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I hate myself for this suggestion...

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I was just practicing one of my higher level lessons and got caught up in listening to a song. Because of being so dazed out I only got one answer and then when I snapped back into reality I had three seconds left. This got me from 3/4 to gold. That doesn't bug me I'm sure there is a math thing saying that one word strengthening was all I really needed since it was gold earlier today. However; it made me think of all the times I got like, less than ten right. Shouldn't that HARM my bar?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/BellaLibellula

Well, my understanding is the 'bar' represents practicing, not necessarily getting them right every time. Even if you get it wrong, you're still reviewing the words/sentences. I don't agree you should loose points/coins for getting things wrong.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

I think he's referring to the strength bar on each skill and to identify weak words. Right now, the "weak words" are ones you haven't practiced, not the ones you get wrong.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus
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Exactly, and my point is that your skills must have gone down if you're missing a lot, so your skill bar should as well.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus
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I don't see it as a mark of how much you have practiced it. If that were so it'd be purely accumulative and not degrade over time. I see it as a mark of your skill in that area, which does erode when it goes unpracticed.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BellaLibellula

If it erodes when it goes unpracticed, its a mark of how much you have practiced. ;) You're actual skill is much better valued by keeping your hearts and earning linglots when you do - which is the current system.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

I (half-unwillingly) agree. I think that wrong answers should lower one's current score. ... but about that song thing... well, you saw that topic.

4 years ago