When will the vocabulary tab be back?
I found this function extremely useful when revising the words learned in a lesson. I really really really hope this tab will be back soon! Am quite upset it's been taken down.
I really want the vocabulary tab back too! It was very useful. You could mark the work that you already know well and duolingo would not give you sentences with these words anymore. I liked this because after a while repeting personal pronouns which are almost in every sentence becomes ridiculous. Besides, you could practice only those word that you know worst without redoing the whole lesson over and over again.
I'm just curious... why they removed it, of all things, in the first place?
I'm not much user of the vocab tab (I have other sources), but I'm seeing lot of people using it- used to, and I wonder why staff would do such a thing? what's the reasons behind to reach their conclusion? it's just bizarre...and why something, that removed so easily and so sudden, requires months to be recovered?
The thing is, they didn't set out to change the algorithm. They thought it wasn't used very much and that people wouldn't miss it, so they took it out. Turns out, people did, and now the rest of the website has changed and they want to make a version that they are happy with. Had people not complained so much, they probably would never have been planning to put it back.
The fact that they have already announced a timetable for its re-emergence (late April or early May) which they then haven't been able to stick to is unfortunate.
Of course, but still, I imagine that when people do it for money, they do give their clients some estimate deadline and even if they don't make it, it doesn't change from one month to more than three. Or am I wrong? Now, I know it is a free site, but my point is that it's doable (I think). And if you're not sure how long it's going to take, why not give yourself some extra time: you think you can make it by May, let the deadline be July, just to be safe ;) And if it's ready before the announced deadline, it will be just a very very nice surprise.
To be frank, you're not Duolingo's client because you're not paying for the service. Like any company Duolingo has limited resources and has to address the most pressing needs of the business first. So while they may have promised it in April, perhaps they became busy working on features or support for areas of the software that actually brings in the money. Or perhaps they just want to make it the best damn feature that they can!
Typically, a company producing a piece of software does not remove a feature lightly, but rather by considering the maintenance cost of the feature, the usage of the feature, and how useful the feature is, it may be necessary to remove it.
No. But that makes you the product, not the client. A client does not do work. A client pays for work to be done.
You could think of yourself as an employee: for your time and effort (translating) you are compensated (language skills). Just as a normal employee, you have a right to stop "working" for Duolingo and go somewhere else; but while you have a right to be heard regarding your "employment conditions" and how you would like things to work, you most certainly don't have the right to demand that management do exactly what you want. That won't get you anywhere in a real job, and I highly doubt it would get you anywhere here
Yes Duo would not exist without it's users, so the users need to be kept happy, but they actually only need to be kept as happy as is needed for there to be enough that stick around and drive your business.
Personally, I think that Duolingo could benefit from the service UserVoice for features like this. The site allows users to vote on their most important features and thus the team can see what is most important to people.
I'm really missing it too. I used to find it really helpful to be able to go in and practice specific problem words. Reading between the lines, it sounds as if we might not get that specific functionality back, because they said that the vocabulary tab probably wouldn't take the same form.
I'm crossing my fingers,but things have been very quiet on the vocabulary tab front lately, so I'm not overly optimistic.
I would love to be able to ask general questions of the site owner and give specific feedback so they would hear our voices on things like this. The only feedback I've been offered is whether or not I would recommend Duolingo. Of course I would but I would also like to let them know that since this program is a combination seeing/hearing/translating, it would be good to be able to review words previously learned for review without waiting for them to crop up again. Some of us are visual in our reinforcement.
I also keep checking back to Duolingo in hopes that we see the return of the vocab. I had been using a substitute that was rendered depreciated due to the sudden lack of API, and quit learning because I found myself unable to properly train the words I don't feel I know well at all. At this point I'm preparing to give up on Duolingo, even though it was the first time I felt I was learning quickly, because it is such a necessary part of study.
I've just started Memrise too, on recommendations from another post. It's no replacement for the vocab tab on here, but in its own right is great. At first I found it just too basic, but it moves on rapidly, and presents many things in a different way to DL. The more variety you get, the more you learn. But DL will always remain my No. 1 learning tool. I've tried book courses: Teach Yourself, Hugo etc and they're all good, but it's DL where I've learnt 90% of what I know.
The great thing about Memrise is the vast amount of other things to study. I dipped in for Italian, but am now freshing up on British Trees, Flora and Fauna, a bit of History and some Finnish. And it's training system works scientifically well on the brain. :)
I wouldn’t comment on that until I saw what DL came up with when it’s back. One main difference I seem to assume from other comments is that it was/would be giving you full sentences to practice the words you highlighted, or wouldn’t give you certain sentences if you marked the words “ignore”... Not sure how that works but it sounds better to me than just the words coming out like in Memrise... Having said that... i think Memrise is great, and as long as DL doesn’t have this functionality, I’m using it...
You'll see when it comes back. But, put simply, it is a listing of all the words you've learnt to date, how long since you've last used the word, and how strong you are measured to be in it. Then it gives you a chance to practise the word (s) in short little lessons, selected from the main units.
i'm new here so i can't really say if it's good but its always awesome to have new material