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General Discussion

Anthony Green
Anthony Green
152 Points

not enough help on here. sorry guys i gotta cancel subscription

guys! it says recheck on the challenge but there is no help doing that. unless i am wrong. there has to be a way for me not to spend 30 mins on a problem or to not have to go back to a video where i cant even write down the whole code. sorry gotta cancel subscription if its not resolved. does this go to the staff?

3 Answers

Mike Baxter
Mike Baxter
4,442 Points

Hi Anthony Green ,

I'm a fellow user like you. I think once you get the hang of the system, you'll have an easier time.

First, you can skip a code challenge, or go back to watch the video, with the left and right arrows near the top-right-hand corner of any project/video/code page.

You can also hover over a video to change the pace the video goes. (I actually watch videos at 2x speed, so I don't get as bored and I find I'm able to retain more information and understand things better.)

Third, there's a "Start Discussion" to the right of the question that helps people on the forums (like me and others) know which question your talking about. It also saves you the trouble of having to describe what code challenge you were doing. You'll have to be somewhat patient with people on the forums—not everyone stays up past midnight like me, and even I have to be going to bed soon ;)

I'll see if I can find your previous questions and help you answer it.

But I recommend you skip anything you don't understand and keep moving forward. You'll find it rewarding, and you'll find the people on the forums to be really helpful; although sometimes it seems you might have to wait up to a day for an answer. Just keep moving on and you'll get there in no time!

Great answer Mike Baxter, thanks!

Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
9,767 Points

Anthony Green, this kind of question comes up quite regularly.

The challenges are designed to be difficult and testing. It gets you in the right mind set for the real world. Treehouse leads to jobs for a reason, it doesn't just give you the answer so you can amass points. It took me 6 months to complete the "Build an interactive site" because I had to learn jQuery before I could fully understand it. Granted the jQuery track does have holes but, spending 30 minutes on something is not a big deal.

I've spent 2 days on a problem, regularly. In the real world, I don't have a video to go back to and review to get the answer, I have to work it out...just the same as everyone else. Google is your best friend. Learn to research a solution because you'll be doing that several times a day when you get into the environment where you'll be making money from developing.

If you're here to just build a site casually, check out the WordPress build a site track, it gives good detail. Alternatively, hire someone.

You need to be challenged and frustrated all the time to become really good and find out if this is the career for you. Not everyone can code, it's not an easy field to learn, just a very accessible one. What you will get from Treehouse if you persevere and try hard, is a quality education that will land you a job.

Thanks for telling us your thoughts Anthony. I'm so sorry that the experience is frustrating. I'm copying in the Designers work on the Education Team: Tyson Rosage, Matthew Spiel, Daniel Lewis