The Duolingo Hall of Fame was down (NOT ANYMORE!)
When I went to check the unofficial Duolingo hall of fame website " duome.eu " this morning, I saw that all individual profiles are not working. If you try to look at your profile (which can usually be accessed by searching: " https://duome.eu/ " and then your username for example mine would be " https://duome.eu/seal. ") or anyone else's- even the people IN the hall of fame- you'll be redirected to a page saying
"Something went wrong... Possible reasons: no response from DL server; username doesn't exist, or maybe _ simply doesn't feel like sharing any details with anyone."
I enjoyed looking at my in-depth progress and stats, but I assume that Duolingo did something along with the April updates to protect user information from being accessed like that. I do hope that it's a fixable error on Duome's part though, but I find it unlikely that the website would have an error that just happened to occur at the same time as the april updates. It really was a fantastic resource, I hope the person who created it is able to get it up and running again.
Edit: And it looks like they did! Duome works again! :)
... temporary ....
26.04.2019 · Live Data Issue
There seems to be some issue with duome being unable to fetch extended profile data this morning so your personal duome pages do not work at the moment because they were designed to show live data - I'm talking to duolingo tech support to understand the issue and I'm tuning the code a little bit to display cached data should there be a similar issue anytime in the future. Hold on.
I add my name to the list of long-time Duolingo users who rely on duome to guide my Duolingo training path. I use duome daily to guide me on which skills to practice. I am pleased to read on the duome blog that this is being worked on.
I want to offer my deepest thanks to the creator/maintainer of duome, as it has helped me greatly. I was relieved to read here that it is being fixed. Thank you so very much for all your time to track this valuable information for us.
I don't understand how you use duome to guide you. I found my name on there, but what do you do after that?
What "guide" are you looking for?
The progress page per langage is (when you click on the blue link at the top right for the word "French") this: https://duome.eu/USERNAME/progress
- grey (locked) skills
- do you see all the "+x lessons" text in red for several purple L0 skills?
- see your lower strength skills with 25-50% (total strength 49%)?
The "Order by skill name" feature unfortunately does not make too much sense anymore for the CEFR trees:
You can not find "verb tense" skills prefixed by "Verbs:" anymore in this staff/contractor tree12 besides the one "Verbs: Past Imperfect Verbs"; some other skills like "Pluperfect" and "Compound Past" or "Comp. Past" do not follow the prefix rule.
Most dedicated grammar skills from contributor tree3 (there were so many nicely aligned) are merged into "theme-oriented" skills you you can not find them by "grammar:".
The Duome progress page makes much more sense for language courses with the previous "original" tree design like English->Portuguse, English-Italian courses have them.
Wow, this is extremely disappointing. Ever since Duolingo switched to the inferior crowns system, this has been essential for my learning, since it's the only way to preserve Duolingo's founding principle of spaced repetition. If this is permanent, I might have to stop using Duolingo.
Thanks so much to those who are responsible for fixing this!! Whoever it is, you've truly created an invaluable learning resource to complement Duolingo, and we're all relieved it's back.
I have been using this website to track my progress on different languages and look up the notes on my progress page, since I knew its existence. It also motivates me a lot by seeing how other dedicated learners make progress from their profile. It would be a bad news for me if we could not have access to those information anymore. Without duome, I would no longer be able to look at the progress I made on each tree I am working on especially those reverse trees.
Right? I have been learning the reverse tree English from Spanish but the official Duolingo website does not acknowledge this at all and when you hover over the flag next to your profile, it does not show your reverse tree because I'm viewing the website in English. With Duome it showed all your language progress regardless of what language you were using Duolingo in. I hope they fix Duome.
I just went to look at which skill is at what strength-%, to practice a certain skill, but now I have no clue. I hope this is just temporary.
The same for me. Since progress in Duolingo does not work well, Duome is an indispensable solution to help me identify what past skills I need to work on to keep strong.
Hi Thomas, I am on iOS mostly so I can’t use any browser extensions. Thanks though, I appreciate it.
A user wrote to me on the Memrise community forum that Tampermonkey will not work for e.g mobile OSes as it provides its own browser install.
Here is the addon list from Camilo:
Sorry, have not tried any userscript addons (like Violentmonkey) on Android myself.
Hopefully I can do this next weeks/months on KOPlayer (Android emulator) with Firefox or Chrome....should be fun.
I’ve not tried to install any add-ons for safari or firefox on my ipad. I don’t think it’s even possible. Then again, I might be wrong. I’m not very knowledgeable about these things regarding iOS. On Mac I use all kinds of extensions, I’ll have a look at some of the scripts later, see if I get interested practicing on Mac.
I think the necessary user information is still visible for Duome to access. If you go to https://www.duolingo.com/users/yourusernamehere then all the information about strength of each skill is still there. Other possibilities are that duome is having some problem of its own or maybe duolingo altered the format of the extended profile and some of the code at duome needs altering to match the changes.
In fact, if you really want you can go to the link I posted above, select 'raw' then 'pretty print' at the top then search for the following text:
That'll allow you to find all the skills that are at 75% (and you can find all the skills that are at 50% and 25% by the same method). Obviously this is a lot less convenient than using duome though. (Instructions for Firefox, ymmv in other browers)
If the person who runs duome sees this comment, then thanks for everything, your site is a HUGELY useful resource which has kept me motivated when Duolingo changes have left me really disheartened.
Thanks for cool trick! Also yeah if the Duome owner sees this thank you for that site, it makes accessing information that Duolingo doesn't share for some reason massively convenient. Hope it's just a simple code altercation that just needs to be adapted.
When I go to this link with my username, I just get a bunch of HTML coding. Not sure what you mean by "select 'raw' then 'pretty print' at the top then." Would you please elaborate? I really, really miss this info.
I believe the instructions are meant for Firefox. I tried this in Chrome and Edge to no avail.
I just tried in Chrome on android (I don't use chrome on my desktop). It doesn't have the 'raw' and 'pretty print' options. However I can still search for:
(with no space this time) to find the skills that are at 75%
You do need to be prepared to wade through the HTML though and I am not sure what order it displays the skills in.
@SquirlRat @seal @SweenCat @HOFplaceholder @ehob
IMHO the JSON "extended user profile data" is not really meant to be read "by humans".
If you really want to do this (why?), you need to enable the devtools.jsonview.enabled:TRUE option in your Firefox
about:config advanced settings to get a little assistence with formatting and reading nested objects.
In the meanwhile why don't you simply use the alternative spaced repetition concepts:
Tampermonkey / Violentmonkey browser addon "Duolingo skill strength viewer":
It does its own math skill strength number calculation from the real long "strength 0.0-1.0" word value (words decay, vocabulary overview API straem) and is able to also show VERY low skill strength from 0%-24.9% or more precise 25,x-50,x% values
new extensions (Google Chrome / Firefox extensions API) to view your strength on your Duolingo "Home" page? (for the older Firefox V52.9.0esr model I do not know any addon besides Tampermonkey userscripts)
I have linked them in this thread:
There's a blog post on this very issue on the duome.eu website:
"There seems to be some issue with duome being unable to fetch extended profile data this morning so your personal duome pages do not work at the moment because they were designed to show live data - I'm talking to duolingo tech support to understand the issue and I'm tuning the code a little bit to display cached data should there be a similar issue anytime in the future. Hold on."
I'm sure you guys will live without your hall of fame for a few hours.
It could be something simple, like the Duome servers are down for maintenance. They were working this morning.
Duome is not working for me rn, checked a couple of profiles and same thing same error message.
I started my practice today four hours ago and it was down then. Maybe even longer than that, for all I know.
This morning is a bit ambiguous for other people since they don't know about your time zone, I first came across this issue about four hours ago, and apparently it has been down for the past hours. Nonetheless, I hope the problem be resolved ASAP.
Aha! That's why. Well, I really liked being able to see how me and my friends are doing.
Another really helpful feature gone. I never looked at others, just to look up my own practising plan. Only a few weeks ago I discovered it but apparently people used it too much :(
It happened just when I got my first golden owl. Very unfortunate, I would have liked to see it in my stats.
This seems to happen from time to time. Hopefully it will be rectified soon!
I see the site is back up, but in looking at it I noticed the hall of fame includes the total number of golden owls per language. I was rather surprised to see that the number is really pretty low. For example, Spanish is one of the most used language, and only 4898 people have achieved the naked golden owl.
For millions of users, I kind of thought there would be more users that have made it to the golden owl. The club of those who have made it is more exclusive than I would have thought...
I wonder how many of these are new users, and how many have started out with Duolingo and made it to the golden owl?
That is not really surprising considering the recent big update for the Spanish tree. Before that I achieved that golden owl twice already. The new update arrived just two weeks ago for me and I'm in no hurry.
No, not yet. At least... not my profile. It seems it displays cached data from two days ago.