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Streaks for those doing multiple languages

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Hello,

In the previous interface, we could see our streak in each of the languages individually. In the new interface, there is only one global streak displayed.

For those of us doing multiple languages, and who want to work a little bit on each one every day, this is not helpful.

I am doing multiple languages. I enjoy learning many different languages, slowly, at the same time. I log in to Duolingo throughout the day, whenever I have a break in my schedule (lunch, coffee break, waiting for a meeting to start, etc..) and I really would like to see that I've made progress each day. The way that I would do this, is to make sure my streak for each language has increased, but since this has been removed, I now have to remember what I did each day.

Is this a big deal? No. But it's also only a few lines of code. Really, it's that simple. That's why I'm asking to take 5 mins and add it back in. I can't possibly see how it negatively impacts anyone. Those doing only one language will never see it, and those doing multiple languages can benefit from it or ignore it.

So many features are missing in the new interface (Vocab, discussions, etc..) and I see some of those are going to be added back again in a future update - but it makes me wonder why rush to force everyone to upgrade when so many useful features were removed or are still missing. I really do like the new interface, but I believe the roll out should have waited until all the useful features were added back in. Overall, disappointed, but hopeful these features will be back sooner rather than later.

4 years ago

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/OldSpiceGuy
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In the real world, no change takes 5 minutes. Code, test, document, code review, merge, deploy to test, test, document test, deploy to production, production verify. That's assuming you don't have a bug. When I started as a developer, I got my hand slapped for making a 5 minute change, because nobody else had the time to deal with the work I was making for them.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OldSpiceGuy
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Incidentally, I agree with you - I miss the language specific streaks.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pcampisi
pcampisi
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Typically, I would agree with you - but this change is a visual change only. It does not change any functionality. No data or algorithms are affected in any way. It's simply printing out the data. They have it saved, so it's there, they just need to print it out.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Klgregonis
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I'm still getting emails re my individual language streaks.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pcampisi
pcampisi
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Ah yes, that's true, I forgot about that but I'd still like to see it back on the website too.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OlderThanRome
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I miss them too and I'd really like to see them back in the web interface.

In the meantime, you can see them in the app (at least on Android).

4 years ago