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Strengthening not working

I'm not having issues with getting my XP after finishing my strengthening lessons. I am however not strengthening any skills by doing them. I seem to be getting examples from every lesson that's already at gold, but none from the skills that aren't gold.

I emailed support about this 2 or 3 days ago, but have still not received a reply other than the automated conformation email.

Is anyone else having the same issue?

February 16, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/SuperSpaceOwl

I'm having the same issue with the Swedish course.

Most of the time when I do it it doesn't fill up any bars. On the rare occasion that it does it only seems to work for skills that have dropped to three bars or lower. To get gold I would have to go through each skill separately and strengthen them individually.

But even going through them individually seems to be getting less reliable in recent weeks.

February 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Macjory

Are you strengthening from the skill itself? General strengthening doesn't do much good, I've found. (By general I mean the blue block on the home page). But strengthening within the skill itself will keep the skill gold for a longer time. (Click on the skill, and you'll see a colored box indicating your current level on that skill -- e.g., 4/5 -- and a 'Strengthen skill' label with the name of the skill. That's the one that will strengthen more specifically.

February 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Alf42

Try strengthening individual skills in the tree and see if that works. You click on the gold circles in the tree and strengthen from inside the skill. Good luck!

February 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TessNystrom

I know I can strengthen each skill individually.

What I'm having issues with is that the strengthening lesson isn't letting me strengthen -anything- that needs to be strengthened. It is only giving me examples of skills that are already at gold.

A month or two ago it would give me skills that needed to be strengthened so I could strengthen them.

Actually, I should clarify. At least when I do the Dutch for English course. When I did English for Dutch speakers it let me strengthen skills, but I don't know if that was because they were all down to below half, or because it just works properly on the English for Dutch course.

February 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Macjory

Can you click on a skill that has decayed? You may have to click on individual skills to see if they are "full" (5/5), but any you find that are less than that can be strengthened when you find them.

February 16, 2015
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