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Microphone hanging & Skipping lessons

In the past couple weeks during the recorded tests my microphone will hang maybe 10% of the time. I can let it sit for 5 minutes and nothing happens - it doesn't say wrong or anything, just hangs thinking. I figured it was the computer I was using, but it's also happening on a second computer with a different OS, and with different browsers.

I didn't really feel like bothering to figure out - since I thought it was the computer - so I got used to clicking "Can't use microphone right now" to skip those ones, and (if I remembered) turn it back on later - but that's not the point of this post!

The point of this post: I'm testing (I think) for a new microphone use, and now when I click on the "Can't use microphone..." I've noticed it completely skips the entire lesson (notice how many questions it has listed):

http://i.imgur.com/ywrT6Nk.jpg

I unlawfully got 1 lingot out of it, so... you might want to fix that before it becomes a "trick" to get lingots - also feel free to take 1 away from me.

September 18, 2013

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/tony

Thanks for letting us know, we'll fix these problems ASAP.

September 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PetrVaclavik

Hello Tony, I have one more idea about lessons with microphone. Turn off repeating phrases during recording. ^^

September 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JazzBlues

Hi - My microphone works on my computer. In the lesson I keep getting 'cannot hear or understand'. Is there anything I can do to solve the problem?

September 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kassandra8286

I just wanted to add that the same exact thing happened to me this morning. When I clicked "turn off microphone", the lesson was said to be complete, after only three exercises.

September 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Libby_S

I've got the same problem with the microphone sections never getting checked. It's very frustrating to have to restart a lesson because I used all my hearts on skipping speech sections.

UPDATE: It seems to do it with the same sentences. For example, the program never gets around to checking "Cette œuvre est avant tout une poésie."

ANOTHER UPDATE: This doesn't seem to be happening at all with German.

September 27, 2013
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