Yet another reason to hate Duolingo: Percentages?!
So before we knew exactly how many lessons before we reached the end of a level. Now we have to calculate it based off of percentages.
It's almost like the are trying to lose users at this point.
Yeah, this is really annoying me so far, as well. Hopefully, they will find a more clear way to use percentages or just realize the error and revert.
Really, HATE, HATE, HATE the percentages. It totally messes up my system of using duoling.
It's almost like the[y] are trying to lose users at this point.
Yes it really does. What's most annoying is that if a lesson has not been started, the number of lessons in it isn't shown anywhere . . . except on duome.eu. To paraphrase something once said about a co-worker: "Sometimes they just ought to take the keyboards from those people's hands."
I wish Duo would transfer programmers from the GUI team to something more useful.
It's really weird, because the skills in my updatet French tree says that X skills is like 30% done even though I haven't even done any level.
I’m having this issue, too. I can only assume that the percentage done on now-purple lessons I haven’t touched are “new” words/lexemes that I’d previously encountered on the old tree (particularly since I don’t have this issue in Dutch, where the math works out for all my in-progress skills). However, if I weren’t redoing the tree in order that progress bar would make it almost impossible to tell where I actually am, and I’m basically relying on my own imperfect memory to figure out how many lessons I’ve done in a skill node.
Same, and they're like that in the web version but not the app. What the hell?
New tree versions have long come out with partially-complete skills, or, alternatively, showing as unstarted, but receiving credit for more lessons than actually worked through (for example, an 8-lesson skill that jumps to complete after doing three lessons).
Yeah, but this isn't about the new tree version, I didn't have that when the new tree was rolled out as such, and I still don't in the app.
It seems like a lot of websites nowadays are making their UIs more hostile to their users. If someone made a Duolingo alternative that kept all the good stuff, I can see it getting quite popular.
On a related note, as of today I can no longer see my daily score when hovering over the daily graph. It gives a number for the current day, but hovering over previous days gives nothing. Talk about dark patterns...
This appears to be an A/B test so far. I still have lesson counts (in both browser, and iOS app).
The percentages are in place of 5/7 lessons until the next crown level on a skill. Instead it says 71% until the next crown level. It also seems like within the same level of the same skill percentages per lesson might vary.
Varying percentage gains in a skill could make sense. I believe I have seen different lessons with different numbers of questions. In principle, one could even allot different "completion percentage credit" to different kinds of questions, for example, a sentence translation worth more than a fill-in-the-blank or "identify-this-character" question. The progress bar that appears while advancing through a lesson is actually based on a fairly complicated computation, including, if I recall correctly, the difficulty of the individual questions/translations found within the lesson.
TIP: DuoLingo IS looking for our feedback!
I saw this post from Helpfulduo: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31849174
... within it they give you this link to offer your feedback
Might be worth trying to tell them :) btw: I agree with you!!
From what I understand it's simply to display progress. And also you can't tell how many lessons you've done/are left, which for me was a big part of the system I had going when I was here. And, yeah, you're right, it could be nice if it was performance-based, but I think it would be helpful to know which lessons you're doing I guess?
AND it would be REALLY helpful if they would communicate to us what the percentage actually means rather than just throwing it in there.
EDIT: Ah, I just realized that came off as sort of rude-- I really appreciate you and I do agree that it could be good to have some percentages thrown in there, I just wanted to throw my two cents of knowledge in there :)
Maybe the percentages are a way of making progress through a level dependent upon how accurate you are in answering the questions?