Where did the user hints go?

When creating a LingQ, 3 hints are shown along with the options to make it known, ignore it or search a dictionary.

What happened to the ability to be able to see ALL the user hints in the database?

I figured out that after a LingQ is created you can ‘check dictionary and resources’, one of which is the user hints.

It would be nice if the ability to see ALL the user hints becomes available while creating the LingQ.

Also, while checking the user hint resource, it would be nice to be able to flag a bad hint.

Much more annoying for me is that you cannot see the FULL hint. Especially with conjugated verbs I often start with the infinitive of the word and some other interesting things and others are not able to see the translation. Or words have more than one meaning and users only see the first one, because only a small part of the hint is shown. I experience this problem all the time when my daughter studies French. She never see the hints that I’ve created.

This was a huge step back

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How was this a step back? In the previous version you could see three hints and you still see the same three hints. The only difference was that there was a tab for user hints instead of having it as a separate resource. The number of clicks to reach it is the same. I must say I don’t understand the complaining. As for flagging bad hints, that is coming in that window and that’s part of the reason why we made this change. Yes, it’s different but I don’t see how it’s worse. Am I missing something?

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Defenetely one step back is that I cannot see the full user hint when I click on “Check dictionaries & resource” and then “User hints”.

Much more convenient is to see “user hints” button right away when you noted the blue word

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Is it the same number of clicks?

Old interface (I have to remember this from memory… so it may be fuzz)
If I clicked a yellow lingq and thought the translation / hint was wrong there was a button to view other hints. 1 click
Very obvious button

New Interface
If I click a yellow lingq and think the translation / hint is wrong, I click Dictionaries → User Hints. 2 clicks.
Not so obvious button

I would like it to update when I click on another word. ie: open user hints for a lingq, click on another lingq, I expect it to change

As for complaining – It’s simple. We’re users, we complain, our whole world has been shattered by this update (remember when iOS7 came out and all hell broke loose on the innerwebs?) You sort out the empty complaints and prioritize the real ones. But me, I’ll be honest, I get a certain thrill from critiquing user interfaces.

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@Mark- as sauliokas noted it is much more convenient is to see “user hints” button right away when you are turning a blue word into a yellow word. P.S. I’m not complaining!

I’m not complaining too!
I like the new look, good job! Thanks!

Sorry… wrong thread! :stuck_out_tongue:

Yeah! User hint option is back in the create lingQ window.


Really? I don’t see "user hints’ button on create lingQs window. Only when I press “Search dictionary”, then I can press “Check Dictionaries and Resources” and then “User Hints”

@sauliokas - You only see user hints if there are user hints existing in your language combination. The top 3 user hints appear in the blue pane just like they always have.

Yes, but often those top 3 user hints is not enough :slight_smile: Another strange thing - when I use “Check Dictionaries and Resources” - “User Hints” - and then choose the word out there, the next time when I’m using “search dictionary”, always Babylon opens for me, but if I don’t use user hints, then Google translate opened, always. In dictionary settings I selected Google translate.

@sauliokas - Yes, you only see the top 3 user hints. That is the same as it always was. To see more you need to go to the User Hints in the dictionaries dropdown. There is an issue with the popup not remembering your last choice properly. It should show User Hints and not Babylon if you looked at it last. We have that in our list to fix.

@ mark

To change the subject a bit, I noticed that when I set a LingQ to status 4, the red border that is around the word when it is selected is covered at the bottom by the dashed line. I suspect this is not intentional.

@ColinJohnstone - We can either show the red border line at the bottom there or the dotted line. We have chosen to show the dotted line to give a bit more information. It’s one of those that could go either way…

I create my hints in Italian, and very often my Italian LingQ is the very first, so I can never use the “User Hints” tab as it is now. Would it be possible to let users select the languages in which they want to see user hints, in the future? It would help me (and other non-English speakers) a lot if I could view hints in my major languages, like English, French or Spanish.