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

So here are the changes

Oh dumb me, I didn't know to look at their blog to see what is going on. Someone else posted this link in case you wonder what happened!

http://blog.duolingo.com/post/32680712136/a-new-skill-page

October 2, 2012

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

I pretty much agree with most of the folks posting on the blog that don't like this new emphasis on more mandatory translation. I don't see how poorly translating sentences on uninteresting topics unrelated to prior lessons can show we have "mastered" a language skill, and does nothing for developing listening skills.

October 2, 2012

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

And they are hot on the blog today. If you try to say anything positive about the changes they are voting your comment down. I am wondering how they will keep the top translators motivated to stay at it. If not they will have a continuous stream of new people working their way up and then leaving.

October 2, 2012
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