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.
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.
The top one is the most recent but all the rest is random. At least that is how it has been on my phone.
Yeah, alphabetical would be fine, if listing it by XP would make it change too much. I just want it to make sense.
It's hard to disagree that some order in some sense would be a good idea...
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?
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.
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?
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.
Yeah I'm talking about the flag next to your profile photo, like WildSage said.
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.