Random-ness in Strenghten your skills
Hi, I'd like to suggest an improvement.
As of now, when I use "Strenghten your skills", it looks like one or two lessons are picked from the ones that are the weakest for me and the practice is all about that one or two lessons. Also, it seems that the lessons are picked in tree order rather than randomly.
Wouldn't it be better to make the practice random? Sometimes, it gets easier to answer correctly by the end of the practice because it keeps asking me the same few things over and over. Also, if I'm not sure what a word means, I can work it out from the context of the lesson - for example, I'm sure that "Enkelin" is a family-related word because all the questions are about family.
Is it only me, or would more people like to see this change?
I would like Duo algorithm could remember the words I never misspelled or misunderstood and consider them as learned. In a few days my tree have had more than thirty lesson to strenghten, and I am so upset, because I revise everyday. And I get more upset when I have to revise "Hello, Please, Duck...." I don't think my knowledge is falling down so fast.
General Strengthen used to be from random skills but people complained and recommended that others not use it because it was less likely to turn skills gold quickly. So, now there is either a change for everyone to strengthen one skill at a time or it's an A/B test. However, I've yet to hear anyone mention that they are still getting the random general strengthen.
I think you hit an important point: should we pay more attention to having a full golden tree, or to improve our proficiency with the language? In other words: gamification, or learning? "Turning skills to gold quickly" sounds like something you do for the heck of it, so that you can keep your "score" high.
I think it is a much needed change and is actually easy to implement. With the current status of things, some people end up stuck in a fixed point where they only get to review skills within a subset of the trees each day.