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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lewisjcranston16

New Feature..

Hello/Hola/Guten Tag/Oi/Bonjour!

I would just like to say I really like this new feature..

It means I access my lessons so much quicker, and also shows the nice little monument.. It doesn't show on my German tree since I've already finished it, but it does show a lovely little picture of the Brandenburg Gate,

http://i.imgur.com/SDZFTIl.png

June 24, 2014

61 Comments


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

This will be very nice. I just noticed it too (and then came here to see if someone had mentioned it!).

It would also be nice if there were a similar option to take you to the next non-gold skill. (I know, they're never satisfied!)


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

I have several non-gold skills, but no button. C'est la vie, maybe soon.


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

Wouldn't that be functionally the same as the current "Strengthen Skills" button?


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

No, because this takes you straight to the lesson you need to finish, not strengthen words. Its takes you to the lesson in the skill.


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

Ooo! I hope that goes out to everyone soon! Looks very pretty, but I'm not seeing it on mine yet, so I guess they're still testing it.


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

I don't see it on mines nor this either. I'd trade my words tab for that.


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

I have it. I guess not everyone does. ☺


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

I know it's really handy so you don't have to scroll all the way down to get to a new lesson.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LINBUR0100

I don't have it for my Italian! Maybe I need to log out and back in, since I've been logged in all day. :-)


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

Yeah, that's what I had to do(:


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

Fancy, schmancy! I just noticed it, too! It's beautiful!


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

Sadly my other account and this one doesn't have it. Looks like they're rolling it out because it can't possibly be in AB testing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

this is wonderful

last year there were hundreds of posts on this issue

nice to see that they read and improve

thanks Lewis for bringing this visible


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lewisjcranston16

you're welcome.. I'll write to you tomorrow.... 22.37 in bonnie Glasge.. last day of school tomorrow before the summer begins.. these are good times to be living..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maddyis7

Scots wha hae.

Lewis and Jack, we don't appear to have this in Italian yet :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

I think they are just testing a few people just now


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_gs9

I just noticed this too! It's awesome. Saves me the hassle of scrolling down loads to get to the newest lesson (even though I'm only like 1/3 of the way through the tree!). If you also notice as well, at the end of a lesson there's a "Next Lesson" button which takes you straight into the next lesson.

Thanks Duo for continually improving this amazing website and giving us all such a great opportunity to learn :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kgm_7

I noticed this too around an hour ago! :) Surprised me!


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

Just noticed it. Nice little improvement.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vimo777

Very cool. Does it distinguish between a bonus skill lesson and a regular lesson? I will try it out.


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

In my tree, the bonus skill lessons are ignored.


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

Yay! This is the first time I'm on a testing group! I love how it looks.


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

Did that just happen? O.o


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lewisjcranston16

I'm not sure, I just clicked on Home and it appeared..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jurekcy1

Now, learning will be sooooooo much better....


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

I really like it, But I wished they rolled out the vocabulary feature with this update.


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

I really like this! It's helpful and pretty!


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

This is great! I'd secretly been hoping for a feature like this to be implemented, so I'm very excited to try it once we all get this (hopefully). :)


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

Sorry, but I don't really mind this feature: I will use it very rarely and it takes away a lot of space so that I have to scroll down more, but I cannot say that I dislike it. I don't like it either.

It is obviously made to prevent us from scrolling down, but I like to "jump" between the skills (learning 10 lessons adverbs in a row? Not my favorite approach!) and that's why it's not that great to me.


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

How does it choose what lesson to pick? I like to always do the one with the lowest fraction so I end them all around the same time and don't get 10 lessons of verbs in a row.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martijn-J

Hahahaha! That flirting skill that needs strengthening look way too familiar.


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

How do you get this?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lewisjcranston16

If you don't have it.. then it's because you're not in the test group..


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

I am one of the lucky ones to have it. Actually I have noticed several changes recently.

  1. The Start New Lesson- I have it also on my Spanish learning English tree as well as the Spanish. It appears to only take you to a new uncompleted lesson.

  2. The Scorecard feature is still available. It is at the bottom left of the progress /points earned page. A gray button that says "Review lesson"

  3. The Return /Enter key on my laptop no longer works after a lesson is completed. I have to actually mouse over to the "Continue" button and click it to advance back to the skill set page. This means scrolling because I enlarge the page view for easier viewing.

  4. Seems only occasionally I am presented with the "You know Blah% of words in article and the option to translate it in Immersion. Before it was always popping up after any lesson I completed.


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

I see it on mine as well, was about to make a post. Since I already finished my Spanish tree, there is no button. But, I like the way it looks (graphics person here).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lewisjcranston16

Yes, it's same with my German..


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

How come I'm never part of the A/B tests?


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

You're actually part of multiple AB tests we're currently running =D


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

I wouldn't mind being part of some AB tests :D


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

Since A/B testing means having a group with the feature and one without it, then being on the group that does not have the feature means you are actually part of the test... :)


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

Ah! You're right. Perhaps I should say I would like to be in A rather than B.


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

But what if the B side is the one that always gets features? ;)

Maybe they have a system in place to randomly assign users to a side, so you can be "in" some tests and "out" of others.


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

I know I'm with words. But what else?


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

Do you have the scorecard? Maybe the weekly chart is an AB test as well.


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

I don't have the scorecard.


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

Now I wonder what bchan means...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lewisjcranston16

I didn't realise the scorecard was a test..


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

I am also wondering what happened with it. I had it. Now I lost it. It's a bummer.


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

Probably a whole set of parameters like defining which words are going to be used when you practice weak skills or the order of new questions when learning a new lesson and so on...


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

Nice! Can't wait to get it!

I noticed some other novelties today, too, looks like they've been busy bees :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LINBUR0100

This doesn't work for me in any of my languages. I wonder if it is a phased roll-out? (I did try logging out and back in, jut in case...)


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

I just got it today. So cool! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spaceowl42

Aw! I don't have that... I also don't have the new words page! :-( Happy learning! -Spaceowl42


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

That looks great. However, I am still waiting on the Scoreboard feature to be rolled out to me, so I guess I'm one of the last on the list for new stuff. :/


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

I like this new feature! :D It's very handy and also pretty to see at the top of my tree. I'm also excited that I'm part of the group that gets to test it out ^_^

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