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Is it possible to block people from editing articles you've uploaded?

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I'm in a translation group where we decided to follow some conventions to translate an article so it will be as dialect-neutral as possible, but someone keeps editing the title into a localism. I've repeatedly told them in a polite manner that they should respect the decision we made in the article's discussion thread but they've edited it back three or four times. Is there a way to stop this?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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You can click 'Remove article' on the bottom of the 'Legend' tab on the right side of the translatable text. It'll stay available to you under your uploaded articles, but will no longer be accessible to others.

3 years ago

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I do want it to be accessible to others, just not to the person who keeps making the edit after multiple requests not to do so.

3 years ago

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Well, if those others keep the text open in a tab they'll have access to the text even after you've removed it, however the same holds true for the person you are looking to shut out. So no, there's no real way of doing what you want to do.

I'd suggest just moving on, and not getting too caught up in the edit wars. If you've already translated it, then you've gotten some learning out of it - and in the end that's what it's all about. :)

3 years ago

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Thank you for the info Deliciae!!! Have some lingots!

3 years ago

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Merci, Usagi! ^^

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Oi! It's a bunny with a lingot! O.O xD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 years ago

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AND it matches my avatar. Google is too kind!

3 years ago

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Yes. I can't recall how it works though because it's a work-around. I would ask http://www.duolingo.com/raans if they can remember how to do it or if they remember who does. Maybe Luscinda knows. Good luck! If you can figure it out, come back and let me know. ^_^

3 years ago

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Thanks, I'll let you know if I find out anything!

3 years ago

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I appreciate it!

3 years ago

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Ok, well, I recall that it involved the"reove article" button. So, try "removing the article" working on it, and then putting it back?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/raans
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Sorry, I never did that and don't know anyone! :)

3 years ago

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Thanks for stopping in to let me know, raans. :)

3 years ago