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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nighthawk2.5

Duolingo helps more than you realize

November 11, 2019

92 Comments


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

LOL!! (I don't like to say "LOL" unless I really did "laugh out loud" but this time I did!) Thanks for sharing!

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael105343

LO⅃

November 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davey944676

hahaha! Classic! :)

(I nearly said well-spotted....)

November 11, 2019

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

Iconic.

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davey944676

I see what you did there! Very good! :)

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WilliamKir8927

enjoy lingot

November 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael105343

Hint tniH

November 11, 2019

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

Lol, thats got to be intentional. Great find!

November 11, 2019

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

Not intentional. We put the images in the Incubator, but the exercises like this that use them are computer generated. But maybe computers are smarter than you think ;-)

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2_Paris_Soon

Can the computers find the errors they make? Some of us can...

November 12, 2019

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

Wow thats a hard Question

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jellybean3242006

Lol!

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cathy180021

Hint! Hint!

November 11, 2019

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

Uh oh, it's self aware and knows how to listen to us

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CBU16

Are you suggesting that whoever posted this is a bot? I mean, I wouldn't be all that surprised, but I thought that maybe Duolingo was above that kind of shameless self-promotion.

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nighthawk2.5

I am not a bot. So even if whitehousea were suggesting that, they would be wrong.

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CBU16

But how do I know you're not programmed to say that? I'm joking, there's no way a bot would have a username that cool.

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nighthawk2.5

Unless Duolingo decided that I would have this username...

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CBU16

That's a possibility, but probably not. Hopefully not...

November 11, 2019

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

The account is hacked and taken over by a bot. An undercover bot will always try to hide that he's a bot, so you can't trust him.

Or maybe you are the bot? Or whitehousea is a bot trying to blend in by calling other people a bot? WE CAN'T TRUST NO ONE!

But what would a bot do on Duolingo? Maybe the bot wanted to learn a new language like Java?

November 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2_Paris_Soon

So. I just have one question. Do the questions with gross errors ever get to visit the hospital for ailing questions and limping answers?

How can we the students and the ones who spend more time online than all the Mods help when we see a gross error, Duo? How about rewards for mistakes discovered and passed on to the editors?

I know that's three questions but all are important, right? (oops)

November 12, 2019

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

Hi 2_Paris, one reward we (users) get for helping out is when we report an error/glitch or missing valid sentence translation through the "report" button on a sentence translation task. Contributors have software that emails you a thank you note. Another way to be rewarded is by making a valid point in the sentence discussions. Contributors don't have time to read those, but mods often do and then pass word to the contributors. Keep up the awesome work!

November 12, 2019

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

(I'm not sure if you already knew about the report function, but since you've clearly spent a lot of time on Duolingo I think it's save to assume that you already know about it. If I'm wrong, then this reply is slightly off-topic xD )

Many people feel enough reward simply by reporting a mistake. There are many people who use Duolingo, so there are bound to be malicious users who will abuse a system where they get rewarded for "helping out".

For example in Japanese there are often countless ways to translate something. So they're most likely able to think up some translation which is technically correct but most likely not (yet) accepted, and they'll use that to farm rewards.

I sometimes try those far-fetched translations to test duolingo and to improve the service. But it only costs me XP points since I often break my combo.

Either way, when people try to abuse the system because they want a reward, then they'll also try far-fetched translations which are not correct in the hope that some of them are accepted by mistake. A bit like phishing attacks work. This will probably cause an unnecessary amount of work for those who create these courses :)

November 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/herby400132

Brilliant! ;)

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/estanteria74

amazing

November 11, 2019

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

great

November 11, 2019

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

Yeah, the red cross on the building wasn't helpful enough!

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John-_-Williams

Seriously? I don't think they need a hint on that. :D

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CBU16

To quote Let Me Explain Studios: "Next you'll be telling me that water is wet, you impertinent little dipstick!"

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harold172355

Haha :)

November 11, 2019

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

Lol!

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Antoinne804735

yeeep sryslyyy

November 11, 2019

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

Wow!

November 11, 2019

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

sure

November 11, 2019

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

haha

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JaydenSmit459896

"hes having some trouble, lets help!"

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miaou-meow

hahaha :D

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maria97775

lol brilliant

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ParkJimin307567

Haha are you sure it's not the one on the left? XDXDXD

November 11, 2019

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

awsome!

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WINGSOFFIREFAN2

LOL! That is really funny! You got a lingot!

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Happycat1O1

XD That's amazing.

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Genesis_1_1_B

That's a great hint. :)

November 11, 2019

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

lol xd

November 11, 2019

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

That ... is an oof. XD

One time, my mom was on Duolingo and she got a challenging question ... which is the number "two?"

Pictured: Two cats, two children, a three, and a two ...

It was a hard choice. :D

Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.

November 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jthardy1

I was totally expecting something different but this was funny.

November 12, 2019

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

-----> i LOVE that!!! <-----

November 14, 2019

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

TopKek(R)

November 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/naomi.thomson

jajajajaja

November 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnBarnet6

The computer may not be pointing left or right but look at which hand they are using to point....?....

November 12, 2019

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

lol

November 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnMorgan820748

It really does!

November 12, 2019

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

ha ha

November 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel491862

You can still be wrong, even with this hint

November 12, 2019

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

Love it!

November 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BhanuRatho11

I laughed so hard when I saw it. :D

November 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/businessman64

i agree very humorous indeed

November 12, 2019

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

hahaha))

November 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Djaffar801581

not easy to tell

November 12, 2019

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

does it tho?

November 12, 2019

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

Wow! Thats really... Amazing!

November 12, 2019

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

Oh yes. That is some great content.

November 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BabyOwl223

Yeah yeah I learnt the topic we were doing in school wayyyy ahead.

November 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Asya415645

and then imagine getting the answer wrong :O

November 12, 2019

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

Decisions decisions...

November 12, 2019

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

haha i wish i got help like this

November 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/catlover_12

lol!!! ; D

November 12, 2019

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

Duolingo can be so funny sometimes...who knew?

November 12, 2019

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

????Is it suppose to be blank?

November 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iVIz4

LOL! then say thank you very much duo lingo.

November 13, 2019

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

Ok, this is hilarious

November 13, 2019

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

This is really funny. Thanks for posting!

November 13, 2019

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

This is legit the funniest thing I've seen in a language learning website.

November 13, 2019

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

Hi, can I ask something ^_^ How to insert picture in a post?? :D

November 13, 2019

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

Thank you :D

November 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElisabethM651084

Lol

November 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samgamgee2001

Very nice

November 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WilliamKir8927

wow

November 13, 2019

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

This is an avengers level threat.

November 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kattaylor05

I love this! (Personally I don't even see the point of these flashcard type things, in most cases the three words are completely unrelated.)

November 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ysabela723372

HAhahahaha omg I AM CRYING!!!!!

November 14, 2019

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

i dont get it

November 12, 2019

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

Doulingo is helpful, but it's far from perfect an shouldn't be a stand alone learning method. It's decent.

November 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juliet569059

DuoLingo stinks for learning.

November 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HamFan2019

Duolingo is great for learning when you are thirsty for knowledge or bored.

November 13, 2019
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