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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kelvinma13

Strange behavior in the translation area

Lately, things have been behaving weirdly in the translation area , panels are jumping around, sometimes a sentence panel will open, and display the same sentence twice, and sometimes I will refresh the page after doing a bunch of translations, only to have Duolingo say I didn't translate them, and when I translate the same sentences again, the coin icon says I gained another set of skill points, but the feedback box will say I did not because I "already say the best translation". Not to mention Duolingo not awarding me my rating points, even after refreshing the home page.

July 30, 2012

7 Comments


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

I have been having these problems exactly as you describe them for several weeks now. I wish I had an answer, but at least knowing someone else is having them helps me narrow down the issue, i.e., it's probably not my computer as I suspected. Which browser do you use?


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

Having the same problems and as far as my best guess goes, I think it's the combination of a slow server and the ajax asynchronous communication lagging behind. In other words, if I am right, this might take a while to correct, because it's gonna need some serious re-design...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kelvinma13

Firefox Nightly 17, on Ubuntu Linux 12.04


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

I've had exactly these problems within the past few days, although only intermittently. I'm using Safari in Mac OS 10.5.8. So that would suggest it isn't a browser problem.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kelvinma13

Sounds like a website bug to me.


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

I find that if a sentence is slow to open and you click again, that is when two boxes appear, and usually neither one works correctly. To avoid problems when this happens I skip to another sentence to close the faulty one and then go back to it later. Just a hint for dealing with this annoying problem.

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