Back as a contributor / moderator
With the new crowns system in place, there's been a large increase recently in sentences that require attention. I also get at least a dozen email notifications daily for comments that should be deleted (mostly for being spam). And I seem to keep spending time in the comments trying to be helpful. So I guess I'm back as a contributor / moderator now. Just thought I'd let you know. :)
Thank you! I was hoping you’d be back eventually. Tree 2 needs you. Tree 1 needs you. We need you! Your YouTube vids aren’t enough. hehe
My apologies. I mixed you up with the guy who does the Academia Cervena videos. I think he is or was a mod for us as well.
That faux pas aside, I’m thrilled you’re back!
Your accomplishments are amazing! I wish I knew which languages all those are.... I see the Swedish flag tho'. My fav.
Thank you. :) Those are French, Spanish, Russian, German, Swedish, Welsh, and Irish. But my parents are Swedish and German, respectively, so those don't really count.
Thank you! This is my second time. I quit before but came back after the crowns. I love it now!
For those of you wondering how much work there is to do about error reports, I give you the first part of user-suggested translations for the sentence Kvinnan talar inte engelska. There are over 200 more like these. For just this sentence.
Oh. Dear. That really sucks but is also kinda funny!!! Hehe. I would help if I could! Sorry!
WOW! That is funny! Not to you I think, who has to go through that list. Thank you for the job that you do.
Thank you so much for all your hard work! I suspect that quite a few of these are from irate iOS app users who were cross about being marked wrong and losing health - you get chucked out of a lesson when you run out of health on the iOS app (and it's really annoying!).
Huh. Wow, how much work. Do you have to re-evaluate each claimed translation even if it has appeared before and marked wrong by you or another moderator in a previous iteration?
P.S. Great to have you back and super appreciate all your contributions!
Yes, unless I manually enter a reason, which is handy for explanations but not preferrable for nonsense like the above examples. At least there's a "clear all" button nowadays. :)
I've heard that HQ is looking at ways to enhance the system in regards to such things, so I'm hopeful it'll get better in the future!
Oh my god. You’re a hero for having to deal with that. I hope you’re getting paid.
I left the iOS app and am now sticking with the web interface due to the money-based health system being introduced, and I do think it probably results in a lot of people feeling particularly defensive when they are marked wrong.
Sorry to be a pain, but any update on tree 2.0? Is it realistically doing to be released?
Hehe, I've only been back for a couple of hours so I can't really say anything conclusive about that right now.
At the moment, my primary concerns are to
- get up to speed with the many sentences that need fixing after the crowns system caused them to surface,
- go through some of the skills with large amounts of error reports
- delete spammy comments from the forum
As soon as I'm on track again, I do intend to take a look at restarting development on the tree, though I cannot promise exactly when that'll be.
Välkommen tillbaka! Jag har sett dina inlägg här och jag har undrat om du skulle komma tillbaka. Jag är glad över att du har gjort det. Jag hoppas också att det blir ett nytt svenskt träd.
I don't study Swedish, but it's nice to know that I always have the option to study it with hard working people such as yourself. Have a lingot!
Your work is greatly appreciated devalanteriel - Duolingo started me on the path to conversational Swedish fluency.
With the new crowns update - someone on YouTube said that the idea was that as people built up crowns, it would incorporate more lessons? E.g. if you go back and do 'basics' once you are level 5 in the next 40 lessons, basics will no longer be just "Hej!" and "Tack!" etc. Is that true?
I've heard the same thing, so I'm hoping it's true - I mean, that's honestly one of the main selling points of the new system.
But whether it actually works as intended, I honestly don't know.
Welcome back, and thank you so much for your generous and invaluable contribution! Native speakers provide us students qualified answers that would be very hard to get elsewhere. I am very sorry to read that as a contributor you also have to go through such long lists of user-suggested translations. Hopefully you will soon have a "nonsensical" column that you will be able to check to erase all those erroneous translations quickly and without further justification. Again, thank you so much and have a wonderful day! :)