@kaspar said in Any discounts or promotions planned for the future?:
This is why we made sure that most of our learners can continue learning with the effective (ad) free version and put only those features behind the paywall that only the most dedicated learners use.
Well, I gave already my detail feedback with suggestions to your team mid of December 2017 what I think about your "3000 words cutting" with "Lingvist Free", didn't I?: https://lingvist.com/forum/topic/810/your-3000-words-cutting-announcement-with-lingvist-free
The feedback from staff has been ZERO, sorry to say.
IMHO you chose the "one way road" and you continued to drive it, dunno why.
Because you want to continue "ad free"?
Your staff has already agreed in other recent threads that "Lingvist unlimited" upgrade makes e.g no sense for Spanish learners as they can only extend vocabulary from 3000 (Free cut) to ~3800 and not 5000 at this time and that the costs would not justify the "Lingvist unlimited" benefits (maybe it does for French because of ~5000 words).
We are convinced that the current and future features of Lingvist Unlimited help learners to acquire information faster and deeper
Well, there has been two threads about about this and statistics, and your blog article.
Your own past analytics e.g say that at least three learners could learn 2000 words in 17 hours on three different learning concepts with this in common.
Nevertheless, I personally and strongly think that these 1000words/17h data has been collected with a quite different older Lingvist algorithm and the "practice repeat stack" behaved very different at that time....or ALL of the three learners may not have been true beginners in that language?!?
My data of my own "end of 2017 year Lingvist Spanish challenge" proved, that I could "only" learn 1000 words in 20 hours and 11 days.
Because your dynamic increasing "repeat practice stack" drove me really crazy...I already wrote about it in another thread.
For some days I took 1h learning sessions...for other days I tried to push the 50/100 NEW words limits and could only succeed with 2-3 hours / day splitted learning sessions.
One of the last two days when I came back 45-90 minutes later after a short break, I was again overwhelmed with added words in the "repeat practice stack".
My language background:
I was pretty much pre-skilled with Portuguese Brazil as my 1st Romance language for more than one year on DuoLingo and Memrise and other portals, even I had to learn Spanish from scratch (so not a "true" Romance language beginner - I believe that for those beginners it would be even harder - almost impossible on Lingvist!).
I am a very quick writer (ten finger system), so I knew how to quickly push from one flashcard (even with errors) forward to the other to win over your error system!
I also wrote down what I could achieve in 17 hours (<1000 words) but this taken screenshot is at the moment stored on a 2nd Laptop harddrive and not available to me as I write this comment.
So no, I am that much convinced what you told (and I quoted) above, Kasper. I am very sorry.
The first week after my Lingvist challenge I was back in learning new Portuguese words on the last Memrise PT BR 7 course and it was so much more relaxing for mein combining different learning concepts like:
- "half-planting (10) NEW words" (Android app allows you to do it)
- (half-)planting 10 words of multiple levels (groups)
- NOT being forced to review at the same time when I want to learn NEW words
- defined learning sessions to focus on NEW words (and not reviews or errors)
- more effective "cram (bulk) learning" (I easily hit the 50/100 words limits)
- finally seeing a progress bar (I missed it so much!)
- defined 100 words reviews in a single "review session" with a progress bar
I would agree with you Kasper, that there is room for the one or other improvement.
Viele Grüße / Best regards from Germany