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

20/20 in Timed Practice 4 times = Skill still not strengthening.

I got 20/20 in timed practice four times and the three skills I am trying to strengthen are still not gold. It's really frustrating. Is it a bug? Sorry if this question is asked a lot.

It's never happened before.

February 23, 2016

43 Comments


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

I have the same problem in Norwegian.

February 23, 2016

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

It's with Norwegian for me too!

February 23, 2016

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

I think it works when you do it without the timer, but of course then it will take longer to get many points, coz you only get 10.

February 23, 2016

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

It worked! Tusen takk!

February 23, 2016

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

I'll see if that works.

February 23, 2016

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

This is interesting :O

February 26, 2016

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

Same with me. I keep getting the same few sentences too. (Yes, way more so than usual!) I know that the old fisherman has grandchildren by now, I've told you five times...

February 23, 2016

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

I'm also having this problem in Norwegian today :(

February 24, 2016

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

me too

February 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/upon.a.star

Same problem with Norwegian! I tried timed practice so many times before realising it wasn't working, then tried untimed and it strengthened right away. Hope they fix it soon...

February 23, 2016

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

Are you strengthening individual skills? If not, you can try that.

February 23, 2016

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

I always strengthen individual skills. It's much faster.

February 23, 2016

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

I agree. If this doesn't seem to be working, sometimes redoing individual lessons in the skill helps.

February 23, 2016

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

I'll try that:)

February 23, 2016

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

Just switching to the normal practice mode works for me when that happens!

February 23, 2016

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

I'll give it a go.

February 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Severus38

You should change the topic to troubleshooting.

February 23, 2016

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

I should.

February 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Severus38

Is this happening with one or all skills.

February 23, 2016

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

All skills.

February 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Severus38

For how long?

February 23, 2016

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

Just started happening today.

February 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Severus38

Try waiting till tomorrow then try again.

February 23, 2016

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

Ok!

February 23, 2016

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

I solved this by deleting the browser cookies and restarting the computer.

February 23, 2016

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

It doesn't work for me:(

February 23, 2016

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

I'm sorry, I hope everything is resolved.

February 23, 2016

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

That's ok! It worked for you at least:)

February 23, 2016

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

Ok, I'll give that a try:)

February 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rand00X

I'm having the same problem in Esperanto

February 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ashley972433

I am having the same problem in Russian. I have tried both normal practice mode and strengthening the individual skill.

February 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ashley972433

Update: also having this problem in Dutch.

February 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rekov
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Well, I'm glad it isn't just me. I do hope they fix this somewhat quickly. I try to get 30 points per day in all of my languages, and the timer lets me do that a lot more quickly.

I should not that this doesn't just affect the bars. My Swedish is gold on everything, but doing practice gives me the same set of words every time.

February 24, 2016

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

Same issue in Turkish tree, i had a (vocab rich) skill at 3/5. I did 20/20 and 19/20 on timer, with the same sentences coming back a lot, no progress. Then I found this thread, i tried untimed training but got the same sentences again so quit after second one. I the re-did all five lessons in one go, I now have 4/5...

We don't have the "words" tab yet unfortunately. If you do have it in your tree, you may try to look there, sort them weakest first and perhaps identify the few words you need to practice the most in the skill in question, then select the lesson to work on accordingly.

100 xp earned today in this goose chase ^^

February 24, 2016

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

well, this is no fun... almost all bubbles are broken today. please fix this glitch :(

February 24, 2016

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

Hi is there a common skill here not being strengthened? I am unable to reproduce this on Chrome. I just went through several timed practices and was able to strengthen my skills.

February 24, 2016

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

It seems like this is specifically with Norwegian? Russian as well?

February 24, 2016

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

Hi! It happens with every skill. It seemed like it was only yesterday, as it didn't happen today, but I have a feeling it will happen again.

February 24, 2016

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

It should be ok now.

February 24, 2016

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

Thanks!

February 24, 2016

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

it's working now for me, thank you!

February 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ashley972433

It is not fixed for me. Both Russian and Dutch are broken.

February 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ashley972433

Update: this problem was fixed once I updated and relaunched Chrome

February 25, 2016
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