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

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. :)

July 2, 2018

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

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

July 3, 2018

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

I don't have any Youtube videos, but thank you. :)

July 3, 2018

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

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!

July 4, 2018

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

No sweat. Yeah, that's Blehg. :)

July 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trilby16

Your accomplishments are amazing! I wish I knew which languages all those are.... I see the Swedish flag tho'. My fav.

July 4, 2018

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

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.

July 4, 2018

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

Congrats on your hundr d day streak btw!

July 3, 2018

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

Thank you! This is my second time. I quit before but came back after the crowns. I love it now!

July 4, 2018

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

Thanks all, appreciate the kind words. :)

July 3, 2018

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

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.

July 3, 2018

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

Oh. Dear. That really sucks but is also kinda funny!!! Hehe. I would help if I could! Sorry!

July 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WillAz1

WOW! That is funny! Not to you I think, who has to go through that list. Thank you for the job that you do.

July 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bwiny78

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!).

July 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fluffy-Dasher

What the heeeck haha

July 3, 2018

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

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!

July 6, 2018

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

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!

July 6, 2018

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

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.

August 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick855517

Sorry to be a pain, but any update on tree 2.0? Is it realistically doing to be released?

July 3, 2018

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

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

  1. get up to speed with the many sentences that need fixing after the crowns system caused them to surface,
  2. go through some of the skills with large amounts of error reports
  3. 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.

July 3, 2018

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

Thanks, your work is really appreciated!

July 3, 2018

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

So happy to see you back! This is such great news for us!

July 3, 2018

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

_ Welcome back my friend! _

Awesome!!! ☺

July 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phb2013

Welcome back.

July 2, 2018

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

Yay!!!!!!!!!! Favourite mod! Welcome back!

July 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Satyameva123

Thank you.

July 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BretCollin1

Yes, welcome back. You are needed and appreciated.

July 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcinM85

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.

July 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dcl520863

Thank you! Tack så mycket!

July 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fluffy-Dasher

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!

July 3, 2018

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

Glad to see you back! The Swedish forum needs its birds!

July 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shygirl7

Thanks for your work here!

July 4, 2018

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

Thanks and welcome back!

July 5, 2018

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

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?

July 7, 2018

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

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.

July 9, 2018

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

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! :)

July 13, 2018
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