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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iamjeff7

Another problem with "fix my mistake"

I enjoy the new feature BUT it prevents me from seeing the correct answer to the last question I get wrong!

When I run out of hearts I can click back, but it won't allow me to fix the mistake OR show me the correct answer.

October 18, 2013

15 Comments


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

Look for "Show my answer" link. It was in the upper right corner last time I saw it. It does not allow to fix the mistake but shows your answer and the correct answer, too.

I really hope the team will redesign the game over screen. Too many people have trouble with the current one.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iamjeff7

No, the "show my answer" link has always been there. Now, when I click "show my answer" it brings me to the previous screen but does not show me the correct answer. Here's a screenshot AFTER I click "show my answer": http://i.imgur.com/HO7U5QR.png


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

Oh. Then you can try to open discussion (Discuss sentence). The correct translation is usually available there under the heading.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iamjeff7

Good idea for a temporary fix, but this still needs to be changed. I never had to do that before, and there's really no need to make me click twice.


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

Thanks for letting us know. We'll work on fixing this issue.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dr.Manhattan95

You should move this over to "troubleshooting." You may get a quicker response from a mod that way.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iamjeff7

Thanks. I didn't realize that existed until after I posted here, but now I don't know how to move it over...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dr.Manhattan95

Yeah no problem! Just click "edit" and there should be an option to move the discussion.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iamjeff7

Perfect, thanks!


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

Thank you! I had no idea one could do that! :)


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

Sometimes when I do lessons the hearts say I have three but I only have one left


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

For me, it is more important to see the correct answer than to fix my mistake. We all learn differently, but this new feature detracts from my experience.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iamjeff7

you can do both. if you correct your answer, you will have generated the correct answer. otherwise, click "skip". however i think it's worthrwhile-- the new feature seems to leverage the generation effect, a strong and well known effect in memory research: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_effect


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MsLagerkvist2

On one occasion I was unable to leave the question entirely. I could not continue and could not see the correct answer. There was no option that worked except "fix my mistake" so I kept trying to fix it until I got it right and could move on. I reported that particular question as a glitch.

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