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

WHERE IS THE BAR???

Sad to see the bar showing my progress on the home page for each language go away today...and now the owl is in a track suit, asking me to set a goal, which for me is a non issue, as I'm on DUO daily working on my languages.

I MISS THE BAR. Any chance its coming back?

October 6, 2014

104 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/charlotte_12

Please bring back the bar and the chart per language as it was before. Perhaps you could consider to add a third button 'Set your Daily Goal' under the buttons 'Strengthen skills' and 'Real world practice'.


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

I agree... “Daily goal settings” can be helpful, but the level, the number of points of each level and the number of points already done on each level are really very helpful too, as long as they allow us to distribute the number of times we repeat each lesson and each skill, considering that we have to obtain 30,000 points to get to the 25th level of each language. For example: knowing that, we know that we have some 400 points available for each one of the more or less 75 skills.


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

Bigger issue to me - I have four languages that I'm working on. The way it used to be, I could see my individual progress daily in each language. (As I do in the iPhone app.) I can't tell if I 'missed' a language with the new graph... and I'm sure I'm not the only one who tries to squeeze in a lesson here and there through the day, and might accidentally forget a language.

And yes, I've 'missed' a language more than once. (Usually German, actually...)


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

I've got that same issue, and am learning four myself, and one outside of DUO..so that one I do because its not on DUO...however the other four...are at issue for me as well. That bar is far too important for me, and it sounds like to you..for them to just let it disappear. Also, you didn't have to click or work to see that info, you just held your cursor over it...and knew from the popup. Very bad decision, not having it in there. I like the new, but I need that bar back.


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

I agree... “Daily goal settings” can be helpful, but the level, the number of points of each level and the number of points already done on each level are really very helpful too, as long as they allow us to distribute the number of times we repeat each lesson and each skill, considering that we have to obtain 30,000 points to get to the 25th level of each language. For example: knowing that, we know that we have some 400 points available for each one of the more or less 75 skills.


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

The individual progress is what I miss/need most too. I was using Duolingo for my duke of Edinburgh skill and now I will have problems because I only want to track my Spanish progress for that, but now I can't learn the other languages without messing up the recording of my Spanish progress... Which means I can't use Duolingo for other languages until I finish the course which for me still requires 10 months of commitment... Please let me know if there is still a way to see my individual progress! Thanks :)


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

The coach on the app at least can tell me which one I haven't done yet. But argh.. want to be able to tell on the web too. And now it's going all over the place, it was briefly the same whether I was in Italian or French, now it's showing 20 points today for French, but I haven't done any yet (to my memory or Coach's). Sorry, showing 20 for everything but I could have sworn I did a lot more than that yesterday than what it is showing. Although apparently I'm still seeing the bar.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melody-r

I agree! The individual progress was really useful... and now I can't tell which language I practice most... and the goals... it's really nice, but 50xp is like nothing to me, I work on my laguages daily and I have more than that. Mostly.


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

Same here, and I have a goal of 50xp per language set in the iPad app, while the web interface only has a maximum of 50 overall. I think I'll just set my goal to 1xp on the website (since I'm a bit afraid that this goal is now used to determine whether my streak is continued, and there is the occasional day when I only have time for a few points) and continue to use the iPad app to see whether I'm reaching my language goals. But now I can't see how close I am to the next level. :(


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

Seriously, how does one know where one is relative to the number of points needed to level up? Taking away the bar at the top, removes the only way I know of to gauge where one is in the total needed...(1500, 1000, etc.)

BRING THAT BAR BACK, or put in some other way to get that important info that is missing now.


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

Like others, the setting of a goal is a non-issue as I'm on Duolingo each day (with a 295-day streak so far). However, I try to keep my study of French and Spanish parallel, so without the bar this is awkward.

Go for the goal thing as an option for sure, but the bar should be a fixture!


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

The Bar is very important indeed. I thought at first I messed up the setting somehow but somewhat relieved to find that it's not just me. Hopefully, with enough noise, the support team on Duo will work towards getting it back on the home page. Going to send them a note now...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/c.h.milor
<h1>BRINGTHEBARBACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</h1>

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

Yes, it is very bad if you are learning more than one language, they have to bring the bar back. It is possible to keep the new coach AND the bar.


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

it would be good if both are kept! I wanna see the bar hanging around!


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

I agree... “Daily goal settings” can be helpful, but the level, the number of points of each level and the number of points already done on each level are really very helpful too, as long as they allow us to distribute the number of times we repeat each lesson and each skill, considering that we have to obtain 30,000 points to get to the 25th level of each language. For example: knowing that, we know that we have some 400 points available for each one of the more or less 75 skills.


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

Yes, bring back the bar and the words. Those were more motivating factors, I was doing this coach thing mentally anyway so that's completely useless feature for me.


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

Oh, and I know that it's quite typical that whenever some change is made, it gets a bunch of unhappy complaints even if the new form is actually better.

But I think this time the change is actually worse.


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