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Removed FRENCH for SPANISH, FRENCH for ENG also deleted!

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I will switch the learn mode as usual when new courses released because every new courses release i will curious and take a look on it.

So same as when the FRENCH course for SPANISH released i switched to that mode and take a look. Before i switch back to SPANISH for ENG, i remove the FRENCH for SPANISH, and i found out FRENCH for ENG also removed as well.

Luckily new course released is not SPANISH course for any speakers if not my SPANISH lesson which on track will remove as well. xD

Erm, for this circumstance is it some adjustments need to be work it out to avoid courses accidentally delete? hehe.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
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Thanks for letting us know. We'll work on this.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
Ontalor
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The same thing happened with me in a different course. I was slowly working through the English for Russian speakers course, and had looked at the English for Spanish speakers course. I didn't want English showing up anymore on my Spanish profile, so I deleted it, and poof, all of my progress in the English for Russian speakers course disappeared. I guess it's because the courses are linked regardless of what language you use to learn them.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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This is the first I've heard of this happening. I want to understand it thoroughly.

My brain is imagining a couple of possible interpretations for what you're saying.

Step 1:

English for Russian (Russian base)

English for Spanish (Spanish base)

Step 2:

English for Spanish (Spanish base---Intentionally Deleted)

Consequence:

English for Russian (Russian base--Consequential total course reset?)

Is this correct? Because it didn't happen to me in a similar scenario:

Step 1:

Spanish for English speakers (English base)

German for English (English base)

Step 2:

German for English (English base--Intentionally Deleted)

Consequence for my other course

Spanish for English (English base--no consequence)

EDIT: The only difference between our scenarios is that my base languages were the same, instead of my target languages. Your target languages were the same, but you had different base languages.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
Ontalor
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Yes, that's exactly what happened. It makes sense that it wouldn't happen to you, because the Spanish and German courses you were taking were in no way linked; but if you take the same language from different base languages, the points and level carry over into both profiles, showing that that they're connected. Connected enough that deleting one results in the resetting of the other.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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Thank you for the confirmation! I have a feeling this information will come in handy down the road.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seelian
seelian
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Huh? but just now i make a test.

French course deleted in spanish base, French tree missing in Eng base, but when i open it back it come out with previous French tree status.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
Ontalor
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I double checked, and you're right, but it's a weird combination of things. The points for that language are completely gone (I now still have no points in English), but the skills in the trees are still unlocked. So it removes all of the points you earned while leaving the tree intact.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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See number 19 in the New User FAQ and let me know if that fits what you're talking about. http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1426103

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seelian
seelian
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erm, after read thru your 19 description i think it is a difference things with what i mention. Btw just now i make a few test on it.

Review my case after i removed FRENCH for SPANISH, when i back to ENG base mode FRENCH will not appear in my Skill trees, it only show my Italian Spanish trees. But nevermind, because when i select START LEANING FRENCH and it come out FRENCH tree with previous status.

It mean, even i remove the LANGUAGE X course in any other language mode(except ENG). It wont really reset my LANGUAGE X status in ENG mode (assume ur LANGUAGE X has high lvl on ENG mode).

Example:

I removed FRENCH on SPANISH mode, it will only remove reset the FRENCH status on SPANISH mode.

When i back ENG mode, my SPANISH tree is remove, but when i select START LEANING FRENCH, my FRENCH tree is back with previous status/level. It was not reset. PHEW!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
Ontalor
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You're right, the tree is fine, but the points are all gone and the level goes back to 1.

4 years ago