Some Skills Won't Strengthen No Matter What

I did 4 practice sessions in the Demonstratives 3 skill. The first two times it strengthened, but the next two it didn't. I'm sure it's a bug because the same exercises were repeated over and over again. "Celui-ci est mon chien." "Celui-ci est mon fils." "Ma femme aime bien celles-ci." Etc

March 25, 2015


This has never happened to me, but I've noticed many posts about this. Try

* Logging out

* Trying on a different platform (iOS, Android)

* Doing a timed practice

* Learning a new skill

This seems to work for many other people.
March 25, 2015

Sorry. It did not work :( Let me try it on the website. I've been using the app.

UPDATE: Sorry, it still didn't work. I'll try again tomorrow. I've been using too much Duolingo today. Let me try timed practice... Then I'll quit and stop procrastinating...
UPDATE 2: It worked with another skill, but not Demonstratives.

March 25, 2015

I have exactly the same problem today, on exactly the same exercise! I did it four times and it refused to strengthen. I tried timed practice and that didn't help either. I'll try it on my Kindle when I get home.

ETA: I encountered two more skills that won't update no matter how many times I review them. I know I need the practice anyway but there's no way I'm going to sit here all day working on lessons and not getting any re-gilding for the time and effort... I'll be back after they've had a chance to fix it.

ETA again: Tried again on my laptop, totally different machine and connection... still doesn't work. I think this is how my tree started getting un-gilded in the first place and I just let it go.

March 27, 2015


March 25, 2015

Thanks for the tips.

March 28, 2015

I have the same probleme with Demonstratives 3. :(

March 28, 2015

I'm having the same problem with Demonstratives 2. I've logged out, logged back in, practiced the skill (for the fourth or fifth time I might add). Still nothing.

March 31, 2015

I'm having a hard time keeping Demonstratives 2 gold. It's always turning green.

March 31, 2015

I'm now having limited success by re-doing the last lesson in the grouping... sometimes the skill will turn back to gold, sometimes not. I'm running about 50/50.

On the bright side, I've never been able to point-and-click on the accent buttons before when the accented letter was the first one in the sentence, but now that's suddenly working fine.

March 31, 2015

Try re-doing the lessons themselves. I've been doing that lately and it seems to strengthen the skills faster. Sometimes I'll get 10 xps for a lesson even though the skill had already strengthened

March 26, 2015

Hm.... There's only one or two lessons, but I think there's a bug causing the second lesson's words to not appear during practice.

March 26, 2015

Definitely! That's what I've noticed - and I have the same problem with Demonstratives 3.

April 19, 2015

I tried to log out then redo first lesson and it worked. ^^
Good luck to you.

March 28, 2015

Hi, I had the same problem today with a couple of the french topics, including the same Demons. 3. To resolve it I logged out and restarted the app. When I returned I completed the last lesson and it (so far) fixed the problem for all of them I had the problem with....thanks to those below for the suggestion...

March 28, 2015

Not for me, unfortunately... different day, different computer, logged out then back in again, did the same exercise for probably the eighth time in two days now... no re-gilding.

March 28, 2015

The same problem with Demonstratives 3, I have tried mant times (more than 10) from different devices and I haven't managed to get the gold symbol, someting has to be wrong.

April 16, 2015

Still a problem. I'm not having issues with any other module. But this one is stuck!

May 9, 2015

Have you tried redoing the individual lessons within the Demonstratives 3 module? Redoing the first one finally fixed it for me.

May 9, 2015

Yes. Re-read the tips and finally tried that one (after trying a few others). Fixed. Thanks.

May 9, 2015

Same with Demonstratives 3

April 14, 2015

Fixed mine by repeating lesson 1 of demonstratives 3

April 16, 2015

I also was having a problem with Demonstratives 3 and nothing was working to make it turn gold again, including timed practice and logging out and back in. (The rest of my tree is gold.) Repeating lesson 1 fixed the issue. What a weird bug!

May 2, 2015

I have had the same problem with demonstratives 2 in French. I always get 3xp instead of 10 even if I do it perfectly and as dr.bimic says i'm only practising cela, ceci, and celles - not celui etc.

June 4, 2015

I strengthen a set of words and am "congratulated" that I did so. Next time I log in, the program requires me to strengthen the same categories again and again. What's going on? Very frustrating...

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