Why can't I challenge some people
Because they don't accept challenges
Because they have closed their weapons so theu can't get any challange they are only for streak and study no for challenge You can also do that for any language from settings Hope it helps 💕💕🐯🐯
Someone such as myself has all "Weapons" off, which means you wouldn't be able to challenge me. I don't like time pressure or competition.
Bless Kumah if want challange send me any language 🐯🐯💕💕
Justice Maybe it has to do with the language being studied. I'm mostly learning Python and my experience with Challenge is that: I was asked stuff I thought I knew(at least that much), and I bombed. I was asked stuff that looked totally foreign, yet was covered cursorily by the SL course I took, meaning the thing seemed within the scope. And then I saw stuff that I didn't even know existed, meaning it was out of course's scope. So that made me realize that Challenge actually complements the Courses. This site has a discussions question by Louis, hosting coding challenges from users. This, too, complements the site. And then the other day, I'd asked about something most would deem obsolete, Curses module for Python, and bam!, there was a time saving reply on where to look and what to use instead. So the chalkenge questions introduce you to more concepts, coding challenges help pound in the learned material and discussions offer help for everything in between.
Everyone on this site is actually expected to use the many resources you talk about. The thing is, so are even the experts on StackOverflow, or GitHub etc. The questions from challenge tell me what to look up in all these sites, as well as my struggles with other exercises. See, I was dumbfounded by something like text()()()() being able to exist in Python. That came up in a challenge. Sorry for the wall of text btw, I just wasn't able to concisely express myself. PS: Thanks for the disclaimer about not attacking but nothing about it sounds the least bit offensive anyway :-)
Korkunç the Terrible Frusciante Yes, I saw that! All my questions were directly related to the initial one so I have no idea why but I'm not surprised. Unfortunately, you can find trolls anywhere, even on SL. 🙃
Korkunç the Terrible Frusciante How does it defeat the purpose of learning? //This is a genuine question but I can't get it to sound nice, sorry in advanced. Cause isn't it good to make projects outside of the app? This app doesn't really do multifile projects and can only handle but so much, so isn't it good to go out, practice on a more useful IDE, etc? I feel like on this app, you can only do so much before you're kinda stunting your growth by remaining here. While it's kinda cool that you can make some websites, you can have more than 1 HTML file and you definitely can't make use of frameworks such as Django or Flask. And that's just Webdev. You definitely can't make like mobile apps on this application neither. //Also, again, this is a genuine question cause I've never done a challenge, I rather work on outside projects but your wording is making me feel like I'm missing something by forgoing them LOL Not attacking I promise.
Korkunç the Terrible Frusciante Don't apologize, I love detailed answers! But then I guess I would just ask, how many projects outside of Sololearn have you made? Cause it's interesting that you said even experts on SO and GH use what I talked about but... SO is really only for Q&A and GH is version control. While Git is it's own topic, I don't consider it a learning platform unless you're trying to understand how to format your own projects. //Again, I promise this is a genuine question, I just have trouble sugar coating. Like if you're looking to make a particular project, you would have to go out and seek knowledge on aspects of the project you don't know yet. Like for example when I was making my Jungle mobile app, I wasn't familiar with things such as Enum classes, intents, navigation... I just found out along the way that those were needed and learned while doing the project. Would the same not be for people who start doing projects instead of challenges? /gen
Justice Lol Why would you need to sugarcoat a very normal question anyway. I have done absolutely zilch. I think I wasn't clear enough: I mean StackOverflow people tell people to use all kinds of resources. I am saying that SoloLearn mentors and the site tells us this the whole time, just like SO says to, or any coding site that's freely available. They also say they themselves still do it too. That's the attitude, the ethics and sometimes they assume even a noob(looking at me) lol knows it. What's assumed is the learner is supposed to create their curriculum, develop their methods of learning, and become good at searching, AFAI understand. And those people go to conventions and do real time challenges :D And GitHub when searched on Google has all sorts of stuff, exercises, tips included. I mean I found an exercise source there posted up by someone. (one among many with like 1000+ questions and solutions)
Korkunç the Terrible Frusciante Oh, I already figured that! There's a lot things that SL doesn't fully support because it's not a full IDE. The intro to compsci course is Harvard's CS50! It's completely free and if you are more comfortable with programming, they have problem sets for intermediate and advanced programmers. Only if you want to check it out, but that's a course where you don't have to make your own curriculum. And it might even help launch you into making your own side projects!
Because of what Justice said, I did what Lisa said, although I think it defeats the purpose of learning, because at the end of the day, challenges add more subject matter to any particular SL course, they help repeat and retain knowledge and are a good source to let one know what to study. But I don't want to get demoralized right now. My level's a lie, I've become 14 today when 13 was, imo, a lie. Last time I did a challenge, I couldn't even tell whom to pick. So that's my reason why.
Justice I think I saw once or twice somewhere on the site that SL environment wasn't fully supportive of JS? Like SL cannot handle all sorts of JS or something. There are alternatives to Sololearn but ultimately the onus is on us (yikes bahaha) Whereever I go, I know that at all times, I'm gonna be using SO or GH or Geeks or W3 or Youtube or Documentations, etc, etc, etc the good old search bar whereever it may take me. So that's what I think is a given and is expected. I'm yet to have an intro to CS just to understand stuff btw, great that you got it out of your way. Thank you too :-) Fun convo
Someone serially dv'd the discussion. Weird, we haven't really strayed that much from the topic?
Justice LOL I am taking that one, but I froze it because of Scratch spirit time consumption!
Can you challenge me