German: crown level supercharging

I'm sorry if this comment is here already, but even if it is, probably worth another post.

In German, you can test out of many top-crown level modules with only five questions. For example, I just skipped 50 lessons in Abstract Nouns 2 by completing five questions (three of which were ("Leben ist der Zweck"), and earned an astonishing 500 XP, for a whopping 100 XP per question, one of which I got wrong (...Don't ask.)

Anyway, I love my free experience points, but please fix this. And I love the amazing progress and innovation at Duolingo, I know y'all work super hard, but this sort of thing should have been noticed before full implementation of crown levels!

September 9, 2018


Yep, using the test feature we just betray ourselves. Yes, it can be nice to unblock skills in languages that we already know or to reach higher levels, so that the units get harder in the normal lesson mode, but if we just test out until L5 without ever doing the lessons again, it's not good for anything than some shiny XP and a nicely golden looking tree, but we don't learn anything.

September 9, 2018

Let me guess, it was the third "Leben ist der Zweck" that got you, right? Just when you think you've mastered it, Duo's cunning examination strategy reveals your unexpected weakness.

September 9, 2018
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