Why doesn't Duolingo update their sentences?
I am constantly translating sentences into English from Russian that are correct, but counted wrong by Duolingo. When I check the comments section to see what others are saying about it, people have been reporting the exact same error for the last three years!! Please fix this Duolingo! It's so frustrating! Also, sometimes the translations from Russian into English are translated into British English and not American English. This is incredibly annoying as there are sentences written in improper american grammar. Still, I love the free learning so let's end on a good note. Thanks for everything.
"Reporting" errors in the comments does not help. Course contributors cannot possibly read every comment in every sentence discussion in the course. If you use the "Report" button, then the report does get to the course contributors and they will act on it. Be aware, however, that the number of reports is unbelievably high and there is a huge backlog. I've had many reports be accepted, but it does take time.
I've deleted about 2000 reports in the last hour.... Still above 15,000 to check, for one skill.
This was written by a course contributor a couple of years ago, describing what it's like to deal with our reports. The entire discussion can be found here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/12992047
I'm wondering if there isn't a way to automate the process? If the same alternative translation is entered multiple times, could those reports be aggregated and then based on frequency, have those reports rise to the top of the qeue? Maybe even have a threshold of reporting frequency that would cause an alternate translation to be accepted but flagged for review so at least it would be fixed while it's waiting for approval. If the threshold is set high enough, the chance of erroneous approvals would be reduced. Kind of like crowdsourcing the process. Just a thought.