https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThomasMalaga

Error "buying" bonus skills

In the Esperanto course I bought the bonus skill "Esperanto Culture", but something went wrong. It does not appear in the slot, but in the list it is marked as "Equipped". What can I do to fix it or buy it again?

August 30, 2017

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lea237351

It might be a general problem because same happened to me for both bonus skills in the English from German course. They appeared after I bought them, but I didn't have time to start them for 1-2 days and then they just disappeared, but are still marked as bought.

August 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hakimomatata

Same happened to me today. Esperanto Culture was purchased with 30 lingots but is now marked as 'Equipped' in the LingotStore but inactive/gray in the tree :-|

August 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KeonJonathanWu

I'll give you a lingot of kindness.

August 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThomasMalaga

Thank you

August 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

The bonus skills in user-created courses are very buggy. They haven't been officially issued, so you may not be able to access them.

August 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EsperantoEthan

I faced THE SAME PROBLEM!!! I too bought "Esperanto Culture" and says "equipped" when I try to buy it again. Here is an upvote and a lingot. Exact same problem.

October 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KeonJonathanWu

I don't know.

August 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IhorKhodzh

I've faced the same problem. I learn Turkish and "Bonus Phrases" shows as equipped, but not available for me.

August 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Slydiad

Yeah, I'm having this problem in Turkish too. I bought both bonus skills, and "Big Family" shows up fine for me, but "Bonus Phrases" either disappears or is grayed out. I can't seem to access it at all, despite the fact that when I go to the Lingot Store, it shows that I purchased it.

August 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KeonJonathanWu

I'm lucky I am not learning Turkish

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IhorKhodzh

Wow, Turkish bonus phrases finally work (and I like them).

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Slydiad

Hey, nice! I just got an email from Duolingo with this comment in it, and looked, and they're finally working for me too. Thanks to the engineers for fixing this issue!

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NawarRai

Having the same issue. Anyone from duolingo checks these posts and provides answers?

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElenaTrent3

Similar problem here with Turkish: I cannot see either Family or Phrases.

October 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KeonJonathanWu

I'll give you another lingot of kindness.

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elizabeth528513

Same here with German reverse tree. I have all three skills in German for English speakers, switched to English for German speakers and they did this vanishing act after I shelled out for them!

October 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThomasMalaga

It works now!! Thank you so much to the person or team who fixed it.

October 27, 2017
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