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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/damasiado1

Challenge option has disappeared!

This happened yesterday.....human/duobot challenge isnt there anymore.I found this great!Did this happen to anybody else?I'm using iphone5. Thank you for any Help....Kevin

August 2, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/orsay60

I miss the robot. He was especially good for keeping up practice wheni did not have time for the full challenge and for making me not overthink!! Please bring the robot back.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sycamore1125

this version is terrible. the challenge function is real fun.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sycamore1125

how can I install old version back?


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

We need to get this on the computer duolingo. :P


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

This is terrible! Dueling was fun..


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

I have the same problem, how can i get the old version back i have an ipad ?


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

On an iPad, incoming challenges direct me to Game Center, but there are no indications that the feature is no longer available. It was a great feature.


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

I've being running a polite 'petition' to request they get reinstated (Got 56 signatures from this forum), but we've had two updates since removal and no sign or word of a return so i guess it's a road of no return.

I miss them SO much :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/panheadz031

If u judge people by if they like it or not umm k cuz u cant judge me. I like it not there because all these peeps arent getting on your nerves requesting u. I dont like it because i liked playing against friends and family for the WIN!!!!!!!!


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

After months of bugging one of my friends to try DuoLingo, he gets it, we play head-to-head for a week, then you pull the feature without warning. What gives?


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

Yes, my challenge options disappeared as well . I did enjoy it.


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

I cannot be bothered playing it now the challenge option has disappeared, can anyone tell me if there is a way of getting the old version back ?...i have a ipad


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

I've never seen any challenge/duel option on the Android app or Duolingo website. Was it a rare iphone only feature? I've been using Duolingo for a couple of months.


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

I have been using this on my ipad for a couple of months now and the challenge part was the best bit, i am so disappointed!!!


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

Dueling was an IOS exclusive feature since more people use duolingo on an IOS device(I think this is true) and IOS has game center.


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

Bring Duobot back. I found the challenges very useful especially in forcing me to think quickly.


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

Wth. Can't believe the duel feature is gone. Please bring it back!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miasam1818

Ive been wanting to do this! but no the option isnt available... is there anyway to do it now?


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

I wish it was still there do u


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

i want to do it on my pc


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

EVERYONE FOLLOW ME SO WE CAN CHALLENGE!!!!


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

I updated today and now it is gone :-(


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

Hey centime,

if you don't mind me asking: what practice options are there at the moment? Specifically, can you still practice golden skills (strengthen weak words), or can you only practice when skills are not gold (in case you know that)?

I have learned the hard way not to update the iPhoneapp (even though I am always tempted) before I know exactly what has changed…

Thanks for the heads up to you two!

Best Franky


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fer84

I don't have a golden tree, but I could strengthen at least a golden lesson.

Don't update!

1) Duels are gone,

2) Duobot is gone,

3) it is much more difficult to switch between the courses,

4) There is not a single advantage


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

thanks fer84! good to know. I won't update any time soon, I guess. I would have liked to have the graph back (which seems to be reintroduced) but I guess not at this 'cost' :-)


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

i want the duobots back!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/panheadz031

follow me and im smart not gonna update it :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/panheadz031

i mind u asking lol follow me


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

Mine disappeared too after I updated the app on my phone today. I miss duobot :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aml0013

Mine disappeared after I updated, too :-( I emailed support and let them know I was looking for it . . . hopefully they will reinstate. Was one of the best features!


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

Totally gutted that the challenge player and bot options are gone. This was an excellent feature that other apps don't give and SO useful for motivation. I really hope this is just an update bug and not intended :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abella52

Just happened to me -- a bug fix update and poof a major feature disappears. The duobot was incredibly helpful in reinforcing the lessons. I'm so disappointed I'm not sure I can continue. BOO!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abella52

I'm afraid that Duolingo may believe that the Challenge options conflict with their translation service business model. It's a real shame because the challenge questions made Duolingo more of a game which I'm sure helps broaden the appeal of the application. Hopefully they realize that and are drawing up similar features.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4567kitty

Please bring it back. And make it available on the computer. I really liked this, and I think my students would find it beneficial and fun to challenge other students.


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

Argh! I left four months ago for Europe and have come back to find my favorite option removed!! The dueling was such a great addition because it allowed my family and I to challenge each other each week to determine who has been studying the most! We even made a reward system!!


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

Guess I was too late - my French teacher said something about duolingo "dueling", but I couldn't find it anywhere! Darn it - I wish I gave it a try.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DramaQueen2319

Can you try to send me a challenge, DJ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JGarcia.12

why did they take it out :(


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

F>❤❤❤❤ you


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

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL suks to be uuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rshah1305

can u challenge on duolingo pc or mac


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

trying to raise some longots plz donate


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PablodelPa1

Yes, it happened to us just today.


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

I wanted to battle my brother! Then, out of nowhere, theyy take out the feature. And I was like, GAH!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paola900471

yes! Suddenly my language course no longer appears!!! I get the invitation to continue because the owl wants it...I click on it...it shows two or the pages...then nothing! A big blank page! I am getting frustrated!!!

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