The abysmal Health feature
I see that the discussion 'State of Monetization at Duolingo' (https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22426779) has now been locked! This prevented me from pointing out yet another discrepency with the spurious argument that the Health feature was intended to prevent 'binge learning'.
A short time ago I received an automated Duolingo e-mail with the subject 'What's your progress this week', which includes: ❛The more XP you score, the faster you'll learn.❜ So how does that square with 'binge learning' being an issue?
Would Duolingo please read the many carefully reasoned arguments, within the now closed discussion, which explain why the Health feature, at least as currently implemented, is entirely detrimental to learning.
I think I read somewhere that "for the time being", there would be no health in the web version, which was said in response to people concerned about the feature. What seemed most salient (though implicit) in that, to me, however, was that it did not say it would be that way for good, which makes me think that it will most probably come to the web version as well, sadly.
I get the point of Health, because learning too many new words at once doesn't leave enough time for those words to set in(especially if you're not writing them down or anything like that), but I think that they're adding unnecessary restrictions with it. Seems more than a bit pointless.