Returning to Duolingo Years Later; Unable to Mass Test Out
I originally signed up for this site around late 2011 to learn French. At that point I had done a couple of the "padlocking" quizzes to test out of multiple groups of lessons at once, until I hit one padlock that I ended up using all my tries on, causing the system to no longer let me mass-unlock future topics.
Since then, I've stopped coming to the site, but continued learning French through real-life immersion. Now that I've decided to pick up Duolingo again, my abilities have obviously improved since 2011, but I'm still locked out of the multi-level testing out. Now I have to go test out of topics individually, even though they're topics I've already mastered in real life.
As a feature suggestion, maybe it'd be a good idea to allow the testing out restrictions to expire after a few months? (Or at least could I have my personal restrictions erased on my account?) I'd really appreciate that - and I think this would make Duolingo more effective for all us returning-after-a-long-hiatus users =)
As a work around, click on settings in the upper right hand corner. On your settings page, you will see a link that says "Reset or remove languages". Once you click on that link, you will see two buttons beside French - one to reset your progress and the other to remove it. Click on the reset button.
You will go back to level one, but you can take the overall placement test that will test your knowledge of the entire tree and place you where you need to be.
Thank you, that worked like a charm! And as a coincidence, the placement test said I learnt 2013 words :p
Wait, so there are 2013 words in the French tree? ... I thought it was lower.