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

Very odd glitch

I was not prepared for this: http://webmup.com/e3e29/vid.webm

May 16, 2015

31 Comments


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

On the other hand, the random examples from Dutch thrown into my French exercises made me a lot more interested in maybe trying the Dutch course when I finish German.

Luckily, when I saw what was happening, I switched over to a timed exercise to keep my streak going before the whole thing collapsed. Completing just one example on a timed exercise is enough to activate your streak.

May 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eey91

It seems it is back to normal now, staff is diagnosing the problem.

May 16, 2015

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

Neat! Thanks for the swift response. :)

May 16, 2015

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

The "correct translations" seem to be crazy for french also.

May 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Thanks for the video!

May 16, 2015

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

No problem! Sorry there's no audio, though. :(

May 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/z0k

That is really quite funny! Although I have exactly the same problem :(

May 16, 2015

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

Hahaha, the "correct" answers are hilarious!

Is this a new polyglot for English speakers course?

May 19, 2015

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

Psyche!!!! Made you look!!!!

And just when you felt like you were starting to get a real feel for whatever language you were engaged in at the time. Then it's like .....whaaat???!!!?

May 19, 2015

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

You didn't make me look

May 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nagamaki00

As far as I can tell there's a bug that replaces the initial phrase (the thing to translate) with a random line in a random language every time you load a card. So you can see a line in Spanish in the Japanese to English course, or get asked to translate a line in English to a English in the English to German course (but the audio still seems to match the answer). Pretty huge bug, hopefully it gets fixed quickly and doesn't cause significant data loss for anybody.

May 16, 2015

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

Mine is the same!

May 16, 2015

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

I have the same problem, and I am on a ten day streak which I cannot continue on either PC or phone. I also get confusing translations and the languages are mixing with one and the other. :/

May 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/quest42good

Same here. The audio and the translation differ, and I keep getting tasks from other languages though I'm practicing French. The same happens if I switch to another learning language. Very odd.

May 16, 2015

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

That was awesome! Totally happened to me as well. However it was not awesome at the time of course. Now it is totally laughable!

May 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coto.i
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On topic: I did not encounter this glitch although I'm active daily for 50-200xp strengthening (French from English).

Off topic: What browser do you have and how did you get that dark theme (black duolingo on dark gray background). It seems easier for the eyes, especially at night. Thanks!

May 16, 2015

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

My browser is Firefox, nothing special :) oh, and you can get the dark theme here! It requires an addon, but each browser has its own version of greasemonkey (or stylize) I think.

May 17, 2015

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

Stylize for Chrome

May 17, 2015

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

Same problem here. Bunch of different weird languages happening! I keep reporting them all, but just had to stop because it's so annoying.

May 16, 2015

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

Same here with German course conducted in English.

May 16, 2015

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

yes - I think we all are seeing this. I have reported it as 'a problem with this sentence' - the only place I can see to tell them. I cannot even use it on iPad, only on the laptop, so there is definitely a glitch happening.

May 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/quest42good

I think it's been fixed now.

May 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/uq.
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Just happened here too. I got a huge mix of Ukrainian/Polish and Portuguese hints, english text and french audio.

May 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elizabeth261736

Oh my! That is bad.

May 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katastrophe423

Yeah I'm glad it didn't happen to me, I would freak out.

May 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kay-mika

Happened to me, too.

May 16, 2015

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

Wow, crazy!

May 18, 2015

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

Both transitions are true, at least according to my life.

May 19, 2015

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

ok that is odd

May 18, 2015

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

I had this problem on the iOS app. I was doing German and random French and Spanish examples were thrown in there.

May 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnimeForever101

yes very weird

May 18, 2015
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