Restore visibility of other users' trees?
I used to find it really motivating to see other users' trees and point scores, and pace myself against other people at similar stages of learning as shown by their progress through the tree. I don't know why this facility was withdrawn, and wonder whether we can expect to see it back.
Along with the loss of daily coins, the loss of the vocabulary section and the disappearance of trophies (though some others do seem to have them), this adds up (for me) to a rather less motivating experience in the new design.
These features are under maintenance and are being upgraded to work better with the new layout as well as being re-calibrated so that they can be more helpful and to a larger group of Duolingoers. ^_^
There have been a lot of conversations about these features. Please use the discussion search bar next time before posting. Thanks!
Thanks for this, you are quite right - in fact I did read a number of threads commenting on the new design, and did several searches, without turning up anything on this aspect. I'm still not sure what combination of search terms would have pulled up the relevant posts.
how about the original format where skills were connected to other skills? it seemed better than the stages currently employed
I agree with you, actually I can't understan why they have eliminated the vocabulary section!?
As they have said many times, they have not eliminated the vocabulary section, they are redesigning it for the new layout. It will be back soon.
A new way to see other people's trees: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2950466
Combination with user script DuoTweak: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2950466$comment_id=20279894