https://www.duolingo.com/EddieRich

Skipping a step

When I click on "I don't know the answer - skip", it should just skip to a different question. Otherwise, what's the point of giving the "skip" option? Right now it marks the guess as wrong and deducts a heart. That's not what it means to "skip" the question.

3/10/2013, 9:54:25 PM

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

That's great feedback. I'm bringing it back to the team. Thank you!

3/10/2013, 11:42:36 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/EddieRich

Thank you for the comments. I think the point I was trying to make is the option should say "I don't know the answer". The word "skip" implies that I can try a different question without penalty (to me anyway). It's not a big deal, I go over the lessons more than once anyways.

3/15/2013, 3:42:42 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Did you expect to skip questions and get out with full hearts? Hearts are to be earned.

3/11/2013, 4:01:56 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/marziotta
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I agree that the word is misleading. If you say "abandon" or "give up on this question" you understand you lose hearts.

If you skip for example because your voice is not recognised, you don't want to lose hearts, because you did no mistake. I think the concern is related to the wording, not to the concept. ;)

3/11/2013, 5:13:58 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ogergo
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Yes, actually you pay for the nex step with a heart. :)

3/11/2013, 11:01:59 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Yes, and if you lose all hearts and fail a session, you don't have to be upset. If you didn't know and could not guess many words or expressions, you'd better repeat the lesson anyway.

Wrong or unnatural expressions have to be reported, though.

3/11/2013, 11:04:39 AM
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