Help! Many exercises missing audio
Many exercises in the new Hindi course are missing audio both when clicking on words from the word bank and as playback in the comments. This is such an important aspect of learning any language, but especially one with a different script. Is this an operating system issue that I could get around by using a different computer or are some sentences just not finished yet?
The purpose of Alpha/Beta tests is to get feedback from users so that the team can fix issues that they didn't catch from their own internal tests.
Something like missing audio is something that could be fixed before even launching an alpha test. It has no reason to need feedback from users.
The users could then give feedback on more subtle points, like problems with the audio, mispronunciations, a few isolated missing things that the team didn't catch, etc. I would primarily expect a beta test to involve things like acceptance of alternate translations, typos, minor oversights, etc.
If Duolingo is launching courses in Beta without having full audio, I think this is a deficiency that lies on the Duolingo end. It has nothing to do with the course's Beta status. I think it shows that they rushed the launch of the course. If they're doing this, then that's one thing; people can and do have good reasons for rushing an incomplete product. But then it's not really a beta test, it's an incomplete product.