https://www.duolingo.com/GrandApple

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

24 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Artilex

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

https://www.duolingo.com/GrandApple

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Bvogel1

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

https://www.duolingo.com/GrandApple

Thanks.

March 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TaraDuo123

Thanks for the tips.

March 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TaraDuo123

I have the same probleme with Demonstratives 3. :(

March 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/strgerbil

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

https://www.duolingo.com/GrandApple

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

March 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Bvogel1

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

https://www.duolingo.com/JackB63

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

https://www.duolingo.com/GrandApple

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

https://www.duolingo.com/AretAret

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

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TaraDuo123

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

March 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/asharveyuk

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Bvogel1

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

https://www.duolingo.com/salsamentum

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

https://www.duolingo.com/TigerWhite

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

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lhb24tuc

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

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TigerWhite

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

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sfishlock

Same with Demonstratives 3

April 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sfishlock

Fixed mine by repeating lesson 1 of demonstratives 3

April 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lhb24tuc

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

https://www.duolingo.com/LJSulli

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

https://www.duolingo.com/xrbg26BR

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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