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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harroll1

What Happened to My Crowns and Lessons?

When I quit Duolingo last night 5/24/2018) I had passed two checkpoints, completed five levels in 22 lessons and had almost 150 crowns. When I open Duolingo this afternoon (5/25/2018) I haven't passed any checkpoints, I've completed five levels in only nine lessons and I'm down to 100 crowns. What happened? Did this happen to everyone? Or am I just that special?

May 25, 2018

14 Comments


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

It looks like you've been moved over to the new tree:

https://duome.eu/Harroll1/progress/


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

I just got it, too. This must be the new Spanish tree. My friend, we just got upgraded.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harroll1

It doesn't feel like an upgrade. It feels like they're saying "We need to put you back in 2nd grade and we're not going to tell you why."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/E.T.Gregor

It is possible you got the new Spanish tree. It's been announced a few months back and seems to be getting rolled out to all users now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harroll1

I get email reminders to do a lesson, they could've sent a group email explaining or reminding what was about to happen. That would've been very appreciated.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mau190231

It happened to me also, and I was close to finishing my tree!! I think it´s cool that they add new lessons, but very frustrating to have to redo lessons that I already had completed :/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/XTOxGU9t

These changes without warning are frustrating ...and now it seems that any new words I learn are not added to the "words" section next to "home." That is so helpful to be able to go to the list and review new words. Frustrating!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deact1vated_User

I guess you're special, because it didn't happen to me. I'm sorry it happened, though.


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

About the same here, feels a bit strange to go back to the starting levels and ten-question lessons. But my checkpoints still show as passed, otherwise I'd try to test out of the initial ones :)


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

I had a similar experience. Very frustrating. It would be very helpful if Duo lingo would send an e-mail round explaining what they are at. I knew the crowns were happening and that was fine but the sudden loss of crowns was just irritating when there was no explanation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JackStewart0

I have two trees going. Yesterday on one, I had 183 crowns and this morning I have 150. Not only that but two levels that I had maxed out to level 5 are now not even shown. All the colors have changed. One thing I don't like is that I haven't found any criteria in Duolingo so that i can understand what a crown means, what's the maximum. I don't think my fluency dropped by 1/6th overnight and the other tree still shows that I have 177 crowns. I don't like that the exercises have gotten easier. It's like i must add "2 + 2 = 4" 40 times to max out one subject. I typically make only one error per 20 questions and it is always I didn't hear it right, spelling, or a typo. I recommend to Duolingo that you put some explanation and explanation of criteria into the program rather than just having arbitrary changes.


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

You'll get your crowns back quick and be better at Spanish when you do. There's 115 lessons now instead of 61, and the early lessons have words I don't remember seeing before. But yeah, would be nice with an official post explaining what the exact improvements are.


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

So there are a lot more lessons now? I have been working only on Spanish and was on 3 crowns except for 8 which were 2 crowns and about 6 which were 4 crowns. So if it is because they are giving me more lessons, I don't get the rationale behind taking me from 174 crowns to 147 because they added lessons, wouldn't all lessons be worth the same crowns????


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jackstewart2

As I understand it, the option called "Practice" draws from all lessons. Hope that is right. But there has been so many arbitrary changes, that for the future, I am not going to go after streaks, crowns, lesson modules, levels, making lessons so simple and repetitive, or any other of the gimicks. Basically, I don't much like their arbitrary changes. But the practice option may still be usable. The program is much less usable for me than it was before.

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