https://www.duolingo.com/Thijmen98

Receiving less XP after strengthening skills

Since a few days I don't get 10 XP anymore when I have strengthened my skills, but I get less XP (mostly between 3 and 6). Is this a new update or is it a bug? (I hope it's the last one).

I've seen more posts about it, but I would like to have an answer from a member from the Duolingo staff. That's why I made a new discussion.

Thanks in advance

February 16, 2015

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DoryRice

I have had the same thing happen for several days. I try to reach 100 points on days I am doing a review. If I only earn 3 to 6 points for an exercise or practice run, it takes forever. I end up practicing less because I get so frustrated. Duolingo really needs to go back to earning at least 10 points an exercise--for the original exercise or the practice without a timer or using Duolingo is going to be something I reconsider.
I too would like to see an answer from the Duolingo staff, please!

February 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ikirimis

It's so true!!! The new experience points are highly demotivating for me also.

February 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sarah-Cheung

Yeah! It happens to me all the time!!! I'm so frustrated!!! I mean, 4 points for a lesson finished without any mistakes?! Why?! This should be put to an end! :/

February 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DoryRice

Some of us only have a personal computer and no other way to practice. I really would appreciate Duolingo going back to the previous reward system for everybody. Practicing when you only earn 3 or 4 points at a time for a perfect exercise makes it very frustrating to keep using Duolingo.

February 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ardenzefrog

I know. it drives me nuts!

February 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Taloua

it Did not happen to me

February 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward

Sounds like an A/B test then.

February 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/writchie4

Yep, lots of recent threads on the topic. Some users now get XP proportional to the previous strength of the words in the lesson.

Here's a link to one such thread: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6993376

February 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/piplup22301

This is happening too, and if it's a new feature, I really do not like it.

February 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kirankling

me too. but I dont get any xp or lingots for a perfect score

February 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Todo55

Same problem. In the past 3 days I've been only getting 3XP for practices but 10 XP for new lessons. Duo Lingo, please assist / por favor!

February 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kae.contact

We have discovered that some people only get 3 XP for practicing on a personal computer. If they did the same practice on an android tablet, with no errors they would get 13 XP and 1 lingot. This is totally unfair and is only going to cause people to stop using their PC's and use their tablets only for Duolingo.

February 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MissZahrah

I finished strengthening my Irish, no mistakes, no 'peeking' and only got 5 points for it. I also finished a timed practice with a perfect score and got no points at all! Swedish doesn't seem to have the same problem, just Irish (for me.)

February 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SirOzha1

Use your Duolingo from iPad or iPhone. It still awards 10-13 points to me. If I use web, it gives me 3 XP only...

February 17, 2015
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