https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

communucating with other translators on immersion

I have just corrected--for the umpteenth time--an expression on a Ger. Immersion article. Others have also made the same correction, up pops the mistake again and again. There are over 50 changes for one short sentence. Ok, I left a note in my recent edit and hold my breath but please isn't there any way to get in touch with all the others who insist on a word for word incorrect translation. Something like cc on email. How much time and effort would be saved and how many would be enlightened with better communication.

October 10, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt

Interesting point. Maybe there should be a lock in this cases to prevent further modifications on the particular phrase. I have seen the same in one particular article in french, and two or three in Italian.

October 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt

As an example, here is the italian article about "POLPETTONE ALLA SICILIANA"

http://www.duolingo.com/translation/13f1ab8e296453647b7f6493eb60ef14$index=3

There are many lines with no actual content, just some formatting symbols "|" and people keep translating them using the text of the previous or the following sentence. In this case there are three lines containing "|" to separate title, author and publication date in the original, but they appear in separate lines in Immersion, so people get confused and they translate "|" to "|Sicilian meatloaf" just to give an example. I hope the duo developers find a solution for this problem.

October 11, 2013
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