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https://www.duolingo.com/metalbunny

Timer should pause when you click "Discuss sentence"... any way to do that?

Sometimes I want to discuss or just read the comments because they can be useful, but if I am in time practice the clock continues... Is there anyway to pause it? it is not like I am thinking extra much time to translate the sentence, but I want to read and maybe write a comment in the Discussion forum...

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Hi metalbunny (I like the username!). This is the Troubleshooting forum and it is only for glitch reports. Suggestions should be posted to the Duolingo (English) forum. If you could edit your suggestion post and move it there, that would be the best place for it.

Just a heads up though, this has been a common suggestion for more than a year. I have serious doubts that it will be implemented because the purpose of timed practice isn't to pause and contemplate. It is to be in the moment, pushing your brain to the max for recall, an important skill for becoming conversational. The best feature to use if you are planning on not pushing your brain for that purpose is the Untimed Practice. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/metalbunny

thanks for the answer... i will move it, but do you know why i can't discuss when i am in untime practice? i click the button but nothing happens :(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Odd. You should be able to access the discussions in Untimed Practice. =/ That might be something to post to Troubleshooting about. But I recommend reading the How to Use Troubleshooting post first. It is stickied to the top of the forum.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/halek10
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That's all well and fine, but it also means that any "wait, what was that?" moments that happen during the timed practice are basically lost until they happen to pop up again in some non-timed format. If they're not willing to allow us to pause, they could at least let us access the discussion from the "Review Lesson" page.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
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Yes, that would be very useful. I've often wished that.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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It's a problem for me too...

Sometimes I comment something like ".", and after I finish the timed practice I go to my stream, and click the link that leads me to the "." comment; then I edit the comment with what I want to say.

But it's annoying :/

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/metalbunny

I know, the worse is that I just tried practice without a clock, and I couldn't even open the Discuss sentence box.... any way to fix that thing?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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That happens sometimes to me... I don't know what to do there :S I just continue with the review and forget about it

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/schmidzy
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Yes, this also happens to me sometimes. It happens both in timed and untimed practice, but not all the time. You could try refreshing the page after you finish a practice session, and see if the problem goes away.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty
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These thing annoy me, too. Sometimes I will remember the sentence and if I type the sentence into the discussion box, it will take me to the page and I can add my two cents worth to the discussion. Usually I can find the sentence pretty easily that way. Good luck! It would be really nice if they would pause the timed practice though. Great idea.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
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I think there's a userscript somewhere. There's a list of userscripts on the wiki, I think this one is called DuoTweak. I don't know if it still works, though.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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I don't know if it still works, though.

It does not work in DuoTweak.

I think there's a userscript somewhere.

Yes. This one is called DuoLessonsFix.

Details are here.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
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Thanks!

2 years ago