I have an unearned Crown Level. How do I get rid of it?

So I used Duolingo a few years ago and then didn't do anything with it. I recently picked it back up and have been cruising through the German tree. I'm now up to about 240 crowns. I noticed that one upcoming skill is already at Crown Level 5, but I haven't done anything with it yet. Technically, I shouldn't have even been able to access this skill yet, so I have no idea how this happened. My guess is that it has something to do when Duo moved me over from the old paradigm to the new one.

I don't want to miss/skip the material. What should I do about this? I filed a bug report with Duo a couple of weeks ago, but haven't heard anything back. At my current pace, I'll probably hit this skill in about 2 weeks.

January 18, 2019

January 19, 2019

I would just like to congratulate you on your streaks, it really takes dedication for them to get that high.

March 9, 2019

Well that is certainly disappointing. It looks like this is 7-8 months old. I filed a bug report, but it sounds like many people have filed the same bug. Thanks for your response.

January 20, 2019

You can't reset a skill. You can still do practice sessions of that skill until you're comfortable with your knowledge of the material.

January 18, 2019

Yes, I saw that option, but I'm really hoping I can get it reset somehow.

Thanks for your response.

January 18, 2019

When Duo converted to crown levels, I believe some of the skills got split and re-combined to become the new skills that you're seeing now. Therefore, it could be possible that the 5 crowns from that skill are the remnants of another skill you had previously. I've also heard of skills apparently being connected (so, practicing one skill = raising another simultaneously), but I can't confirm.

I'm assuming that you don't want to reset your tree solely because of this one skill. The most I can offer to you is utilizing the "practice" feature on that skill a ton (probably more than you would do usually, since practicing a maxed skill usually encompasses everything in that skill). I'm not really sure there's any other remedy, sorry. But I hope that helps somewhat?

January 18, 2019

The remnants theory makes sense and is probably what happened. I just don't see how they thought I was at a 5 crown level for something which is past half way in the tree when before I didn't come anywhere close to where I am now. Just weird.

January 18, 2019
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