https://www.duolingo.com/Gnorian

[Suggestion] Regaining Hearts

One thing I've started doing if I get a question wrong near the start of a lesson, I immediately refresh the page and start over. I guess other users have tried this as well. I wonder if this behaviour my gamer side defaults to is negative to learning.

I had an idea which might be beneficial: If you correctly answer a question which you normally get wrong, half a heart is restored. If Duolingo remembers which questions/words/etc we have trouble with, then gives us a tiny bonus when we make progress with them, that would seem a good incentive.

You could also have hearts/half-hearts healed for stuff like answering several questions in a row without peeking. There are a lot of possibilities.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/EinStudent

I'm not a gamer by any means, although I have played a few games in my lifetime, but I must admit to having done this many times as well.

Thanks for voicing this idea; I think this could easily be beneficial to many Duoers.

I Support it!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NicolletAve
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I would prefer a system in which, when you get an exercise wrong, it puts that exercise in the middle of the remain exercises until you get it right. When people use flashcards, they don't just throw a card away after they get it wrong, they put it in a separate pile for further practice...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gnorian

I hope the Duolingo staff see this comment and consider it. I can see the negative side of it as well, but I think it's worth considering all the same.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus
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I adore this statement. I have thought multiple times that the stick of losing hearts should come with the carrot of something better than lingots, unless they become SUPER cool at some point.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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Duolingo is currently testing just this.
When I get an answer wrong (except in Listening and multiple choice exercises), I am given the option to fix my answer and receive a half a heart back for my efforts.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NicolletAve
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This is great! I hope they roll this out once they work out the kinks.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gnorian

I was suggesting extending this feature, so that you could regain hearts from stuff other than fixing mistakes.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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I see what your saying now.. ..I'm not sure... I sort of feel like DL gives us plenty of chances to get the correct answer, and if you are still having trouble, it may not be time to move on.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sdrake
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I was literally just thinking this! Because it's super satisfying to think to myself "All right! I remembered the right gender that time!", but it would be even more satisfying to be able to restore my hearts during practice... ...especially now that I'm saving up for the new bonus lessons...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chelseap11

I haven't tried to refresh the page and start again, and don't really want to because I think its fine if I lose a heart. I can always do it again. I mean, I get a little frustrated when I lose one, but truly I don't care. I agree about the heart restoration. I also think that Duolingo should have a page where it says what mistakes you made, so you can see them, learn them and not make the mistake again.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LindaHill

It would be nice to have all of your worse mistakes set aside where you could practice them until you learn them.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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I heard that some test-group users have this. Maybe I heard wrong.

4 years ago
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