https://www.duolingo.com/3rdgenbruin

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

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan
January 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Olgah22

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

March 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/3rdgenbruin

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

https://www.duolingo.com/FredrikVC

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

https://www.duolingo.com/3rdgenbruin

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

Thanks for your response.

January 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/futurewitness

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

https://www.duolingo.com/3rdgenbruin

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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