In timed practice, clock should stop when you enter the discussion of a sentence

it's not a big deal but I think it would be nice for it to stop

April 16, 2016


This is a great idea!

April 16, 2016

No, it shouldn't. Timed practices are for when you are trying to think fast not discuss sentences. Just don't do a timed practice on a skill you are not familiar with.

April 16, 2016

You may be familiar with the skill and still want to a) Complain because a valid translation was considered wrong or b) check something up. You're still learning after all. You wouldn't be doing timed practice at all if there wasn't any chance of having anything to discuss.

besides... what's the harm in pausing the timer? seriously.

April 16, 2016

Pausing the time defeats the purpose of the timed practice. Seriously.

"You wouldn't be doing timed practice at all if there wasn't any chance of having anything to discuss."

This statement makes no sense. I do timed practices all the time and don't stop to discuss things.

April 16, 2016

Ok. let me be more clear.

I also do timed practice all the time and never pause. (duh, you can't stop, haha) but sometimes. JUST SOMETIMES. I stumble upon something I'd like to read into or just say something about it. and I can't. because if I enter "discussion". the timer keeps running.

I'm not saying you should be able to stop the timer manually. I'm just saying the timer should automatically stop if you enter discussion and the automatically resume when you return to the practice.

And about my "no-sense-making-statement" I meant that, when learning something, you're bound to have something to discuss about what you're learning. And I meant that probably if you don't. Like NEVER don't. Then you probably don't need the practice either.

I hope it's all clear now. It seems to me that you're just picking a fight here. But I still wanted to explain further, just in case you were actually interested.

Have a nice day.

April 16, 2016

If you occasionally come across something in Timed Practice that you want to read into or say something about, just go ahead and read into it or say what you want to say.

So the clock runs out - who cares? You've already earned the XP for the questions that you got right, and you can just start a new Timed Practice session when you're finished - they're free, after all.

April 18, 2016

Someone disagreeing with you is not picking a fight.

You don't understand the timed practice and you have made it clear that you are not interested in it.

April 16, 2016

This should be put in the Duolingo forums, but yes, I find it very inconvenient.

April 16, 2016

I agree with you. I sometimes have a question about a sentence myself on timed practice because sometimes I see a sentence I haven't seen before. Those who think there should not be a pause don't have to use it. It can be a win-win for everyone.

April 19, 2016
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