Where did the lightbulb button go?
Ok so I just wanted to reread a little to get a deeper understanding for a "chapter" of the tree. And the lightbulb option is gone!
To some it mightn't be a big deal. But I need to get that deeper understanding about grammar as an example.
Reasons why the lightbulbs are amazing. For me it is mostly about understanding the grammar and instead of having to figure out all by yourself the patterns of the langauge you can just read it there, it save loads of time. They also give a sneakpeak of what is to come in the new chapter, because diving into a new chapter knowing exactly nothing of the new words is quite challenging.
The only bad thing about the lightbulbs is that they never got added to the mobile devices, and that they've now disappeared from the german tree.
Please bring back the lightbulb, it is necessary for my learning of the german language.
same here, most of the notes (except for a few lessons at the very beginning ) are missing in my German (from English) tree.
maybe we'll get lucky and get the notes also in the iOS app as well ???
for sure I hope they are not gone forever !
I wish Duolingo would post an update (a sticky note?) about what is going on ! As updates go this is very poorly executed and even worse communicated to the users!
I wonder where that content comes from.
I checked a unit at random (Accusative case) and the content was not what us regular course contributors can create or edit -- and ours are still available (in the backend) for units later in the course as well: just apparently not shown to anyone on the "wrong" side of the A/B test.
I wonder whether these new ones are created by Duolingo staff, and whether they're rolling them out little by little as they re-write them one unit at a time.
I find it a bit frustrating because I've often pointed people to tips and notes for a particular unit and told them that they explained this or that; if the content now suddenly changes, those pointers may not work any more.
Also, if there is anything confusing or missing in the new notes, I don't know of any way to change it.
Hi, first post here! Thanks everybody, I too was worried yesterday when the tips disappeared (I'm at Conjunctions).
I did check Accusative, and the content is definitely different, not just pictures and style. I'm glad the old tips are still available at https://www.duome.eu/tips/en/de . I've been copying tips into a Word file as I go along, highlighting things I find hard to remember, making more tables etc, just for my easier understanding. I do not really like the idea of going back and re-checking all tips, but I could consider it a useful review!
However, I hope tips are not getting needlessly complicated. In Accusative, I found the new RESE, NESE etc. suggestions more confusing and difficult to memorize, but maybe it's just me.
Yes, I noticed they disappeared on me too. I now keep a tab open to Duome whenever I need to check on them, and I keep it open as I go through the lesson in case I need to refer to it.
You can see your own progress (and access Tips and Notes) here: https://duome.eu/Elinand/progress
Just make sure you have the language you want to see the notes for selected in Duolingo before going to this link, and click on the branch icon - not the words - to see the Tips and Notes associated with it. It'll also tell you what vocabulary you'll learn in the lesson.
Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.
Yes!!! Also, after an update, I see them in iOS (German tree) for the first few lessons, until the Adjectives! Hope to have the rest of them soon !
I wonder, would it be too soon to ask for access to the forums from the app ?
Note: if in the website you don't see them even after refreshing the page, try sign out and sign back in.
I still do not have the lightbulbs on my Android device for German, and this is the device I use for Duolingo, as it has the keyboard and the voice recognition. It does appear on my Ipad, which I do not use for several reasons. This means that I only rarely see the lightbulbs, and this is getting in the way of my learning German efficiently. I am still waiting for Duolingo to bring back the lightbulbs to the Android device, but it seems not to be happening. Please bring the lightbulbs back to Android, as you have on the Ipad! I feel this is really important for learning German properly. Thank you.
It's strange... On desktop verison in my google Chrome I have these explanations on lessons until the lesson ''not''. Further on, I don't have it. Also I don't have any of it on android app. But on google chrome on my smartphone, I have all the lesson explanations!? How is it possible? :) First I thought that it is maybe because of my adBlock on my desktop chrom, but it's not... Anyway thanks on that duome link!
Well guys, I don't know what to say, but, it seems that the hackers let me go :) It all works now!! First I went to another desktop computer to try to log in there, and on opera browser all the lessons showed up! Then I go back to my computer, and I was about to clear cache, but I first try to log out and in, another time, as I did in the morning.. And it all showed up. I noticed that it's all older versions of lessons, precisely the last version, not that new stylish one... Well it looks like it's fine now. That duome link also did the job, but I'm glad that it's all ok with this...
I am still hoping that the lightbulb notes appear in the German android Duollingo app. They do appear on my Ipad app, but I do not use this for Duolingo. It is very inconvenient to search elsewhere for these notes which are very important for learning German efficiently, I feel. I hope that Duolingo will soon bring back the lightbulbs to the Android app!
Not sure, as I have an Android. But even then, not all lessons have Tips and Notes. They've been rolling them out for the app in recent months, so maybe they'll catch up. But the browser version has all of them. I use both versions on my phone. There are a couple other advantages with the browser anyway. Hope this helps!