https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sophiella84

Is there any way to get the old look back?

I know this sounds stupid but I am really upset about the update. I used to look forward to seeing little Duo at the end of a lesson telling me how long my streak was and without him there seems little point in doing it. I have got to 400 days today and will probably give up now Duo is gone. It feels like having a childhood toy taken away! So upset as Duo has been a part of my life for so long (I have been using the app for about 3 years very regularly). I would happily pay the subscription fee if I could get him back..please advise.

March 20, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emily978196

i got the same sentence in the same format question 3 times in one lesson, and that didn't happen before the change.

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

@emily

Quote: and that didn't happen before the change.

Sure it did!

Even in 2018 (this dates back to the crown update in April 2018 or maybe even before: 2017 Scala rollout or maybe in 2016 with the old Python code but not as heavily as in the past 12 months...I'm not 100% sure about the first four months from 10/2016 to 02/2017.

Quote: I got the same sentence in the same format question 3 times in one lesson

Don't worry.
This also happens all the time in other courses on the web (not the app), e.g PT->DE.

It is a well-known quite nasty bug with lots of complains on the forum but which seems to overlive all updates so far quite well; the algorithm code never seems to be really tackled by staff lately.

The last big remarkable code change was somewhere in the middle of 2018 with the "timed practice" which is now way much harder than before even on the lower L1-L3 crown levels (on the web) - this update was much later than the crown rollout (which dates back April 2018).

Hopefully the next big "crown update - part X" will fix all prio 1 issues on their TODO list...

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emily978196

not for me.

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

IOS? Android?

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sophiella84

Android. Is there a way to reinstall the previous version?

March 21, 2019
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