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

"Strengthen Skills" is no longer effective.

Hi, I have noticed that ever since the new design was implemented, the "Strengthen skills" feature is not as effective as it used to be. I often find myself having a great timed session of maybe 17-18 correct answers, without any (or only one) skill turning "golden". When I specifically practice those skills, it becomes golden even after just 1 correct answer (and 19 more "skips").

It just doesn't make any sense. Is it a bug?

Thanks.

EDIT: Thought I'd add a screenshot just to be clearer:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4v5uskmv2ryc5ha/strength.png

March 21, 2014

8 Comments


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

Hi there! The Duolingo team is taking a look at this. I'll get back when we've investigated it fully! Thanks for being patient.


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

Thanks for the (super) quick reply Kristine. I'll just mention that it is an ongoing issue.


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

You're welcome! Yea, the team is on it! We've gotten other reports. We'll have a fix!


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

what are the 19 skips? I don't have a skip option?


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

There's a "skip" button on the bottom of the screen, in grey.


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

but each time you skip you lose a heart so can only skip 3 or 4....I don't understand the 19 part of the original post


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

I was discussing the "Timed Practice" feature...

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