https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dave1640

Update - all my bars have been removed

All the bars earned and maintained in the Welsh course over many months have been removed overnight. This is obviously connected to the course update but it is very demotivating for a learner.

September 28, 2017

8 Comments


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

Yes, it surprised me yesterday. However, it is a better, more in depth course and, as it is new, I've already earned loads more lingots completing some of the new and revised bits. Very happy

September 28, 2017

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

It hasn't taken your knowledge away and in fact it is giving you the oportunity to learn even more of the language so I would have thought that you would be very happy about the update.

September 28, 2017

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

It was a bit confusing that this had happened and perhaps notification before the event might have prepared us, but overall, it looks like a good thing. Diolch...

September 28, 2017

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

I am grateful this change was put in place. I'm slowly going through the modules, two to four a day. It's a good review and the new words are welcome. I think there might be a problem for us Americans in figuring out what is an appropriate English translation. The committee has accepted several of my translations so far. So now saying, "He will be there Tuesday." is as acceptable as, " He will be there on Tuesday."

October 3, 2017

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

At first, I was shocked about losing my "progress" and I felt a bit demotivated. But however it turned out to be an asset. Since I am very keen on catching up, I worked myself diligently through some previous lessons today and will keep on doing that. I've been a bit lazy recently, and now I'm motivated again. Very happy!

September 28, 2017

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

Exactly the same here! Back up to 38 gold so far -determined to get it all gold again - and enjoying the new vocab etc

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AliT.Firef

well I must say I agree with Dave - it may be a better course (though the first lesson at least seems to be exactly the same as the old one) but it disorients my sense of what I'd achieved and what I hadn't, and since I'm maintaining this in comparison with the other one I started at the same time, it's offputting.

September 28, 2017

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

Phew! Over 3000 XP later and the best part of a week and everything is gold again. I must have gaind around 350 lingots in the process and am now one level higher. Don't want to do that for a while.

October 4, 2017
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