Duolingo helps more than you realize
LOL!! (I don't like to say "LOL" unless I really did "laugh out loud" but this time I did!) Thanks for sharing!
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 ;-)
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.
I am not a bot. So even if whitehousea were suggesting that, they would be wrong.
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.
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?
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)
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!
(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 :)
To quote Let Me Explain Studios: "Next you'll be telling me that water is wet, you impertinent little dipstick!"
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.
The computer may not be pointing left or right but look at which hand they are using to point....?....
This is legit the funniest thing I've seen in a language learning website.
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.)
Doulingo is helpful, but it's far from perfect an shouldn't be a stand alone learning method. It's decent.