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Sentence discussion page: possibility to test answers and "Report a Problem" button

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Hi,

I think it would be useful, when in a discussion page (accessed from http://www.duolingo.com/discussion), to be able to test (without it being taking in account for skill point, word strength or any statistic etc.) any answers.

Indeed I often answer "It should be accepted, report it if not" to other's questions and it would be even better (for Duolingo) if I could test myself if Duolingo accept it or not. And then, if necessary, I would report it through the "Support" button or, even better, through the "Report a Problem" button if it is added to the discussion page.

@users: Do you agree?
@Duo: Would it be possible?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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I agree such a feature would be useful. But perhaps not only in the discussion. Either during the lesson, or just after answering the question.

Something like, "You got it right: care to try other alternatives?(this won't give you any points though)**

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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Yes, why not!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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Actually, this would greatly accelerate reporting of errors if it is designed correctly. To answer your question at Duolingo: I'm 100% certain it is technically possible, and incredible easy to implement, and is just a matter of copy pasting code, and adding a button somewhere.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Yes, I would like to have such an option, too. Or, even bettter, to see all the translations that are acceptable in both directions. Than we could suggest other translations.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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Well, for "all the possibilities" since there are, in average, 500 per exercises (Luis' statistic given in a Discussion some times ago), I understand that Duo don't want to start to show them all. It would probably create too much (false) reporting...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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500 translations for one sentence? O_o

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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Found it: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/646939.

it probably included all variations/combinations accepting typo errors/accent errors/words order/... but still.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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That's incredible! I thought there were about 5-15 translations for every sentence. Thanks for sharing!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jibrah

Yes! what a great solution to everyone questioning everything in the discussions, which may or may not be answered when you need it. I love the Test Other Translations option!

4 years ago