https://www.duolingo.com/Strong

Crying owl

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The owl cries every day, even though I practice almost every day. It's too difficult to meet the standard.

Pls make him cry less

February 15, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/deNani
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This is a great incentive to practice more, isn't it? The owl is only a reminder... You should be geared to other things. ♥ levels, skill points or by friends.

February 15, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Strong
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@deNani, I totally agree the purpose of it. I just think that maybe the standard is a bit too high for some people. It makes little sense to have a goal that you cannot reach, and it may even cause frustration. Maybe it's better to make it flexible on how aggressive you want to be with practicing.

February 19, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/deNani
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@Strong: Okay, these arguments are good . Maybe it's better to make the standard more flexible for all people. :) But, do you know? I don't watch every time at the owl. I'm learning for myself. The owl is a cute thing to make Duolingo for many people easier or ... funnier - i don't know. But YOU know, what you have learned. Thats all what you want, isn't it? To know that you have learn something, not only the owl shows... :)

February 20, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/deNani
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  • it should not be a frustration You make the thing good!!!! ♥
February 20, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/johaquila
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Are you sure you are practising the way that the owl wants you to practise? I have found that choosing things to practise on my own doesn't change the owl's state at all, but when I click the button below the owl I just have to go through a number of questions and it's happy again.

February 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/mclement555

Does the owl have a name?

December 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ihascookie174

Duo

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/IsabellaCappe

haven't you noticed that yet?

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/IsabellaCappe

hi

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EdwinaCappe

give him bird feed

April 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HannahCappe

hi

April 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ExponentBot

Duo cries every day until the day's goal is satisfied. The owl says Learning a language requires daily practice.

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/qroga

Same happens to me but not to my girlfriend. We have the same goal and we are learning the same languange. I wonder what's the difference?

September 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LazyLew

i agree, but it makes me feel so terrible to see him cry!

January 27, 2017
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