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

10 Comments


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.

September 5, 2019

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. :)

September 5, 2019

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

They cover exactly what I'm adressing here.

September 5, 2019

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

You are absolutely right, thanks for writing this post.

September 4, 2019

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

Just make sure there are no errors first.

Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7.J.7

This sounds like a good idea. After all, how is the Beta version supposed to improve, if people don't report things? And, yeah, complaining that your translation of 'blahblah' isn't helpful, as far as I know....I've seen people here on the discussions complaining that their slight mis-spelling was marked as incorrect and that that's a pain to them, or unfair to them, or something. Well, then learn to spell it right. :-)

September 5, 2019

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.

September 7, 2019

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.

September 7, 2019

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.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hxvan
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I am agree.

September 9, 2019
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