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

All skills unlocked but not completed

So, I was just playing around a few minutes ago and discovered something interesting.

I was bored and added a new language: Irish. I wondered if something I had been pondering for a while would work. I scrolled down to the very bottom of the tree and looked at the last skill--- Business.

I typed in "https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ga/Business/5" as a web address.

I did the lesson, and now all of the skills on the Irish tree are unlocked but not completed. I can start from the last skill and work my way up instead of the other way around. It also gave me lingots for "finishing" the skill.


SCREENSHOT:


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December 31, 2015

33 Comments


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

If you start at the back, you'll have a much harder time understanding all the grammar rules and vocabulary in the earlier skills.

December 31, 2015

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

True. :)

December 31, 2015

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

And it's more difficult to track progress (especially once skills start losing colour). One of the reasons why folks prefer to reset their trees and start from the beginning again instead of reworking on a fully available tree.

December 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Hi Erica, would you move this to the Troubleshooting forum for me? I don't know if it's something that is already known about or not.

December 31, 2015

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

Of course. Thank you, Usagi. :)

December 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

No, thank you! I'm currently checking with AlexInIreland to see if this is a known glitch or not.

December 31, 2015

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

I don't think it is a glitch because it is a real link. A block cannot be put on it because eventually someone will truly reach there, so it can't be handled. But I do think it's a cool hidden Easter egg :D

December 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/worstnightmare33

dunno... It was fine to me! :/ I just started trying all sorts of different languages and it was pretty smooth. I'll check back on Irish though, just to make sure. :)

January 1, 2016

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

This is interesting, Erica thanks a lot for sharing us your discovery.

December 31, 2015

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

No problem.

December 31, 2015

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

I tried it, just to see how it is, I am not planning to learn Irish.

December 31, 2015

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

Did it work? You have to start the Irish course first.

December 31, 2015

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

I think Irish team should fix it.

December 31, 2015

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

Yeah it worked.

December 31, 2015

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

It's only the Irish team. It's every single tree on Duolingo.

December 31, 2015

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

Wow! That is a very interesting glitch that many people could use to their advantage. Good eye for finding it!

December 31, 2015

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

How could people use it to their advantage? And even if they do, too bad for wanting to cheat instead of learn. Humph.

December 31, 2015

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

Well, the Duolingo teaching system is meant to be gradual and steady. If people learn they can just do the short skills first and the long ones later, the whole system will collapse.

December 31, 2015

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

Man... that's a real problem.

December 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/worstnightmare33

If they want to do that it should be their own choice. We shoudn't judge them. Just like drugs, if there is a person smoking, we could talk about how they will die soon, but it's their own choice to learn or not. Right? :/

January 1, 2016

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

Hi Erica! I found out that for some strange reason only the link in your discussion post works, but none of the other links (not even the Esperanto one I came up with!) I guess it's unique to the Irish tree

December 31, 2015

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

You can only do it if you're learning the language that's in the link. Do you get that, or do I still need to explain some more? :)

December 31, 2015

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

I'm learning it though. Interesting.

December 31, 2015

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

Hm. Let me try adding Esperanto and then trying the link... hold on a moment...

December 31, 2015

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

The other link worked: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/eo/Ideas/10

Thanks so much for the head start in Esperanto!

December 31, 2015

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

No problem... :)

December 31, 2015

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

I tried to do that just now on my French tree. It's not working. Huh...

December 31, 2015

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

LOL!

It showed me a picture of a church! I guess it's not just an Irish problem. :P

December 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zhou660640

It worked!

January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zhou660640

umm where how do you do it for Italian?

January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elijahlin111

Cool!

February 7, 2016

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

i just did this lmao

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