https://www.duolingo.com/Soolrak

Is "retry" button gone?

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I was working on my lessons and I lost all my hearts, so it is a habit for me to click on the "retry" button... but this time, it was not there!

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It might not be a big issue, but it is kind of uncomfortable to go back to home and scroll down for the lesson skill, and then to click on the lesson button again.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/writchie4
writchie4
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The easiest way to retry the skill is to refresh the page, with F5, after losing your last heart. That'll take you right back to the first question instead of sending you back home.

I don't understand this change either though. I mean, if I fail a lesson, 95% of the time I want to try it again. It seems silly to go 'Home' first. My only guess is that Duo's trying to encourage us to use other parts of the site if we're stumped on a lesson.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/raans
raans
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Thanks for the tip about refreshing! I never thought about it. I can only assume it's part of the A/B test where even failed lessons strengthen your skills. Going the "extra mile" back to home, scrolling endlessly (and remembering which skills it actually was because it turned gold), is quite annoying and let's me more and more just closing the tab.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_pinkodoug_
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It was a separate test option (ab_options.hide_retry_button_experiment) that's been active since mid-August. It looks like it was pushed to everyone yesterday. This is a change that really baffles me, even though it doesn't really affect me (I tend to use the keyboard for most navigation whenever it's possible).

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4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/raans
raans
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I tend to use the keyboard for most navigation whenever it's possible.

I do this too, but I don't get how this doesn't really affect you? Are any special keystrokes?

Thanks, by the way.

edit: any idea how to prevent escaping the > for quoting without editing the post again?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_pinkodoug_
_pinkodoug_
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I've always just hit F5 to refresh the page which restarts a lesson or a review. The only time I click a button is to start a non-timed practice. Also, if you have the new skill overview pages currently being tested, you can navigate through the slides for individual lessons or the skill specific review, and hit enter to select the one you want.

As for the quoting issue, if there's a solution, I've not stumbled across it. I always have to edit the post to get them to work properly.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/raans
raans
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Ah, there is a new skill overview tested. I didn't know ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/writchie4
writchie4
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edit: any idea how to prevent escaping the for quoting without editing the post again?

No idea. It's super annoying though.

Edit: Welp, using the alt-code doesn't work.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/raans
raans
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Yeah, super annoying!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jellonz
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Agreed. Clearly a change not designed with the obsessive perfectionist personality types in mind. If I fail a lesson the first thing I want to do is retry it, and the last thing I want is to be awarded a strengthening despite failing.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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PS I hate the new skill overview page too. Especially because the Tips and notes end up in a useless little window where you have to scroll and scroll and can only see a tiny bit at a time. There's much more unnecessary clicking and scrolling in the new UI.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LoesVanBos
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I'd upvote this a hundred times if I could. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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I miss this button too! I lost it in August and still miss it. Please bring it back, Duo! Refreshing is not the same. I'll know myself when I want to go somewhere else, please trust me.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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Apparently, metrics show the presence of "retry" button makes less people return to learn languages.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Martijn-J

What is the source of this information?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyEvilSlosh
HappyEvilSlosh
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That's crazy XD. Do you know how big the effect size was?

4 years ago
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