This is mainly for Steve, but I’ll put it here for everyone to see and comment on.
I used to use Lingq a lot, but took a break from it for a while because some of the features of the website were kind of annoying (long loading times for new pages / saving words, etc). Then, a few days ago, I was watching some of Steve’s youtube videos, and noticed that he said the site had been renewed and the loading times were faster, so I came back here to give it a go. I must say that I’m really amazed at the progress the site has made! It had fantastic potential before, but now it’s so user-friendly, it’s great!
Actually, because of the gap I took, I unfortunately forgot a bit of the languages I was studying. I also feel like I studied too little of far too many languages (a vocabulary of less than 500 words in 15 languages…). So, I decided to reset all of my statistics and start again from scratch. I’m going to try to make a personal rule to work on the languages I’m doing now until I reach at least a vocabulary of 10,000 words according to Lingq, before starting up a new language. I used to have around 15,000 in French and Japanese, and I felt the number of blue words on the page was extremely small, which I why I picked that number.
I’d like to share some ideas of the features of the new site that I like, as well as those that I think could still be improved.
I like that only the languages you’re learning show up in the language bar at the top. Before, showing all languages was too much of a temptation for me to start something I wasn’t ready for. The speed of the site is much better. The database of hints has grown tremendously. The number of lessons is fantastic. Even the quality of the audio seems to have improved.
Now for any improvements. Maybe I’m overlooking something, but has the feature to sort lessons by number of unknown words been removed? I think that’s really helpful for choosing a new lesson. Perhaps in the “sort by” dropdown box, if there was that feature, it would be great.
When I Lingq a word, if I click the hint, then move my mouse before it has saved, it sometimes saves the hint for a different word which I was hovering over. I’m using Firefox, by the way.
Some of the lessons have English words in them. It would be good to have an “ignore this word” button, so it doesn’t go into your statistics (again, maybe there is, but I’m missing it?)
I think that’s all. Anyway, I just want to thank you for making such a great site, Steve. It’s really a great resource, and I hope you have a lot of customers!