Attn Staff: "Health" a disaster for Alpha, Beta testers. :(
At the Alpha/Beta stages, courses are full of errors not originating with the testers. Forum feedback from alpha/bet course testers: This is critically frustrating our attempts to test these courses. (For some, they have had to stop.)
In the case of courses in Alpha and Beta, it makes sense to exempt them from this a/b "Health" feature.
I don't know if a/b tests can be applied based on the phase of a course, or if they are only available as a global change for the accounts selected. If the latter, it is something to consider for The List.
Duolingo is an innovator. This won't be the only time a feature intended for full release courses would be a disaster for courses that have yet to reach that stage. So, this matter is well worth consideration.
Thank you! :)
Thanks. This has been a real pain and has kept me from bothering lessons for the past few days. Between errors in the course, typos, and the way duolingo asks you to infer translations, all your lives may be gone in one lesson. It makes it pretty hard to give feedback on an alpha course if you can't work through it at a steady pace.
Duolingo is an innovator. This won't be the only time a feature intended for full release courses would be a disaster for courses that have yet to reach that stage.
They are not just not just the errors that are being bitterly complained of, but the health feature in and of itself.
This A/B testing is a royal pain in the proverbial.
I use 3 ways to access Duo depending on the situation - iPad, Android Phone, and PC/Web Browser. It's disturbing to be told on the one hand that your lingots are now gems (which I note one has to pay for in future), then next day to log in on the we and still have lingots in your account... what? Also some new Health thing popped up on the pad yesterday with no explanation - just a "got it" box I had to click - I've no clue what I was clicking "got it" for as there was nothing to explain this feature.
All that said, I'm still a solid Duo fan ;)