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Getting the same words and phrases over and over again

For the past week, when I do timed practice I get the exact same words and phrases. Even though these words say I just practiced them, they still keep popping up. There's a lot of vocabulary that I haven't seen in a long time. This has happened before and I really wish the practice would cycle vocabulary consistently. I'm not getting the spaced repetition that Duolingo promises.

August 16, 2013



I've figured out a sort of work-around. The first practice round of the day is always the same words. But afterward if I go to the vocabulary tab and sort the words around, then the rest of the practice rounds will pull new words.

If I go to the vocab tab before doing at least one practice round that day, it won't fix it. The first one is always the same words. If I keep doing practice rounds without going to the vocab tab, I'll get the same old words over and over until I do.


As soon as I posted that, it seems to have fixed itself. So nevermind.


Nevermind, still getting the same words. In my vocabulary list, some words update the "last practiced" correctly, but it still serves me those words over and over after I just practiced them. Then there are other words that say I just practiced them today, but in reality I haven't seen them in a while.

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