Czech Date to 4/8/24 glitch?
I have been waiting for weeks for Czech to come out. It was supposed to come out today (today is the 21st) and it hasn't. I've been checking the date all day, and as of right now, it says the date of release is April 8th, 2024. I realized that that is the next solar eclipse. And it says that is is 100% done hatching. Any reasons why it says that date?
The course is in the hands of Duolingo and no longer in the hands of the creators. The course creators literally have no control over when it comes out and are waiting for the Duolingo staff to release it (which I doubt they will do until after Korean comes out in two and a half weeks). I'm assuming Nueby got sick of all the people asking if it will really come out today or what time it will come out today or why it's not out yet and so he just moved the date back to get people to stop asking. Picking the next solar eclipse date was probably a joke/homage.
Because nueby changed it.
It was supposed to come out today (today is the 21st) and it hasn't.
It was ESTIMATED to come out today (today is the 21st) and it hasn't.
The field on the course's status page doesn't say "Launching date" --- and even less "Guaranteed launching date" ---, it clearly states "estimated".
For the details about who estimates then launch and who controls it, together with details about why it's not (yet) launched, see monney30P's comment or simply the last update by CS<-EN team in the same page where you read "August 21st 2017" and where you now read "April, 08th 2017" which states:
It is insane to expect us volunteers to know what Duolingo will do and when. Yet we are the ones who maintain the estimated launch date displayed to users. Apparent responsibility without control and without access.
Any reasons why it says that date?
So that is why I changed the estimated course launch date to the next solar eclipse to be visible from the continental U.S., as "no idea" in the YYYY-MM-DD format.
But it wasn't supposed to come out today, that was just an estimate. The 2024 is just a joke.
since it is in the hands of Duolingo, that may be when it releases!?!?
I see two possibilities:
- Duo has indeed fixed a released date and is sharing it.
=> It's unlike Duo's habit (but, of course, not impossible).
- Duo doesn't want users to freak out due to a "far away" date hence replaced the date by a plausible one.
But only a (random) plausible date, not at all something sure. It's not even sure the staff member who replaced it is part of the team managing the courses' release.
=> More in what Duo has gotten us used to, so I fear it's the reason but will be happy to be proved wrong if it's indeed released on Sept., 1st 2017.
Got a side question for you. This course seems to have an extremely long "Duo staff verification process" if you will. If the date is correct, (of course as you already explained it might not be) that would be exactly a month. Has any other course that you can think of needed that long, or is just me? I think Neuby explained that this course is a little bit different, but I'm still interested in the answer. Thanks.
Has any other course that you can think of needed that long, or is just me?
Yes, very recently "Italian from Portuguese" took more than 2 months between the team locked the tree and staff pushed it live, see the updates in the status page.
It was locked long before JA<-EN but entered beta a little after it (beta on iOS for JA<-EN).
And IT<-PT wasn't any "tricky" course, any course with a "tricky" finalization, in the sense that several course teaching IT and several (other) courses teaching from PT had been released before.
They changed the estimate date of release 1st of September:)
Indeed, see Jay0151's comment just above yours. ;)
When they release the course then will then it also be released for the mobile application of Duolingo?
Not at the same time. The courses are always released on one platform first(*) then it arrived on the other ones during the next months (or after 3-4 weeks, at very very best case).
(*) always the web except for one exception: courses teaching a language for which it uses the new "character challenges" exercise type (up to now: JA<-EN, soon-to-be-released KO<-EN and probably HI<-EN as mentioned by that team).