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What's going on with the spanish team?

Metlieb
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So recently I came across an error in a lesson, which apparently has been around for a year now and still hasn't been corrected despite being reported at least 10 times during the last year. I also haven't seen any recent posts form the spanish staff. So... are they all inactive?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
rocko2012
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The staff does not always agree that a report is an error. I do not remember filing many reports lately but I last got replies to my reports on December 6, 9, 18, 20. If they do not make a correction they do not reply. Also just because you found a long standing error does not mean anyone has reported it lately.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Metlieb
Metlieb
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Yeah, I know they don't reply if they don't correct anything. It just bothers me: The said error has been around for a year now and has been reported regularly, the last few reports were today, yesterday, 2014-12-26 and 2014-12-16. Then there have been another two reports in october and one in february 2014, plus the original report. As I said to wazzie: I can understand if the staff doesn't agree on an error with the community, but when it has been several reports on one error and people discussing it over and over agian, the least they could do is clarify it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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Could you link to the error? Sometimes there are many comments as to why an answer should be accepted, when in reality it shouldn't.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Metlieb
Metlieb
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https://www.duolingo.com/comment/840761 it's about how the hover-hints suggest "deliberately" as a stranslation for "a propĆ³sito" but it won't accept any translation with it. I can understand if the staff doesn't agree with the suggestions, but the least they could do is to explain why it's wrong. That would help a lot of people.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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Yeah, unfortunately duolingo doesn't respond to "no-go" reports. It does sometimes take several months for a report to accepted though. To me, it seems that that 'deliberately' should be accepted though.
A solution of last resort is to write a message on the wall of one of the Spanish course moderators. I'd suggest writing a course moderator who doesn't also have additional responsibilities with duolingo (such as a site admin - blue circle around their name).
You can find the course moderators here (scroll to the end of the page).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Metlieb
Metlieb
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Just did, thanks. Now let's wait and see...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ProfesorAntonnio
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OK, it's been fixed. Thank you.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MiliMol2003

Maybe the people who correct the errors don't agree with you, maybe they KNOW it is NOT an error... Can you tell me what error you reported? I am from South America so i speak spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Metlieb
Metlieb
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It's already been fixed. I posted the link to the discussion and the explanation to wazzies response.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MiliMol2003

Ok =)

3 years ago