https://www.duolingo.com/profile/V6cQBzaj

Duo is now bothering me with supportive messages

Hello,

While doing the standard 10 questions lessons on the website I had two interruptions¹ by duo saying that I was making progress. Of course I am, Duo :) But to me this means two useless screens to validate. And I would very much prefer not having them.

Can you please allow us to disable these useless messages from the setting panels ?

¹I am paying for Duolingo plus, and I am interested in the feature "no interruptions" which is advertised.

Thanks for reading me

edit: typos, precision that this is on the website

edit: list of sentences I got:

"Tu récoltes les fruits de ton travail !", "C'est fou ce que tu apprends ! Tu as répondu correctement à 10 exercices d'affilée, félicitations !", "Excellent!", "Cool, 5 d'affilée", "On apprend toujours de ses erreurs", "Pas mal!", "N'abandonne pas", "Tu es le meilleur", "Ne t'inquiète pas, faire des erreurs t'aide à apprendre !", "Les efforts finissent toujours par payer", "Bravo ! Continue comme ça et apprends plein de nouveaux mots !".

edit: I found other threads related to this problem: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/21679860 (many upvotes => upvote this thread if you you feel concerned) https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/22604648, (showing that this a very old bug), https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/33072610, https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/33226331, https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/33289027 (duplicates of this thread).

July 9, 2019

8 Comments


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

Today I got them too in the browser version. I find these messages are a little bit annoying, please make it possible to turn them off.

July 9, 2019

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

Is this in the app? I find them infuriatingly annoying, and whilst Clubs existed someone mentioned how they made him swear. Of all the people who have discussed it, I have never found someone who likes them.

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/V6cQBzaj

I also find them infuriatingly annoying for three reasons:

  • I do not accept human-like comments from inhuman creatures (especially not from a website that is not aimed at passing the Turing test)
  • The tone of the comment itself is childish,which might not bother a very young user (maybe), but bothers me
  • Stops me (I have to press Enter) and distracts me

If this does not get fixed I will have to come up with a hack like JS modification via a browser extension or filtering of the networks packets :'(

July 9, 2019

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

If you find a way to filter these messages out, could you please tell it here? That would be great.

July 26, 2019

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

Oh no, I have realised my mistake when I just saw one on the website. The end is nigh.

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NAMTRAN232238

I never get them, maybe because I'm am using a school chomebook.

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NAMTRAN232238

God Jesus, Now it is bugging me...

July 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wfiO4

Yeah, these stupid interruptions really get on my nerves. They must give us an opportunity to disable it.

July 27, 2019
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