Levels for Language Trees are interconnected.
I've messed around with different courses and noticed that the levels and XP for the English language courses are interconnected.
I started learning course A - to English, made it up to level 7, then to test things I started to mess around in B - to English. I reset B - to English to see what it does. Noticed that it also resets my level and XP progress in A - to English.
The ideal way here would be, if there was no interconnection between the different language courses. Now I understand that it would get crowded and clouded full with flags and levels in your profile. This does not have to happen, if the website picks the highest level you've reached for a certain language, the one you're strongest at, and displays it in your profile.
I would like to know the reasoning behind the current system. Also, if I recall correctly, it was told that the UI for managing the different languages would change and become more convenient. Any ETA on this?
Initial intention was to inform other people before they do a mistake. Yes, there is a warning before you delete/reset a language but it does not say what exactly it does, not in detail. And perhaps start a discussion and receive input from other people what they would prefer.
Indeed it would be helpful to know the reasoning behind this. Perhaps there is a blogpost that explains this or lists the most reported bugs and future changes to the website. Speaking of, is there a Roadmap where this is going or is most of it secret due to business protection?
Thanks for replying.
If there are secrets, the mods aren't in on it.
As community volunteers, Forum moderators learn along with everyone else whenever anything happens. The only difference was I was given the choice to test out the New Layout. Even then, I only learned it had been released to another 40% of users the other day when I saw on and saw all of the buzz by other users. But, all of the other test groups I've been part of have happened randomly and I only figured it out once I was already in them. The Incubator moderators (also community volunteers) might have more insight. :)
There are a small handful of moderators that double as both Incubator and Forum moderators. You'll find one such mod answering Incubator questions here: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1579388 You could ask them :)