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

mister

I don't want to practice! Where is the continue button?

February 10, 2014

12 Comments


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

You need to get through all of the lessons to pass them. Just click on the next circle. Why is the title of this "mister?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/raans
  • 2771

"Dean"? — alright stupid pun. ;)


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

It asked for my "title". I had no circle to click on, obviously. All that was available was "practice".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pont
  • 122

>> Why is the title of this "mister?"

> It asked for my "title".

This is genius, have a lingot!


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

Where it said "Don't write in this space", he wrote "OK". (Not mocking Dean. It's from the Simpsons.)


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

Someone else made this genuine mistake here during the weekend... I just checked, it literally says "Type your title", not "Title of post" or something else unambiguous.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

@annika_a

I've been wondering why so many people are writing their name as the title of the post!! This explains so much!! I'll go make a report. Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pont
  • 122

Ah, but "Title of post" might be, for example, "Professor", if I happened to hold that post at a university ;-).

In seriousness, though, I agree: it could certainly be better worded. I suspect that most of us who have spent some time on web forums probably don't even read the labels -- the positions of the text fields are enough of a cue. (I believe it's a standard maxim in user-interface research that users never read anything if they can possibly help it.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Hi DeanPercival,

I'm not sure if this is exactly what you mean, by "title". Would you mind posting a screen shot of that?

Usually when people talk about getting stuck and wanting to move forward, these instructions are helpful:

The levels go up when you earn points. It's not related to how many new skills you learn (Basics 1 is a Skill. Inside of it are Lessons that you need to complete before you can continue into Phrases or Basics 2).

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http://i.imgur.com/y8MYOFg.png

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http://i.imgur.com/LmCSbIK.png

Let me know if this helps resolve your problem. :)


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

Thanks, but it's not one of the pages you show. I do not know how to "post a screen shot", sorry. I finally blundered onto the continuing page, but it sure is difficult to navigate. Lotta jerks out there, aren't there.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Hi DeanPercival,

There are instructions for how to post a screen shot here: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1426103 I hope that helps! :)


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

omg "title" hahahahaha

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