HELP ME ON DISCUSSION Please upvote if you have to strengthen lessons 2-3 times to strengthen 1 bar.
I have a problem in duolingo that whenever I try to strengthen skills it takes 2 to 3 times or sometimes alot more to strengthen the lesson even just 1 bar. Help Please? Also, upvote this stream if you have the same problem too. Thanks!!! =-)
Duolingo's algorithms don't actually directly keep track of how strong a skill is. They keep track of the strength of individual words. When enough words are weak enough, the skill shows as needing refreshing. Sometimes so many words have weakened that you have to strengthen the skill more than once to get it back to gold.
There's some more detail about how Duolingo keeps track of our learning here: http://making.duolingo.com/how-we-learn-how-you-learn
This is normal. Sometimes one refresh is not enough to move one bar. This happens if too many words in that skill has lost strength.
I've had the same thing happen (on the iPhone app only, never on the web) on a fairly frequent basis. I will practice a skill, but it doesn't "register". Il complete practice, but the meter that shows strength in that skill doesn't budge.
At first, I thought this happened if I didn't get enough answers right in the review, but I've had it happen since when I've gotten every response correct.
Yes, that is how it is. It does budge but only a little so that is why you don't see it. I've opened a discussion describing the issue in the link above.
I am having a similar problem which seems to have started in the past week. I had to re-practise 4 lessons which had previously shown as strengthened. After I had strengthened them all, they remained strengthened for one day but then one lesson reverted to losing a bar. As well, my new lesson on Health which I completed this morning is now showing no sign of having been done. Help please! I am becoming frustrated.