https://www.duolingo.com/pnehls

Basic skill decay

I was wondering if anyone else has seen extremely basic skills decaying when they are at an advanced level?

I have a 240 day streak and almost every day I see 8-10 skills decay on my Portuguese tree. In spite of being Level 25 and having about 40,000 points from the language, I still see my basic skills, like "Basics 1" decay on a regular basis.

It's good to refresh more complicated skills, but the i'm pretty sure I remember how to say 'I eat an apple' in every language I've ever learned.

March 30, 2014

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/OldSpiceGuy

How much do you practice each day? Do you use the Strengthen Skills button, or do you click on individual lessons? I use the Strengthen Skills button for 30-100 points a day, and it's quite rare that my tree isn't gold (except the bonus skills, which Strengthen Skills seems to skip).

March 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

it depends, if you do targeted practice (just the specific skills) it doesn't always help other skills, but if you do some general practice it spreads around more, I'm guessing that is the reason behind the skill decay.

It can also be that you are consistently doing some translations wrong, and thus getting those skills decayed, while it seems unlikely, I know how easy it is to get to a relative high level in a language and still be making basic mistakes regularly..

March 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/eggplantbren

Seems like a bug. I've never had a Spanish skill decay.

March 30, 2014
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