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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tom_Adams101

Russian tree not decaying...?

So I've been doing the Russian tree for a few days now; I've completed 15 skills and so far, everything has stayed gloriously gold. This strikes me as odd. In other languages I struggle to go one day to the next without at least some skills decaying - and usually my most recently learned skill needs re-gilding daily for a few days before it keeps it up for a while.

So what's occurring? Does the Russian tree decay slower than other trees? Am I just being impatient? Or is it something to do with the fact that I tested out some skills?

Thanks!

November 5, 2015

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Captain000

Mine are also still all gold colour. I did a little bit of strengthening just to test it out, not because I needed to and maybe that is why they are still all gold. I have only been here for 4 days though, so I don't know how the algorithm works or if it is working normally or not.

P.S. I haven't tested out on anything, I did the whole of each lesson one by one.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

In my experience, skills you test out of initially stay gold longer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tom_Adams101

Ah... that's probably it then. I've not had much experience of testing out skills in other languages, so it's a bit new. I'll look forward to them all decaying together at some point in the future...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scarcerer

My first skills are currently at 80-85%, so they are definitely decaying. Plus, I don't think I've had problems with the decay algorithm on other languages until I've reached the bottom half of the tree or so.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrookeLorren

I haven't had any skills turn color yet either, but I'm sure that will happen at some point. I am redoing my lowest skill per day anyway, but my skills are decaying a little... just not enough to turn color.

A lot of the skills in the earlier lessons are practiced in the later skills too. For example, if you run into a sentence like "My dog is eating a hamburger" then you're going to be strengthening the animal skill and the food skill.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tom_Adams101

Novice question: how do you see the percentage decay of a skill?

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