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I finally fucking did it. I left the SoloLearn community for good, if it's even considered a community at all. Let me compile you a list why it is pure crap.

0. They only grant you totally impractical tutorials a few internet searches can teach you as well, maybe even more in-depth

1. Their challenge system is entirely unbalanced. Upon winning a challenge, you get 5 XP, if you lose one you lose 40 XP

2. Their Code Playground feed is filled with shitty pieces of code that do not teach anyone anything

3. Code Playground's intellisense sucks. When a variable name is autocompleted by the user and you press any other button, including on your keyboard, the autocompleted part simply disappears

4. A recent coding challenge was featuring that new Avengers movie where you had to create a web page featuring all Avengers. This is impossible to do for non-web developers like me, while their challenges are "for everyone"

5. The Q&A section is full of posts that are no questions. They use it to share their shitty programming memes and nobody gives a shit that that's completely off-topic

A pretty long rant but it's been worth it every word. Farewell, SoloLearn! Go fuck yourself

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  • 7
    @fuck2code
    I can name millions of reasons reguarding the app itself, the community, the devs, the mods, and etc.

    This rant is beautiful. :)
  • 2
    @Michelle Thanks! I don't think the list could ever end. You could say that SoloLearn is infinitely bad
  • 1
    Can anyone suggest something better? Not for the community part, but for the learning app
  • 1
    @benkne thanks will give it a go, I always have some spare time and I'm tired to see shit on FB, so better to learn something :)
  • 0
    @benkne I might check this out as well. But I simply prefer looking stuff up I don't know, because I definitely got the basics down of the languages I use
  • 3
    Well, not exactly a learning platform, but I like to spend some time on codingame.com if you’re looking for some practice and fun :)
  • 2
    @cabrasm nice! Looks very interesting, thanks for sharing
  • 0
    I just went back for a whole several minutes until I remembered how shit it is. Plus hundreds of idiots in the comments section. I was going to try out the Python course but fuck they shove so much math down your throat it's ridiculous. I much prefer the approach of Mimo app or Programming Hub where yeah they go through math related stuff but they don't make it feel like your trying to get your degree in it. Fuck Sololearn.
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