https://www.duolingo.com/ppelk

Please allow disabling the coach because...

When using the app from a mobile I was forced to turn the app on. I was given the options for goals but no 'no coaching' option.

Basically I don't mind the coach when using a computer, but on a phone, the session starts with the coach reminding me about my goal, and that actually slows me down in getting started. It is also a bit annoying.

This is the my main issue with it - it makes the otherwise decent phone app cluttered.

I like the game aspect of Duolingo, but to be fair, now we have reached the point of too meny frivoulus additions.

November 28, 2014

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/margaritaguese

YESSS that damn coach.... and I donĀ“t want to see the coach, I am a lot more motivated by seeing my progress bar increase. PLEASE make it optionallll

November 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CorryEngelbrecht

Agreed. The coach is lame and does NOTHING for me for motivation. The progress bar does, however.

November 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/llamalovers000

I know right! I miss the progress bar and no longer know when I will reach the next level.

November 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/margaritaguese

HATE the stupid coach....

November 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TheZaxian

For reference, this thread https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5303747 has a little script you can use to show you the xp until your next level.

November 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JamieJamJams

I always just put coach to 1xp, so I don't accidentally loose my streak. Even though I usually do more than the maximum goal setting. Right now I'm motivated more by finishing my tree. I wish there was a countdown for how many more lessons I had to do, so I didn't have to keep counting out of curiosity.

November 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TheZaxian

The coach on the android app for me at least seems to be asking for minutes per day rather than xp per day (and the lowest option is 5 mins/day) =/

I would also love to see a lesson countdown.

November 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DrWho100

This is exactly the reason that I refuse to enable Coach on the android and it is my feeling also! It seems to be asking for a certain number of minutes a day. Why would I risk a 368 day streak for something completely useless, especially since I don't use the android version often?

November 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

Right. If you set the coach to 1xp, things are as they were before. I only notice the coach nowadays when people post about him/her.

November 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/llamalovers000

For now, I think that is the best way to take care of things. That's what I told a few other people to do also.

November 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TheZaxian

I agree, in fact (given what happened with introduction of the coach on the website and people losing their streaks) I have avoided using the app at all today rather than set a goal. Can anyone confirm whether failing my daily goal on the app (which seems to be in mins/day rather than xp/day) will affect my streak on the website? I use a mixture of the app and the pc so it's likely that I'll "fail" my daily goal on the app quite regularly.

November 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Zacharylfc

I use both the app and the site. As far as I can tell, if you complete your goal on either of them you should be fine. So, I don't believe you have to do it on both. However, if I complete lessons on the app the XP shows up on the site. So, just check to see if the XP shows up that way for you too!

November 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Chuckles16

I'm really annoyed about losing my streak courtesy of the "coach". I always do my daily Duolingo session on my Android phone, and the coach was only introduced a few days ago. There was no indication that you would lose your streak if you didn't achieve your daily goal, so, because I didn't do my usual two sections yesterday, I have lost a 63 day streak. NOT A HAPPY CHUCKLES!

November 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DrWho100

I am really annoyed to see today that I cannot proceed to Duolingo learning unless I enable coach on my android phone. I have done very well on my own without the coach, thank you very much. I think I will stop using android DL until they remove this mandatory restriction.

November 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/llamalovers000

Ohhhh poor you. Did you reset the coach feature to 1xp? You can just do that but still do your usual sessions for "fun".

November 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Chuckles16

Yes, I've learnt my lesson!

November 29, 2014
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