All the complaining about the crown system is prohibited.
This gave me a good laugh! Though, I know there will be at least one user who will take this too seriously.
I don't think complaints about the Crowns system are bad, as long as they are constructive and have decent substance. Though, I think it is a bit annoying to hear people call it a horrible system in general when it fails them personally.
I think we should have more patience for any new updates that may improve the system. I like it as it is, but you know, Duolingo is always improving. ^ ^
Thank you for making my day!
MasterZsword, I neglected you in my thanks for my 100 day streak. You have the soul of an artist. Your posts are humorous and inspiring. One day last month, I was ready to throw in the towel. Then, one of your comments made me get up, brush myself off, and climb right back upon that horse. Thank you. Love, Cat
Have a lingot just for fun!
Songve, I'll bet that you do. You are right about many things. The crown system is just another challenge. I like it. I even like down votes. What used to hurt my feelings makes me stronger now. I don't want to understand why people needlessly down vote good, enlightening posts. If I understood, I'm afraid that I might turn into one of them. I would rather be like you and the many others who have encouraged me in my journey into the language frontier. Have a good week. Love, Cat
You have learned an important aspect of feelings No one can make us feel a certain way, we all have a choice as to how we feel. Another thing I have learned along the way is that our thoughts create our feelings. As a personal example, I used to feel extremely angry when getting cut off on the highway. My thoughts: "That person is trying to kill me." After thinking about it, I realized I had no idea who the person was. Maybe they had a fight with their spouse, were thinking about some bad news or were simply being human and got distracted. It takes practice to do this as thoughts are transformed into feelings in a split second. Nowadays, I am mostly calm when driving and a kind of an alarm goes off when anger arises and it quickly goes away.
I am not in favor of making posts “disappear” (it was not downvoting that caused that), but how can anyone accuse DL (or moderators) of deleting crown-critical posts after we all endured many weeks of hardly anything else? Maybe they just decided enough is enough, the crowns are here to stay, let’s move on, there’s nothing to see (discuss) here anymore, everything that can be said has been said plenty of times... or maybe the OP deleted it.
I don't think that posts should be deleted, but if they are against the rules, the specific parts of the post that are against the rules should be removed. If the whole post is against the rules, then the post should not be deleted, but should be edited so it says something like "[Removed for violating the rules]".
That's true. But, what about this post that basically has a huge coalition of those who have criticisms?
My point is, I doubt there is some conspiracy or what not with Duolingo trying to silence opinions. The only normal way they could be "silenced" is by users naturally using the voting system. Though, that's not to say that moderators don't have the potential to abuse their power.
Since your link opens to your post, it was not deleted. Otherwise, only a blank page or a 404 unfound page would be displayed. Why do you think it has been deleted? Maybe it just moved down the page as many new posts have been posted since you posted it.
Please do not accuse anyone - DL included - of something that simply does not correspond to the facts. As you can see from the moderator's comments, the post in question was deleted because of a violation of the rules, not because of any critical remarks.
Allan, Frustration is a by product of perfectionism. I agree with you. Complaining is a very American flaw. That, and blame. I have been deleted more than once. It is part of the learning process. You have a right to complain, but this crown thing comes up way too often. Hang in there! Our moderators do a thankless job. Imagine what this forum would look like without them. Yikes! Your new friend, Cat
The crown system is certainly better than the weakening skills system, but I can think of three ways that it could be improved.
People should be able to test out of levels, preferably multiple at one time.
General practice should increase the level in at least one skill, preferably many.
Higher-level translations should have multiple sentences (or bring back Immersion!) in order to make it so that higher levels actually require a higher level of knowledge in the language that is being learned.
Duolingo, I hope that you will consider all that I have stated here. It is meant to improve Duolingo and the effectiveness of its courses.
Please do not hijack the topic, which is not a review of the crown system or a request for improvement suggestions.
If you want your suggestions to be seen by more people, create your own topic, if you feel that you are contributing new ideas that have not been suggested/discussed many times before.