https://www.duolingo.com/FlyingDoughnut

it's gone noooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

my start next lesson button is gone :( https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4313394

August 27, 2014

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/bren
  • 1973

We were experimenting with this feature and decided not to keep it based on how many users were coming back to the site.

September 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tonyph17

Bren could you expand your logic please. What do you mean by 'based on how many users were coming back to the site'? It was a useful feature so why remove it?

September 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bren
  • 1973

We measure the fraction of users who come back to Duolingo on consecutive days. This fraction was lower for users who had the button to the extent it is unlikely to be explained by statistical noise.

There's no causal explanation as to why a smaller fraction return, although you can dream up explanations such as new users should focus on revisiting previous lessons over advancing quickly in the tree. Is that really the case? We don't know because we weren't testing that hypothesis.

September 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/barbie21144

Bren, different subject here, but what happened to the Progress Quiz? Many people (on a different thread) have been wondering what happened to it, and after paying lingots for it, want to have it back as it's an excellent way to measure progress.

January 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan

what happened to the Progress Quiz?

Mostly, you can find the answer to this kind of questions in
https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/categories/115000044823-Updates

In https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002969903-Duolingo-s-New-Website Duolingo's staff wrote:

Under consideration:
Progress quiz (we would rather focus efforts on creating other, more popular shop items)


Workaround
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25059157$comment_id=25060572

January 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Wandering.Seeker

indeed. it saved us time to scroll down. this needs to be fixed fast.

August 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/xdjzxwjpdjxzw

It's gone for me too. :( I hope they will bring it back.

August 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Marc_B

I noticed that too. : (

August 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FlyingDoughnut

it looks so plain with it gone

August 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Marc_B

Yeah, I agree.

August 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Khymsdragon

Dang. I was hoping it was just me and could be fixed.

August 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyWitzaney

It's not that bad I've got the mobile and you just click on the skill and click on the next lesson it only take like 10 seconds longer.

August 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FlyingDoughnut

i know but we have to scroll down and click twice and now it looks so plain >.<

August 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyWitzaney

That just means we're getting lazy.

August 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FlyingDoughnut

yah but it looks so plain with it gone

August 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyWitzaney

At least it's not as bad as the duels disappering on the mobile that destroyed everything duolingo isn't even that much fun anymore without it.

August 29, 2014
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