Crown levels NOT an improvement

I clicked on upgrading to "crown" levels because I like the idea of being challenged more and learning more. I did not expect all of my progress in all my languages to be wiped out. I've been using Duolingo for over a year every day trying to get all my circles gold in different languages and now at the click of a button that's all gone and I'm having to start from scratch. This is NOT - absolutely NOT!!! - an improvement. There is also no "level out" option (or whatever it used to be called) so the only way to get a circle gold is to go through ALL of the exercise again. Please, please, please Duolingo do something to change this and restore my progress. This is EXTREMELY demotivating.

April 7, 2018


Duolingo you have wiped all my progress from the past 8 months i can not put into words how annoying this truly is not just for me,Please bring back the old system.

April 10, 2018

I see people have been down voting this already. Are you crazy. Let me explain my situation - I've already finished the French and German trees. Now I'm faced with a situation where I'd need to do 16 exercise (16!!!!!) just to turn the very first circle on the Greek tree gold. How is that motivating? 16 exercise to turn a skill gold that I mastered years ago? If you're going to downgrade my comment maybe you could at least explain the value of that. And why's there no longer a "test out" button - at least then I'd only have to do it once.

April 7, 2018

I do not understand why, as level 25 in french, the majority of my skills are not even at crown level 1? I have to completely redo these skills to start progressing in difficulty

April 8, 2018

Totally agree!

April 9, 2018

I agree with all of you, before they have changed it DuoLingo was much more pleasant. I beg you DuoLingo team, please change it the way that I could downgrade an exercise block if I want to repeat it from scratch.

January 14, 2019

Duolingo is completely unusable now (although it wasn't much better before — once you finished a full language tree Duolingo became pretty much useless and boring), please fix it.

June 6, 2018
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