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

REPORT. Don't complain

Report a sentence whenever you think your translation should be accepted. DON'T complain or mention it in the discussion sections, please. It is unnecessary and unhelpful in contributing to the BETA, which is expected to be riddled with unfinished alternative translations and mistakes.

I say this so that people hopefully keep things clean, and that whenever one sees that (3), it should be about grammatical structure or a fun fact about the word that was used, or maybe someone has a pun or a question about something that I too wondered about, instead of seeing it clogged with "My translation 'blahblah' was marked wrong!".

Use the report function.

So long.

September 4, 2019

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11

You are absolutely right, thanks for writing this post.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ARCANA-MVSA

Just make sure there are no errors first.

Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.


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

IMHO, if it were possible to specify WHY you are reporting the sentence, there would be fewer comments and complaints: the options provided are just too limited.


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

I definitely agree that sometimes there could be better options, but since we don't have them, there's a guide to how to make the best use of what we have here. :)


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

They cover exactly what I'm adressing here.


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

I have to explain in the comment section why the audio of a sentence is not correct. Simply reporting it would not lead to an improvement in the relevant direction.


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

Actually, if there is a problem with the audio on our end, the contributors can usually figure out what's wrong without an explanation, especially since there are usually freewrite reports from Android users too. Comments in the discussion may well not be seen at all.


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

I have to disagree with you. I bet there are tons of reports where the users report a wrong consonant or similar. The contributors can clearly address these reports.
But those users usually haven't read any articles or descriptions of Classical Latin phonology. Have the contributors read any? I just see no way how reporting would help. At best it would be overshadowed by hundreds of false reports and at worst it would seem like a false report to contributors.
Lastly, audio is always corrected very slowly on Duolingo, if at all. The users should be informed by the community then.

It's been quite some time since I've seen freewrite reports. These would be useful of course.


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

I would love you help here with your knowledge about phonology:

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/34682439


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

But if you explain in the comment section why the audio is incorrect, it can be useful for users, but it's useless as a report: they won't read it. They only read the reports.

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