https://www.duolingo.com/TomerAtar

Is this even possible to keep the meters up?

They drain so fast..

July 14, 2017

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward

I don't think it's possible to keep the tree golden these days. I practice more than just about anyone I know - I usually do five reviews before tackling a new lesson (lesson, not skill set!) and many days I only do reviews. My tree used to stay gold literally for days if I got busy and could only do 10 XP per day to keep my streak alive. Now it's very rarely gold.

I looked at it this morning, and check it out - I have some full bars with colorful pictures:

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Fauzan836172

Yup - spending days on making the tree golden is actually good before you continue - I used to do that! Also, the fact that you have full bars but not a golden skill - it happens to me too - is this a glitch in the new website?

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward

I'd say yes, it's a glitch.

I should also add that the inability to keep the tree gold is probably an A/B test. It used to be super easy for me (for years), then it got impossible, then easy again, and impossible the last few days. I think they're tinkering with the algorithm and when they tinker, they usually do it in groups. So it may not be like this for everyone.

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan

In addition to the good comments of moderator Lrtward.
In the App: it is impossible
In the web version (www.duolingo.com):
- only when you do more than 50 XP a day per course
- AND you make very few mistakes
- AND you never "hover over a word" to see the hints for a translation.

I have only one course gold for 11 months, but is impossible to prevent the fluency % from decreasing by doing only 10XP a day.

Don't worry about it, just enjoy the courses.

July 14, 2017
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