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

Bugs and other reposts

Howdy folks,

I'd like to draw your attention to at least 25 posts on the glitch Duolingo experienced. Please look around before making a new post and join a pre-existing discussion instead.

As for the current set of glitches, staff is aware and working to diagnose and fix what's happening.

Many thanks! ^_^

-Usagi

PS Bunny dubs today Glitchpocalypse O.O For those of you who missed it, you'll find video footage of one of the effects Here

May 16, 2015

18 Comments


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

While we're here can we get people to stop saying glitch when they mean bug? :P


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

I'm just going to call everything a virus until informed otherwise :-P


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

*falls to the ground and starts sobbing*


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

Oh dear, that's a terrible thing for a computer virus to do to you. Those hackers have outdone themselves this time!


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

Please educate this bunny.


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

I may be mistaken, but I believe a bug is an actual flaw in the code, while a glitch is a flaw that manages to manifest itself in spite of the code being fine (e.g. your computer overheating and causing a game to crash). Bugs will happen consistently until the flaw is fixed, while glitches happen intermittently and are not always reproducible.


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

Yep. The usual one sentence description I give is that a bug is anything that results from programming error whereas a glitch is anything else.

I usually avoid describing bugs as happening consistently as I've dealt with quite a few heisenbugs in my time.


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

Ah, indeed. Perhaps more accurate to say that they're theoretically reproducible.

Though, in theory, any error is reproducible...


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

Well, hopefully the Glitchpocalypse doesn't turn into a Glitchghazi. (^_^)


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

Can't we just pretend that it didn't happen?


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

What is a Glitchghazi?


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

"-ghazi" calls back to the 2012 Benghazi attack and the following attempts by US politicians and pundits to attack and discredit their opponents in the popular media on the basis of their actions or inactions, real and imagined, that caused or allowed the attack to happen. Since then, "-ghazi" has become a go-to naming convention for scandals across the whole spectrum of importance, much as "-gate" has been used since the Watergate scandal.

EDIT: For example, Deflategate or Ballghazi


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

I am unable to do any lessons in any language either, but will retry in a few hours to see if it has been resolved.


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

It's really good of you to post this message and I agree multiple threads don't help at all but forgive me for asking, shouldn't someone from Duo issue a message saying what bugs/viruses/glitches (sorry HappyEvilSlosh) they are aware of and working to fix? That would probably reduce the queries by a huge amount.


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

I understand what you mean, but truth be told, I don't think it would reduce queries all that much. Duo occasionally makes official announcements about A/B tests coming up, and that doesn't stop the flood of people posting about whatever the A/B test is testing - e.g. "I didn't get my lingots for a ten-day streak, is this a glitch?"


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

Sad but true I suppose ... ah well, we can only hope they see Uasagiboy's message and actually read it !


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

Strengthen skills is now not working at all. Is that related to this glitch? Or is it a different glitch?


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

Oh, sorry about that :P

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