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Negative skill points?

How did I get negative skill points yesterday in French? If I recall correctly I did timed practice and some light translating- is this a bug? Can it be fixed?

December 18, 2013

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/lazywink

i had negative points today and i do not translate articles, i only practice lessons each day. i earned 38 xp yesterday, today i was in the negative. i've been here 3 years and it's the first time this has ever happened. i'm still confused

January 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mikegioia

This just happened to me too. I was +10, finished my second lesson and it went from -10 to 0! I lost all 20??

January 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JaDeutsche

I also have negative xp today. Can't seem to get it to positive.

January 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lkpoliveira

Me too, i was doing some lessons and get -10 points. I'll loose my offensive.

January 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pedroffleck

Me too, I don't know what to do

January 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lazywink

must've been a glitch then

January 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

Sometimes if you undo a rating in a translation you can lose points that you had gained before when you originally rated it. Do you think this is what happened?

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

@Luis,

I just received -5 skill points in Immersion as well. I have taken screenshots (below) to document what happened for me, as well as a narrative.

Here is the article I was working on: https://www.duolingo.com/translation/3ba5af693b205274033970d4bd33b3c0

I haven't worked in Immersion much lately so I went in and saw what was popular. I scanned for something that was a few sentences away from being finished. I found that doc and looked through it for sections that either a) weren't translated or b) hadn't been checked. I found a section that was light gray so I decided to check it.

Its current translation seemed ok. But, I found a slightly better translation (I hope) among the ones that people had submitted much earlier. So, I reverted to that one. However, when I selected that translation and hit the Revert button, nothing happened. I gained no points and the passage didn't revert. So, I chose the translation again and hit "revert" again. That is when I was given the negative points.

Before working on this section, I noted that the passage was gray (Translation needs to be checked). It was not green. Green would have indicated that I had translated or checked it before. Instead, it was light gray indicating that I had not edited or checked it before.

However, after reading your comment, I went and clicked on another sentence so I could see the passage I had just edited and been docked 5 points for. The passage still had not turned green. It was still light gray.

Here is a screenshot of what I'm looking at.

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http://i.imgur.com/wvD0gL5.png Larger image in link.

Any advice?

Thank you :)

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

Thanks for letting us know! We'll get this fixed soon.

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

@Luis, thank you :)

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lolaphilologist

I don't think so, unless I had the same translation up on two different computers and unintentionally did so. Very curious!

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

I believe in these cases, it is better to always save screenshots in these cases, it is hard to debug if they can't see the problem.

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lolaphilologist

I agree- although in this case I didn't notice that it was happening at the time, I just saw I had negative points the next day. I'm sure it has something to do with the fact that I usually have 20 tabs up on my home computer and work computer alike.

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lolaphilologist

I don't think it will help, but here's the screenshot of the negative points, and my many tabs just for fun. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RIxzfih-fcI2ABS0HTjCso_3REx-uxwvkbs07UkrNDA/edit?usp=sharing

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lolaphilologist

Another example of multitasking biting one in the booty!

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

Wow, a gazilion tabs, you must be a sniper to see what each of those is. Anyway, I'm certain it will help, since now they know exactly the problem, and which day it was.

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio

I've had this happen, too, during immersion. If I pay attention to the points I'm getting for a given sentence, sometimes hitting "looks good" for somebody else's translation renders negative points.

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lolaphilologist

I'll definitely pay more attention now!

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lolaphilologist

Also, I have only 4 points for Portuguese yesterday, when I know I completed a lesson...

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/gabi.labuschagne

5bimic (now he renamed himself -5bimic) has -xp. . . Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/s1Ll8U2.png

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Folkmuziek

Happened today: Immersion > Clicked on an article> Proofread>Clicked on a scentence>Clikced on the checkmark 'Looks good', Then I did the same for another sentence. Result: -4xp gained.

October 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/gmb92

I'm getting negative points right now, it keeps going from -10 to 0 everytime! :(

January 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Nicodemus_

My experience too. Can re-gild tree, but the "points towards my daily goal" are counted from -10 back to zero!

January 11, 2017

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