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Timed Practice on Lingot Store

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

16 Comments


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

@Duo : Does this mean that in some time we will have to pay lingots to have the time practice?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/espace13

That's what I was wondering... I hope not.


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

No, it means new users have to buy it. Once you have it you keep it forever.


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

Thanks for the answer.


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

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


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


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

You don't have to use it...


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

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!)


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

"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". :)


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

That's two cruel metaphors about the world we live in. ( <-- Joke. Intended to be humorous. ;-)


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

So the young must buy time, while the old have all the time they want. Does that seem right to you? ;-)


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

@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.


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


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

I'm an old user so, I'm grandfathered in, but just out of curiosity, what does buying timed practices cost for new users?


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

I'm wondering the same thing.

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