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

timed bonus round

thanks duolingo, i love learning spanish on your site!!!

why are the timed bonusround so short... in the more advanced lessons if i type as quick as possible it is still impossible to finish in 2 mins. considering the sentences get longer is it not fair to get a liitle more time :) ????

other that, love everything about it!

December 18, 2012

8 Comments


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

Even in the starting sets, typing at 70 wpm, I'm unable to complete the bonus round in time without being PERFECT and quite lucky. I'd recommend a decreasing bonus as you take longer; the abrupt cut-off of points is just too brutally harsh, and in my opinion, almost impossible.


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

I totally agree, the bonus rounds are almost impossible. I am learning German, my wife is a native speaker and pretty decent typist and she can't complete the bonus rounds in time. I love the site but find these SO frustrating.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jlnelson19

I think everyone agrees the 2 minutes is ridiculous. Not sure why they can't just change it to 3 or 4 minutes, or ask fewer questions. It's an easy fix on their end.


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

HELLO DUOLINGO!!!!!!!!!!! ARE YOU READING DISCUSSIONS?????? THERE ARE LOADS OF POSTS ABOUT HOW FRUSTRATING THE TIME IS..... EVEN IN YOUR OWN LANGUAGE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE. HOW DIFFICULT CAN IT BE TO CHANGE THE CLOCK ! POR FAVOR !!!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mlelovesyou2

I agree!!! Bonus rounds are ridiculously short. I'm pretty good at spanish and I can't even finish the very first bonus round on time!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/9aquatic

Agreed. I'm up to infinitive verbs and occupations in French, but I have literally mastered none of the skills because the bonus rounds are a waste of time. I love the real world translations and they're most important for your business model, but I don't bother because I have to make it through the impossible bonus rounds in order to master a set.

I love Duolingo, though!


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

Just gonna jump in on this one and say yes timed bonus rounds and refresh rounds are far too short.

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