like the way Duolingo puts websites to translate into categories (science, entertainment, gossip, fashion etc.). How about introducing simple section in settings to indicate topics the particular learner is most interested in translating. Simple checkboxes will do?
It might also be part of the registration process.
Making this option visible in the public profile will also be nice (to see hobbies or interests of the user).
What do you think?
My idea was not to translate only the topic you desire, but indicate your preference.
In other words - Duolingo should create a reasonable mix between what needs to be translated and articles the user is interested in working with.
And if this was implemented as part of Duolingo in the past, I belive there was a reason to remove it. Perhaps everybody really focused on few topics and everything else reminded ignored...
Topics available do not seem to cover a broad spectrum. I'm offered sports, fashion, luxury, food constantly but have never been offered science, art, literature, culture, history, etc. I've translated some web pages that interest me because I find them once in awhile in other people's translations. I would like to be able to set my own preferences but would be content if a more comprehensive selection of web pages were presented instead of the limited set I see now.