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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterStanton

Language Order on the Pulldown Menu

I'm thinking about starting my seventh language on here soon (Danish!), but frankly I'm extremely confused and a little annoyed by the order of my languages on the pulldown menu at the top of the page.

When you look at someone's profile, their languages are displayed very sensibly in order of XP. Looking at my pulldown menu, though, I can't discern any order at all: It's not in XP order, alphabetical order, the order I started the languages in, or even the order I've most recently played them in.

Does the pulldown menu have some logical order that I'm just not grasping? If not, I think it'd be an improvement to list the languages in order of XP, just like in everyone's profiles.

March 13, 2016

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WildSage

No. I have found no logical order to the pull down menu whatsoever. Not on the website nor on the app.

It would be nice to be able to order them ourselves so we can order them by priority.

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevinguy19

I thought on the app it was by most recently practiced?

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WildSage

The top one is the most recent but all the rest is random. At least that is how it has been on my phone.

March 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevinguy19

Yeah, that might have been it.

March 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AvaFerengue4

I would vote for alphabetical, for a consistent & predictable order.

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterStanton

Yeah, alphabetical would be fine, if listing it by XP would make it change too much. I just want it to make sense.

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AvaFerengue4

It's hard to disagree that some order in some sense would be a good idea...

March 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterStanton

Now that I've started Danish, my order is Dutch, German, Swedish, Danish, French, Spanish, and Polish. (Starting Danish just dropped it right in the middle of the list.) As I said, this order doesn't correspond to anything—except that it does strangely group together languages in the same families. What could the website possibly be doing?

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emegren

Could it be listing them newest to oldest?

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterStanton

It's definitely not newest to oldest in terms of when I started or when I last played, and I don't think it's when the languages were released either, since Polish would be last but French and Spanish would definitely not be 3rd and 2nd to last.

March 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Th4V7

I do not see the pull down menu. What are you talking about? On the home page? Profile page? List of all the languages you can learn?

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WildSage

On the Blue banner up top. Click on the flag next to your photo and you should get a drop down menu of languages. Actually you should be able to just hover over it.

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterStanton

Yeah I'm talking about the flag next to your profile photo, like WildSage said.

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterStanton

I did not see any notice posted about it, but it appears Duolingo has addressed this issue and now the languages in the pulldown menu are listed according to XP with the highest level language on top. The change is very satisfying to look at.

May 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinafabry

Good point!

June 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arekolek

Duolingo now orders the languages descending by level.

July 3, 2016
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