https://www.duolingo.com/Imjasaucedo

Glitch in timed practice?

I was doing timed practice in a lesson I really hated in spanish. I really didn't fell like doing this lesson so I just wanted to get it over with. This gave me an idea I wanted to try. I began just speeding through the questions as fast as possible regardless of whether I was right or not. Less than half-way through the lesson, my time increased to 23476339:16. I have no idea how this happened or why. But maybe Duolingo should fix the problem. Because you only need to get one question right to strengthen the skill. And it gives a way for slackers to get out of practicing and racking up a day streak. This is my first discussion so please ignore any mistakes you might find. I just thought this would be an interesting thing to share with you all. It definitely makes you aware of the kind of glitches possible in Duolingo. If you do not believe me you can try it yourself. But I had to do it twice after the first time to see if what I saw was real. Trust me, glitches in Duolingo are real and I found one.

August 21, 2014

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Lavmarx

That glitch has been reported by various users, I don't know if the staff is already alert of the problem, but I still recommend you to click the support sticker on the left side of the page and report it. You should also move this post from Duolingo to troubleshooting.

August 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Imjasaucedo

Thank you for the tip. It has officially been moved.

August 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Imjasaucedo

I just now realized that other people have found this glitch. But I was the only one who actually SUGGESTED that it be removed! This is something that is called CHEATING and I really think DL should fix the problem. Otherwise people could "learn" a language without actually learning the language! Not to mention working up a day streak they don't deserve.

August 21, 2014

[deactivated user]

    well, why did you try that new idea? i mean if you never tried it then you never would of discovered that glitch.

    August 21, 2014

    [deactivated user]

      here i am going to try and see if you are right. hang on.

      August 21, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Imjasaucedo

      Hm.....Good question. It was really more out of curiosity of what the lesson would do. I didn't even NOTICE the glitch until After I completed the lesson.

      August 21, 2014

      [deactivated user]

        how do you look back on a lesson after you completed it? or you just remembered?

        August 21, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Imjasaucedo

        It had still showed a time thing after I finished. Did it work for you?

        August 21, 2014

        [deactivated user]

          didn't work for me. what did you do just type random letters as you flew threw it?

          August 21, 2014

          https://www.duolingo.com/Imjasaucedo

          What I did was I typed one letter, which in my case was "f", then I hit Enter twice. Once to submit my answer, twice to continue to the next problem. Then I just repeated the process.

          August 21, 2014

          https://www.duolingo.com/Imjasaucedo

          Just to let you know, I have to go now. I will reply to your future comments later. (If you have any)

          August 21, 2014
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