https://www.duolingo.com/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 :)

12/17/2012, 3:31:41 PM

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

12/17/2012, 7:53:29 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/chrisjsimpson

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

12/17/2012, 7:58:20 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

2/6/2015, 3:22:46 PM

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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?

2/6/2015, 6:00:59 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

12/24/2012, 7:39:26 PM

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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.

12/17/2012, 6:20:43 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/dadaduo
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But also, it would downgrade your effort in Spanish speaking. True story.

12/18/2012, 8:51:24 PM
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