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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexjw116

Alpha Testing Messing Up Other Trees?

As you can see by the Japanese flag, I am testing the Japanese for English course. My question is, could this have possibly messed up my other trees? Skills that I tested out of now need improvement on my Spanish tree, same with French. Or is this just because I need to genuinely review?

April 18, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

I am also an alpha tester for the Japanese course, and in the instructions they said that it was very important to use a different account for the Japanese alpha testing because it could mess up your other accounts. They made it seem like it was kind of important :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexjw116

Yeah, I did not read the entire email apparently haha.


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

I thinks it has nothing to do with Japanese. There were too many complaints about this issue today.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexjw116

Okay, thank you!


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

The emailed instructions for the Japanese alpha test did recommend creating a new account lest it somehow affect other trees (in my excitement to try the course I neglected to read them properly at the time). However, I have noticed no problems with any other courses so far.
Changes today in fluency and skill strength appear to be a matter unconnected with the Japanese alpha test.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexjw116

Alright, thank you. And that's what happened to me, too, with the excitement of the course thing.


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

I agree with njguliyev (what a user name!! How do you remember it?!)

My guess: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22225104


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

Well, N. J. are my initials and Guliyev is my last name, so ... :-)


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

Oh, well that's plain old easy. Pfft!

XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/txlsu
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I think that's just a glitch. My Spanish score went down a little, too. How is the Japanese course btw? How many skills does it have and how do they teach kanji? When do you think it'll actually be out?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexjw116

Have not counted the skills yet, though it seems pretty short as of now. My only issue is the lack of audio, but that's to be expected with a new course. I'm not very far in the course, and kanji seems to just kind of be thrown at me as of now. I don't know when it will be out, but my guess is late May/early June.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/txlsu
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Thanks, if it's not too much trouble, could you please count the skills for me? (The major ones on the home page that turn gold, I don't mean every skill of course).


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

I am curious what they meant by affecting your other courses. Switching in and out of a new account is such a hassle that I'm losing motivation to keep alpha testing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/--Narcisz--

I think that this is normal. I, too, when I tested out skills in German or in English or in Romanian, they needed more often refreshment than the other skills.

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