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https://www.duolingo.com/TommyCasey

"Strengthen Skills" suggestion: make it strengthen multiple skills at once

I love Duolingo. Thank you to all the people who keep the site up and running. I just have one suggestion. Please alter the "Strengthen Skills" tab so that when we choose to do this activity, it covers multiple lessons instead of just one. This way, the content will become more integrated and multiple lessons can be strengthened at once. Instead of learning all tenses and subjects separately, we can learn everything together. If this were implemented, it would make learning a language on Duolingo more comprehensive and useful. Please consider my suggestion and let me know what you think!

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Entering Strengthen Skills inside of a specific skill seems to mainly strengthen that skill. But on the website, going to the Strengthen Skill button that's outside of all of the skills usually strengthens between 1 and 3 skills.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lestry
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When you click on the button outside, it also takes each skill you have unstrenghtened one by one in each session. I don't know, it seems like a bug to me, it basically doesn't work as it used to.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TommyCasey

Usagiboy, for English to Portuguese, it only strengthens one skill every single time.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I don't know why that is. I just got a double in Spanish for English speakers.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TommyCasey

I have gotten doubles before, but very rarely. Like I only get it when I have not been on duolingo for a while and there are so many skills that are not refreshed. But what I'm saying is that it would make it a lot better if the Strengthen Skills always worked on 2 to 3 skills. Because it is apparently only programmed to work on one, but you can sometimes get a 2nd by coincidence if you are lucky enough for a couple words from another section to come up.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EoghanBostock

It does mostly for me. But that's probably because those skills aren't actually weak in my head (because I take German classes), so I zoom through it, and then it switches to strengthening other skills.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lestry
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It was implemented before but right now it seems to have changed and strenghtens only one skill each time. I have written my own post about it, because I demand answers :) It always strenghtened multiple skills at once but now it seems different. I don't know what has happened but it is irritating :P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lelieblad

Not sure if it's another A/B test. I know before I had my Dutch course strengthen 1 skill every time, and my English course strengthen 2-5 or some large number.

Now my Dutch course seems to usually strengthen 1 skill but sometimes it does 2. It's a bit odd.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tprakun
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You can use the "Review Flashcards" to strengthen you skills, they will actually turn gold but you won't be getting any XP though.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TommyCasey

Really?? I didn't know that

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tprakun
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Yup, I think the words are totally randomized. Just like you, I like to keep my tree gold but I can just do so much a day, leaving some in color actually keeps me coming back for more everyday.

2 years ago