https://www.duolingo.com/SquirlRat

Same sentences appearing over and over when 'strengthening'.

The 'Strengthening Skills' feature on the French from English course has lately been giving me certain sentences to translate over and over. There are about 5 sentences that keep getting presented to me over and other. They are either multiple choice or ones where I have to translate from French to English. Notably none of them are English to French. This started happening about the beginning of January when Duolingo was having server issues, though that may be a coincidence. They seem to reappear about every five strengthening sessions even if I get them right over and over again. Has this been happening to anybody else?

February 14, 2017

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ElizabethD.2

Yes, it has been happening to me too. Generally, after I learn a skill I will just use that skill (I had just learned) strengthener for a week to imbed it in my memory. About 2 weeks ago I just wanted to practice so I was using the "Strengthen Skills" option from my Home Page. It kept giving me the same sentences and it is still doing it as of tonight. It seems to be stuck on the words leggo, leggi, legge, leggiamo, leggete, leggono and puts them in the most simplest sentences ex: Io leggo. It will not move on. If the moderators see our comments, won't they report it? I'd hate to report a bug if it is not necessary.

February 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ElizabethD.2

Update: My "Strengthen Skills" option from my Home Page has improved. It is no longer stuck on the same word and/or its variations. The strengthening is now focused on more recently learned words with some oldies too.

March 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SemperDoctrina

It hasn't been happening to me. Maybe it's a problem with the French tree specifically?

February 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SquirlRat

Maybe. It doesn't happen to me with Esperanto.

February 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SquirlRat

15 strengthenings today and already got "Elle va défendre son mari." (translate French to English) and "Mais le monsieur ne sait pas très bien (comment) écouter" (multiple choice) for the fourth time.

February 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeNolan6

If you're at a 25 skill level, maybe the programming has just run out of things for you to strengthen?

February 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SquirlRat

What Duo normally does when it has run out of things that it thinks you need to strengthen is it just presents you with a bit of the course that you haven't done for a while (even though it is already regarded as being at full strength), so that shouldn't be a problem.

February 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SquirlRat

I suspect the problem might be related to me never getting the opportunity to translate from English into French. Maybe that means the phrases in question never strengthen significantly.

February 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SquirlRat

I wondered if this was because I was part way through a skill, so I finished the skill and I'm still having the same problem, those same bunch of questions come up every 5 or so strengthening sessions. I wonder if the only fix for this will be starting the tree again on a second account :/

April 10, 2017
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