https://www.duolingo.com/Meg251809

Advertising Taking TOO Long

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I get it, it's necessary to show ads. I'm not complaining about that. I'm just wondering why the text and the ad image can't load together to speed up the ad process - it takes too long to load on a bad connection making the thing almost unusable (timeouts etc).

App ads run a fine line between being acceptable and obtrusive and the way it has recently been updated to only makes me never want to purchase from any of the ad companies presented out of spite.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Pecil1
Pecil1
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true..it's really annoyng now

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NoahGamboa1

I know where you are and I think adds are stupid.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dsjanta
dsjanta
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Hmm.. interesting. I've never experienced what you are saying. Now that I think about it, it's been a while since I've seen an add - and they only appeared after the lesson was finished, never during the lesson.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Meg251809
Meg251809
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No, they're after the lesson still, but now instead of just showing up all at once, the header fades in, then the ad, then the X. You can't exit to another lesson for ~10 seconds which really ruins the flow of learning.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux
elizadeux
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Is there anyway to get a better connection?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HoeckerCarlos
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In the website there is an add in the home page now!

trick: disable the automatic upgrades and don't upgrade the app, I don't see any adds because I have an older version :)

Edit: I think it has more to do with the cookies of the browser, I clean all in the browser of the phone every time I use it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
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The problem with that is that will not see any new courses added to the app which could be a problem if one of the courses is one you are waiting for.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HoeckerCarlos
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Yes, but you can review the discussions from time to time, if you are a heavy user of the phone. (I only use the phone for japanese).

Regarding the ads, I think that it is the cookies and history of the browser, not the version of the app, I am not sure now.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marlowe623307

rly? i dont have any ads at the end

1 year ago
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