Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

https://www.duolingo.com/jotomicron

Leaving the practice session should trigger a "Leaving this page" dialog

It has happened to me several times: I'm practicing my skills or learning a new lesson, I go into the discussion thread for that particular sentence and, by accident, click on the name of a user or click my mouse's back button.

This immediately changes the page, lossing all my progress for that lesson. It has even happened after I completed a lesson and was just looking at my last sentence's discussion thread.

I must say that, even though this is just a game at the end of the day, I still felt infuriated. All my precious points lost to a stupid mistake.

This could be easily prevented (I think) by implementing a "Leaving this page" dialog, just like the one GMail offers when you try to leave their page in the middle of writing a draft (see a screenshot: http://tinypic.com/r/2my9gnl/5).

Also, this should also be used when writing messages to the forums, as I have also accidentally pressed ESC while writing this. (Although that's not half as bad, as the text was saved in the box and I simply had to click "New Discussion" to find my text again)

Thanks for the otherwise great service! :)

4 years ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Chopinfan

I can identify. I've had it happen when I was on the last exercise in a lesson once.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stecchetto
stecchettoPlus
  • 25
  • 20
  • 18
  • 17
  • 14
  • 14
  • 13
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2

It's also happened to me when pressing backspace while trying to use "Translation" view in Immersion. Hasn't happened to me in "Original" view, though.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jfernatt

Agreed.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkCerny

Yes! The same thing happened to me yesterday.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kat0in0the0hat

I agree, it's very frustrating.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/game-biz
game-biz
  • 18
  • 8
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 3

Yes! This has happened to me too many times. Good idea!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf
TheGandalf
  • 24
  • 8
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2

I'm positive I've had a dialogue box exactly how you describe when trying to close a lesson that's in progress. However, this is only for closing the tab, and not for clicking the "Home", "Discussion" etc. buttons on the page.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galinaleeovna

I am in complete agreement. They should allow you to pause the lesson maybe so you can go back to your tree if needed. I have clicked on the discussion page acidently WAY to many times! Great idea.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kDelta

I had this happen to me on the last question of a lesson I had already failed twice, right after I used a heart restore too!

4 years ago