https://www.duolingo.com/J.DavidCR

Seriously what is happening with duolingo improvements ?

I do not like to complain, nonetheless I haven't seen improvements in duolingo website since the redesign, which is nice but not as useful as before. Could please a moderator informs us about the state of the improvements? as far as I can remember features such as the vocabulary and the strenght bar in lessons were supossed to be luncha again in March, they said... Well, I just ask this as I really used to like duolingo, but recently I haven't practice since it does not motivate me anymore. I just browse the discussion section everyday hoping to see a worhty anouncement or enhancement to the website.

April 10, 2014

29 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

Hi! Many improvements have been made to Duolingo (remember - they are not all ones that you can see!). I mentioned a week or so ago that a new vocab experience will be coming late April/early May. We also have a new teams feature coming out soon!

April 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pont

as far as I can remember features such as the vocabulary and the strenght bar in lessons were supossed to be luncha again in March

I have never seen this stated by a Duolingo staff member. Do you have a source? The only official date I've seen for the return of the vocabulary is late April / early May (from kristinemc).

Personally I'd be more interested in getting some of the more horrible German language errors fixed in the later skills.

April 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/_pinkodoug_

This. The March date that I've seen a few users throwing around the past few months has never been anything more than speculation or wishful thinking. Until a few weeks ago in this thread (and a couple others at about the same time), no one at Duolingo had ever offered any sort of timeline for the return of Vocabulary. As a bonus, in that linked post you'll find an exchange between pont and me speculating about the origins of the March rumor.

April 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/aminowrimo

I recall seeing Luis posting something about it in February saying "next two-three weeks," but I'm not entirely sure.

April 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/_pinkodoug_

In another discussion, someone said something similar, but couldn't substantiate it. To prove / disprove, I searched through everything that Luis has written since December, and could find no such statement. The closest that I found was a comment from him stating that they were working on a way to make their process for decision making when it comes to changes like the UI update and the removal of the Vocabulary tool more transparent - "in a few weeks."

April 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/aminowrimo

Ah, alright. Thank you!

April 11, 2014

[deactivated user]

    "Expansion/Improvement of Courses With the addition of contributors to already existing courses such as Spanish for English speakers (and reverse), the existing courses will be improving/expanding."

    This has been long anticipated by many Spanish language learners. Wonderful news!

    April 13, 2014

    [deactivated user]

      "Teams - A new feature, Teams, will be coming sometime around April 24, which is when Duolingo 4.0 for iOS will be released. It is assumed that it will have a competitive aspect to it, competing against other teams."

      This one seems very interesting. I'm wondering what it means and how it will work! Will we be able to partner up with other using, forming teams and competing against others? Indeed, this could be very motivational.

      April 13, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DeeRamm

      The drumbeat for more languages through the use of the incubator has been pretty intense on these discussion groups. While this makes heavy use of volunteers, I suspect considerable staff time and energy, maybe not all anticipated, are required as well. So assuming limited resources. rapid progress in one area may cause slowing in others. The marvelous tools we have already are quite functional and, with time, I'm sure more goodies will come.

      April 11, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/languagetomato

      I want to spread some positive mood here, I am happy that we will soon be able to see each others trees again! I always thought it was great to see how my friend are progressing and what they can do already.

      April 11, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Trizie

      @languagetomato: Really? it will be visible again? Yay, good news:-)

      April 13, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/languagetomato

      Yeah they said so on the Duolingo reddit.

      April 13, 2014

      [deactivated user]

        That's wonderful. I also found it an interesting feature to have.

        April 13, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/thejrt

        Good things take time to create. Of course, they could rush a feature into production (bring additional bugs along with it). Or, they can take their time and craft something with care (which is what I assume they are doing). Have patience, sir.

        April 10, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Khymsdragon

        >Good things take time to create.

        New things take time to create. This was a function that was lost. While the coding may take a certain amount of time, I would think many of the algorithms and much of the text would be reusable. For example, the words and their definitions. It should be possible to at least strip this information and use it rather than retype/start from scratch.

        April 11, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Sjomeling

        As a web developer, I can tell you the content is probably not the issue. If they truly rebuilt the site as stated they would most likely be starting the section's programming from scratch. The algorithms and content may still be useful, but how they display them and you interact with them would be built from ground zero. Purely speculation. Just saying, have patience.

        April 12, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/CaseyCrayg

        Sure it might be in their interests to do so, but you shouldn't need updates to motivate yourself to actually practise. Take responsibility for your own learning and you'll learn more.

        April 11, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/foolonthehill

        I'd like to see descriptions of the lessons back again (on the relative lesson page)

        April 12, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/dnovinc

        vocabulary page will be back late april/early may

        April 10, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/helenvee

        I hope you're right but...

        April 11, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Abtrunnige

        Actually as a user who came back after 5-6 months there have been many good changes to Duolingo. Improvements have been made.

        April 12, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/jemsoff

        I am just waiting for the vocabulary to return so that I can start my study again. I had a 100 days string going before they removed the vocabulary. I have lost interest because that is no way to study the learned vocabulary.

        It was very un-professional to remove the vocabulary before there was a replacement. Actions such as these would get you fired in most work places.

        Please return the vocabulary so that I can start my study again.

        April 14, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/J.DavidCR

        totally agree with you

        April 18, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Goldar86

        Will the strength bar for the units before the update be back?

        April 15, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/animallady

        true ,true ,true.

        April 11, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/AmineK

        ❤❤❤❤❤❤ me too

        April 11, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/karin30954

        ok I'm not tech savvy but since 2 days ago I can't get into the duolingo app on iPad desktop, when I managed to get in using my log in thru. Safari its only half a page on left hand side. the French is so garbled I cannot understand a word, my keypad now takes up most of the page so I have to keep scrolling? HELP!!!!!

        November 18, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/tonywangtj

        Indeed.. it has been a disappointing month..

        April 12, 2014
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