Please stop making so many changes. Duolingo used to be great.
I never had a problem with the interface but since these changes came in, I now have to resize and manipulate the window because scrolling is prevented in the typing window, can't move the overlay out of the way now (very frustrating), the ability or option to type in the whole sentence has been removed from the listening exercise (rendering it a bit pointless for me because I don't feel I'm learning when the options are offered to me on a plate) and now there is fill-in the blanks which some people may like but I'd rather type in the whole sentence each time, for the same reason above, because it helps me to understand the grammar, I don't want to be just clicking multiple choices and joining the dots here and there! The latter doesn't make me feel I'm learning.
i agree will709432. i think that asking the users (those of us who actually use duolingo) for our opinions on proposed changes would be very helpful. i wish they would listen to the users before they make changes rather than announcing changes that have already been decided. have a lingot!
I find the whole system of duolingo far too complicated. I have posted a number of times and can no longer find my posts. The repetition in lessons and testing out is so boring and the differential in the higher levels is minimal. And what's with all these purple crowns that have recently appeared in my Spanish tree. I have been on 25 in the Spanish tree for ages and all the checkpoints are closed - not that I understand the significance of them in the first place.
it would be nice if duolingo actually tested these changes out internally before going live with them. seems like they throw out updates that are barely, if at all, tested and the only user feedback they get is the stuff posted here in the forums after the fact. very haphazard and sloppy.
Yes. And my biggest gripe is that we can no longer type in the answers for the audio part, but are only given the option to pick out the words in a pointless multiple choice.