Why am I getting likes on my private courses?
Any lessons imported in the Android app aren't shared. This is related to the number of lessons on those private courses and each lesson automatically gets a single like. Without looking deeper into it, I would say the number of likes corresponds to the number of lessons in that course. This is purely a UI issue and nothing was shared. We will remove the likes counter from private courses/lessons.
I haven't noticed any likes (wasn't really looking), but I have noticed when I imported some private lesson and did it, it was in 'trending'. I don't think it was actually available for other people though? Not sure.
I've also noticed on my stats page that it says I've 'shared' a few lessons. I haven't done that intentionally, but I imagine it might automatically share lessons, if they are news that you've discovered on LingQ and imported them. It would explain it. But idk.
It seems to be a buck on the mobile app (I have a lot of bucks recently). One of my self created courses appears there with 50 likes to me but after checking it in the browser it tourned out that it remained private and without any likes.
Certainly a relief but also it would be nice to finally get 5.0 running a bit more smoothly on Android...
Please let me know about all the bugs you have been experiencing and I will look into it.
I noticed the same thing when I tried to import some Japanese material via Chrome/Apple laptop. The files went Public even though I wanted Private. I deleted the lessons immediately.
I don't seem to have the same issue when importing from my iPhone.
The bottomline, though, is we're responsible for everything we upload to LingQ.
I'd be very careful uploading content you paid for, which is obviously copyrighted, into LingQ.
When I buy stuff, I read it in Kindle or PDF. I don't upload the material to LingQ.
Most bought stuff comes with a stipulation of how many downloads you can perform and how many private devices you can use.
Is it really taking care of copyrighted material if it's uploaded to a shared server that 50,000 people have access to, even if it's "protected" by a user password? Maybe, maybe not.
At the very least, we're sharing the material, unintentionally, with at least 15 people at LingQ who have admin privileges, whether they access it or not.
Same goes for a shared drive at work. If 80 people work in the company and 5 people are IT, we just shared it with 5 IT people and potentially 80 people.
For uploading, I stick to open source stuff, YouTube, and Quora posts for the most part as far as what I put on LingQ.
It's important for everyone to make their own informed decisions about what they upload because it is we who are ultimately responsible.