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German: Testing out glitch

Decided to make a new post because looking over at older ones, this glitch has been going on for over a year and many people have experienced it.

Currently, trying to test out of any German lesson is a frustrating gamble, because more often than not, the test ends and you get no credit after you finish the second-to-last question. Instead of loading the final one, it just takes you back to the home menu, no matter how your scores were. Using Chrome.

Hope someone can find and fix this extremely annoying glitch, I'm loving this course otherwise.

December 20, 2015

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Latcarf

I have the same problem with Polish and I think I have figured out where the problem comes from. Does it happen to you sometimes in a listening exercice that you translate to English instead of transcribing (and then you get a message "this doesn’t look like German")? I think that if that happens, then the question is not counted and the test will be aborted. Try to pass the test by being really careful always transcribing and not translating during listening exercices, and let me know if that works better.

December 21, 2015

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No, I'm pretty sure it happens fairly randomly. Whether I got the question right or wrong, and with many different kinds of questions. I've tried retaking a test 4 times in a row, triggering the glitch every time.

December 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Latcarf

I’m not sure you understood what I meant. I’m not talking about having a question right or wrong but about getting the following message:

Oops, it doesn't seem to be in German. Please try again.

(which only happens in listening exercices when you translate instead of transcribing).

Everytime you get this message anywhere in a session it will trigger the glitch at the end of that session. What matters is not the exercice you are seeing when the glitch is triggered but whether or not you got this message earlier in the session.

Since I understood that, I don’t get the glitch anymore except when I accidentally get this message. For instance I just tried to get the message on purpose on as many exercices as possible in one session, I got it five times and the test was aborted five questions before the end, which is perfectly coherent with what I’m saying.

It’s not random at all and completely avoidable.

December 27, 2015

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Well, if that's true it seems it would be an easy glitch to fix, since you've pinpointed it to such a degree. Hopefully someone listens.

December 29, 2015
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