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

BUG: Leaderboard weekly XP wrong

My home page correctly shows that I have 40 XP today. The leaderboard shows that I have 0 XP this week. The figures are not compatible.

February 16, 2015

10 Comments


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

The week seems to roll over around midnight GMT, regardless of where your time zone actually is. That leads to the homepage and the leaderboard having different numbers, because your homepage is recording everything from Sunday but the leaderboard "this week" only records everything past the weekly rollover.

Could that be what's going on here?


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

It could be. If it is, they need to do a better job of managing time zones. They should figure out what "day" and "week" means to each user and present their data accordingly. Otherwise you get situations like this one, where it appears that they don't know how to count.


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

I guess the reason Leaderboard is computed on GMT is since it's used for presenting a comparative report of where one stands vis-a-vis others they are following.


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

Oh yeah, good point! Then it would be nice if we saw that info...


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

On the other hand, here it is Monday, and the weekly XP still shows up as zero. Something is broken.


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

Did you earn some XPs after the time rollover in GMT?


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

You mean it still shows zero?


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

It's caught up now, but it was behind after the GMT rollover.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tink629986

This is still happening, and your explanation sounds reasonable; it does not explain how my "friend" from Australia already has 20 XP for this week but I don't (I'm in New Zealand), Monday 13:10 right now ... (it really ought be in UTC, though, to account for silly things like day-light savings).

Hmmm ... maybe he did earn 20 xp in the 3 minutes between 00:00 UTC and when I looked up this thread :}).

Never mind.

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