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

Duolingo makes me feel ANNOY!!

I am a Swedish-learner, have 58 day streak, passed over 25 skills on the tree but there are 2 things make me so ANNOYING: - 1st: I've tried so hard, practise everyday but my Swedish Fluency score is 3%. Why? -2nd: Duolingo always makes me practise 5-6 skills over and over, everyday which sometimes cannot make me to study new lessons. I am so angry about these problems. Hope that can improve in the future

June 1, 2017

9 Comments


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

The fluency thing is broken, you should not pay attention to it also if strengthing skills is stopping you from doing new lessons then dont strengthen them, especially if you think you know them well enough, it is just a suggestion by duolingo not mandatory

June 1, 2017

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

Here's the thing, having a strengthen skills option in the main page (assuming that he/she is doing the strengthen skill test found in the main tree page) should be a quick and convenient way to review overdue lessons, and having it repeat/cycle through the basic categories that was clearly finished recently (even done perfectly) somewhat defeats its purpose doesn't it? They might as well remove that option all together and let the user painstakingly do the tests manually in each category.

Strengthening every category will make sure that you'll still have a good grip in each word you've encountered so far, and if the main option to do so conveniently doesn't live up to its purpose, every new word you've learned would just be draining out from your memory while words that duolingo have been shoving in your brain (e.g. "the boy", "the girl", et. al.) are leaving a stale impression due to its repetitiveness.

I am aware that there is an option that allows you to manually retest every category to make the categories marked as a strengthened skill (colored gold/gilded), but I am also well aware of the issue this user and plenty others too are referring to. Ever since the site changed its algorithm (source: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22225104), a lot of posts were made with the same topic as this with this "feature" that plenty of users are experiencing.

I understand that this site needs some subsidy to stay afloat and at least meet their break-even with the site's explanation why they're doing this (source: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22426779), but at least they'sh'd've done it without any negative impact for the customers; if it isn't broken, don't fix it -as what most people would say. It's like how Apple removed ear pods plug and say it's an "innovation" when in fact it's additional work on the consumer's end to buy more trinkets and what-not, which was not received well unlike its predecessors.

My point is, there are better ways to get financial assets while keeping the features which made this site popular, and a lot of users would prefer to have the old algorithm back, because, with the rise of alternative language-learning sites, this site would devalue in the long-run if it opts to continue this way.

Anyway, I hope OP and users with the same issue would help them see the current situation of this site through this reply and hope that duolingo would revert back to its former programming.

June 1, 2017

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

I cannot read that much in english i was just tring to say that they might be less angry if they didnt strengthen all of them but just continued learnign anyway

June 1, 2017

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

Don't worry, if you're wondering if that block of text was a negative reply towards your comment, it isn't.

It was just an explanation for both this poster, some users and the site's creator to shed some light on all concerned of the current on-goings in this site.

In fact, I love both this website and the community of this site that I try not to be biased; researching and understanding the needs of both that I have to be thorough in explaining, so I'm very sorry for the daunting block of words.

Tl;dr for the post earlier: first link was about the changing of programming for the site, and second link was for the reason why it was changed.

June 1, 2017

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

ah thank you

June 1, 2017

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

No problem man, and oh, don't get me wrong I'm very open to comments and criticism so I fully accept all ideas and, in-turn, I share mine as well.

June 1, 2017

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

don't have dat streak anymore

December 5, 2018

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

sry

December 5, 2018

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

lol

December 5, 2018
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