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Duo's rational for the new Crown system

I know this is a very basic question, but has a Duo representative ever actually explained in detail the rational for all the changes that make up the new crown system? I'm still plugging along, still finding Duo very helpful, but find myself wondering about the thinking that went into these changes. Clearly a series of trade-offs were decided on. Like "it's more important that we improve this than we continue with that", and I'd love to hear all the "this's and that's" if you know what I mean.

June 23, 2018

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

Thanks Lee – it looks like it might be exactly what I was asking for. I don’t know why, but it won’t fully load.

June 23, 2018

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

it's a megathread, it might be too extended to view it all

June 23, 2018

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

What is the mega thread, and how do I see it all?

June 23, 2018

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

The link given by LeeBrownst1, gives another link to a megathread, which means that there are a lot of posts in them. When you can't view all the posts, then it might be that your connection can't handle it or your computer. So there is no easy fix I'm afraid

June 23, 2018

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

I like the crown system for the most part. I just wish they'd bring back the test out key. I don't need to get a ton of xp for it. Just give me ten, or whatever. But I don't want to do 40 lessons of that one concept I already GET. I don't understand why some of the lessons that, in my opinion, don't need as much practice, have more levels than the ones that do.

June 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kari.T

A key icon for testing out of a crown level is in A/B testing now.

June 25, 2018

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

A marginal improvement, but I still see no benefit of Crowns over the older "fading skills" idea, which was much more useful.

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kari.T

I like knowing what skills are fading too. You can access that here: https://www.duome.eu/yottskry/progress I can see from your entry that you are getting early skills to level 5 before you've opened up later skills. I find it more fun to get all the skills unlocked at once and then go back to focus on the grammar skills that I can tell are weak. In my opinion, getting to level 5 on early skills is a lot of clicking for pretty easy vocabulary. The content does get more awesome at higher crown levels on more difficult skills.

July 20, 2018

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

I’m a little embarrassed to say I haven’t been able to test out of anything although I don’t even try much. Sometimes it feels like all those lessons, all that pounding, were designed precisely from my brain!

July 20, 2018

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

the new key icon for testing out is a great improvement, thanks Duolingo

July 20, 2018
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