Hey DL - have you shut down "Clubs"? All these problems coincide with its introduction.
It should be the first thing to get shelved.
Wow - barely posted this thread and 2 downvotes within seconds. That is very suspicious ...
While I like criticisms as it's what leads to improvements, I've always thought downvotes for critical posts were from general users who in their passion, have put Duolingo on a pedestal and because of this, think that it's almost a sin to say anything negative about it.