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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebekahBray1

Strengthening same skills everyday....

I'm getting really sick of getting off at the end of the day, having just gotten all 20 questions right while strengthening a skill, and then coming back the next day, and it's not gold anymore. Extremely annoying.

May 26, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanMcFadden2005

Same here!! SO ANNOYING!!!!!!! :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebekahBray1

mmhmm.... ikr!


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

Hey there! Check this out, it is an userscript made to show exactly how strong your skills are, it may help you: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6561977/Skill-Strength-Userscript

As for strengthening skills, I find that "Timed practice" has far greater effect than ordinary one. After I get a skill golden, I practice it one more time, and its safe for the next week or two.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeNolan6

I'm not sure that userscript still works with the rewritten website.


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

It does there's an updated version of the script for the rewritten site.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebekahBray1

Oh, yeah, im using timed practice. im beating the clock and get em all right. thanks for the time on practicing once more!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeNolan6

Until people actually start leaving Duolingo over the changes in the strength algorithms, I doubt they'll have any incentive to change it again.

I've cut way back on my time on Duo, though.


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

I'm also using the skill strength viewer userscript to decide when to rewise the skills. But it's still annoying seeing so many skills not gold, that really should be. If the skill strength viewer says it's at 60% there should not be two bars missing, especially if I can get through the timed practice with a good result if not a 20/20.

It takes away some of the motivation to study. Which is weird, because it's only a color on a screen, but still why should I repeat something I know and my perfectionism stops me from progessing too far in the tree while there are so many non-golden skills. With the userscript I can try to fight my perfectionism, but it'd be better to have a change on duolingos side.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebekahBray1

YES!! So Agreed.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

I suspect there's an A/B test going on with a fairly large number of people having their word strength set to diminish quickly.

If you're curious, you can hit the F12 key and then click on "Console" and enter the command duo.user.attributes.ab_options. This will give you information on which test groups you're in.

I suspect the one involved is one or more of the following:

  • sg_boost_row_test_challenge_probability_experiment
  • sg_boost_skill_test_challenge_probability_experiment
  • sg_test_challenge_probability_experiment2

For the first two of these, I have the value "false" and for the third ".1," and I have what I would consider a manageable amount of degilding, although it's more than it was before a different test was ended a month or so ago. If you have "true" or a higher number, that could well be the cause of the issue. Note that I don't know what the "default" value for the third test is, and it's possible I'm in a test group with a low number. If others would give their values, we might get a better idea what's going on.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

I agree, its realy annoying. But aren't we friends?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebekahBray1

Yes we are!! How you doin'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

I'm doing good, thanks. You?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebekahBray1

great! Got back to the US, and I'm enjoying time with friends. :) What do you have going on with you?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Thats great! But I have nothing really cool, well a few weeks ago I went to New York. And I am not meaning to brag but I sang in carnigue hall! And my conducter was famos Mr. leck! I'm not sure if thats how you speell his name.. Cool, right?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebekahBray1

Oh, that sounds Awesome!! I have never been to New York....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Thats good! I'm doing well


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

That was me it was a mistake!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebekahBray1

haha, oops, do you want the lingot back?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Thats ok, I didn't know that carnige hall exsist untill my conducter told me that we were going there! I'm not to smart!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

And thats was the first time I went there. My dad used to live there...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

Hi, how are you today?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebekahBray1

great! ¿y usted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebekahBray1

Who gave me the lingot??

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