posted by jasper.obviar on July 11, 2012 | 4 comments
I enjoy the review feature and proficiency test at the study center. However, lately, I am finding some programming bugs in the features, namely:

Case 1 - during the review, when the first question requires to answer by typing a response, the review page closes after I hit enter and the display goes back to the study center page

Case 2 - during the review, when the first question requires to answer by selecting the best answer, the display does not progress to the next question; the display only progresses to the next question when I select the same question again

Case 3 - when I view a lesson, there is a pop-up review page however, the media player object is still on top of the said page which obscures a portion of the answer(s); this problem exists along with the problem described in case 1 and case 2

Case 4 - In the Popup Chinese proficiency test have encountered this kind of question at least 3 times:

"Listen to the audio and pick the most suitable reply"





-- problem is that there is no audio to listen to

I am using Internet Explorer 8 on a Windows 7 Professional Operating System, Dell E4310 with Intel i5 processor.
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trevelyan on July 12, 2012 | reply
Update: I'll be taking a look at these review problems this evening/morning. So the review may be intermittently up-and-down for the next five or six hours.
trevelyan on July 12, 2012 | reply

I've made some changes today which should hopefully help the problems with cases #1 and #2 above. If you still notice issues with those please send me an email at, ideally including the specific word which broke the site for you. Then I can try to replicate the issue by using your account (sometimes user settings can cause unexpected edge-cases) to load that word.

Case #3 sounds like it is an issue with Internet Explorer, although Chrome has the same issue. The problem in that case is with the proper handling of flash in a layered div, so there isn't anything we can do about it. That said, I am hoping to eventually switch our audio player to HTML5, at which point this will all go away, and we'll also get working audio streaming for Safari on iOS and other browsers lacking flash support.

Case #4 -- sounds like a problem we can fix. Thanks.

jasper.obviar on July 12, 2012 | reply
Thanks David! I appreciate the quick response. Will check out the study center again tonight.
jasper.obviar on July 16, 2012 | reply
Hi David,

Most of the issues were addressed, however, the review feature where you have to input the pinyin or the meaning of the characters using a keyboard seems to be missing.

I sort of like that feature. I find it most challenging because I have to recall the right tone or right definition without the aid of multiple choices.

Any way we can get that back?