https://www.duolingo.com/s.gardo

Motivational Pop Ups

Recently i've seen little motivational "speeches" from Duo in between questions while using the Android app. Things like "You're working hard and learning new words" or "Learning new words also makes you smarter!".

I find these to be childish, almost patronizing, and they get in the way of my practice session. I'd at least like an option to turn them off but it looks like there isn't one, at least at the moment.

Anyone else seeing them? Thoughts?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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I think 'insulting' is the word you're looking for!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Portofan
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I was immediately thinking of this guy:

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AureliaUK
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Yet more infantilisation.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/s.gardo

Thanks for the link, from that thread there is also a link to this one: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/20840998/Annoying-Android-Owl

I did try searching first before starting a new thread, perhaps if the discussion forums were more user friendly i might have found those...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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Yes indeed, the search engine (I use the term loosely) for the forums is utterly hopeless, I did a search before posting my comment, only to discover that someone else had posted a comment a month previously.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/y.ademas
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I haven't seen them, but I still wanted to tell you what a GREAT JOB you're doing here on Duolingo! Keep up the good work!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/s.gardo

Ha!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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yea they are annoying af, luckily I haven't seen them on the web version (yet?)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Just ignore them. Personally I like them, they make me smile. Just saying ...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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@Linda7Italian Which is why there should at least be an option to turn them off. Speaking personally, I find the interruptions impossible to ignore, whereas you like them, we should each be able to choose whether we want the pop ups or not.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Hi. Agree with you. I just find it a bit petty to complain about something so tiny when we're getting so much for free. Anyway, nice to chat...L

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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@Linda7Italian it may seem petty if you don't find it puts you off learning but trust me, it is anything but if it does. I would love to follow your advice to ignore it but some of us aren't built that way, if our concentration is broken we have to start again. You are one of the lucky ones, I and the OP along with many others am not and the fact that Duo is free is no consolation, if you can no longer use it to learn effectively. I am just hoping that an option to disable it arrives soon.

Nice chatting to you too. :-))

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Hello again. We will have to see what happens. Praps one day I will catch u up in Italian. Enjoy the weekend... Lxx,

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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@Linda7Italian yes, as you say, we will have to see what happens. You don't have far to go to catch me up in Italian but if I can help at all, feel free to contact me on my stream. Enjoy your weekend too. Gena. :-))

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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Yes, I had the infuriating creature too .... https://www.duolingo.com/comment/21679860

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sheily_chicon

hello, I need some Italian friends

1 year ago
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