Removal of Level Progress Bar
Well I just leveled up in Welsh and found myself dumbfounded as I realized that the level progress information is GONE! I hadn't realized I was close and (as silly as it may be) I actually find the realization that when I finish the practice I'm doing I'll be leveling up to be pretty great. Instead I wasn't even sure whether or not it actually happened.
I can't figure out why on earth Duolingo would remove that progress bar. The levels are a great motivation and the little trumpet song of triumph afterwards is something I look forward to (It really does work as a psychological reward.) I'm really hoping it's just lost somewhere in an update and that it will be back soon. (Please.)
Do you use the website exclusively? I've been on Duolingo a very long time, and after every lesson (or strengthen session), I've always been presented with a level progress bar. I still see the profile info re: how many xp points on my my profile, but I find that not nearly (even remotely) as inspiring as seeing a progress bar for my level. I KNOW if I just did my XP quota for the day (because that is clearly labeled on my home page) but I really appreciated the fact that I used to be able to see that I only need 50 more xp to level up. I just cannot comprehend this removal, and if you haven't had that, I can't figure that out either!! It's really motivating!
Did anything else change at about the same time (removal of review option after practices or the progress quiz, for example)? This might be another thing that didn't make it over to the new website, some of which are slated to return, some of which at least I haven't seen referenced by anyone in a position to know.
I don't know about a progress bar, either (other than the one that shows up in the e-mails for a random language or two each day when it's for a language where I've completed the tree), but I believe I recall reading a comment from a staff member that the missing fanfare is a temporary matter with the new website, and will soon return.