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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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/profile/bren
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We were experimenting with this feature and decided not to keep it based on how many users were coming back to the site.


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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

I noticed that too. : (


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

it looks so plain with it gone


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

Yeah, I agree.


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

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


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


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

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


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

That just means we're getting lazy.


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

yah but it looks so plain with it gone


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

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