Why isn't Duolingo introducing these ideas?
There are a lot of ideas to improve Duolingo by other users, that got a lot of "likes", but were not introduced.
Stop time after having answered in Timed Practice (gio.89) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/82562
Bring Duels Back (Bob.Stewart) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9460773
I would like to practice this more button (AGrey) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/35498
New kind of question--using only language being learned (mlongori) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/841264
Badge showing mother tongue (javiersfz) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1048853
More effective progress bar (andrew974v) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2928495
Possibility to improve old courses (andrew974v) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3788089
Grammar tips and notes section in the mobile app (munderlohsean) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8862271
Hours spent on language (letprado) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/715406
Pen pals (pSeb287) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1268227
Advanced Language Trees (CJRMartin) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4407093
Possibility to correct your mistakes (Vedun) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1691772
New items in the Lingot store (andrew974v) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4973957
Lingot challenges, Betting on lingots with your friends and New items in the lingot store (Mr.Aaren) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1844968
Possibility to choose a cretain practice field (Translation, Understanding, Speaking ...) (andrew974v) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9210148
I know the Duolingo team is always pretty busy, but this is just a list of really cool ideas, that haven't been introduced yet.
If you have more ideas write them into the comments and give this (or the original posts) an upvote , if you like the ideas .
I would like both male and female "teachers". There are some concepts that are better demonstrated by alternating male and female prospective. For example sono Italiano/sono italiana changes depending on the sex of the speaker.
Yes!!!! Especially nine, that would be really cool!!! The other ones I really miss, love, or can only dream of would be the pen pal, stopping time when you comment in timed practice, and listening stuff.
Love some of these ideas! I even might have suggested one or two. An advanced Danish tree would be great! And I do understand why such a project does not pick up on most good ideas. I have worked on projects that were perhaps somewhat analogous to Duolingo, if at a much more modest scale. Every staff meeting and every focus group with users generated many good, exciting ideas for what we could do. The challenge always was to choose from among the many good ideas and the very few that delivered the most value and that opened the possibility for further development. So, I am completely understand why Duolingo might be, shall we say, "minimalistic" about adding features. This said, I just don't know enough to be able to figure out the strategic thinking behind where Duolingo seems to be concentrating its developmental energy. Anyone have any wisdom about that?
Many of these ideas have been tried and tested, and Duo was not happy with the results. Many of them may simply not be worth the time, effort, and money it takes to implement them, in Duo's mind. Duo is not a democracy, and does not base business decisions on the number of 'likes' something gets. With tens of millions of users, Duo simply can't explain the reasoning behind every decision it makes, nor is it obligated to do so. To be frank, not all of the ideas you list are "really cool." Do some research and you'll see that duelling was eliminated because many of us, well, hated it, and Duo admitted that it was introduced without enough forethought and testing.
Yeah, but you have to admit that new items in the lingot store would be pretty good (lingots would be more useful). Also it is really annoying if you can not see what mistakes you have made in timed practice. Furthermore 3., 4., 5., 12. and 15. are also very good ideas. PS: I didn't experience duelling and it sounded like a exiting feature. PPS: Duolingo is not obligated to introduce a new feature but if a post that suggest it gets many upvotes the chance rises that it will be introduced at a certain point.
They have to prioritize things, and not every idea is worth the $ or time involved to roll it out. Their programming isn't crowd-sourced but costs real time and money.
I'm sure before anything gets implemented they do a business case study and after that an AB test. To be implemented it would need to pass both thresholds.
The title is more like a rhetorical question.I know the Duolingo team is always pretty busy and that they can not introduce every idea, but with a little bit luck some of this ideas could be introduced.
I would like to see an option to increase the frequency of a specific kind of question, or a practice session only using one type of question.
Specifically, I would like the option of practicing the questions that have you verbally translate an English sentence to whatever language you are practicing.
I really hope all of those ideas get added! Sadly, Duolingo thinks it's better to remove than add features, so they're probably not coming soon, if ever. But hopefully, Duolingo will care about its users and start adding at least 2 features per feature removed. What would be even better is for Duolingo to stop removing features. Also, please add return of Activity Streams and Immersion to the list.