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Issue with multiple choice questions?

There seems to be a bug with multiple choice questions today. Mine are all marked wrong in the review (and the number of points is accordingly), even though they showed as correct during the timed practice... am I the only one seeing this?

November 11, 2015

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

Just tested it. Same glitch.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UweRo
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Yes it is a bug in some languages pairs. And I have no idea, why there is no solution provided by duolingo since months. This bug makes the whole timed practice worthless..


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

I hadn't noticed it before, I think it just appeared today for me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RandySelle1

I've only seen it in the last few hours. Annoying but I wouldn't say it makes the practice worthless. I still seem to get time credit for it, so I can finish the time trial.


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

Yep, you're right, it's not a major problem. It is strange though. The point and the time bonus are awarded for a correct multi-choice answer, but then the point for that answer is removed after the next question is answered. And then the review shows all multi-choice answers as being incorrect. New to me too, and hopefully only a temporary glitch.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RandySelle1

One thing that might help some people: if you mark all the answers, you'll be corrected, but the scoring seems to give you the point. Still very awkward.


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

This information might also help the developers track down the bug.


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

There has been a bug in multiple choice for a couple of months but this is a different problem. The existing bug involves answers that differ in just a word from the answer afterwards marked as correct. I have encountered it only in Spanish. See here and here.

The new bug is worse. It says I have selected all answers when I did not.

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UweRo
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Yes you are right. The old bug is also in French-Italian. Maybe they tried to solve it, but it got worse. Test before deploy, easy said...


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

I also started having the same problem today. It's definitely a bit annoying.


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

It is also in the course Dutch-English and English-Dutch. I hope Duolingo can fix it quickly, it is indeed very annoying.


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

Interesting, it seems like multiple choice questions are disabled now... At least I just did 5 timed practices and didn't have a single one. Maybe they are fixing it.


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

I think you are right. I haven not seen multiple choice questions yet in the course English-French that I started a few days ago.

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