https://www.duolingo.com/fraisdebois

really hate the treasure chest

fraisdebois
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just a rant from someone so disappointed in the downhill decline of duolingo.i despise the treasure chest . it has nothing to do with learning, yet you end up feeling like a schmuck for choosing the wrong one, now that duolingo shows you what you ‘could’ have won if you’d chosen differently. just what i want from my language education.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/daffodil2015
daffodil2015
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I agree, it's ridiculous - as well as the option to "get" more gems if you watch a commercial. It has nothing to do with learning, it isn't even game theory, it's just plain gambling - with the high or the frustration attached (depending on whether you chose the "right" treasure chest).

What bugs me most, though, is the owl popping up after five questions to tell me how good I'm doing. Seriously? I don't need the owl to stroke my ego after answering just five questions correctly - it's ridiculous and childish, but I think that's the point. They made it child-friendly, so now all the rest of us have to put up with these ridiculous features. Once they get the website to match the app (and, as I see it, this is the direction they're taking), I think I'm going to quit Duo for good. It's a shame, it used to be such a great site!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kansokusha
Kansokusha
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To deactive those messages you just simply have to go to Settings - General - Motivational messages. And you're done. You should have known that after so long :/

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/daffodil2015
daffodil2015
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You're right, I probably should have, but I only use the app when I'm on the road, so didn't really have the time or the patience to try and figure out how to get rid of the annoying owl, particularly since it just appeared to me three days ago :) Thank you for the tip, though, I'm applying it right now. Cheers

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/daffodil2015
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Well, I'm back, there's no Settings - General - Motivational Messages on my account, not on the website, not on my mobile. Looks like I'm stuck with the owl :))))

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kansokusha
Kansokusha
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Boo... On Andoird, when you're in your tree page, there are three dots in the upper-right corner. There are the settings and everything else.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/daffodil2015
daffodil2015
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No such thing on iOS - you gave me false hope :)))) Booo back.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kansokusha
Kansokusha
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:/

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
Thomas.Heiss
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It's on the Android app - maybe not IOS...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fraisdebois
fraisdebois
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no, you can’t. there is no general under settings, neither on the app nor in the website.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kansokusha
Kansokusha
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Then I guess I'll have to check my eyes because I'm seeing things :/

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CarolinaViking

It's there on Android. They didn't add it to the iOS one yet. Another A/B test with lazy coding this time around.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Little_Shadow_

That means it can be disabled! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Little_Shadow_

How do you attach pictures?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xislexstep
xislexstep
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not on the website nor on ios.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Little_Shadow_

Sil vous plait, non! What version do you have? Please don't leave us! We love you all! !

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/daffodil2015
daffodil2015
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Little Shadow, I have no idea what version I have - I just downloaded it a year ago on my iOS and started working on it. It seemed fun when I started, but then the bots appeared and then, three days ago, the little owl started letting me know how brilliant I am :p The bots, while a good idea in principle, are no substitute for human interaction, as they get really confused if your answer is not in their coding. It is, however, fun to confuse them, if you're really bored :D

On a personal note, thanks for being so supportive, but I can't see why you love us all (I assume you refer to experienced users). With Immersion gone, we cannot really help anybody too much, other than the occasional forum discussion. With Immersion, beginners could really benefit from experienced users - I know I was fortunate enough to meet some people who were amazing, they donated their time to help others understand the subtleties of language and make huge progress almost overnight. With Immersion gone, they were gone too, because Duolingo lost its appeal for them.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Little_Shadow_

If you downloaded to your IOS than it's probably the apple version.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kansokusha
Kansokusha
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My treasure challenge only shows the XP goal for the challenge and gives me 10 lingots once I reach it. I don't see any choosing involved. :/

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/daffodil2015
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On my Iphone, at the end of the lesson, it gives me three treasure chests to choose from, as a reward for doing my lesson. These days, if you sit through a commercial, you can choose a second one to get more gems - not to be confused with lingots (my gem number is not the same as my lingot number). And it always shows you how many gems there were on the third one - hence my comment above about gambling.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Temmie328901

Is it a thing on mobile?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster
OmegaGmaster
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Yes, some iOS users have a health system on their Duolingo account.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/daffodil2015
daffodil2015
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You mean it's not all iOS users? Just some? How did I get so lucky (not)?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster
OmegaGmaster
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It's another A/B test, probably one of the worst ones though.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/disneygirl55

yes i agree

1 year ago
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