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Peer Approval of Translations...

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I've tried looking for an earlier discussion of this, but didn't find one. Forgive me if it's already been talked about. In the past 3 days, I've translated more than 50 sentences from 4 or 5 different articles but have only received 4 votes in that time. Is it pretty typical for votes to come in very slowly? I'm doing Spanish to English translation right now but would be interested to hear how it is with other languages as well.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/quantmeyer
quantmeyer
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I've experienced the same. You have to consider when people spend the most time on the site translating/approving the language(s) you're using. It also helps to translate documents shortly after they've been uploaded. I've found that after the first ~40% of the article is translated, the rate of new translations and approvals slows down significantly.

Personally speaking, my interest in a document is usually renewed when some of my translations from it are approved. So be sure to spend sometime revising and approving your peers' translations in the document. It might bring them back to the document and they might approve some of your translations.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jcg591
jcg591
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Wow... if that's true, I've been choosing the wrong articles to work on. My philosophy was that if an article was 80-90% done, then there was a lot of interest and any work I did on it would quickly be reviewed. Thanks for the good suggestions.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty
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It helps too, if you can find a group of folks who are interested in working together to help polish up translations. I don't know if you have a group that you follow or people that you talk to, but that was really helpful and fun when I was working with a group in the French Immersion section.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BaconAddict
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Yeah, it is pretty random some times. Recently, I did a lot of Spanish to English translations and only recieved two upvotes and it stayed like that for about two weeks and then all of a sudden it went from two to 50 over night.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jcg591
jcg591
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I imagine that it is more difficult to get reviews at your level, since they have to be at or above your tier, right?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/royalhalo
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I find it's easier to create partnerships once I've been working on a language for a while, so it's much less random. A lot of us tend to watch out for each other. BTW, I went looking for your work, and it was so buried I didn't find all of your translations.

3 years ago