https://www.duolingo.com/Theo763305

Marking impossible lessons: Avoid French Subj. Pre. 3 of 3

Is there a way to mark lessons where questions can never be solved because the answer given by Duolingo themselves is never accepted? I just spent 900 points on a lesson that I will have to leave undone forever. I do not want to run into that same trap again. It was the 3rd of 3 in French Subj. Pre. (so don't waste your time on it.)

June 21, 2018

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

Hi Theo763305,

Just a few things:

  1. Could you include the text of the question and all answer options?

  2. Did you try selecting multiple answers?

  3. Recently, a bug popped up in an Italian course, leading a deleted exercise to show up that no longer even existed in the Incubator. We were able to discover this because the person gave us the text of the questions and available answer options. A search revealed it was a ghost exercise. In case that is now happening in the French course, please use the "Report button" in that exercise if there is one. That will go to the Incubator team. Also, [Please send in a bug report. If it is indeed a bug, staff will need to take care of it.

Thank you!

Edit: PS please also move your post to the Troubleshooting forum. You can do that by clicking "edit" and then, where you selected "French" as the forum when you first posted this, selected "Troubleshooting".

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Theo763305

It's good to keep it in French so other users don't run into the same discouraging experience.

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

That makes sense too. Thanks for reporting it!

(Also, I definitely want to make sure that you reported it through the bug report form in this instance, not just the report form in the lesson itself. The two forms go to totally different people. If it's a ghost sentence, my understanding is that staff will need to fix it instead of the Incubator team.)

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/W-Ruggles-Wolfe

Commenting because I'm about to start the French Subj. Pre. skill (for the new tree). I'll keep notes and post in a while.

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Theo763305

Can't give verbatim now but did report it, as well as another problem question in the same lesson. Both had answers beginning with "Bien que" and one refused everything including the one it listed as correct and one rejected several OK versions. They were write-in ones, in 3 of 3 in Subj. Pre. Should be enough for them to find it.

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/W-Ruggles-Wolfe

FYI: I did a full set of Pre. Subjunctive lessons. No issues. Sorry I can't be of any help.

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June 25, 2018

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I went back a few days later and did not have the issue; however I do not know if they are always the same questions.

June 25, 2018
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