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

strength decays in 5 minutes

Yes, I realize there are some reports of too fast decay already, but not that fast, I think there might be a bug or an error with the algorithm.

I just re-gilded one of my skills with a timed practice and got 19 out of 20 answers correct. I then practiced another skill and once I was finished and looked at my tree the first one was already colored again. The skill I did inbetween was below the first one and I finished with a 18/20 in a timed practice so there's no way it could influence the first skill. There's also no way I can hold up with the speed it de-gildes.

The general decay is much faster for me since the update. I can actually see it on the tree. Everything before I got the rewritten website is gold, there's one maybe two skills a day I have to review and that is fine. Everything after that is always colored. For two weeks I practiced them every day and kept the skills gold. I know them now, I get good results in timed practice etc. But every time when I log in they are colored again.

As a perfectionist it's quite demotivating, because I want to have everything gold before I progress, I don't want to speed through my tree. But to have 7 skills I feel I know constantly de-gilded (plus the one or two that just come with spaced repetition) is just a bit much and if I progress I will have the new skills to add on to that (and rightfully so, because I won't know them yet). For the last couple of days I just let them decay (thinking that maybe space will be better so it does not decay as fast), but now the lightning-speed de-gilding from above happened.

It's annoying and really demotivating. I hope it's just a bug and it gets fixed soon.

May 28, 2017

8 Comments


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

Yesterday I finished Adjectives in French, got 2 lingots, then saw that the lesson wasn't even gold xD. It already needed strengthening! It was a little funny...

May 28, 2017

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

How long since you did the first lesson? Words decay from the day you learn them, so if you do the first on Monday, and don't finish until Friday, than the skill won't be gold because the words from Monday have decayed.

May 31, 2017

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

And here I thought a decay time of 5 minutes was fast. :D

May 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meowmeowmeow145

Mine was at one bar after I finished the lesson.

May 29, 2017

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

unless you are able to beat the clock you cannot strengthen your skills. very annoying

May 29, 2017

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

Can you strengthen your skills if you do the regular (not timed) practice?

May 29, 2017

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

For me it strengthen works, with timed and regular practice. It's just for a very, very short amount of time...

May 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tony852474

it is annoying. a bug for sure. as has been discussed numerous times on many sites, the fluency calculator is not working properly. good for practice of course, but not a good measure of progress

May 31, 2017
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