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

What is the "Report Abuse" button for, in Immersion?

I was annoyed today by someone who had used Google Translate, without any further editing, to translate most of the sentences of a long article.

I was tempted to click the Report Abuse button, but I don't want to do that unless it brings up a dialog where I can explain.

So ... what kind of abuse is that button for? And what will I see if I click it?

August 18, 2013

5 Comments


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

Yes, it will bring up a dialog!


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

Oops, I was wrong. It doesn't bring up a dialog. However, it is best to report anything that you think is abusive.


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

Ya, I just found out that it doesn't bring up a dialog. Too bad - it means whoever catches the abuse report has to figure out what the abuse is.


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

A dialog would be very handy, indeed. Just now I've encountered a "pure" Google Translate "translation" and I'm tempted to click the Report Abuse button, but without the explanation I'm a bit reluctant to do it.


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

Here's what I do now. For the comment on my translation, I say something like "The original 'translation' was directly from Google Translate. Reporting abuse, sorry." That way the original "translator" can see the error of their ways, and the Duolingo official can see why I reported it.

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