New French Tree
The French tree just updated for me, changing my number of crowns and putting lots of blue dots next to several skills. I was ok with this because the majority of the skills stayed gold. However, after opening a new window of the French tree it had reverted back to the original. Is this a glitch?
This seems to happen every so often, sometimes if affects a lot of people for a while (then we complain) before we are all switched back and sometimes it happens transiently here and there just like you have experienced.
If you are curious you might post a note in Troubleshooting and see if anyone knows what happened exactly.
This has happened to me a few times, and my crowns drop from 117 to 47 or something - the first time it happened I freaked right out. XD
But it's always back to normal within a couple refresh attempts! Seems to be just a glitch.
It hasn't happened to me, I sort of wish it would. I don't care about crowns, but the newer trees have additional nodes, so it would give me new lessons to do.
As several users post on the forums about this, this is either a big glitch or it is intended.
See my last comment: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29156220$comment_id=31458321