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"Discuss Sentence" button randomly stops working

I don't know what could be causing it, I've cleared my cache many times and have even used different browsers, but for some reason, during a lesson, the "Discuss sentence" button will just stop working.

The only way I've found to fix it is to refresh the page, which isn't desirable since it resets my progress on the lesson, and there's the chance I won't get the same question that I want to discuss.

But even refreshing doesn't always work. Just a few minutes ago, I found two questions, in the "Demonstratives-3" section of French, where the "Discuss Sentence" button refuses to work no matter what.

I'm running Chrome, version '39.0.2171.95 m.' on Windows 7. I've also tried this on Firefox version '33.1.1'

December 25, 2014

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/clawedinvader

This is happening for me a year later, I'm using Google Chrome 50.0.2661.102 m. Does anyone know of any fixes for this yet?

May 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hrthjtjtyjyykyk

It still happens to me too. :( It has been happening to me ever since I first joined Duolingo like 3 or so years ago actually.

July 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

I've noticed the same thing (started around the same time the hearts were removed).

I haven't really looked into this issue, but it seems that it happens to the same sentences each time. When I move to the next question, the 'Discuss Sentence' usually works. It is usually only 2-3 sentences per lesson that cause problems.

I am using Chrome Version 39.0.2171.95 m

December 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/writchie4

I haven't really looked into this issue, but it seems that it happens to the same sentences each time. When I move to the next question, the 'Discuss Sentence' usually works. It is usually only 2-3 sentences per lesson that cause problems.

Hmm, I just noticed the opposite behavior here in a timed lesson (with the same browser). I tried to open the discussion after every question and once it failed once, none of the rest would open. Here's some of the sentences for which the discussion failed to open, in case that helps the crew.

  • We can discover more money. (first failure)
  • Even a glass of fruit juice counts.
  • Ella es independiente.
  • I would like that house if it had a pool.
  • cuenta con ustedes
  • Me gustarĂ­a esa casa si tuviera una piscina.
  • tu no cuentas
December 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

You are right... I was able to trigger the error again and found the same thing. Once it failed (on the third question), nothing else worked.

December 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

Hi there! I'm not part of the tech team, but they always want to know what operating system and browser you're using (For example, Firefox/Windows 7). :)

December 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Berniebud

Thanks for telling me. I'll add that to the original post.

December 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sgtluax

It is very annoying indeed. Several versions of Firefox so far...

May 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/3RICLJK

Same here!

March 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/drdodds4

Try changing your browser settings to allow pop-ups; that fixed it for me. But in the past, I had pop-ups disabled and the Discuss Sentence button still worked - so something has changed.

March 8, 2017
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