(I wish I could add a screenshot) When I tried to strengthen my skills using the time practice, the time goes to a whole bunch of number like 289498132:32 and I have tried completing it still but sometimes it gives me the points and then sometimes it does not.
Sorry but I don't have an answer for you. On the other hand I do have a suggestion.
It is great that you posted this in the troubleshooting section of the discussions page where it belongs but........You would be much more likely to find someone that can help you if you posted it in the Duolingo section.
Just don't tell anyone I told you to post it in the wrong forums. They might get angry :D
Yes, but what I was suggesting (which was most likely a bad idea) is that he could get more exposure to others with the same problem and possibly even those that stumbled into a solution. While this is the forum it should be posted in, often those that can help do not follow the posts.
I totally understand that it belongs here, but sadly posts in the troubleshooting forum get answered less than those in the regular forum. It is a personal preference and I totally get and am okay if people do not share in it.
but sadly posts in the troubleshooting forum get answered less than those in the regular forum.
That's coz if it's truly a technical glitch, it will need some input/work by the Duolingo team. Regular users won't be able to offer more than a few general troubleshooting tips.
As I stated it is a personal opinion and I could very well be wrong. In fact, you make a very good point, it could be because regular users can't offer much more than tips.
I say we call a truce. There isn't really anyway to tell without conducting a study. We can speculate all we want and get no where.
Plus we have cluttered up the page, your genuine answer to his question is stuck at the bottom.....
I have seen folks post the issue when they do try some weird stuff like posting in quick succession (usually invalid data). Are you getting this issue for a normal regular pace session of the timed practice? I have used timed practice for quite a bit but never faced any issue.