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Strengthened Lessons don't strengthen?

I have run into a problem with strengthening lessons. I'll finish the lesson, it'll give me the "You have strengthened _" screen and show it at 5/5, but then it will return me to the screen and it will show 4/5. This happens even if I do the lesson three times in a row. It's really annoying. Anyone know how to fix it?

March 14, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/heptron5

I'm having exactly the same issue using the app on an iPhone with French. I just tried to strengthen verbs present 1 and time. Verbs went through the second time, but I haven't tried a second time yet with time. The first time, I was offline, and I thought that was the problem. The second time, I competed the app while connected to wifi, but may have completed parts of it while walking in a place with no connectivity. To the best of my recollection, I completed the lesson all in one go without switching between apps in between.

I also lost progress where I completed the seventh lesson of Adverbs 2 in French, and it didn't register. That one, I started the lesson, put down my phone, then came back to it about twelve hours later. As soon as I completed the lesson, I was going to go onto the next, but realized it had just started me on the lesson I had already completed.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tatou

OK, I think this is just a user interface problem where the app isn't refreshing when it's supposed to. I see that a whole lot of your words in these skills were updated yesterday, so your practices really are registering on the backend. I'll make sure that the iOS team is aware of it...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/heptron5

Just as a head's up, this problem is persisting. I recently completed one of the lessons in adjectives level 3 while connected to cell service with the iOS app. The last question was moving really slowly. To give you an idea, it was a question where you are supposed to pick the words and put them in order, and even after I had pressed continue and the app had marked it correct, it was spinning forever and reading out the words in the sentence to me (i.e., the thing it's supposed to do when I drag the words to put them in order). It finally marked me as complete and awarded me a lingot. It next showed that lesson 7 in the series was unlocked (the next lesson). When I went back to the app about ten minutes later, however, it showed that I still needed to do lesson 6. Again, I had cell service the whole time.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/heptron5

And the same thing just happened again when I tried to strengthen the Adverbs 1 lesson. This time, I was connected to wifi the whole time and did the lesson in one go, so there was nothing funky that I did on my end that I think could have affected how the app worked.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tatou

I can look into this if you share which language(s) and skill(s) are giving you trouble. Also, is this happing on web or one of the mobile apps?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rachael.cr3

It happens in French, especially when I try to solve multiple skills consecutively. For whatever reason it happens more frequently with some of the verbs.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tatou

I looked into this, and the good news is that your words really are being strengthened, there seems to just be a bug in the user interface. If you're using the app, this will be fixed in the next release. If it's a problem with the website, let us know and we can look into it more.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rachael.cr3

It happens on the website. Have not had it happen yet on the app.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melonball6

I am having this problem as well (again) on the web version. With the Flirting bonus skill on the Spanish tree. Shows 4/5 even after the strengthening lesson.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tatou

I think the bonus skills might be a different problem, but we are trying to push a fix today so that they don't degrade so quickly...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melonball6

It isn't that it's degrading too quickly, it's that I cannot strengthen it to gold no matter how many times I do it in a row. It stays at 4/5. Thank you so much for looking into the issue.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tatou

OK, this also appears to be a bug in the user interface... since you appear to have practiced this skill about 40 times! :) The flirting words are nearly all full-strength in the database.

We are looking into it... unfortunately, the person in charge is on vacation until next week, but the rest of us will see if we can figure it out sooner! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melonball6

Thank you! I just did the lesson again and this time it strengthened. Hopefully the issue is resolved.

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