We need a Q&A
Why doesn't anyone make a collection of questions and answers?
If you've skimmed this Discourse, you'll understand.
People ask the same questions over and over again.
People give the same answers, over and over again!
How long will this repeat itself?
Good if we want to put ourselves through the hassle.
But the fact is that everyone wants an "answer".
I have so many questions:
- What topic should I look at first?
- Isn't there a topic for my language here?
- How many times does one sentence need to be read by how many people?
- Why can others read it 1,000 times and I can only read it 300 times?
- Where is Common Voice's "Report" reported to? Who's going to fix it? When will it be fixed?
- Can't I edit low quality sentences in the source text? Or delete it?
- Can't the pagination of the Collector be specified by number?
- Can't I hide "skipped" sentence? (Whether it's CommonVoice or The Collector.)
- How many people would have to "OK" (or "No") a sentence to be adopted (or rejected)?
- Is "total sentences" the sum of the Collector? (Does that include the source text?)
- When will the adopted sentences be added to the source text?
- Can't I verify the source of the sentence with the Collector?
- Why doesn't Mozilla answer my question written in Japanese! (Yes, they're busy....)
- There's also the question of my language.
Even if the answer is "no" or "can't" or "don't know", a proper answer should be given.
That list of "answers" is!
There's no Q&A on Common Voice. There are no corpus links. In fact, there aren't even topics for each language.
"Why?" I ask the very question itself.
Are we short-handed? Don't we have an idea?
I seek "answers". What are we missing? What do we need?
Sorry Michael. I didn't mean to give you a hard time. But you've been a big help. Thank you.
I think this is probably the first question a volunteer would have. So hopefully one day there will be a Q&A page where we can easily find it.
No. We need to make sure edits are approved according to process. What do you mean by “low quality sentences” exactly?
low quality sentences are those that are "unnatural" or "difficult to read" to a native speaker.
- are overlong or verbose (like the same phrase over and over again).
- feel like a competition for the smoothness of the tongue. (In short, it's a hard word to say, like a word of foreign origin or a tongue twister.)
- aren't complete (they're in the middle).
- have foreign words mixed in.
I think you're right, third party approval is necessary.
Additionally for the Sentence Collector the review queue gets sorted by most votes, so we can assure that most reviewed sentences are getting into the data set.
As for sorting the sentences, I don't think it's a problem.
I don’t think jumping to a specific page has any benefit for the project due to that.
I "ignore" sentences that I can't decide if they are "yes" or "no". That could be 100 or 200. Then, when I resumed work, I would have to click the arrow button again and again to see the sentence I hadn't seen before. Or is there a way to move around the page with ease?
...... Maybe, but I'm the only one on the Japanese language Collector right now. The numbers don't work at all while I'm gone. So there are a lot of sentences left that I can't decide on. I don't know how the other languages are working.
I feel tremendous about having to review another 100,000 or 150,000 sentences, maybe alone. So, I tend to give a thumbs up to my own sentences. As for self-review, you mentioned it in Sentence Collector - Review before Submit.
Hi Craig. Thank you.
I don't know why I am so actively involved in this myself. I simply love to write and vocalize, and I'm clueless about voice recognition systems.
Yes, you're right, I should let people know. For starters, I wrote a quick guide on my website. In Japan we have an anonymous bulletin board called "５ちゃんねる", so I think I'll start a thread there. Once I get a little more information.
Yes, for all intents and purposes, I think it should be a wiki. It's too much for me to handle on my own!
It seems that discourse can create a wiki, but I don't seem to have the authority to do so.
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