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Inconsistent/unpredictable XP scoring

It's been quite difficult to figure out what's going on with all the recent changes - can't tell what's a bug and what's a feature that I don't understand.

Unpredictable XP scoring does seem to be a bug, though (or at least a poorly-designed feature). On the web app, I get the maximum score (10 XP) much more often than on the mobile app, which seems to be far more strict.

Perhaps more importantly: how does Duo decide when a lesson needs reviewing? If it's awarding me only 5 XP, doesn't that mean Duo should have waited longer before putting it up for review? I think it has to be consistent: either lessons only go up for review when they're worth 10 XP, or the tree should show me how much each lesson is worth. It becomes annoying when you're defending a long streak and can't tell if a given lesson will give enough XP to hit your target.

May 16, 2015

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

Use timed practices if that is your only problem with it (but this comes with the catch that you have to get things right to gain XP).


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Thanks. I can live with it personally, just reporting a weakness of the product so they can improve it, if they wish to.

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