https://www.duolingo.com/dnovinc

How does "My answer should be accepted" work ?

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I presume when several (5-10?) same reports are made it notifies the language expert, who then makes the decision whether to accept those reports or not.

If it's like that then probably other options from "Report a problem" work the same. Also I hope that reports made by higher lvl users have more pull within that system.

September 24, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf
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Yes, as far as I have understood, priorities are identified in proportion to the number of (relevant) "reports" received.

Which explains that the bottom of the tree is still in need of improvements (understatement) and why most of my own "my answer should be accepted" are not successful, in spite of my higher level.

September 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MsLagerkvist

I have never received a reply in Spanish but have often received one in German, with a nice thank you. I used to think no one really reviewed my reports, but Luis explained that the Spanish reviewers receive a lot of feedback since it is Duo's most commonly studied language.

September 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mlongori

I also have reported many problems with answers in Spanish that should be accepted, or have suggested better English for the "correct solutions", but have never received a reply. I didn't even know that was a possibility!

September 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MsLagerkvist

Learn German. The reviewers are so courteous! :)

September 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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and sincere

September 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo
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I've always presumed it's the way you described in your first paragraph too. With duolingo's sentence matching algorithm used to group suggestions with trivial differences (e.g. lack of capitalisation, etc).

But I hadn't thought of them taking it further with weighting of reports from individual users. If they did that then perhaps a rating based on number of previous reports accepted would be a good rubric (with some finessing).

September 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MsLagerkvist

Maybe you're right about the algorithm, but I'll refer you to this discussion: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/61884.

And this is a response from Julika of the German team:

Hi MsLagerkvist2,

You suggested “No, the skirt is not ready.” as a translation for “Nein, der Rock ist nicht fertig.” We now accept this translation. :)

Thanks for the contribution, please keep it up!

  • Julika from Duolingo
September 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo
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Here's a recent one I received:

Hi OskaLingo,

You suggested “lots of people live by themselves” as a translation for “Beaucoup de gens vivent seuls.” We now accept this translation. :)

Thanks for the contribution, please keep it up!

- Rémy from Duolingo

As you can see it's exactly the same format, which strongly suggests they autogenerate these responses.

September 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MsLagerkvist

I see absolutely that you are right! But no such response is ever generated in Spanish.

September 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MsLagerkvist2
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P.S. In Spanish Duolingo someone just reported a response to a suggestion. Plus, I just reviewed a Spanish lesson in which one of my answers was accepted when it was formerly marked wrong: I never received an acknowledgement, but clearly enough people made the same suggestion that a change was made. Maybe the "We accept the translation" response comes when someone is the tipping point in the number of suggestions.

October 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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Wish a staff member would answer this..

September 24, 2013
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