https://www.duolingo.com/DamienSrb

Summary / time statistics (total hours/days/weeks/ average...) possible feature

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Hey guys,

I've seen that some of the other learning apps have an interesting feature, it's not something that would enhance language learning but I think that it would be cool to have.

The point is that there is a statistic where the user can see how much time has he spent doing the exercises. I thought it would make a lot of people really proud and fell better when they see how much time they have spent and also it's a good metrics, if we can't measure something we can't manage it. I am extremely grateful for all that Duolingo is doing, especially now (levels, stories etc). Any like minded people? ps sorry for the long post

December 20, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Oritteropo1
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I estimate time by assuming 30 seconds per XP (one standard lesson gives 10 points and takes 5 minutes, you could get a little ahead of time spent by doing timed practice really quickly but I ignore that).

December 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
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I like that interpretation, so divide your XP by 2 to obtain the study tine in minutes.... like it.

December 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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I am a bit shocked for my finished PT tree:

XP Total: 12093 XP

That is only total "101 hours" for a little bit more than a year.

Would be very nice to see (as Non-Pro) my study time across all Portuguese Memrise courses, where I reviewed words and sentences daily / weekly...much more than on DuoLingo ;)

December 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/elvper
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I like statistics thus you have my support.

December 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MatthewInCO

I'm learning the Dutch course, it has a bar graph that shows how many points you've earned each day; but I agree, some might enjoy something showing time.

December 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
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This metric is provided by the experience points (XP).

It is not easy to give this metric reliably as a time. How would it know you hadn’t paused your study mid exercise to go and have a coffee or a meal or just chatting with friends and family? Or any other reason for that matter.

December 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/elvper
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The more statistics the better.

And when it comes to XP as a metric, Duolingo still falls short. I've been logging XP through a script but have forgotten to transfer the script o Chrome Canary, thus I do not know my XP gain for the period of november 27th to december 15th, and it's currently impossible to look back more than 7 days (insert unhappy emote here). Almost every single other day I still have my xp gain logged.

Edit: nvm, I actually added the script to Chrome Canary but hadn't "activated" it but seemingly Chrome Canary did it automatically (which basic Chrome didn't). Odd, but awesome, I've got my xp stats! xD (Logarithmic y-axis, blue is daily, red is biweekly average, dark orange is a 3 week average, light orange is a smoothened 3 week average, 0's are shown as 50)

December 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DamienSrb
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I don't know, that's why I asked if others agree that it would be cool and to see if someone knows more about it (any ideas) :)

if their competition is doing it (fun easy learn___(insert language) why couldn't Duo? Thanks for the post :)

December 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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Linvgist gives total time spent. And if you're not actively entering words in it, it's not counting time. If an outfit with maybe 1/100 the users of Duolingo can manage it, I suspect Duolingo can.

December 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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Mondly statistics screenshot (for those who have not seen already):

Mondly summary statistics

December 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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Lingvist statistics screenshots (for those who have not seen already):

Lingvist History

Lingvist Today

December 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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I would love that feature.

December 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LasCicatrices

I'd like that feature personally, so I could get a basic idea on how much time I spend on my French everyday and if it's too little. My goal is to do lessons for at least 10 hours a week, but I don't know if I'm actually achieving that, so that feature would be nice.

December 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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Hi Damien,

I like your idea, and added three screenshots above in answer to piguy3.

May I suggest to rephrase the subject name by editing your text to include "Summary / time statistics", "counting day/week/total minutes", etc.?

Nobody will ever find your thread again - even not with the help of search engines, if it only has the name "possible feature".

I also want to suggest to additionally submit this thread under Help / submit report so it gets a ticket id assigned (and hopefully be read by any DuoLingo staff).

December 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DamienSrb
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Hello Thomas, I've been out of town, on a business trip for 2 days so I wasn't able to follow up on the discussion. Thank you very much for comments and additional ideas. I will use them and edit the thread now :) Have a great day :)

December 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DamienSrb
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Thomas, I wasn't able to find the submit report option, so I posted on some other discussions and posted in my course (made a mistake on purpose and posted there). Could I bother you to submit the thread to help/ submit report (since I did't find it) ? Thank you in advance :) ps it the title better now or you had other idea ?

December 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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@Damien

The title is great and I stumbled across this thread (with the nice title) today again in the Google search results.

I have not submitted it yet as "Other" as it is your thread (mayb something like a "request", not sure if this dedicated topic is available to choose from): https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/204728264-How-do-I-report-a-bug-

It obviously is not a "bug".

So sad that we never receive any confirmation comments directly from staff about feature-/change requests...

September 27, 2018
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