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Mysterious red spot

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I was doing a timed practice, and I looked up at the progress bar (twenty segments) and above it there was a weird red blot on my screen, then it disappeared after a couple seconds. I think I've seen it before, and it wasn't dirt or a bug or anything like that. It was kind of a lopsided pentagon shape, and it was pretty small. I've seen it 2-3 times before as well.

Has anyone else seen it??

1 year ago

34 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JackMartian

The way you worded that made it sound very mysterious. Who doesn't love a good mystery?

I should hope to encounter it soon (for no particular reason), just to see what you are talkin about and how it looks.

Rooby dooby doo!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DatBoiDa2nd

Hahahahah

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Coco_Lumiere
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When an image file has a function to change, e.g., an incomplete or unpracticed skill, the "highlighted" region will sometimes slip up when overloaded, if using an older browser, or when it simply cannot load the code as expected which handles the segments. A good example of this is when using the Internet browser on a gaming system. The browser isn't sophisticated enough to load these portions correctly, and thus, you're given a 'literal' mechanical visual for the representation of the skill being partially complete.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CorBAN37

The progress bar? U mean the bar that colors a box green when u answer a question? Also, when did u see it? How many segments were colored in?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020
Bob20020
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Yes, but it was an irregular pentagon shaped box above it that disappeared really quickly after I saw it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JackMartian

Maybe it doesn't want to be seen. Hmmm....sneaky.

Maybe it wants you to find it or follow it...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CorBAN37

LOL, XD Maybe so. :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DatBoiDa2nd

but how does it know if it isn't alive?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JackMartian

That's the thing though...MAYBE IT IS!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LuisRamos709109

a pentagon looks like a house..... a house usually has three bed rooms..... a triangle has three sides! Illuminati confirmed. O-O

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DatBoiDa2nd

hahahah lol XD

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JackMartian

@LuisRamos.

I cannot confirm that a house usually has 3 bedrooms. They come with many different numbers, :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CorBAN37

How many segments were colored in when u saw it? And, what skill were u practicing? These questions can give me clues and i'll figure out what that is.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020
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Like 5-7.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CorBAN37

K

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CorBAN37

And, what skill were u practicing?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020
Bob20020
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Just an overall skill boost. I'm doing those to reach level 25 fast. The strengthen skills button on the side.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CorBAN37

Oh, ok. (Replying to ur other comment since i couldn't 4 some reason. :P)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/J1ng3rT41ls

Do you think it could have been your eyes or brain playing tricks on you?? that's what it sounds like... :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020
Bob20020
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I guess it may have been, but I'm not sure.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/J1ng3rT41ls

yeah, ik sometimes the same thing happens to me when I am staring at the computer for a while and then look up, even slightly. Sue is weird!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DatBoiDa2nd

maybe, maybe not

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/J1ng3rT41ls

Were you talking to me?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DatBoiDa2nd

Maybe I was. I don't even know myself! (To be honest I forgot because I posted the comment 4 days ago)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/J1ng3rT41ls

LOL! :D The same thing happens to me a lot! :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DatBoiDa2nd

LOL XD HAHAHAH

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-SouthernJoy-

Maybe there was sum thing wrong with the device you were on

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DatBoiDa2nd

a glitch?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-SouthernJoy-

Yeah

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020
Bob20020
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UPDATE I JUST SAW IT AGAIN JUST NOW FARTHER TO THE RIGHT AND UP A LITTLE AT ABOUT 15 QUESTIONS COMPLETED.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JackMartian

It could most likely be what cicero mentioned. If you haven't read his comment, then I encourage you do so. It may put your mind at ease.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Katred2
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If it happens again, try taking a screenshot.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020
Bob20020
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It happens so fast there's no way to get it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pilotbear99

nope

1 year ago