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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/valerie542433

I just lost more than 60% of my progress in Dutch. Please help!

August 23, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Speir_

The Dutch for English speakers course has been updated, and the newer version of the tree has been released to a specific percentage of the course's learners for A/B testing.

For clearer information, please see this discussion post regarding the latest version of the Dutch from English course (if you haven't already):
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/24124150

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/valerie542433

Thanks so much!

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Speir_

Note that you can easily advance more quickly in the course by using the test out option (either for an individual skill or testing out up to a certain checkpoint).

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dutchesse722

You can't test out of a whole section it seems, only individual skills.

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Speir_

That's true, thanks for the correction (a few lingots given). This is most likely due to the skills that are still displayed as completed skills, since it seems not every skill was affected by the update.

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tina_in_Bristol

Turns out I am in the test group too, and my tree - which has been gold for months (years?) is almost unrecognisable. A shame to lose my trophy, too.

I wonder how long it will take me to get back to where I was?

I'm not against the introduction of new/additional learning materials, of course - but whoo, what a shock when I first saw it! How could my Dutch have declined so much, literally overnight? ;)

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Speir_

You can easily advance through the course by using the test out option for individual skills that are shown as uncompleted. I'm not sure how this would contrasts simply redoing all the lessons (in this discussion, the contributor stated there was a maximum of six new words per lessons).

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tina_in_Bristol

It is not actually taking long just to do/redo the skills. I don't know how it would compare with "testing out". As someone has already pointed out, it doesn't always seem to need you to redo all of them. And most are just short exercises of seven questions. I've knocked off 30 of them in just an hour or two.

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbigailNat10

It's an "update"?

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vasco948

Well,we are two.

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/valerie542433

Okay so far it is not making me recomplete all of the lessons. example : it said 2 of 6 were complete I complete lesson 3 and it went back to saying that 6 of 6 are complete. Hopefully the rest are similar. Good luck!

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christina1sv

I guess I am part of the testing group, too. Just received the notification on my phone that Duolingo was updated and new skills added, and then the progress last lost. Such a shame, I had already completed the course long ago and was now working on keeping the skills "golden". To be honest, I am quite disappointed now :/

August 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tina_in_Bristol

So what are you actually learning by repeatedly doing the same old stuff, just to keep it "golden"? I've been doing it too, BUT we can lose sight of what the goal is. Is it to have it looking pretty, or is it to get better at Dutch? You (me, anyone) won't get better at Dutch just by repeating what you already know. I am glad to finally be learning something new, after a year or two of effectively NO progress - just simply regilding the tree all the time. The tree always being gold made me think I was "good" at Dutch. WRONG! I was good at a very limited set of words and phrases. When new material was added, I was quite shocked there are some pretty basic concepts I didn't have the faintest clue about. Should I have carried on in ignorance - but with a lovely gold tree - or actually learn some proper Dutch?

August 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christina1sv

I like to repeat some stuff, because I'm not using the language on a dayly basis and forget things that were anyway not too clear for me. Anyway, you are right, it makes sence to learn some new words or sentances. I guess there was some initial shock only. For now I haven't seen a lot of new words after the update, but I don't remember what I have learned from Duolingo and what from somewhere else. Good luck to you, too!

September 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/valerie542433

I know I was disappointed too but it has taken me a week to regain the 60% that I lost and we are learning some new material so I like that too. It's the initial shock that really fired me up. Good luck!

August 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christina1sv

Hi Valerie, you are right, it doesn't take long time to regain the lost progress. It was probably initial shock only. However, so far I haven't seen more than a couple of new words, but maybe I have learned the words somewhere else. Good luck to you, too!

September 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrancoFrut

Keep on being busy, congratulations for your work so far

September 1, 2017
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