https://www.duolingo.com/espace13

Timed Practice on Lingot Store

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What is the timed practice option on the Lingot store because when I got it (about 5 mins ago lol) it was already equipped? Thanks!

September 13, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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@Duo : Does this mean that in some time we will have to pay lingots to have the time practice?

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/espace13
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That's what I was wondering... I hope not.

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
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No, it means new users have to buy it. Once you have it you keep it forever.

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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Thanks for the answer.

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/espace13
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Thanks!

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LucasTheNomad

Will timed practice be making an appearance on the mobile apps?

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ErnestoEnrique

I'd pay the "big lingots" to get rid of timed practice. It is not something I want. It is nothing but frustrating (for me) and more of a typing skills test than anything else. I especially don't like how I need a second mouse click to get to the regular practice; I'd rather get straight to it.

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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You don't have to use it...

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio
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Is your display different from mine? When I pull up "lesson practice" I get two buttons to choose from: "practice without a timer" and "timed practice." ( I also prefer the first - my typing skills are not up to the challenge!)

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya
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"Old" users have it by default. New users have to "buy" it. But I'm not very fond of it either. Oops, I just called you 'old', sorry! I mean "users who started using duolingo some time ago". :)

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio
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That's two cruel metaphors about the world we live in. ( <-- Joke. Intended to be humorous. ;-)

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio
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So the young must buy time, while the old have all the time they want. Does that seem right to you? ;-)

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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@Soglio: No. The new have to buy the access to "time practice", but they don't have to buy time, it's 30 seconds for everyone.

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ErnestoEnrique

Mine is like yours. Before they introduced timed practice, quite a while ago now, you could click on the equivalent of "Lesson Practice" on the home page and start right in. The currently required second click on "Practice Without a Timer" is what annoys me. If both buttons were move up to the home page, Duolingo could save millions of clicks a day and keep oh how many mice from needlessly filling countless landfills across this already crowded world we share.

September 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RKSMT
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I'm an old user so, I'm grandfathered in, but just out of curiosity, what does buying timed practices cost for new users?

September 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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I'm wondering the same thing.

September 16, 2013
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