Skills Won't Strengthen!
The gold skills always turn back to their original color even though I strengthened them! This happened 4 times to 3 different skills already! Please do something about this Duolingo. Merci beaucoup.
I'm having the same problem in French: I strengthen a skill, with perfect score, no hearts lost etc (going through stuff that is actually too easy, just for the sake of tidiness) and the colour does not go to orange. it's rather frustrating....I have a gazillion things to strengthen (even though I don't actually need to...) and have the stamina and perseverance to do so... but NOT motivated to do so if they won't turn orange?! Is this an ipad problem? Any resolution in sight?
I use Firefox and have exactly the same problem. I had been learning Italian and decided to use Duolingo to refresh my French, which is quite good. I raced through 30+ blocks of exercises... then they all demanded strengthening at much the same time. I don't "need" to strengthen them, but was prepare to do so. I can go through 20/20 and still not turn orange. I am seriously thinking about abondonning Dulingo altogether because this is so frustrating.
I had the same problem with the "Flirting" circle in French. Quite frustrating as everything else is golden for months, but this simple stupid "Flirting" did never go beyond about haf of the little golden/orange scale at the bottom, not even when repeated "strengthen" multiple times in a row without any mistake.
But now I found the solution: Instead of "strengthen" the "Flirting" I did "redo" on its parts! Et voila, "Flirting" finally turned golden again :-) By the way, this way also also got exercises which I never got before with "strenghten". Looks like a bug in Duolingo to me.
I get this, too. There are certain skills that are more likely than others to do this for me. For example, Travel, Dates and Time, and Nature in German all tend to revert very quickly. It is very annoying, but be grateful that you do not have the issue of answering twenty questions on a skill only to have Duo freeze on you and not award any points at all. I have come to the conclusion that I will never be able to finish my tree, despite spending time on it every day. Too bad, because Duo is pretty great when it works.
I have been stuck on Possessives 3 in French (Strength: 5/5) and Numbers in Spanish (of all things! It is SO BASIC!) (Strength: 5/5). Actually, Fr possessives is also basic. I got lots of XP, beat the clock, but have nothing to show for it. I have been repeating & repeating the strengthening exercises, then tried REDO for each lesson, as suggested above. No lingots, no next level, no new topic, nothing, rien, nada. Just lots of typing, usually the same phrases over and over again. My fingers are tired from this typing treadmill. :( Please help.
I had this problem and think I know what the issue is. I think duolingo are updating these topics with new phrases. When you strengthen it, you only get the previous phrases you have already learnt which stops the topic from turning gold without the new phrases. Instead, redo the lessons instead of strengthening them and it will turn gold. More time consuming but at least you get to see the new phrases
I just finished the Swedish tree the other day and since then 7 skills had become weakened. I strengthened them early this morning (finished at 2:09am) so all were golden again, however, now (9:12pm) 13 skills have become weakened again already ... only 19 hours later.
Why are so many weakening so fast? How come the personalized lesson does not strengthen all of them in one go? Are they ever going to stop becoming weakened?
I shudder at the thought of trying to learn as many languages as nickd717 and keeping every skill golden. I guess one just have to ignore that they are not golden any longer after a certain point.
Within the past couple of hours it said I needed to strengthen my Spanish idioms & proverbs. So I went & hit strengthen the way I normally do, but completing the practice several times (and several of those times without losing even one heart) didn't change the fact that it still said 4/5. Eventually I decided to try going through the two individual lessons again instead of using the strengthen button, and when I finished the first one, suddenly the skill was strengthened back to 5/gold. It was frustrating that so many perfect practices didn't do it, though.
I´ve just had the same problem as Dlydiad, Just done the Idioms skill 6 times receieving 74 points and it´s still on 4/5! going to try individual lessons now, will let you know!
Edit: I've just done lesson 1 again and that strengthened it back to 5/5!
Edit 2: Flirting strengthened first time on skill practice from 4/5 to 5/5
Doing Swedish now and even though I have 10+ non-gold skills, "Strengthen Skills" rarely if ever turns them gold. This is rather annoying as this would be a great feature if it worked properly. Having an insane number of non-gold skills is a deterrent for me to even bother trying to strengthen them. It would be excellent to be able to strengthen more efficiently this way, say do 10 lessons to turn 20 skills gold again. As it stands now, it just wastes my time.
I have worked on 1-7 of the 8 Italian Propositions lessons at least 4 times and each time after I close my session, my progress is not saved. I first did this twice on an underground subway with my iPhone so I figured that was the problem. I tried the lessons again from above ground, and my progress did not save. Then I worked on Prepositions again from a laptop, connected to wifi, and again it did not save.
I am now trying to test out of Prepositions, but as I haven't taken the last lesson, my skills are not high enough to pass. I really want to continue using DuoLingo, especially while I'm in the subway, but I can't progress anymore! Please fix this! I go to Italy in 3 weeks and I want to use some Italian!
I guess Duolingo is broken? I recently migrated full time to the web version after the Android App became unusable for me (with the introduction of randomly chucked in 'motivational advice' that can't be turned off). Now skills won't top up from 4/5 to Gold. Shame that Duolingo goes backwards as my languages do.
I think a way to fix it is to redo the individual lessons rather than hitting the 'strengthen' button. According to this post - https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3959259/Skill-won-t-strengthen - your level for a skill depends on how good you are at all words within the skill and just hitting the 'strengthen' button doesn't always cover the entire range within that skill.
I see this is an old thread but I am having problems with this issue currently. I found on the computer skills wouldn't strengthen but they would on my iPhone. Now it is better on the computer, but I have up to 30 skills that need strengthening each day and I don't have time or motivation to do this! I also am frustrated that answers that seem to be correct are not and I don't know why! Is anyone else having this problem?
So discouraged about my progress--which is little to no progress due to constantly having to strengthen my skills. Insane rate of decay. Please fix the problem before I have to medicate to even turn on my computer in the morning. I almost have a stroke when I see how much I have gone backwards while I slept.