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

Very weird bug?

I am re-posting this here because I only noticed it in the Russian course, and I was wondering if anyone had seen anything similar?

I was practicing Russian today, and decided to try to tackle a new skill, People 2. I was making great progress and had come to Lesson 3, when out of nowhere, something odd happened:

I didn't really think anything of it at first. Just a bit of text missing, no big deal, right?

But immediately on the next screen I saw this:

with no audio whatsoever. Even when I tried to use Ctrl+Space and Ctrl+Shift+Space, still nothing.

It was pretty inconvenient, and I obviously missed all of the audio clues for the rest of the lesson, but I was somehow able to persevere and conquer the rest. I thought, perhaps this is just an issue with that particular lesson, let me try another.

I began the next, and everything seemed to be going swimmingly until, just as suddenly as before (though further along in the lesson):

Screen after screen, the ever present 'You are correct' stood hovering. Confirming my mastery of one sentence, and mocking me every time I misstepped.

Nearly every screen was a new combination of everything could go wrong. This was really starting to worry me. I didn't know if something was maybe just weird with the People 2 skill, so I stopped working on that and tried out Sport.

WHAT. THE. BLEEP. (this is a family site after all)

Thoroughly rattled, I decided to give Russian a break all together. Perhaps I had angered it and it needed a cooling down period. After all, who misses something as simple as 'a soccer ball'.

Aching from the rejection, I trudged over to my old friend German's loving embrace, and sure enough, those lessons ran just fine.

Has anyone else ever experienced this? Is my relationship with Russian over? Or is this just a small hurdle that we can get past together?

(if it matters I'm on Windows 7 Enterprise, SP1, 64 bit, Google Chrome)

February 10, 2016

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

I once saw something like that and reported

February 10, 2016

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

Wow, strange. I have experienced some of those, but definitely not the last one!

Sometimes weird things happen when my Internet connection is bad... maybe that helps?

Otherwise, I have no clue

February 10, 2016

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

maybe try again with another browser ?

February 11, 2016

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

It was really strange, but for whatever reason, it worked fine the next day. I guess Russian decided to take me back.

February 11, 2016
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