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WHY NOT WE HAVE BOTH, Old school, Crown system!

I dunn have enough knowledge to talk about which mechanism is the best to learn a language and I see many ppl support this crown system and many ppl are against this system. Till now I'm against this system but I'm giving it a try as many ppl advised. I'm writing this Discussion to wonder why do they force us for this system. why not they have the 2 choices, according to my knowledge learning a language is a skill, and the skill can be acquired in more than 1 way and would be better to choose the way u r more relieved with.

May 19, 2018



I think it would be far too much work on the servers if they were to have both systems running at the same time. They're barely affording to keep the site running as it is, so I doubt this will be happening.

Plus although you (and many others) are against the crowns system; Duolingo did their testing and found more people enjoy it than not, and it's therefore a logical decision from a business perspective to favour the system that keeps people engaged and on the site for longer.


Pretend for a moment you a renting a house, and then later move to a new house.

Would you rent the old and new house at the same time? Or would you rent the new house and stop renting the old house?

Same for duolingo, they have a new system so they stopped supporting the old system. It isn't free to have the old system running, being supported, being hosted on servers.


I'm about four years on Duolingo, I already reseted my languages several times just to complete from 0 again and I'll say beyond doubt, the actual system don't is effective as the old one.

without doubt it is good for who is more advanced in a language, it is being very rewarding to complete the english tree again but when I try new languages it is just a pain in the ass, it seems to not progress any more, the tree seems too long, the absortion isn't effective.


I am glad I got half way through before it changed. have a lingot for your contribution


Watch the language.


Alaa, remember DuoLingo is free - zilch - por nada unless you choose to pay. The only major difference is that you lose the adverts. Everything else is about the same. Not many apps or other software runs as a freebie like DL.

It all only works because folks VOLUNTEER to make it work. As DL moves on it will change. Such is life!

Crowns are OK by me ♡


I preferred the old system, but I'd rather Duolingo stick with just the new system than maintain both.

Maintaining both means their developers will be split between maintaining and fixing two different code sets. Clearly, that means improvements will happen slower or not at all. Or Duolingo needs to hire more staff which means more ads or a forced subscription to pay for them.

Like many, I preferred the old system, however I still like Duolingo and wish for it to remain viable.

As a developer myself I've learned that you can't keep everyone happy all the time. Sometimes you have to make a change that annoys a portion of the users.


True dat! have a lingot for your time.

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