Getting the same words over and over in Timed Practice
Timed Practice used to be great. It was constantly throwing out new words. In the past few days it's been giving me the same words and sentences over and over again. Is anyone else having this? Did they change the algorithms?
Hey there... we think we've fixed the problem for you guys. Let us know if practice is still repetitive, or if there is still weirdness in the updating of your "last practiced" counters.
It has broken again for me now. I have practiced tiempo many times yesterday and today but my vocab tab shows it was last practiced one month ago. I also only today noticed within a practice you only see 3 or 4 sentences over and over.
We're looking into this. Are you doing "practice all skills" or practice for a particular skill?
Hello Tatou. The variety is better today. The practice is presenting a more varied range of sentences.
However the updating of the 'last practiced' counters is still a bit dodgy. I saw 'los tiempos' a few times just now but the last practiced counter for 'tiempo' says 'one month ago'.
The last practiced counters for 'tiempo' and 'llave' are never updated for me when I do 'practice all skills'.
I don't know if you want clues, but I saw something unusual today.
I went to my vocabulary list and sorted by last practiced time - newest to oldest. It says tiempo was last practiced 1 month ago (wrong - it makes me practice it all the time...).
However it was in the sorted list in between words that are shown as practiced 2 minutes ago!
We think we know what's going on here, and will have a fix for you as soon as we can. Thanks for your patience... I know this has to be really frustrating!
That's great, thank you! No, I'm not frustrated at all!! I think Duo is a great. Thanks to you and all your colleagues. I'm just trying to be helpful in catching this bug if I can.
I've recently started having this issue under "Strengthen Skills". The first day of the issue I would only have three phrases, but the last couple of days have had about three phrases for 90% of the practice with a few extras.
Same. I'll see a very unfamiliar phrase that I'm struggling with (and never get right) maybe once a week, if I'm lucky... Yet I just completed a session that gave me "das Auge" alone about six times.
Same for me. in the Italian tree. Today it asked me one phrase 5 time sin strengthening skills (not timed and timed) all the different ways, but then even repeating them. Mostly its three or four phrases, but now only one!
Today I figured out the problem. In the vocabulary tab, there are a bunch of words whose "last practiced" counter is frozen. These are the words that keep repeating over and over again. Even though I just saw those words today, the "last practiced" field still says it's been weeks or months. Today I got a few other words, and on those ones the counters updated immediately.
On the other hand, there are some words that say I practiced them today, but in reality I haven't seen them in months. Maybe the system is crediting the wrong words when I practice them? So it sends me a word, but then updates a completely different word? Then it looks and sees the same words in the "weakest" category.
No, it works for me. It always was giving me the same words over and over but I noticed in the last few days it's much better. Now I'm getting all my weakest words that I haven't seen for ages!
I've been getting the exact same words for roughly the past 25 practice sessions.
yes merinoam, i guess the software goes to weakest words and keeps sending you those, but they are not updated so it keeps sending the same words even if you have practiced them.