https://www.duolingo.com/IanIanIanIan_

What are your pet peeves about Duolingo?

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For me: If you run out of time on timed practice, the answer for the last question is never revealed. It skips straight to the score, leaving you unlearned and frustrated.

Also theres no statistics page for longest streaks recorded, total days etc.

1 year ago

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

The no overall stats page thing really bugs me...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HexManiacSarina

Does how long new courses have not been progressing count as a pet peeve? I just want Korean. Maybe Japanese in a few years.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Y_Jordan789

You can go and see what languages are coming up by going to; Add a new course, then go to the bottom of that and go to the incubator and have a look around there.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HexManiacSarina

I know. I've been watching Korean and that's how I know it hasn't budged.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DonFiore
DonFiore
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While I would like the courses to made faster, Korean is s terrible example. It has been one of the steadiest movers out there. The numbers in the incubator are often a very bad indicator of the real progress.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AureliaUK
AureliaUK
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Schoolchildren.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
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I wouldn't say that's specific to Duo. It's been the pet peeve of most people above a certain age since the dawn of humanity.

As that age increases, 'schoolchildren' tends to be replaced with an increasingly wide definition of 'youngsters'. Eventually it becomes 'kids today', and all hope is lost.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexjw116
alexjw116
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I agree. But more specifically, schoolchildren that are know-it-alls.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/idkhbtfm
idkhbtfm
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Not all of them are so bad... just about 99%.

Wow, that's a really bad counterargument. Sorry. I just mean to say that I'm a schoolchild (is that a word?) and I like to think that I'm not that bad. Your comment made me laugh, though.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/idkhbtfm
idkhbtfm
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I hate how some comments can get pushed so far the the *makes 'L' shape with both hands* right that you can't respond to them.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LiaLeonetta
LiaLeonetta
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I dislike the easy "pick the correct translation out of three" exercises on the app nowadays, they are just entirely pointless. Yes, I know I could use the website, but the app is a lot easier for me to use, so it's unlikely I'll ever switch.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mattoleriver
mattoleriver
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I use a desktop version of Duolingo. Lots of times, without thinking, I hit the browser "back" arrow which immediately deletes the lesson that I am currently working on. I would like a chance to reconsider before losing the lesson.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Czab.

The online website is hard and frustrating to use. It loads slowly, there are bugs of posting multiple times, the activity feed shows a single, nonfunctional "load more" button about 80% of the time, and the posts on everyone's profiles will occasionally disappear for a couple days.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Portofan
Portofan
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A moderator who is using the moderator job to promote his personal social-political agenda.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HalJam
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1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Portofan
Portofan
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It's ok for users to voice their opinion, even if it's very biased. People can discuss. But moderators have a lot of impact, also more power, and therefore should be strictly neutral. Plus, it's only one moderator who is doing this.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HalJam
HalJam
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https://www.duolingo.com/Portofan
Portofan
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Neutrality means not promoting your political and social views as a moderator. Neutrality is what the other moderators do.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HalJam
HalJam
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1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cetorum

which moderator does that? I haven't met any selfish moderators on here as of yet. And even if the moderator who I think you might be referring to does state their own opinions, it doesn't mean that they can't enforce neutrality on the site because of that.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EduardoTheThief

The lingot thieves.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UserDeactivated

My biggest pet peeve is that the Guidelines are enforced in a very arbitrary way.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Captain_Duo
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i would say the strengthening, because i have really bad OCD and so everything has to be golden before i move on, and i end up taking like forever to strengthen stuff. also, it annoys me about how many people spam on the forums and who are just plain rude

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MasterZsword

That's how I used to be with the strengthening; I couldn't move on to another skill if everything wasn't golden. Though, after a while I gave up.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dillonaz

I use the IOS app for Spanish. The "match the pairs" format is too easy when you see all the English and Spanish words intermixed. A column of English and a column of Spanish would allow you to cover up one column and work on matching from the other column.

1 year ago
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