https://www.duolingo.com/swingbeatnik7

Czech skill tree locked

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Czech for English speakers hasn't been released yet but the skill tree is locked. I'm excited! I wonder how much time before it is in beta.

You can view the skill tree here:

https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/cs/en/status

August 2, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/TseDanylo
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I'm so excited, my life goal in languages is to be fluent in all the major Slavic languages!

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/swingbeatnik7
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That's pretty cool :) What do you consider the major ones tho? Just curious ^_^

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TseDanylo
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Basically the ones with a country - Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene. I also want to be comfortable with the transitional dialects of Ukrainian.

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Captain_Duo
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thats a lot!! good luck bro!!

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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I've heard that Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian and a couple of other Slavic tongues are actually different standards for the same general language (Serbo-Croatian). Do you plan to learn all of those standards?

Regardless, that's a pretty epic goal. Good luck on it!

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TseDanylo
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Personally, I regard them as separate languages because the speakers say so. They are technically one language spoken by different ethnic groups.

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
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The tree looks huge (six czechpoints (haha, get it?) in this one)! I am soooooo looking forward to Czech!

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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Oh my gosh that tree looks AMAZING.

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mitchell_MT
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I really want to learn Czech one day, but I think I'll finish the Russian tree first (in like a few months because I'm working through German) and then complete the Czech one.

August 2, 2017

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Wow. That is a fine looking tree. I'm curious to see how this one feels to me. I love Polish, but find it very difficult (I shall prevail). I expected Russian to be even worse because of the added complication of the different alphabet, but I actually find it much easier. I'm a bit intimidated, since Czech is closer to Polish...

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nueby
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It is probably more about the course creators' approach. The four Slavics currently in are really not that different.

August 3, 2017

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You're probably right. The other thing is that I started Polish long before Russian, so I'm benefitting from that as I do the Russian course.

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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Awesome. That looks like fun!. (But I want to do German, Swedish and maybe Polish first, so it looks like the course will be ready before I am. ;) )

Go, Team Czech!

August 3, 2017

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A lot of hard work and dedication has been put into this tree. Can't wait to dig in! :)

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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Thx and congrats, CS<-EN team!

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nueby
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Thanks! Because I did the image primarily to ask for checkpoint adjustment, it is a fairly low-res edited bitmap. And the locked tree won't ungold anymore.

Whoever from the Incubator feels like sharing an easier to read shot of the gold tree, they have my blessing and gratitude.

I have been strangely lazy. (Letting a 1200 day streak die has nothing on locking a tree for attitude adjustment.)

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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Whoever from the Incubator feels like sharing an easier to read shot of the gold tree, they have my blessing and gratitude.

I'll take it as a direct (discreet) request (a "appel du pied" as we'd say in French) that I'd do it. ;)
Hence, here it is:
CS4EN
is it readable enough (at least once opened in a new tab then, there, zoomed in)?

@nueby: in case you're thinking about editing your status' update to replace your screenshot with that one... fell free, of course! ;)

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nueby
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Well, I dangled this there for a reason :-) Thank you indeed. Now it is clear what my desired checkpoint adjustment is. And that if it fails, it is not that bad... [edited for nonsense]

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/swingbeatnik7
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Czechpoint* lol

August 3, 2017

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groan well played.

August 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.Gregor
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Thanks a lot!

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Creacher5
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It looks like there aren't any bonus skills

November 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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Indeed and it's because it's years contributors can't create bonus skills due to an ongoing unworking feature in the incubator.

November 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Woohoo! :D

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mzevar
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About time too, I've been waiting for that one for a long time. Also, it says the estimated time of beta release is 21 this month, so we wait!

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Osnakezz
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Awesome!

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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Yay!!! I hope it'll be here soon! (Soon being within a few weeks).

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nueby
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I was able to confirm that Duo is aware of the lock. That is certainly encouraging. In the grand scheme of things, Czech is a pretty obscure language, so any attention the course gets is warmly appreciated.

August 5, 2017

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It's so beautiful!

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mathso2
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I can't wait either! I reckon that they'll release Czech together with Korean as twins in mid-late August.

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nueby
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It now looks as if Korean will be mobile-only and probably not until September. This makes Czech the probable next "for English" release on the web.

Mobile users can access even web-only courses through their browsers. For what it's worth, the Czech course was mostly built on Galaxy S3/S7 phones accessing the Incubator via Chrome.

August 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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I've never seen the tree layout preceding the release before. Pretty cool.

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nueby
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Felt like the last Phase 1 thing to do. Plus the image also supports the request to adjust the checkpoints.

August 3, 2017

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Could you possibly upload a larger picture? I can hardly read the one that's there. Also, thanks a lot for your work! I am looking forward to trying the course.

August 3, 2017

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I can hardly read the one that's there

Do you mean after or without having opened it in a new tab (and, there, zoomed-in)?

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/widle
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Even after that. But I bet it's on purpose, as a teaser. :)

August 3, 2017

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I achieve to read the names after that. ;)

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.Gregor
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I had tried that and still struggled.

August 3, 2017

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what is "tree locked"?

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/widle
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It means the volunteers have built the whole course and handed it over to Duolingo staff. Now we wait for the staff to do their magic and bring the course to life.

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/welf123
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Thank you

August 2, 2017

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Awesome, looks big!

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexWent

Latest estimated release date is 8 April 2024. Clearly some sort of joke....

August 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/oberststen
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Just 400 pixels below the date is literally written why. Now I understand why the volunteers are making this jokes when people doesn't even care to read.

August 22, 2017
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