Individual Skill Discussions
Before the redesign, upon entering a skill (Basics 1, Food, Animals, etc.), you would see discussions that other users had posted about that specific skill (if you don't know what I'm talking about, see the picture below). These were very helpful and I would love to have them back. My progress would have been much slower if it weren't for those discussions. I would have had such a miserable time trying to understand the subjunctive tense in Spanish if someone hadn't posted that brilliant video from Youtube. That's just one example; there were many more times that these discussions helped me immensely, and I sure they had helped many other users as well. I am wondering if they will make a return, or if it is even being considered. Who's with me?
Luckily, a few users created lists of links to the all of the individual skill discussion pages of certain courses.
Please up-vote the discussions above so that other users can see them more easily. If you know of a list or have created a list for any of the other languages, let me know so I can include them here.
(the above picture was "stolen" from Usagiboy7)
Agreed! The skill discussions were incredibly useful when I was learning German grammatical constructs, and I would love to have them now.
You're in luck. I've updated the post with Pinkodoug's list of individual skills for German.
I don't think I've ever seen anyone with a link to the French discussions. If you are up to it, you can make one though.
Here are the steps:
First, click on the French Discussion and see what number it is. Example, the web address for the German Discussion is https://www.duolingo.com/topic/67. The German Discussion begins at topic/67 (the Spanish discussion begins at topic/2). Next, manually type in the 'next' web address. If you were doing German, this would be https://www.duolingo.com/topic/68.
Here is a bit of an unfortunate part. The discussions do not go in any order. So, now that you are in the next discussion page, you have to figure out which discussion you are in. The only way I can figure to do this is to click New Discussion, and the in the left hand side you will see which Skill this discussion belongs to.
Keep increasing the topic number until you get to the next language.
It's a bit of a progress, but not that bad once you get in the groove of things.
Wow! Thank you for those instructions! I won't tackle it tonight, but will begin tomorrow. Merci beaucoup. :-)
And we would all thank you for it. Make sure to post it in the French forum once you get it done, and if you tell me, I'll make sure to add it to this discussion.
I'm lucky that I finished the Italian tree before the new version. Some topics were really well explained in those discussions.
I was also lucky enough to finish my tree (well) before the redesign. I wonder if there was a reason, or if it was simply forgotten. I asked Luis on his stream if it would be making a return, but I got no response. If I get no response, I assume it's a no, for these types of things.
I think that the discussions from exercised sentences should also be available to read like these ones. Sometimes it's hard to take a look at all of them, especially when doing a timed practice, and I know that a pure gold is dripping also there. :)
I don't understand how people are able to get trough some skills without them. And I really wish I still had the ability to view them, I'm certain that people have said really clever things about the different tenses, and it would be helpfull to have them there.
You could find them for Italian and create your own list using wazzie's instructions above. And of course, you could share it in the Italian forum for others to use.