Visible LingQ Status

Now, Yellow LingQs on the Lesson page will be accompanied by a small number showing their status. The color of the number will change based on the status of the word.

This will allow you to easily see how well you know the words. In addition to this, we have also added the status bar on the Yellow LingQ popup, giving you the option to quickly and easily change the status of a word to better reflect your familiarity with certain terms.

We hope you enjoy these changes. Please let us know what you think!

I hope members refresh their pages and start using this. I was unaware of this development but it is great. It is a great way to move your words forward in status, and to move words that you have long since learned, to “known” status. Thank you!

At first I couldn’t figure out what was going on! I was studying some older lessons, and I was surprised to find that there were so many “footnotes”! I hoped that when I got to the bottom of the page there wouldn’t be a bunch of English words that would mess up my statistics!..

Then I figured out what was going on, and yes, I think I’m going to like this.

This is something Boris did and I find it great. I have been enjoying doing my Russian and Czech and working with the status of my LingQ makes the whole process even more interactive. Glad you like it.

It is great! I particularly like that we can move the status within the yellow pop-up. Thank you (also for reminding us to refresh the page to make it work)!

I think this update may have caused an unintended issue. Now when I try to combine words into compound words or phrases by highlighting them with my mouse it adds the number if I have one of the words already lingq’d (other than the last word in the compound or phrase). So if I try to combine two words and I have a lingq already created for the first word I’ll get something like “word1word” as the compound word instead of just “wordword”.

I haven’t tried it out but I have a feeling that if the first word’s status were changed it would break the compound since it would no longer be “word1word”. My previously created compounds and phrases remain intact but I’m hesitant to create a bunch more of them with random numbers in them.

I am studying Japanese and using Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 in case you need to know.

“I think this update may have caused an unintended issue.”

Yes, what a shame !

@cgreen and 3kingdoms - Sorry about that. We will get that sorted out. In the meantime, you can edit the phrase on the LingQ widget to get rid of the numbers.

Another issue: when I lingq a word immediately after another lingqed word, the previous part of the sentence is not included in the phrase. On the contrary, if I lingq a word that’s not preceded by another lingq, the phrase starts a few words before, as usual. It would be good if you could fix this too, beside allowing us to hide the numbers.

How can I switch off these annoying numbers attached to LingQs? I have only LingQs of two kinds: yellow “1” (learning it) and underlined “4” (already known). I never use flashcards or LingQs of status “2” and “3”. These things are maybe appropriate and useful for beginners, but with my level I feel I don’t need them, they are waste of time and attention. And also these numbers affect spacings between lines, so it is harder to read the text fast.

I’d like to hide the numbers and see the text how it looked before this update. I’m sure there’ll be many learners who think the same. Please add an option to our LingQ profiles allowing us to activate or hide the numbers for every language. I suppose that beginners will readily switch them on, but intermediate and advanced learners probably won’t. I’d have the numbers on with my next LingQ language, but with my current level of English they are unnecessary.

By the way, the new yellow LingQ popup which allows us to change LingQ status with one click is fine. This is what I was waiting for.

@Dmitry: Vera and I already requested on Facebook to be allowed to hide those numbers and Alex said they will see what they can do.

I seem to remember that quite a few people had asked for such a feature!

I hadn’t, but am not bothered by some additional numbers on the page, my speed of reading is not affected - I just ignore what I don’t want to see. I am particularly pleased with the one-click change LingQ status.

I like these new features so much! Thanks!

The bug of numbers being included in compound lingqs has been solved. Thanks a lot!

Yes, Boris pushed a fix to it last night. It should be fine now to create phrases containing LingQs.

Thanks a lot, Boris! When you guys have time, would it be possible to fix the context-related bug (the words before and after the lingq I want to write aren’t included in the phrase if they have also been lingqed - see my post starting with “Another issue”)?

So just for clarification - this is going to be made optional, right? I don’t want to see the numbers.

A vote from JoshT in favour of having these numbers optional.

I know, it was already discussed, but anyway, why not to display lingqs’ status in color? 1-Yellow, 2-Light-Yellow,3-Very-Light-Yellow,4-White. It will be more convenient to see how many words you don’t know at all, than theese small digits :wink:

@niksa i second this wonderful idea! But lets make sure it works in ilingq :slight_smile: (i have been exclusively using ipad/iphone and its been working wonderfully)