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Is the "hearts system" being phased in on the website? [Solved: No.]

This a.m. it seems that one of my courses has the "hearts system" available for new lessons and the older "non-hearts" system for completed lessons. This may have been so for some weeks but I did not notice. Looking around at other courses, there seem to be two other variants. Altogether:

  • a current incomplete course (English for Spanish speakers), in which completed lessons function in the non-hearts way but new lessons have the hearts;
  • an older incomplete course (Russian for English speakers), which looks to be only non-hearts functioning;
  • a completely new course (Swedish for English speakers), which also looks to be only non-hearts functioning.

To use the "hearts" system again, I'd have to completely revamp my method for using Duo, which would not be fun, and I sure hope it's not the wave of the future! Has anyone else noticed something like this?


It's my bad, thank goodness. I was being invited to test out (exonerarse rather than reforzar) the newer lessons, which I did not notice, and testing out must use the old hearts system and present a slightly different screen format, which is what I noticed.

Hooray! for (pretty much) "heartless" Duo! :) My apologies to anyone I alarmed.

October 27, 2017

12 Comments


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

I haven't, but if it did, I'd quit Duolingo all together. I hated the hearts when I used to learn Spanish here.


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

Fortunately it's okay, and just my mistake--see my addendum to the OP.

Yes, I was thinking the same thing ("I'd quit Duoingo altogether . . . "). I did the French tree (first one for me) w/ the heart system. It didn't bother me too much then, but the way it works now is so much better. Duo the old way would take a huge readjustment.


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

I hope not. I really don't like that on the App. I would be very bugged because I don't find it helpful for learning.


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

Agreed. But it's just my mistake. (Phew!) See the original post, which I've updated.


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

I thought they stopped the A/B testing.


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

I hadn't heard that, but it would be nice if they have. This was just my mistake. See what I added to my post.


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

I have not seen health on the website. Maybe since I was one of the lucky few who never got health in the first place...?


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

No, they haven't added it at all (to the web).


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

It was my mistake, only. See the addition to my orig. post. It's funny. I didn't mind the stars too much when that was all that was on the website. But when they seemed to have returned, I sure didn't want to go back to them. What Duo does now is so much more effective.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Azuresky333

No, but that sounds really annoying!


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

It was. But it was just a goof on my part. I amended the original post w/ an explanation.

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