https://www.duolingo.com/vwlj

100%?

I wonder if it would be a good idea to make it possible to comment on translations that are marked 100% but don't seem quite right (maybe this feature already exists and I can't find it). For example, translating from Spanish to English, "elaboration" was accepted as 100% correct in a recipe when, in English, we would never use that word when we mean "preparation".

December 11, 2012

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/vwlj

Oops, sorry. Please ignore the above - checked again and found that I can edit 100%ers.

December 11, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/chubbard

It appears that you can edit 100%'ers, but its unclear to me that those edits actually mean anything. It would be nice if Duolingo would clarify that point. I would also like some mechanism to flag 100% translations as still being poor. Maybe a thumbs up / thumbs down system like appears elsewhere on the site. If a 100%er gets a certain number of thumb's down, then it loses its special status and is reopened for additional translations.

December 12, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/fritsvds

Good idea! I saw some terrible translations being marked as best translation. There should be a way to change this. I have the feeling that suggestions to change a translation are often ignored.

December 15, 2012
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