https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat

Disable/Enable The Crowns Feature

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(or how correctly to take off the crown when you have a headache)

Unfortunately, this method no longer works.

The developers say hello to us:


Hi there!

Lately I've seen several posts where people asking how to disable the new Crowns feature.

I, being a little curious, decided to analyze the JS code that was downloaded from the server by my browser, and I found a curious line:

I will not bore you with details, so immediately to the point:

First I should ask you: do you really want it? You do? Then go ahead!

  1. When you are on a discussion page (this page is just right), open the browser console (press F12 or Ctrl+Shift+K).
  2. Type or copy this command there if you want to turn it off: $.ajax("https://www.duolingo.com/2017-06-30/users/"+duo.user.id+"/optional-features/levels_opt_in_v1", {type:"PATCH", data:'{"status":"OFF"}'}); or this command if you want to turn it on back: $.ajax("https://www.duolingo.com/2017-06-30/users/"+duo.user.id+"/optional-features/levels_opt_in_v1", {type:"PATCH", data:'{"status":"AVAILABLE"}'}); and hit "Enter".
  3. Reload the page.
  4. Enjoy!

Most likely, this way will stop working when duolingo turns this feature on for everyone or when this post is read by the admins :)

Added: If you are having difficulty with using the browser console, take a look at this useful post: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/26688647

Updated: The instruction became easier: now there is no need to figure out the account ID.

tags: {@fc=_t_fierycat _t_crowns}crowns

10 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/MyaRexa
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Thank you very much for the work you put into this, FieryCat! :)

Most likely, this way will stop working when duolingo turns this feature on for everyone or when this post is read by the admins :)

I think when it stops being an "optional feature", it will stop working ;'(
admins, please look away, nothing happened here ;P

Still... more time to enjoy our golden, old-version trees, everyone! :D

Edit: A quick question, would it be possible to trigger "getting" the crowns feature, too, for those that still don't have it? Or does one has to be somehow "enabled" by Duo to get the crowns and only then it's possible to turn them on/off?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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A quick question, would it be possible to trigger "getting" the crowns feature, too, for those that still don't have it?

I have not tried that, but I think it could work. Now I do not have time, but a bit later I can check it.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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I just finished reviewing the code and doing some experiments. Here's what I found out: At the moment, this functionality is tightly tied to an A/B test called learning_levels_opt_in_v1. If it is turned off, the setting cannot be changed. This problem can be got around by using a script but, unfortunately, I do not have spare time for this. Sorry.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MyaRexa
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Thank you, now I know why trying turning it on hasn't worked for me... ;)


For those confused by the console, here's how it looks like:

You put the code line in the blank space where the "|" is (underlined twice) and press "enter". Then just reload the page ;)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nuria839823

Where am I actually meant to type the command? After I click F12 do I click add atribute?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackelk

Do you think it is possible to enable A/B testing yourself? I'm not apart of the A/B testing, but I would really like to try it out.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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I did not find how you can turn on an A/B test from your side. But I would not do it without understanding how it is working, because in the end you may get your broken account.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackelk

No worries. I guess I'll have to wait.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Darren108669

Thank you so much for this, now I can see which exercises need recapping as I prefer, impossible to do with the new crown system. Have a Lingot.

Cheers.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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However, you can still use my very old and not convenient method:

Type this command: duo.old_web_url_whitelist=["^.+"]; in the console when you are on a discussion page. Do not reload the page! Click tab Home.

More details I wrote here 10 months ago (in Russian): https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22949356

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCamille
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Thank you FieryCat

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Darkrai007

duo.old_web_url_whitelist=["^.+"]; This doesn't seem to be working anymore. Please check and confirm.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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@Darkrai007

This doesn't seem to be working anymore. Please check and confirm.

It worked in the first ~2-3 weeks of June 2018.
I know that because I used it pretty much for my updated EN-PT tree "lesson test-outs" (the old test functionality, not the new one).

It does not work anymore - since end of June 2018 - since staff rolled out their new "A/B skill crown level test-out" (replacement) code on the web portal.

Also maybe interesting for you:
When I used the "whitelist workaround", I quite often run into red OUT_OF_MEMORY exceptions in the browser web console (Firefox F12 hotkey); that was not the case before (maybe it is because of Firefox V52.9.0esr).

The old "Python 2016 web UI frontend" (skill strength) surely was not 100% working "too good" anymore for me for lessons or skill test-outs, however the "course progress" and "trim tree" old Python user scripts were are successfully working with it.

R.I.P! I will truly miss you!

Fierycat had told me in another thread that staff seemed to have removed most / all of the old (Python) web code on their servers.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Darkrai007

I used to extensively use it too post the introduction of crowns. It used to be my only solace while learning from the web version ( I hate learning from the app - I am using an old app version that doesn't support crowns; I only use app for practicing lessons already learnt from the web ). Now, it seems I just have to stop using Duolingo at all, a pity considering it's a great beginner tool. My question is, is there any turn around? Anything at all which can help me learn by turning off the crown feature in the web, even temporarily? I simply cannot learn otherwise.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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Anything at all which can help me learn by turning off the crown feature in the web, even temporarily?

As Fierycat has stated in his main comment, you cannot anymore turn OFF crowns on the web.

My question is, is there any turn around?

We will see in 2019...crown mass rollout for for me and all other users was around April 2018

Anything at all which can help me learn
I simply cannot learn otherwise.

Sorry, this slowly goes off topic here...

Maybe you need to open a new thread about your crown issues and what old features you are actually looking for.
I am sure many users will read it in the Duolingo(English) sub-forum and will respond.

http://www.duome.eu/USERNAME

http://www.duome.eu/Darkrai007

http://www.duome.eu/Darkrai007/progress

  • I heard there is a new Chrome browser extension userscript to show the skill strength on the "Home" page.

I can not use this addon on my older Firefox V52.9.0esr version as only Firefox Quantum is compatible with the newer "Web Extensions".

WARNING: Teacher/student accounts are not compatible with new A/B trees, only with the stable tree versions!

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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Unfortunately, this method no longer works :( See at the top of the post.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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It seems that the new edition of my post is visible to not everyone. It would be better if they spent time correcting old errors and not adding new ones. :(

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andresb_UY
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Android version 3.60 is incompatible so everything remains the same as usual.

You can download it here and switch versions and systems at will.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Darkrai007

I uninstalled my Duolingo app, downloaded version 3.60 as per your instructions, installed it & got back the old system in the app. How do I reflect it in the browser because I usually prefer to learn from the browser?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andresb_UY
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The app is independent, so, you can use that version and the newest for ie go ahead in a new tree without energy,( i used to use 3.50 but first level with newest versions don t have it anymore)

I am really learning russian,~ so, in that case i dont mind to repeat all the tree 1000 times again, or reverse. But~ in english, italian, portuguese and french ... not even mad, certainly i would quit. I changed my mind, i do mind now. i wanted to give it an oportunity but....

I trully believe and suggest to ask for a simple button in settings to switch for old users and I would trust that in the end everyone will use the new one by their own choice.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wingcommanderbob

It worked for me an hour ago.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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An hour ago it worked for me too.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster
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You should update the title and add "(PATCHED)" to it.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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Updated: The instruction became easier: now there is no need to figure out the account ID.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlosLM.
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Thanks a lot, I used your new code last night and it worked like a charm!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wingcommanderbob

Brilliant! I updated to the crowns system and immediately regretted it. Took a few goes to get this method to work, but eventually got it right. Uninstalled and reinstalled the app on my phone, and it reverted back to the original too.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike
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Thank you for this very useful trick; I don't suppose there's a magic line of code like this that would just enable timed practice with crowns from level 1 rather than level 5? I could probably live with the new system were it not for this lack of timed practice.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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Delete the number from the URL; replace with "practice"

h/t: Max.Em https://www.duolingo.com/comment/26646171$comment_id=26655842

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bahalam
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You are lvl 25 in Swedish. Like I am in Spanish. Didn't it hurt when they placed you at skill lvl 3?:(

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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The limited amount of translation into target language that has existed up to now didn't give them a basis to place anybody any higher. The skill levels address this longstanding, deep flaw in the structure of Duolingo. (Ok, so maybe they could have just handed out level 5s in Basics 1.)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bahalam
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We had longer sentences with more complex grammar before. We have learned them. I assure you. Just wait and see. They won't update the database. Do you think that they gonna offer us poetry to translate in Crown lvl. 5? It will be the same hoot with a different colour. We are gonna keep repeating I am an apple. You are a turtle. more than 20 times to reach level 5. I'm saying they won't put a major update into their database. That will take forever and almost impossible. There isn't any announcement for that. It's just the monotonous repetition for eternity. EDIT: There is a slight exaggeration in what I said but I'm sure the main point is made.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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Sure, there were long sentences and complex grammar before, and 80/90% of the translation of it was into a language we already know well. I abandoned my Dutch tree because it just wouldn't give me the translation into Dutch I obviously needed to get the grasp of the material I wanted. It's a whole lot harder going the other way. I've seen the exercises at crown levels 4 and 5. It's a big improvement.

I've followed the Sentences tab for Spanish some lately. There are new discussions turning up for into-Spanish translations where you can Google and find that the exercise has been in active use for five years going the other way. What happened? It sure looks like the other direction hit a learner miss level cutoff and effectively got frozen out of the system. With skill levels, all of a sudden they're back. Of course there's also actually a major update to the Spanish tree in alpha testing right now. Your pessimism as to the possibility of such is clearly ill-founded. Nevertheless, it goes without saying that the first few lessons aren't going to be the place to look for new, challenging content for a more advanced learner. There's only so much you can do with a vocabulary of a handful of words. For those who have mastered a tree, I certainly don't see a basis for complaint here. The tree presumably held no remaining value anyway, so there can only be benefit in making the exercise mix more challenging. If it bores them to tears, well, the old set-up was merely easier yet, so a fortiori it can't have been any better.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bahalam
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They hat a tab called IMMERSION. That was the only semi-advanced thing you could find on Duolingo back then. They replaced it with the stupid flashcards (Which they again replaced it with TinyCards as you probably recall) Not every change is for the better. Of course holds no value after Golden. What do you do? You would do some general refresh and then you would do IMMERSION before all this had happened and obtain Translation Tiers. Now you have stories, events and podcast. As well as other languages to start. The tree won't offer significant new amount of material on an (semi) advanced level. That major update you are dreaming about demands years to be released. They have to even look for new contributors with C2 academic certification or a degree in linguistics. (If it ever will) That we will see. See no more need to discuss. Time will prove us right or wrong.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnPMonah

Holy Sh*t it worked, It took some digging to find my id number, then in chrome on a mac you hit view go to developer, then to javscript, which no one told me, enter code command ( changing the xxxx with you id number, hit enter and there you go. Thanks for the help, Let's see how long it stays.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielKirsch

Finally got it to work on a Mac using chrome by following these directions! Thanks to all for the help.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bryan200092

Can you elaborate on how to do step 2? For those of us that are computer illiterate :)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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There is a very useful link, it can help you: https://www.google.ru/search?q=how+to+use+browser+console ;)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pspoon2727
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! My tree has been gold for almost 1 year and a half. I did not want to do the "We are girls, they are boys" exercises 35 more times.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZoltLadnyi
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THX!!!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kamemoo
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Thank you so much! I agreed to the crowns without realizing what I was getting myself into. And I hated it. Why ruin a perfectly good way to be reminded you need to refresh a rusty skill?! You rock, FieryCat! Left 20 lingots, but feel like I should leave all my fortune to you. :)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jbrmit
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Brilliant! Thank you a million times over. I had almost finished turning my reverse tree gold when I got switched to the crown system. Thank you for taking the time to write this up.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Snotgirl

Thank you so much for this! It worked and I have my lessons back as I like them and my little golden circles are back too. I can't thank you enough!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stephanie_dh

Yay! Even a complete internet-changingthings-noob like me could get this to work! Thanks so much! :D

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gmuchnik

I really dislike the new crown version, so frustrating and counter intuitive. Thank you so much for pointing out this way to change it back!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carol476544

thanks all I got sorted and I'm back to the old Duo

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HanniBunnyLecter

Waaah, bless you, dude! My golden tree is back!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zheniok-2007

Congratulations! Which browser did you use?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HanniBunnyLecter

Chrome! I hope I can keep it that way, I really don't like this crown system :/

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zheniok-2007

Tried to disable crowns via several browsers consoles (IE, Chrome, Firefox), server does not return any error, but the crowns are not being disabled. Tried the same on the different newly created test account - also does not work... Did anybody succeed to disable the crowns today on your accounts? Maybe this disabling method already does not work? Any other ideas? Many thanks in advance to anybody who could assist in disabling the crowns:)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bahalam
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It worked for me. I switched from it. but doesn't switch back to crown system. (I know the crown system is utterly a failure, I just wanted to check something.)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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but doesn't switch back to crown system.

Did you reload the page? It appears only after this.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bahalam
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Oh. Now I see it. I think I must have accidentally changed the code, cause I was facing with a syntax error. Now again the ad pops up and says: Wanna Update? Thank you so much:)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bahalam
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Excuse me. When I lose my streak, I face an ad that says "Give us money and we'll do a streak repair for you." Can I disable this? Only comes to me in iOS.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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I do not have iOS to check out that and I do not use the app at all. The app uses a different API. Sorry.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SquirlRat
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I used this to get rid of crowns after opting in initially and it worked. Now it has been forced on me and this method no longer seems to revert me back to the old tree. I swear I could cry at this point >.<

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abmayberry1

I'm not able to run the update either...

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/widle
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A lot of people received the update just now. So it is possible that they made a global change and everyone has crowns now.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andresb_UY
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Just checked, in Android 3.60 is the last version non compatible with crowns.

You can download it here

and there you have the list of all previous versions.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Darkrai007

I uninstalled my Duolingo app, downloaded version 3.60 as per your instructions, installed it & got back the old system in the app. How do I reflect it in the browser because I usually prefer to learn from the browser?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/blueice54
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You are my hero!!!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IVYMAJI03
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This information is worth donating any number of lingots! You are a genius! Thanks a ton! The day seems brighter already!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carol476544

thanks so much........I have the old Duo back now

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lawaschak
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thank u so much!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nerfmaster11

I got it to work. Thx Fierycat you are the best ever:) i gave you 4 lingots for that :)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/muriuki_

Thank you very much for this. Had accidentally enabled crowns and instantly did not like them. Good to have my bars back. Have some lingots for your help!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Snotgirl

It appears that some people are giving FieryCat and others downvotes which is sad. If you like the crown levels that’s fine but why downvote someone who is only trying to help some other Duolingo users?

10 months ago

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It's awesome to find this post haha hope the admins won't turn it on for everyone. Crown is such a waste of time and bad idea.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jamie491298

I don't like crowns system and am looking for another way to learn from here. It's not as straightforward or intuitive to gauge where your progress stands at a glance.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Snotgirl

I just got an email from Duolingo welcoming me to the "new Duolingo experience". I checked my home page here and yep, I had been switched back to the crown levels. Boo. But guess what, I tried your patch again, refreshed the page and I am back to Duolingo's original system. The gold circles returned. Thanks again for that neat trick.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/david_cieszyn
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I got that email too. But this time I will give it a try for a few days. I hope there will always be an option to go back to the old system, if I will dislike the new one, again.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HOFplaceholder

Is there one for those who cannot access Discussions? My friend has a bugged profile and only gets Error 500 pages whenever he navigates here.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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It is possible without the forum, but this is a longer and more complicated path with using AJAX in pure Javascript.

Hm. Try with this link instead of a discussion page.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HOFplaceholder

Unfortunately Courses also returns the same error. Only areas he can navigate to are labs and the main page.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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What about tab "Words"? And I would recommend to try another browser then.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HOFplaceholder

Apparently Discussions worked for me just today and he has been able to revert this disastrous Crown update. Thank you very much for the workaround!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/L.Arkadich

Thank you very much!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chrichrichi
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wow - I just got this crowns pop up today and stupidly accepted, wanted to get rid of them immedeately - now it does not work any more :-(

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gingivere
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I 99.99% of the time use the duolingo app.

And when the crown thing popped up, I was like, Yeah, why not?

I did one lesson. And now I hate it.

I want to continue my streak but I don’t like the new system. Please help me... :(

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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If you do these steps in the browser, the crowns will also be turned off for the app.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mike48569

Excellent work, FieryCat! This worked for me.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Herman221285

Does this still work? I just get "403 (Forbidden)" did they make it that this method no longer works? Edit: Nm.. I just had the wrong ID

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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The server returns an error 403 (Forbidden) if you try to change the status of this feature with wrong account ID. Check it.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jojareva

Thanks friend

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dani_Mc3

Thank you soooo much it worked! For anyone who was confused on what to do u could also go to view-developer-javascript console. That is what I did since the keyboard commands wouldn't work.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nerfmaster11

thx man this definitely works. don't know yet for how long but thx

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StanislavP311216

Well I've tried but it always says "400 (Bad Request)", dunno how to do it. Normally I paste the text and change the user information but it doesn't work. Anyway thank you for this solution and for me duolingo is finished.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/focusduo

GUESS WHAT DUOLINGO? GOODBYE! YOU HAVE NOW PROVED THIS APP IS ABOUT WASTING TIME RATHER THAN LEARNING. I WILL ADVISE ANYONE INTERESTING IN LEARNING LANGUAGES TO AVOID THIS APP AT ALL COSTS!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCamille
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Please calm down.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-.Andrew.-
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lmao

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sam_Spain

You know you've messed up when long running users are doing anything they can to use the old system.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster
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Great work! Thanks so much! Now I can happily throw this meme to the trash for now:

Edit: I've upgraded the meme in honor of FieryCat.

Edit: My first meme is relevant again. Sigh...

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/siciIy
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quality meme(s)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ahmedoooov
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Duo jumps really high considering how little his feet are . I'm sorry I assumed Duo's gender

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bassplayer05

I dunno, i've always seen duo as a 'he'

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewSear13

Same here

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike
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Going by this official DL tweet, Duo is indeed a 'he'.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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Perhaps that was an epicene “he”. ;*)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adrian-Michael
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Yeah, because he would be called she if is dualingua, am I right? (I'm very sorry for making this awful joke, I have no life)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnPMonah

No that,s funny, enjoy life.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Libertydoc
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Evil has no gender. It is unfeeling and uncaring of us without any remorse or concern. Now we all know that true evil is green and assumes to shape of an owl to deceive us with the perception of wisdom. How easily we are fooled! How gullible we were! Has anyone ever before seen a green owl? No!!! This fungus encrusted apparition plots to lure us into the sticky web of learning with crowns, lingots and gems. Little do we know that they are worth nothing! Ever try to go to dinner and pay with a lingot? Try selling your gems at Tiffany's. You'll be laughed out of the store and possibly have the police called on you. No, my friends. This genderless, heartless chimera seeks only power and to rule all of humanity as it muddles our minds with images of wealth and success.

All of us need to bond together and rise up against our pseudo-Strigiforme oppressor and be free once again! One day we will all have rid ourselves of this evil and be able to sit mindless and drooling in front of the television watching old reruns. Ahhh, our day will come.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Snotgirl

This made me laugh. Thank you :-D

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bassplayer05

I saved it :)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-.Andrew.-
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lol

quality right there

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bassplayer05

lol, i love it

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HectorGBO

HAHAHAHAHAH nicee

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nuria839823

It doesn't work I have no idea where to type please help me!! Where do i type in the command box???

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Snotgirl

I don't know if someone helped you out yet but after you do F12 or CTRL + Shift + K (all at the same time) there should be a little rectangular box at the very left bottom of your screen (this would be on a computer, not a phone). You should see a faint marking of >> in the lower left bottom of your screen. Paste in the command that FieryCat provided above after that >> marking. Make sure you follow their directions for replacing the XXXXX with your account id (FieryCat also provided a link in the original post on how to find your account id). Good luck!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ddrichar
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FieryCat, you are full of AWESOME. It's been less than a week since I completed my tree in French, and today, with the "upgrade," my gold owl disappeared and suddenly I was faced with having to repeat "A man eats an apple" 27 more times. For however long this patch lasts, I thank you. Merci!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VictorSGarcia

I understand you, such a useless actualization... Furthermore, there is not anymore the practice option for each skill. There is no way to keep improving in the parts which we considered to be more weak or which needed to be polished

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RubyGooby

Hey! At least you know how to say "A man eats an apple." really well.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sirIesdor

XD

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yutmen
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Hey Ddrichar, did you just copy and paste the whole code to the console and hit ENTER or did you change something on the code to personalize it to your account? I am not familiar with Java at all. I've tried to paste the code via Chrome and Firefox consoles but it didn't work.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CSA_GW
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Hi Yutmen,

Could you tell me which code I should use to disable the crown? I have done the codes 3 times during the past 2 weeks and it worked for me, but have been forced again to use the new crown since last weekend and cannot go back to the old system.

I am now lost and cannot find which code is right for disabling the crown. I am forced to do "un home" "une fille" again and again and again.

Thank you

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yutmen
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Hi GSA_GW Try this code

duo.old_web_url_whitelist=["^.+"];

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CSA_GW
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It works!

What wrong I did was opening a new page instead of simply clicking"home" in the discussion.

However, when I open duo in a new tab, it is in crown again.

So it seems that this code forces THE CURRENT page back to the old system.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CSA_GW
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I did 2 times, but still got the crown. Did I do anything wrong?

I pressed f12 and enter "duo.old_web_url_whitelist=["^.+"];" what I got is

[object Array] ["^.+"]

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yutmen
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You need to be on the discussion page and paste the code on the console. After that DO NOT refresh the discussion page but instead click on the Home page

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CSA_GW
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Thank you again Yutmen!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sirIesdor

Can you enable it again after doing that?

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sirIesdor

There’s a difference between Java and JavaScript. JavaScript is a scripting language, meaning it is written to be used in a browser. Java is a programming language, meaning you write it, compile it(translate it into machine code) with a compiler, then other people have to download and install it to use it. You probably don’t really care, but I get annoyed when people do mix them up.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SchonBaume

I seriously dislike the new version of Duo with Crown thing. the old version was way better because you easily could review the lession you have studied before. suppose a skill with 10 lession, if you start the a lession on a skill it start from the first and then second and son on, you always forced to progress and prevent you to go over the lessions you have studied. If you want to memorize a lession you must review, learning new lession when you are not skillful yet looks inane, learing languages requires constant and resolute in review not just leaf through. if you want to be expert in learning languages you just have to review what you had studied in order to drum them into your mind.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SchonBaume

Is it still possible to disable this groundbreaking feature(Crown thing)??

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gmuchnik

I don't believe so. I stopped using Duo because of this.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andresb_UY
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Can we use an old version with the old system? YES. (3.60 untill 3.50 my recommendation, any from 3.23 will work as well)

I am doing it almost every day, several times because both systems actually have good things, but with really hard languages crowns are self-boycot, a stupid thing. Just don't give up and wait.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gmuchnik

Crowns are back.

Duo - Please make this madness stop!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Snotgirl

Oh no! They're still absent from my account. I still have my golden circles too. Are your circles not golden anymore either?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gmuchnik

I tried again because I hate the crowns so much and it reverted back again. I really hope that the Duolingo folks realized this new system is horrible.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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I think the matter is that you are using the app. It brings the crowns back. Try to use the web version only.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gmuchnik

Yes, golden circles are gone again even on Basic 1. Workaround isn't working anymore.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/focusduo

THANK YOU FOR THIS! REPEATING 25000+ SENTENCES WE'VE ALREADY LEARNED WITH NO NEW VOCAB OR NEW SENTENCES ISN'T LEARNING - IT'S SIMPLY WASTING OUR TIME!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/widle
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Don't do it then.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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Indeed. I certainly have yet to see a clear reason why repeating to get crown levels is so terrible when repeating to return skills to gold was fine (and if people weren't doing the later, well, they would seem to have even less basis for complaint yet). Meanwhile, sure, most of the sentences are the same (the system is new, after all) but when a whole lot more of them are being translated into the target language, the same amount of repetition is a whole lot more challenging and a whole lot more useful.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheHolyV

Because you really repeat ad nauseam! I finished my tree before crowns: do I now want to spend 100xp on my first ever skill to get to an extra crown? Before it was 10xp and I was done, I got gold, I could move on: it made better sense because it was not such a huge time investment! More broadly speaking, if the "duolingo game' finishes when you have crown five on all skills, it would require even someone like me who is already pretty advanced, thousands upon thousands of XPs.... it would take the average user (many more) years to get there... and I argue this rate of progress for what the course actually teach is badly invested. It is well behind the level you can achieve with other methods, so essentially DL becomes a waste of time pretty soon... because you have to put so much game effort in winning crowns, but that time is invested in no new information.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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that time is invested in no new information.

At the end of the day, this is what I just don't think holds. I'm seeing the vast majority of exercises I get from crown level three being either transcription of or translation into the target language. This is really valuable stuff, and to get a similar translation mix before you had to have recourse to a reverse tree (which never made a whole lot of sense), and that's assuming there was a reverse tree.

do I now want to spend 100xp on my first ever skill to get to an extra crown? Before it was 10xp and I was done, I got gold, I could move on

If you really knew that skill, why even have spent the time to get that 10 XP? It would have been better to spend it elsewhere, not doing something just to turn a circle a different color.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HalJam
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10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VenkatNema

Much needed! Thanks for posting this.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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I certainly have yet to see a clear reason why anyone should feel any need whatsoever to comment on or critique someone else's choice... given that their choice has absolutely no effect on the critic

And yet it's apparently perfectly sensible for a critic to comment on a comment replying to a comment regarding a choice when neither that choice nor the choice to comment regarding it has any effect on that critic?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HalJam
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10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HalJam
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10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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I'd apologize for my wrongthink, but, you see, some of us have a stubborn belief in reasoned dialog, to the extent that we're even willing to engage in it when our position is in the minority.

As far as I'm concerned you're more than welcome to stop by any crown-boosting thread to make your case. You're a smart guy. I'd like to see it; it'd probably be one of the most convincing ones a person could come across. However, so far I've only seen you arguing tangentials.

I naturally would not consider your making your case in a thread where my position happens to be in the majority to be in any way criticizing anyone's choice to make the switch (provided you don't sink to the sort of personal insults you do seem to have a hard time avoiding).

10 months ago

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I wasn't commenting on their choice, just their reasoning. That's what usually happens in discussions.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HalJam
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10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/widle
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I'm reading it because I'm interested in the feature. And a bit fascinated by... oh well nevermind.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaineAlee
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Best advice ever!!! Nobody wants to waste their time redoing all the simple exercises when they could be moving forward in their language study. I switched back from the crowns and now Duolino can now still be a workable part of my language education. I really thought I was going to have to ditch it completely.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gmuchnik

Agreed. I'm surprised at how bad the crowns are and I'm very grateful for this way to continue the old system.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheHolyV

Trying this tomorrow.... Although I think I may have to abandon DL soon,if crowns are strictly enforced. Huge waste of time to repeat all those simple exercises!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eli945006
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Thank you so much ! I tried to use the app with the crown system but it drove me crazy after the 10th lesson repeating "someone eats an apple" on Basics unit... Your solution is not only effective but very easy to use so thank you again ! I'm gonna be a bit dramatic but I hope it'll work forever ^^ I can't handle people eating apples again ;)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NebraskaJonnes

Now getting:

400 (Bad Request)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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You must be logged on the site before you run this command in the console.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jorge725391
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Hi, good morning! I tried this but it didn't work. Can you tell me if I pasted it right? I put: $.ajax("https://www.duolingo.com/2017-06-30/users/"+#########+"/optional-features/levels_opt_in_v1", {type:"PATCH", data:'{"status":"OFF"}'})

That numeral is my ID number. I don't like this crowns stuff. Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ayman_A1

Any other way that work ?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanyDin
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just give back the good old version, please!!!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duolearn4321

If you're on Android and this doesn't work for you then I've written a method on how to go back to the old interface here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/26854073

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andresb_UY
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10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SylviaLyu

Thanks a lot it worked when I tried like a couple of weeks ago and now NOOOOOOO!!!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CSA_GW
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Hello everyone,

I really do not like the new crown system, and have reset it back to the old version two times. However, the crown system took over the old system again during the weekend. I came back here to find the instructions, but am lost in so many posts of different versions.

May any one help me please? Many thanks!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andresb_UY
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downgrade to 3.60 on android and, as I read it: "For iOS it's version 4.8.10 that will remove both crowns and health."

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CSA_GW
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Sorry, I use PC, not android tablet

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ruedi2021

it worked once but not the seond time

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yutmen
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Yes that happened to me too. It means that you have to put the code every time you want to practice

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jojareva

Thanks friend

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PuddleMonster

where do you paste it

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NebraskaJonnes

getting this error:

Unable to get property 'id' of undefined or null reference

So I do or do not need to replace the ID somewhere in the code above?! The UPDATED says you no longer need to figure out the ID.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrea907531

Hmm, I've done it, like it's said in the description, but I still have the Crown levels :-(

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JiayiLin4
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For some reason this is not working for me :(, I get this right after

PATCH https://www.duolingo.com/2017-06-30/users/102905122/optional-features/levels_opt_in_v1 400 (Bad Request)

What am a I doing wrong? Please help! Thanks!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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Did you read the post from the beginning?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JiayiLin4
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Yes, I have tried many times and also used my id but keep getting the same error message. Does this still work?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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From there:

Unfortunately, this method no longer works.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wendy249779

So if I don't need my id, does that mean I paste in:

$.ajax("https://www.duolingo.com/2017-06-30/users/optional-features/levels_opt_in_v1", {type:"PATCH", data:'{"status":"OFF"}'});

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shekina05

all of those did not help

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nuria839823

Do you know how to get a lost streak back? I achieved my goal and I was on 123 days but this morning it is 0 and says I did 10 XP less than my goal which is not true

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FieryCat
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I think it is a bad idea to share such information here. It is better to use this link to report the problem: https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PuddleMonster

if I used this system, will it be permanent?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Libertydoc
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Yes. It appears to be permanent. Many of us have tried to stop it to no avail. The owl feels this is better and so gives it to us.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/j28pJMLt

This method no longer works? k, signing out for the last time. ❤❤❤❤ you duo

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andresb_UY
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The best we can do is to qualify the latest version in the appstore.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alix373339

How can I undo the crowns? I really don’t like the crowns.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FheWIYzE
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The following links bring the old Duoling Version back!

https://www.duolingo.eu/username

https://www.duolingo.eu/YOUR_USERNAME/progress

Example:

https://www.duolingo.eu/FheWIYzE/progress

https://www.duolingo.eu/FheWIYzE/

You can see the progress from the selected language, which you are learning.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sirIesdor

I’ll try it when i’m On a computer.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alberti.thais

it really doesn't work anymore? is there any other way to disable crowns now?

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SchonBaume

I seriously dislike the new version of Duo with Crown thing. the old version was way better because you easily could review the lession you have studied before. suppose a skill with 10 lession, if you start the a lession on a skill it start from the first and then second and son on, you always forced to progress and prevent you to go over the lessions you have studied. If you want to memorize a lession you must review, learning new lession when you are not skillful yet looks inane, learing languages requires constant and resolute in review not just leaf through. if you want to be expert in learning languages you just have to review what you had studied in order to drum them into your mind.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobbySweetkitty

Sad they've not removed any thread that critiqued the crown system out of the 'popular' section.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-.Andrew.-
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True that

lol

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AngryAsho
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Very useful information, thank you for sharing Cat. Just for the protocol - it didn't work for me from Opera and Modzila but the Chrome console did perfect job reverting that crown crap :)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ciliolindemberg
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What a minute. Did it actually work for you? Everyone is saying it doesn't work anymore. o.Ó

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IdiOdiC_GeNiUs

I keep seeing posts for "Crowns Being Annoying" I just don't know what they're talking about!!!!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ddrichar
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You get a pop-up that says, "Hey, would like a free UPGRADE to crowns? You can learn, like, a BAJILLION times more! It's so awesome!" And when you click on it, it's like that scene in Game of Thrones where Khal Drogo gives Danaerys' horrible brother a crown by pouring hot molten gold over his head.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carolin_o
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If you're lucky. Others of us have no such warning - err, opportunity. It just happened to me mid-question. Bam! Like being hit in the head with a brick.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheHolyV

Same... the Android app would not work without this 'lovely' upgrade

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skepticalways

Wow, I hate to see you post that; as of today (Mon., April 9, '18), my old Duo was still working on my Samsung S6, & I sent Duo a complaint through the computer version -- because BESIDES the unwanted, no-warning "upgrade" from my golden tree to crowns, they seem to have dropped a digit on my Lingots, from 4,905, to 490, & I told them they could verify what I said by my total on my app! Losing 4,415 Lingots is a big deal!

Plus, I suggested that they could make T-shirts with amusing sayings on them for the user community to buy with Lingots (maybe plus S&H), that said things like "¡Mi oso comió tu pingüino!" It would be good advertising and a fun way to meet other Duo users. I would also spend 100 Lingots for a vacation of a week without losing a streak!

I ALSO told them in a separate post that if THEY wanted their "new" version, they should've called it "Graduate-level Duo," and should leave the rest of us (formerly delighted users who might quit or at least look for another program now) ALONE to our "limited" version until we were ready to change.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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It is a "4-digit display" problem on your app/browser. Your lingots are still there. You just need to zoom out in the browser.

(unoffical) SHOF page details: https://www.duolingo.eu/skepticalways

Extended Duo user profile: http://www.duolingo.com//users/skepticalways (search for 4904)

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IdiOdiC_GeNiUs

What crowns???

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RedheadedRogue

It's a new system Duo's been rolling out lately, I guess neither of us has gotten them. Not sure why so many downvotes?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IdiOdiC_GeNiUs

But apparently nobody likes them.

10 months ago
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