New Forum UI, Manual Lesson Mode, Keyboard Shortcuts, 90-Day Challenge!

We pushed some significant changes to the site today. We hope you like them!

 

New Look Forum

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It has been a long time since we upgraded the Forum so we spent some time updating the look and feel. We also added the ability to respond to individual comments within a thread. This makes it possible for some users to go off on a tangent without affecting the whole thread! Not that this happens of course…! We have also added an ability to add forum moderators to help us watch the forum and prevent forum spam.

 

Manual Lesson Mode

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We receive many requests for special tweaks to the functionality on the Lesson page depending on how people like to work on their lessons. Therefore, we have replaced Auto-Scroll Off mode with QuickLingQ Mode Off. When you turn off QuickLingQ mode, this will do the following:

 

  • Auto-scroll will be off

  • When you create a LingQ the term will remain selected and you will see the yellow pane for that word in the dashboard or yellow popup in minimized view.

  • Using the left and right arrow keys will move you from one highlighted word to the next highlighted word regardless of whether these words are blue or yellow.

 

You will find this control in the gear dropdown on the lesson page.

 

Enhanced Keyboard Shortcuts

 

We have added additional keyboard shortcuts to allow you to adjust a LingQ’s status. You can type 1-4, k or x for any yellow LingQs to change status, make words known (status 4 with tickmark) or ignore words.

 

90-Day Challenge back by popular demand

 

So many of you enjoyed the Challenge and continue to request a new challenge that we have decided to make it a permanent fixture of the site. You can now sign up for the Challenge at any time and then try to meet your targets for the following 90 days. We have even made it a little easier by removing the requirement to write and speak, although we still think you should! However, you can now earn your reward by just meeting your Known Words, LingQs, LingQs Learned, Listening and Reading targets.

 

Sign up for the Challenge here or click on the banner on the Learn page above your Progress Snapshot.

 

As always, let us know how you like our updates!

 

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