Some practice bugs in German

Hi, so in the last week I experienced some problems, both with the website and the iphone app:

  1. I can't 'practice skill', on the website it brings me back to home page and the app just says it cannot load.
  2. This is even more unfortunate because 'practice weakest words' stopped working for a while (I am so perfect, having perfect skill range for all words, even those that I saw maybe once a month ago).

It would be great to have it fixed again.

And thank you for all your hard work!! It's amazing!

May 23, 2013


We pushed some updates live yesterday that may have fixed these issues. Can you please let me know if you're still experiencing problems? Sorry about that!

May 23, 2013

Thank you for your quick reply, didn't see it until today.

Unfortunately none of the above is fixed (both website and iphone app): 1. Still can't practice a certain finished skill, say verbs 1 or clothing. 2. The golden bars for a skill are not decaying. 3. In 'practice weakest words' (the link i get is: I keep on getting the same words and sentences while new ones (especially those verbs from last week) and other random words never appear. I really had it with eating apples ;-)

Thank you so much for taking care of it.

May 27, 2013

Hi... we just pushed a fix for this today, so please give both practices a try and see if it's working for you again.

May 29, 2013

Thank you so much! It works again! wooohooo!! so many words I didn't see for a while. Though I do not see that my skills decayed, will they in the next few days? Or are you still working on it?

Thanks a lot! P.s You just let me know in case you need any help developing hebrew or Russian

May 30, 2013

You are fairly well-practiced on most of the skills you have learned. But as words in those skills go unpracticed, they will decay over time.

May 30, 2013

I think they don't. Haven't had much practice over the weekend and words do not decay, moreover skills do not decay which is hard then to know what to practice.

Thank you!!

June 2, 2013

My strengthen skills never seems to update. It still gives me old stuff to strengthen. can this be fixed somehow?

August 19, 2013

Is this for "Lesson practice" (on the home page), or "Practice skill" (on a skill page), or both? I just looked at your vocab, and it looks like you should be getting words that are scored as weakest (getränk, gemeinsam, etc.) in lesson practice.

August 19, 2013

this is in the App, when I choose the bar strengthen skills, it just brings me back to the things I learned in the beginning. If I oush the gold cup then things are better because I'm within the "chapter". It is the Strengthen Skills bar that doesnt update.. Also on the home page, using website, it isn't giving me updated exercises in the Strengthen Your Words Lesson Practice.

August 19, 2013

Your word strength decays over time, so it makes sense that you would be getting older words if you haven't seen them for a while in Duolingo.

It's also the case that the "Strengthen Skills" button might not improve the meters on your home page. It's because those meters are averaged over all the words in each skill, and "Strengthen Skills" will practice your weakest words, which might come from all different skills. If you do "Strengthen Skill" under the gold cup, though, you only get words from that skill... so the average strength goes up.

If you are getting repetitive words in practice, though, that is a bug.

August 19, 2013

and if it's a bug? how does one de-bug?

August 19, 2013

If it is a bug, it's our job to fix it. :)

Are you seeing the same words over and over again?

August 19, 2013

Things seem to be working better now. Thank you very much.

August 20, 2013
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