https://www.duolingo.com/Paraguayanpolka

"Please wait"....then....

Then the progress is lost as if I'd never done the lesson. Since the topic does not seem to be in these discussions, here's what sometimes happens (and is happening with greater frequency): I complete the lesson, the gray field reading 'please wait' is displayed for about 40 seconds, then I'm suddenly home. This is a 4-year old MacBook with OS 10.8.5, browser Firefox 48.0.2. It has nothing to do with incorrect answers. One lesson I've done three times, and it never counts as finished, although I know all the responses perfectly. It also seems to have nothing to do with whether it's a new lesson, a review, or an attempt to test out of something. I have noticed that I type a few words and the computer sometimes takes a few seconds to actually display what I typed...this also may be something new. I suppose I have a normal person's interest in maintaining a streak, but I think I did eight lessons today before I had two that allowed me to complete the daily goal. If this happened once in a blue moon it might be different, but as it is the glitch presents a disincentive, since so much time is expended. Anyone else notice this? Any answers somewhere? Thanks in advance for advice, etc.

June 10, 2017

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/SemperDoctrina

If your computer and browser are up to date, it sounds like the problem is probably from slow internet or weak internet connection. Sorry that probably doesn't help much, but this problem doesn't seem to be common based on reading a lot of other discussion posts and my own experience.

June 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Paraguayanpolka

Thanks, that might be part of the problem...I could go to a library or coffee shop and try again. I'm just puzzled as to why I'm connected enough to do all the work, then bumped off...

June 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Paraguayanpolka

Please accept one of the two lingots I was given for my 20-day streak. Thanks also to Starbucks. Now if I can learn to like coffee...

June 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Paraguayanpolka

It seems that my computer is slow also. In case this happens to anyone else...waiting for maybe 15-20 seconds before asking Duolingo to grade the lesson seems to help. I just wish I could have figured that out before watching my streak wash away...

June 18, 2017
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