https://www.duolingo.com/Zac881739

Interrupting Owl

Zac881739
  • 13
  • 11
  • 9
  • 4
  • 2

Recently, after I get several exercises correct, the green owl will pop up and say something like 'Wow! You're doing great!' I assume this is a recent update because I've only noticed it in the last few days. I looked in the settings for some way to turn it off, but couldn't find anything. I find it highly annoying and patronizing; praise from a cartoon bird is not going to affect whether or not I complete the lesson or do another one. Is there some way to disable the owl's mid-lesson comments? Or maybe if you let users enter their age, that feature could be turned on only for learners 12 and under, something like that.

Thanks and sorry if this is already a discussion thread somewhere, Zac

1 year ago

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ForensicVe
ForensicVe
  • 21
  • 17
  • 15
  • 13
  • 13
  • 12
  • 5
  • 3
  • 16

I'm an adult and I like the interrupting owl.... maybe I'm childish?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BGXCB

There are always exceptions. I think you will find most people, children or adults, will find the owl both incredibly condescending and annoying.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/68dustin

Nah, the owl is cute :3

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Koschy
KoschyPlus
  • 25
  • 23
  • 21
  • 18
  • 18
  • 1531

I also do not like these interruptions.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Lingo-Lover_

ive never seen this. Is this just on the app or am I just not good enough for mr.owls praise?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SpaceTheMeep

yea i have never seen this ether

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deyan161
Deyan161
  • 20
  • 17
  • 14
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 2
  • 2
  • 979

Me neither

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/littlesirius

I think it's just on the app...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ThomasGabr13

It would fe funnier if Duo said "Wow. You're doing grape!"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MatthewHal4550
MatthewHal4550
  • 25
  • 17
  • 11
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 6
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • 7

Oh wait until it offers you words of encouragement after you have reported a Duolingo mistake...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
Mod
  • 25
  • 19
  • 18
  • 17
  • 7
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • 5

When I clicked on this, I thought you were going to tell a knock knock joke. Something like

Character A: "Knock Knock!"
Character B: "Who's there?"
Character A: "Who"
Character B: "who?"
Character A: "Who who!"
Character B: "That's what I asked!"
Character A: "Who"
Character B: " YOU!"
Character A: "Who"
Character B: "OMG I DON'T CARE WHO YOU ARE ANYMORE GO AWAY!"

This goes on of course until Character B opens the door and sees it is an owl who has noisily landed on the ❤❤❤❤❤ frame.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TikoPiko

Agreed. The encouragement could be done in a much less intrusive way, like adding lines to the "You are correct!" banner.

1 year ago
Learn a language in just 5 minutes a day. For free.