https://www.duolingo.com/caseyryan13

The ability to reset individual skills would be very helpful

The Esperanto skill tree (as well as others) has been updated recently. This can put learners in the position of being on higher levels of a skill without knowing the new words that have been added to a lesson. This has been happening to me; I have had level 3 listening questions with the new words that I have not yet been exposed to, causing me to miss multiple questions in a row. The ability to reset a particular skill that has had many new words added to it would be helpful in this situation, much better than a total reset of the skill tree.

July 24, 2018

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Great suggestion! Here's a lingot. :)

July 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/StevenEvans001

This would be a great addition to Duolingo!

I've been experiencing very similar problems and I think an addition like this would make the transition to the recent updates go much smoother for people who made progress in the tree before the update.

July 24, 2018

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This would be really nice. It’s great to be able to test out, but on the other end of things, sometimes I’ll finish a section but I know I need to go back and review a lot more to really get it. Some sections I haven’t really wrapped my head around even after finishing.

July 24, 2018

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This! I rather not use the Practice option, as it goes through everything, instead of what I want to practice.

July 26, 2018

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Yess!!! I found that the maxed out lessons are less challenging and more repetitive than the usual ones. If you are quite forgetfull >>>>me<<<< I still need that challenge after doing it 48 times, I forget the articles and need to keep on repeting grammer concepts that are new to me.

July 25, 2018

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This maxed-out lesson issue seems to have gotten much better for me just in the past couple days.

July 26, 2018

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It seems like an oversight or failure in the program or design of the system to give people words in a listening / dictation exercise that they haven't been taught before. I've experienced this too (not in Esperanto, I haven't tried that course, but in other languages), and it seems bad design.

Could the Duolingo team prioritize fixing this? It seems like it would be easy to fix and make a whole lot of sense.

July 26, 2018

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I agree especially when it seemed like the process of converting skill strength or knowledge to crowns was really arbitrary. I was given very few crowns in the early skills, the easy ones I learned in school, but more in some of the ones with larger new vocabularies. Anyways, have a lingot.

July 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ChrissieMa4

excellent idea Casey . lingot duly donated :-)

July 25, 2018

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I can already see those kiddies reaching lvl 25 in every language there is by just testing out of the first skill over and over again and resetting it... ;)

Not that I care much, but I know that there's plenty of people around who do.

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Amy823727

that is amazing observation thank you

July 26, 2018

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I thought new version rollouts post-crowns set any skill with new vocab back to crown level 0. Was Esperanto's done differently?

July 26, 2018

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I agree I think the strength indicator pre-crowns was very useful giving an idea as to where to target your practice. Not being big-headed here but I have three pages of gold crowns and have no idea which ones are becoming weak. I can imagine when the whole tree is gold and I wont have a clue where to focus my learning. It is like once you have learnt an entire tree you will be in Duolingo no man's land.

I think the result will be that learners who finish a tree will just give up on Duolingo and learn elsewhere whereas me for one would want to continue but preferably not blindly guessing in the dark where my weaknesses are.

Anyway please bring a strength indicator back.

July 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MandyKelly2020

Hope the Duolingo people see this!

July 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/alexechoz

Maybe even ... probably too hard, but when new words are added into any lesson, drop that lesson back a level, so that you can see there is new stuff, and can choose to go back and study it, rather than it just appearing and confusing suddenly when you're strengthening your skills?

July 24, 2018

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yeah, sometimes i take a break from a language and when i come back i have no idea where to start with the skills .. a good way to restart learning, or even check your understanding without losing all your well-earned xp (^^) have a lingot!

July 25, 2018

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It's a good idea, both to able to reset individual skills and to reset the skill tree; although if resetting the tree not have to unlock all the skills from top to bottom. Reset the crowns, leave the skills unlocked.

July 25, 2018

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Good idea IMO.

July 26, 2018

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I have been wishing we had this in the Spanish from English tree, but really think it would be nice in every tree. I hope that we are not making too much work for you, Duolingo.

I would like to reset the second half of my Spanish tree to zero. You kindly reset the first half with the intro of the crown system, and I am really learning a lot in those coins, just on the first level.

The second half of the tree is less familiar to me and set mostly to level three. You see my issues. I had decided not to ask for it but caved when I saw this post! LOL

Thanks for all you do, duolingo!

July 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/linguistanerd

That seems like it would make a great idea. I myself have wanted to reset some previous skills due to changes in courses, but I never really put much thought into the idea. Good suggestion, my friend. Have a Lingot.

July 26, 2018

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Bump.

Duo, it seems that this issue really needs to be looked at, as it stands for most of the people that have posted in this discussion and many more that haven't, using the "practice" feature is either difficult or impossible due to the errors that have arisen with the merging of the old system and the new.

Previously, the "practice" feature played an essential role in my improvement in using words/phrases faster and with fewer mistakes. Now, like many others, I simply cannot use the feature. In the new system 50 lessons away from my current position in the tree, there are several lessons that have been assigned multiple crowns, meaning that when using the "practice" feature I am given whole new sentences and words to practice that I have never covered before.

A possible solution to this issue would be the ability to reset or remove crowns from individual lessons. Even if each lesson can only be reset once, it would fix the problems a lot of people are having.

Regards.

September 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terry521615

I have similar situation. Once the Spanish tree was reorganized half my skills moved to the end of the tree. I don't want to continue down there. I'd like to reset them once I get there and start over...

September 15, 2018

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There's so much repetition baked into the system, though. Not enough?

September 15, 2018

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I would also love it if we could reset certain "circles/lessons" because there are certain circles/lessons that I don't know that well but I also like to keep moving forward with the other lessons.

March 10, 2019
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