Anyone got the Incubator response yet?
Guys did you receive any email concerning your application? Did Duolingo contact you already, either rejecting you or accepting you?
Just want to know if they picked someone already or we ALL have to wait some more. :)
Now I get the feeling that I should have made my application... longer? xD Like more outstanding or something =/ Well.. time will show!^^
Yes, me too! In my excitement and hurry to send the application, it now feels like I didn't write one detailed enough to be taken seriously...
How long was your application?? And, kbogovic, how long was yours? Mine was like 5 sentences :/
Mine was maybe 6-7 sentences. But I was so happy to finally see the Incubator that I probably didn't write well enough haha!
I also wrote just a few sentences. But if it was obligatorily to write more we should have been informed about this in the instructions. Anyways, I don't think that we need to worry. Everything will be fine and Duolingo will sort it out. ;) I'm still waiting for a response by the way.
I don't remember exactly, but I wrote one long sentence or two short ones. They answer the question and I think it's the main thing that was required :-)
if, as others, I'm now thinking that I should have written more, is there a way to complete our application?
Sending an email to the support with all the details (email address, profile's name, which course we applied to) and the completion (in both languages) of our application, would be taken into account?
Or you already have too much application (for the moment) and will not have time to look at those extra informations?
I didn't. Kinda disappointing: we were waiting for the Incubator for so long and here it arrives and... nothing :-(
To be quite honest I'm happy out! The duolingo team will get back to us relatively soon and we will at last have the facility to create great language courses. And besides there is plenty to be getting on with- I've been going back through lessons looking to translate sentenced so that I will be ready when the big day comes!
Good idea! :) We should already prepare, make notes and translate some sentences from the target language to our own language for ourselves before the big day comes (which will probably be somewhere around next week) if we are impatient. :)
That really wasn't that much of a good marketing move,.. getting us all really excited... for waiting xD maybe we shouldve been able to apply earlier^^
But as I remember they said something like "await reply in next week or two" as I guess they need to read more than thousand application and be careful with whom they accept
Yes. And I'm not saying that this is bad =) I'm just saying, that maybe it wasn't too good to have this huge marketing for october 9th, when this is where you begin to wait again for unknown times^^
I agree with you (forgot to put :) ) But I think that huge percent of people will give up. I mean, look at how many work there is only for one category or lesson with 40-50 different examples and voices, it will take a year I think to complete whole langauge, haha
CNN Español says that it takes one volunteer who spends 40 hours per week on courses 4 months to make a course. That translates to 40 hours times 4 weeks per month times 4 months, or 640 volunteer hours in total. If we get 100 volunteers for a course and each of them spends an hour each week, the course would be done in 1.5 months. http://www.duolingo.com/translation/2e4bef421f42a0ccf1b829676fdd8019
I think that it will be translated quite fast for the more popular languages. Remember that 640 (approved) translators means one hour of hard committed translation work and reviewing and voilà it's done. :) Well, almost. That's maybe wishful thinking but one year sounds too much. I hope that many people who get accepted will spend much time translating at least when it gets released. I think that will speed up the process immensely if everyone is committed to do hard work.
I love crowdsourcing!
I think the Duo team should try to approve applications asap because people will work on them over the weekend and when they are still excited about the Incubator. (Not after two months, seeing an email about something I totally forgot)
Actually, I think it would take time, because- as Luis said, they have hundreds of applications 'pilled up'! But I'm very excited for that! BTW, which combination of languages have you applied for?
Not yet T.T...I'm like checking my e-mail every five seconds. But, nevertheless, I'm so glad for some reason, really excited!
Glad I'm not the only one :D I'm really really excited about being able to add new languages, and very much hope that I can help with that :) The imagination of Duolingo in a few months, when we'll already have loads of courses in dozens of languages... :D
I haven't received a reply either.
approximately how much time does it take to respond for the application?(1month 2 months a year?). And what is the qualifications for it?
The first answers to applications to a given course are sent by staff at the moment the decide to add said course in the incubator. And, at this moment, they send 1, 2 or 3 positive answers to the applicants they selected. The other applicants will stay in the list of applications for potential future acceptation.
Thus, the time it gets to have an answer is "at least the time it'll take for the course to be added into the incubator", so it can be years.
Thank you very much for your answer :) I would like to ask another question please: I applied to the Arabic for English speaker course which is'nt still added. But it does have the reverse which is the English for Arab course. What I want to ask will it take years to be accepted as an incubator.
Only staff could know but I'm not even sure they know when it'll be possible: like for several (but not all) non-latin-script languages, the current system isn't able to teach it (teaching from it is ok) and I guess Duo will know when it'll be "fixed" only the day it'll be indeed "fixed": hard to schedule such things.