https://www.duolingo.com/MatthewGBr1

Are the DL answer checkers getting more lenient?

MatthewGBr1
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In the last couple of days I have noticed that more of my slightly off answers are slipping through as okay (green) than before. DL used to only accept accent errors and some very minor typos. Now even more is getting through. Since I am not in this for a grade, I would rather be checked carefully.

Is there anyone else noticing a change?

4 months ago

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/El_Gusano
El_Gusano
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I would assume that you're talking about the recent Spanish course? I know that they just added some new content and the accepted answers were very rigid and caused a lot of collective groaning and griping through the forums about alternative answers not being accepted. It appears that the Spanish team has added more acceptable answers to the app and that's good because you should know that there's often more than one way to say something in most languages, and Spanish is no exception.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MatthewGBr1
MatthewGBr1
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No, this is not about word choice. These are real errors, but they are "passed" as typos. But I have a feeling that they would not have passed as little as a week or two ago.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux
elizadeux
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Can you give some specific examples? I've not noticed this but can't really comment without more information.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/betsys2003
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I've seen it be pretty inconsistent. Sometimes in Danish it says I have a "typo" if I get the gender wrong (it makes the word end in a different letter) which to me should not be allowed. But other times I have something stupidly typed that's obviously a typo (most often, I hit enter before typing the last letter) and isn't another word at all, but it says it's an error.

Honestly I'd rather them just be completely sticklers for it. Too hard to determine whether it's a typo or an actual error, just make us be careful. Then at least you know.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MatthewGBr1
MatthewGBr1
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I agree. Having it go through as "passed" means losing an easy opportunity to type it in correctly. The alternative is to wait for the word or phrase to come up again later in the lesson or in practice.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeeBrownst1
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Sometimes it accepts wrong genders but most of the time it doesn't.

4 months ago
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