https://www.duolingo.com/k_____k

Idea - trimming the tree

Hi,

Ever since i finished my skill tree I find myself scanning through it looking for skills which have degraded since my last training session. And of course, every now and then I miss some of them and spend my time repeating some less demanding lessons. I feel that ability to filter out the clutter(ie. gold lessons) might improve overall UX, especially on mobile platforms. What do you think?

Here is a crude version of what it might look like: http://i.imgur.com/HUJEiQX.png

February 21, 2015

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Torsby

Great idea! I wrote a simple userscript with this functionality! It adds a button to the tree to toggle all golden skills, locked skills and test-out buttons. :)

You can get it here: https://monkeyguts.com/code.php?id=813

You need the Chrome extention Tampermonkey or the firefox add-on Greasemonkey in order for this to work!

UPDATE: The script now remembers that your tree is trimmed.

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/emmyfro

This might be tricky, but is there any way to make the tree trimming sticky? For instance now when I go to work on a tree I trim it and when I finish the review I've been working on it brings me back to the untrimmed tree. I know it only takes a click to trim again but it would be awesome if I could hone in on exactly what I need to work on each time.

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Torsby

This feature is now added, you needf to reinstall the script :)

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/emmyfro

Thanks a lot! :)

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/k_____k

Thank you, works like a charm :) I'm not big fan of user scripts as you have to reinstall them every time you change browser/computer, but for now it will do :)

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RafaRiff

Thank you very much, it works perfectly! I loved it! May I post it in Duo Portuguese forum?

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BrandonTweedly

love the userscript, just installed it and works a treat. would it be difficult to invert the tree when trimmed as well as I always work from the harder skills to the easier, and I believe this would be a great advantage for people still working through their tree as the skills they are currently working on will be at the top of the screen.

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MaggiePye

If the tree is trimmed, there's not much to scroll through unless you're not reviewing on a regular basis.

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Teenage_Polyglot

Great idea! I have stopped reviewing skills. I have did it on my Spanish tree for about 80 days after I finished it, and got bored with the same nonsensical sentences. So, I moved on to the reverse tree, and am now doing the German for Spanish speakers tree, which is much better practice after you take a few weeks to review the first tree.

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

That's a neat idea!

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Windrammer

I approve of this!

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Finneganegan

I don't think I'd personally use it very often. But still it would be a pretty cool thing to have.

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/piplup22301

I think that this is a great idea! I would definitely use it.

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sarefo

Nice. What I would really like to have would be a way to re-learn only up to a certain part of a tree, ideally using the checkpoints button for that. Right now, when re-visiting a tree after some time, it will overwhelm me with the higher-level stuff when I use "Strengthen skills", so I have to go through all skills by hand, bottom to top. But I don't think this one can be done with a user script :)

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/k_____k

Yeah, I too feel like strengthening skills from whole tree is just too mixed up to recall any of those skills sufficiently(especially grammar).

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ptoro

I like it!

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MaggiePye

I like this! I haven't finished my tree but I'm pretty far down, and this means I don't have to scroll through the entire tree looking for the one skill I need to review!

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sergodolm1987

Can you repost the code? The link is broken down

December 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/k_____k

Check the comment section in this thread. There's a working copy.

December 16, 2015
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