https://www.duolingo.com/ralphonz

Website broken?

Hi everyone!

I'm not getting any microphone questions anymore? I have made sure that microphone setting is on in my profile settings. I have tried emptying browser cache and deleting all cookies but I still have not been asked to speak by a question for weeks now.

Also, when I'm clicking "Strengthen Skills" I just keep getting the same questions and the strength bars do not increase, however i get experience and my daily streak goes up. It seems to be stuck for weeks on "Politics" (I'm learning Spanish) and keeps giving me the same political phrases every day.

I'm using a Mac, latest version of Safari. Can anyone help with this?

Thanks, Ralph

1 year ago

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I don't have any ideas regarding the mic, but for "Strengthen Skills" begin stuck on Politics: instead of strengthening the whole skill, re-do the lessons in the skill set one at a time. I know sometimes skills won't re-gild until you do each lesson individually. Maybe this is similar. Good luck!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ralphonz

Thank you for the suggestion! It did move me past Politics :) But i still have the mic/spoken question issue.

1 year ago

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I don't have any ideas for a fix, but I do have a suggestion.

I had such troubles with the mic questions (I could literally say "bubble gum" and it would mark me correct) that I gave up on them. Someone suggested this, and I've found it helps TONS: repeat every sentence that Duo says. Listen to Duo, then say it yourself - sometimes a couple of times. Then say it along with Duo and try to match all the vowel sounds. You might have to do this more than once, too.

It slows down your "progress" but your listening skills will really improve! And your spelling skills, too, and speaking.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ralphonz

Also I noticed its not giving me a little fanfare and showing me the strength bars going up when I strengthen a skill like it used to.... Most odd behaviour, seems to be after this faster site update thing. I wonder if its some sort of server caching issue?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kim559638

I’m learning Italian and after Flirting & Politics, it won’t let me progress further! There is an owl icon wearing an Italian scarf but it doesn’t do anything! Any ideas anybody?

11 months ago
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