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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chrisjsimpson

Does Peeking affect progress?

Is 'peeking' (ie hovering over a word to see its translation) logged?

Think it should account for some form of progress tracking, maybe it already does :)

December 17, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luis

It doesn't affect progress, but we use it to determine how strong each of your words is and which ones you should practice next.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chrisjsimpson

Thanks Luis, intuitive. All the best moving forward with an already great product =]


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rluginby

Ahhh. So does peeking decay your skills faster? That would be why I loose strength so fast. I have so many diminished bars that I'm to the point now where I am almost starting over.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jolynnedougherty

Luis, "I have a friend" who has been know to x out of lessons or reviews when she messes up the first two or three questions. Do you have to complete a full set of reviews or a complete lesson for the program to know that I don't know those words or phrases or does it compute each question whether I finish the set or not?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mitcorb

I absolutely always peek, even on words I know. Why? Because I have been conditioned to doublecheck by the real world translations and by frequent loss of hearts for being overconfident.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rocko2012

I doubt Duolingo would ever penalize someone for it. Because you pretty much have to use the peeking/hovering to decipher unknown words in the real world translations.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dadaduo

But also, it would downgrade your effort in Spanish speaking. True story.

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