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

Why does the app platform block the user from further study once "health" has run out?

I can't understand why the online version is so much more forgiving of human error than is the phone app version. What is the rationale for that? Thanks!

May 1, 2018

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

Can you not restore health with gems, watching ads and using the practice button?

I don’t like the idea of health, but my understanding was that it was to force you to either take a break or go back and review past lessons if you are making too many mistakes in new lessons.


[deactivated user]

    types 5 spelling errors because of the small keyboard NOPE


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

    I have noticed that if you are a a Plus member, you can equip a health shield and can practise even if you make mistakes.


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

    You can also do this without subscribing to PLUS but you have to use Gems to buy the shield.


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

    It doesn’t block you, it is trying to encourage you to practice earlier skills. But there are several other ways that you can overcome the lack of health.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kmpres
    • 2161

    because duolingo has there head up their arse


    [deactivated user]

      Duo's head is as large as his body


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanni0604

      It does? I'm sorry, but I haven't used mobile in awhile. What exactly is "health"?


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

      It’s one of the a/b tests which I am glad I missed out on. I don’t have that issue with mobile.


      [deactivated user]

        It’s only on iOS


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

        Thanks one and all for your responses! I think I get it now. All things considered, I think I prefer the web version. ت


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kmpres
        • 2161

        just uninstall the app and use the website version instead which does not use the stupid health system.

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