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

What the heck?

I appreciate that the duolingo team is always working on improving this site, but it's quite frustrating when helpful portions disappear. First the genders in the vocab lists, and now it looks like two whole lessons have been scrapped during the new lesson update. Please bring back the lessons and the genders. This is for german, btw.

April 22, 2013

15 Comments


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

Understand your concerns, don't worry! We're figuring out the best tree model (sometimes this involves experimenting with different amounts of skills and their layout). The trees will continue to evolve and improve and so will the vocab page. I agree the gender hints should be reinstated. Thanks for bearing with us! :)


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

Thank you for replying, you are very courteous. I started the thread in the heat of the moment; I don't like drastic changes. I will learn to live with it though. Thanks again.


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

I realise this discussion is old, but do you know why the gender hints haven't been reinstated yet?


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

We just reverted this change. Everything should be back to normal.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aj.leon

Have the changes been rolled back? I don't mind new lessons but my "known words" count has been cut in half and I would really appreciate that "progress" back, even if it's just a number.


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

oops, i still see them. i don't know what all is gone, but i do count two fewer lessons on the bottom third. Edited the title for truth


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

now my words learned is cut in half


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

The number of words should be back to normal now.


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

Thank you for changing it so that the lessons have returned, like genitive case, but will there be another, refined update in the future? I still have a bar at the top of my screen saying new lessons have been added.


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

For anyone learning English, "heck" is a word that is traditionally substituted for "hell" to keep one from cursing, been around a long, long time. Often considered rural in origin, to me it seems very similar to a Dutch word, "Gek" which means "crazy", and in Dutch sounds like saying "heck" while getting ready to spit. Lot of Dutch settlers in the old days in America.


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