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

Points per translation

When I do a translation that is only a couple words long, I'll get about 7 points. When I do one that is about 2 paragraphs, I get about 13-14. This makes me always just want to translate the shorter sentences, because it gives me more points for a certain amount of effort. I think a better way to award points would be to give 1 point per certain number of words in the sentence, so if a sentence was ten times as long as another, you would be given ten times as many points for translating it. Just a suggestion.

April 2, 2013

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

Thanks for the suggestion! We'll think about how to better allocate points for translations.


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

Stop worrying about points, the aim is to learn the language. Which one is going to have more real world pay off?


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

I see your point, but points are what motivate many people to learn the language


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chumpatrol1

How many words did you roll over?

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