Is a fix in the works for this?
This has been discussed before, but I didn't see anybody from Duolingo comment on it. I have just completed a lesson in Spanish, and as a test, I purposely got a new word wrong EVERY time it was brought up. It was three times, so it took all my hearts, but I still made it through the lesson.
At the end, it said I strengthened 8 new words, and this word was one of them!
I would hope that if I got a new word (or an old word) wrong, that it would weaken it instead.
Duolingo is a great program, but is this issue being addressed?
Yeah, just now I failed at translating 'pomegranate', then got it right later in the practice after seeing the right answer. At the end of the practice I was told the word was strengthened - it's now at four bars, so supposedly it's in my long-term memory. It's not in my long-term memory just because I was able to remember it for a few seconds...