Freezing at the end of Timed Lesson
Has anyone else had issues with the lesson freezing when time runs out? It's happened to me about 6 times now.
I have seen this happening if I hit the enter with exactly 0 sec on the timer (just happened to me 5 minutes ago). I have seen it totally about 5 or 10 times over the past few months, and the most annoying thing is that you do not get the points, so when I am doing a quick timed session to save my streak just before midnight, I always stop with a few seconds left on the timer, to make sure I will get the points.
Not exactly my problem but I am using Safari and Lesson Practise (without timer) froze on LAST question after answering and hitting "Enter" - it happened at least 3-4 times and it was really unfortunate and frustrating because I had to close the browser and I lost all the coins of course.
I have seen this happening in chrome over the past few months in whatever is the latest version at the time. I have also seen it in firefox, and in chromium. I think there is a dead time interval between 0 sec on the timer, and the actual page refresh, and it happens if you hit the enter (or continue button) within that interval. The first time I observed it was when I was "greedy" and wanted to get the last point for a question I had finish exactly when the timer was at zero, and "Enter" didn't respond, but the check button was still green and I had enough time to move the mouse, and click it. But now it happens even with "Enter".
I am using Chrome and get this lock up behavior as well. If I hit enter while the graphic is blinking "0" just at the wrong time, the blinking "0" will continue forever. I think it may also be with the text entry dialogue type questions. You can enter a small book into the dialogue at that point and click check and continue to no effect. And, of course, your points are simply lost. It just happened to me 3 times in a row.
I have the same problem with firefox (duolingo whitelistet in AdBlock) running OSX. Experienced the problem on two separate machines. The internet connection was stable.
Before I found this thread, I opened this one, to collect different reports on that bug: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1219051
When I encounter the bug, the behavior of the text-box changes. When I hit enter after the freeze, it produces paragraphs, which is disabled during the normal lesson. is that a clou?
This happens to me periodically in timed lessons. Sometimes it freezes on the very last lesson. Sometimes it freezes if I try to "report" a question that I think is incorrect. When the freeze happens, the time keeps running, so I just have to wait it out for it to get to zero.
It happens to me about 1 in 20 lessons.