https://www.duolingo.com/Wizek

Found a bug related to individual skill practice

<h1>Current behaviour:</h1>

When I click strengthen for an individual skill (as opposed to through the global big blue strengthen skill button) I get asked to choose "Start timed practice" and "Practice without a timer".

Even if I choose neither options and go to "Home" without seeing a single sentence or word from that skill, (then refresh with CMD+R on the 'Home' page where the skill-tree is) the skill turns gold.

So without any practice whatsoever Duo still thinks that I have practiced.

<h1>Expected behaviour:</h1>

The skill should stay as it was instead of turning gold if no practice took place.

September 28, 2014

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/dewluca

I have the opposite issue . . . the home tree says a skill needs practice (at four bars instead of five) but when I go into that lesson it says there are no weak words . . . Something seems messed up . . .

September 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

I've had something similar: I do the timed practice, do only one or two questions, and then have my skill turned gold.

On the flip side, I can do "strengthen [all] weak skills" multiple times without turning any skill gold.

September 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/talideon

I've noticed the same issue too, and I've also noticed that sometimes when you go to strengthen individual skills, it'll only give you a very small number of exercises to complete, definitely not enough to justify marking it as decayed, and that's it. That's a great way to get XP and lingots easily, but it doesn't really help with language learning.

September 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Wizek

"it'll only give you a very questions"

I am confused. What kind of questions do you mean?

September 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/talideon

'exercises' would've been a better choice of words. I also made a typo. I'll edit my comment.

September 29, 2014
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