BUG: Graphs still not right
Progress graphs are sometimes missing dots and lines. I reported the same problem a long time ago, perhaps a year ago. Does the underlying software make graph-drawing a hard problem?
Same thing on this account, in every detail. It is seeming like the Duolingo software makes it hard to draw dots and lines and to keep track of numbers.
To my mind, it seems more important to fix these problems, to make the architecture work properly, than to bolt more bells and whistles onto an infrastructure that can't accomplish simple tasks. The whole thing begins to look amateurish. One begins to believe that it is amateurish.
There's a new goal system! But we can't draw graphs. There's a new way of accounting for progress during a test! But there's no way for you to find out how close you are to the next level. We use sophisticated spaced repetition algorithms! But not really - the software presents you the same words, over and over and over.
Now the little progress circle on the left is broken, too. When I had accumulated 40 points this morning, the circle said "20/20".
No, it's not supposed to do that. It's supposed to say "40/20" in this case. Usually it does, but not always. This is another example of where the Duolingo software cannot count properly.
. There is a very small team working at Duolingo (around 32 people--not all of whom are techs) and over 40 million users. So, if you reported it, it is probably on the To-Do list, but, lower on the priority list than seeing to things that would keep people from being able to utilize their language course.
If what you say is true, their work prioritizing algorithm will ensure that some bugs never get fixed. If all of these bugs are esthetic, the app may keep working, but it will also get uglier and uglier over time, like an abandoned building whose windows are gradually all broken. Maybe we'll get lucky and eventually Rudy Giuliani will take over.