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question about hovering on words

I know I have asked a question about hovering before, but this one is different. Does hovering just to check you are right in what you wrote mean you will be strengthened for a shorter time? I know it does when you hover before writing the translation down, but does it also happen after writing the translation you think is right?

September 18, 2017



To be honest I have been curious about this as well, especially when it comes to users with health.


Infrequently asked never definitively answered?

[Q:] do you happen to know if this is also true if you hover after submitting your answer? Sometimes, especially with Russian, there will be words I want to hear again, individually, sometimes repeatedly, to help me with pronunciation and recognizing the spoken word, even though I'm ok with the meaning.

[A:] Not sure, and that's a great question. I would think the answer could be yes though, as looking is - well, looking - and I don't think the algorithm is smart enough to assess if it is in sequence.

Source: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/13698970

[Q:] I know that if you cursor to hover over the word to see the hint before you submit the answer then Duolingo assumes you don't know the word and it will decay faster.
What about if you do it after you've submitted the answer and it's been marked as right or wrong?

[A:] I don't know but I imagine that it would have the same affect before or after answering the question.

Source: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23727960

[Q:] Does it increase the decay rate even if you only use the hover after answering btw? Haven't found a definitive answer. It'd be a bit silly, since it's a great way to study the sentence structure.

[A:] I have no idea on this

Source: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/17622352

The next one, although it mentions the now retired immersion, may indicate the use of hover hints to penalise word strength is the standard:

[Statement:] When doing immersion, all mouse hovers that raise a dictionary definition on a duo vocab word have an affect on its word stength - no matter how fleeting the hover. I've decided I don't mind having a highly coloured Christmas tree.

[Response:] That's interesting @5string, because some days (when I'm feeling paranoid), I hover after I've typed the response before hitting enter in the lessons. Am I my own worst enemy?

Source: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4941567

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