Incorrect user language levels in Discussions
Does this happen to anyone else? I'm referring to the language levels shown below our usernames when we comment in discussions. For example, I'm level 20 in German and 13 in the rest, but on comments I make the levels are often different, (most of the time shown as 20, 15, 13, 11) even though they're incorrect. Just wondering if anyone else has noticed their own levels, it doesn't happen all the time, but hopefully there's a bug fix on the way!
Ironically for this post my levels seem to be correct for once! How typical haha
Aha! It went back again and I got a screenshot :D Both of us have our levels messed up!
It happens to me all the time. Do you learn languages from different base languages? I do, and this seems to mess up things.
I see you posting as a level 2 German learner, btw. - and only the one language. Quite an achievement to be still on level 2 after a 184 day streak. ;)
Oh god I've never seen it at level 2 before! That's rather demoralising I just reached level 20! :O I just actually purged all my other base language levels as I never use them (I had only used them to show Duolingo to other people from different nationalities) so maybe that will help, even though since then German's gone down to that wonderful level 2 haha
You'll be happy to know that you advanced to level 3 now.
But I dropped two levels in French and am down to level 7 there.
I am level 25 in English from Portuguese.
Sometimes it shows 6, sometimes it doesn't show I do English.
It started happening after I began the English course for Italian speakers, but I've already deleted such course.
That's interesting I had begun the English course for Italian speakers too, (to show my Italian friends Duolingo) but deleted it too later on as it looked weird being English and having the English language level on my profile (I'm not into doing reverse trees yet). Maybe this is an issue to do with switching language profiles or whatever they're called!
Hahaha. Having the English level in your profile is not weird, at all. It is very common here on Duo, at least I think so.
I have a Brazilian flag by my name.
haha well I guess it was annoying having like a Level 1 English I was never going to use there, maybe I'm a bit OCD!
I am not worried about my English level as I know I am completely proficient in English, my native language.
When you change to a different base language your levels there on that profile page only reflect the levels of the languages you are taking in that base language. The level you see in discussion is your level, taking into account all courses being taken towards that language.
Any language course you take involves two languages and that can affect other courses you take with any of those two languages. I do take reverse courses. When you return to your first base language, you will see the levels in your profile for those languages you are learning in that first base language.
I have not had any incorrect levels.
That's actually something I noticed when I started using the Duolingo site rather than the app, that my language levels in the comments would often be shown with the "English for Italian speakers" level alongside the "Spanish/French/Italian/German for English speakers" ones anyway. Not always, just sometimes, with incorrect levels too. So I deleted the English for Italians course and it got rid of the English symbol (as a native I didn't need it either!) But the incorrect levels problem for the remaining four has still persisted... It's only on comments so it's not the end of the world, I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced this.
The problem comes when you learn a language from one base and later try, for whatever cause, to learn the reverse way, and you decide to erase one of them.
I am currently a level 15 Portuguese learner from Spanish but it is shown as a lower one, because I deleted de Portuguese from English. So... Do NOT delete a course to avoid problems! ;-)
Same here. I'm level 19 in French and level 17 in Spanish. I don't even see my French level on forum posts and I only see level 3 in Spanish.
Edit: strangely enough, it appeared correctly to me for the first time in this post.
Testing - it was correct when I had my primary language set to English, but incorrect when I changed my primary language to work on a reverse tree.