The problem with Crowns

is that you can't test out of a skill. In French, a couple of weeks ago the tree was revamped so that if you had already completed it you now had a load more skills to learn or test out of. That was fine. Now, though, the crowns stop you from testing out of any skill, so you have to do all the lessons for every skill -- rather tedious.

April 7, 2018


yes! it's like someone new came and took over duolingo! what's next? everyone has to do for a hour every day or they erase your progress?! duolingo used to be fun but now it's like a public school, you have to do it or else!

April 7, 2018


It is just a more in-depth analysis of the new Crowns system and the reasons why it would be great if they brought back some of the good old features.

Thank you.

April 7, 2018

I have tried very hard to see the positives in the new Crowns system but having reached Crown level 3 in all skills, I expected the degree of difficulty would rise. Instead, I find myself mindlessly and endlessly repeating the simplest of exercises. Yes, I make occasional mistakes in easy exercises - but it's because I'm so bored and hurrying to get them over and done with!! PLEASE could there be an assumption that if we have reached Level 3, we understand the most basic skills?? Or - as others have been asking - give us the opportunity to test out. At present, it is SO UNMOTIVATING!

May 2, 2018
April 7, 2018

Is it possible to retrieve the Fluency Percentage, please? I found this motivating. I understand there is consideration being given to updating and improving the Fluency Percentage. In the meantime, I would like it back as it is, please. Many thanks and kind regards, Pamela

April 10, 2018

yes. Yes. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Exactly!!!!!!

At least with French there are lots of other potential places to practice. For Welsh, I don't have much in the way of other options :(

April 13, 2018
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