https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chuff1973

My apologies...

It seems this whole reformatting can be blamed on me. The last two times Duo reformatted, it was after my first and second times to fully gild my Spanish tree. And just last week, I was three lessons away from achieving the complete tree for a third time. Duo knew this, so they reformatted everything!! :) So if you are unhappy with the changes and looking for someone to blame, it must be my fault - Duo just doesn't want me to have that gold tree again!!!

(And yes, for those who may not be fully fluent in English yet, my post is total sarcasm.)

March 30, 2019

99 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

If you were more dedicated, perhaps you'd earn the owl's respect. High XP levels in multiple languages (including a 25) and a measly 1161 day streak. pfft, no wonder the owl abuses you.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

He hasn’t even gotten a 2000 day streak yet! How bad is that?

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/no.name.42

I must admit my own shame in failing to meet this most basic of goals.

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shamshoomi

That was subtle ¬_¬!

;p

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vivian115830

omg, give him a break :( !!!

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wonderful1.

Lrtward - If you're a mod, you should be giving us answers as to why this happening, not pitching in on the joke that your users are 100% frustrated, annoyed and pissed off at Duolingo changing it's format with no explanation or response. We're dealing with this with sarcasm and rage - as a Mod, you should be helping us understand what the hell happened, why and what we're supposed to do now that all our progress is erased. It's not funny when you're sarcastic. It's actually offensive. Please do your job and don't laugh at our frustration with your service.

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TommyGroovy

What? Are you gate keeping who can make jokes? I think you're one of the very few people who finds this offensive. He isn't a part of the development team that put the change into effect, and you're letting your anger out on him. Everyone is trying to make light of the situation, take it easy man.

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

@Wonderful, Ltward is a mod. They are volunteers to help make this community safe and better. He is probably not in on the changes. He is not the one to blame.

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

Lrtward is a Moderator indeed, not on the French course, but still a volunteer Mod like all other Mods, and just like any other Mod unaware of the whys and whens of Duolingo's decisions in this matter.

There are explanations given by the Staff in the general forum that you can read if you need details, and a bunch of other threads discussing the issues you are facing.

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31483256

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JessicaDun8187

if you don't like it then leave.

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Jessica. Not nice!

April 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Loved your comment. I appreciate the humour of sarcasm having lived with my late father and brother who were both expert in the art! Sorry bout your golden owl.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/APRILBROWN4

It's ok ... I was able to enjoy my GOLD tree for a little while sheds tears .

P.S. Please warn us the next time you are so close to finishing your tree, just saying [ᓀ˵◇˵ᓂ]

(Yes, my comment is also given in a joking manner, I am enjoying the new material)

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dyselxic

Why you or the creator of this discussion decided to clarify you were joking (not that your "joke" really constitutes being called a joke its very light hearted its sweet really) is silly. & ofc you like the free content otherwise one could assume youd drop your rad maintained streak. Its nice that the original acc who made this discussion clarified his post was sarcastic i guess since this is a site filled with language learners. But since I am still learning my own language everyday because a language isnt stagnant I think people learning english should not be told what is and isn't sarcasm. Like when a 5 year old tries to figure out wtf sarcasm and then when they do have a grasp on the concept look back at old things they didnt understand in a certain way and go OH HAHAHA tf. nice streak btw its so crazy you can maintain that seriously props to you (not being sarcastic if youll notice I usually hold a 2 day streak)

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/APRILBROWN4

Thank you for the streak compliment, I enjoy using duolingo, it's a part of my daily routine.

I clarified my comment in ( parenthesis ) to reflect the OP's comment. Reflection is an important part of communication, it lets the speaker know you understand the message. I also added the part about enjoying the new material to let them know jokingly he is the reason the tree updated.

I understood that you meant no sarcasm about my streak because you clarified it. Sometimes in the forum our comments are misunderstood.

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

Great post, I totally get your sense of humor. One of the best post of the week in my opinion.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EllaMarisol

Really! The nerve! You should know better than to do something so outrageous! Completing the tree for a third time, pah!

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TommyGroovy

I'm scared to see the 4th.

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seattle_USA

hey, have you tried the red circles yet.... 12 lessons of monotony where you learn nothing new to get it to red. It's along the lines of death by 1000 paper cuts.

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwbrand1

So you're the one to blame. I wondered as such.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TommyGroovy

Hmm, yes. It seems like it's chuff1973, as expected.

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zig_Zag_Wanderer

Ha ha

Thank you for this irreverent levity, I needed that :)

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Zig zag. Ciao. As u have a sense of humour, would you care to join our active Ital/English club. You need the mobile app and a code. It's by invitation only so let me know here. Ciao...

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zig_Zag_Wanderer

Yes please!

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LennartAge2

Hi Linda. I am working my way down the Italian tree and soon need something challenging, such as humor. My aim is to be able to chat with people when visiting Italy, not to be perfect in all prepositions and verb forms. So if it would be possible to join your club I'd love to. However it seems hard to bypass the leaderboard thing. Amo tanto la vita!

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Lennart. I have not forgotten you and will come back to you Wed evening when I'm back from holiday. We can then discuss codes etc for our Italian club. Nel frattempo tanti auguri. Linda

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LennartAge2

Dear Linda. It seems that it is no longer possible to join clubs due to the leaderboards. I created a post about this and was recommended to find and install a one year old version of DL. I do not think it is worth the effort. Hopefully DL will reintroduce the clubs. Have a lingot for your kindness.

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Lennart. Just for info I deleted my Duo app went to Google Playstore and downloaded "Duolingo app 4.8.6"and everything reappeared, with clubs. Just thort I'd mention it. Ciao...

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LennartAge2

Ciao Linda! Now I have DL 3.80.2 on my tablet and the newest version on my phone. So I can have clubs on my tablet. Hope there is no automatic update. Now if you enter the club code I can join your Italian club.

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Lennart. Congratulazioni!

April 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LennartAge2

Sono sempre qui e sveglio. Aspettando...

April 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/albaduine

What a relief Chuff, thanks for owning up to it. I thought it was my fault.

Do join our friendly Italian club that Linda talked about. You and your sense of humor would fit right in.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Albaduine. Ciao di nuovo. Sadly the dang League tables won't allow these good people to join us. Hmm!

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/albaduine

That is sad indeed Linda. And this is supposed to be improvement? Se non è rotto, non aggiustarlo.

Thanks for commenting on my post from a couple of days ago. I didn't have the energy to respond to any of the comments until today.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Alba. Non ti preoccupare. Too much dancing eh? Anyway, perhaps discord is the next move tho I hope not. Chissà chissà.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buck72

Can I blame you for all the bad weather we've been getting in Wisconsin?
Thanks for the laugh. :)

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myrrael

OH! OH! /pointsandblames!

( Yes, also jesting. Thank you, by the way, I needed that chuckle! )

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Free_Shavacadoo

I knew it wasn't me! And here I am thinking duo was mad at me for still not passing the first checkpoint! ~KD P.S At first when I saw the discussion name I thought someone was actually apologizing for something real and then I read it and laughed so hard. Thx~KD

"You scruffy looking nerf hurter!!" Princess Leia

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

Great quote!

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EllaMarisol

Who are you calling scruffy-looking?

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Free_Shavacadoo

"Sorry your worshipfulness." - Han solo

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Chuff. We have a space free (possibly 2) if you'd like to join our (mobile app) Ital/Eng club. Rules are easy: 15 xp per week and respect. Fammi sapere.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chuff1973

Sure, I've never joined a Duo club before, how do I go about it?

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

You need the mobile app, have a sense of humour, respect. We put the emphasis on "communicating" rather than correcting errors. Try us out, you can leave any time. You need to click on the Club symbol (tiny shield) and enter this code.... I will delete this after an hour to avoid misuse:-) However, if you are in Leagues I'm not sure if you can join clubs. Try and see what happens. Ciao...

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

I wonder if I could join? I can easily achieve 15xp per day, and I’d be happy to join. Don’t worry if the clubs full, there are probably better duolingoers than me.

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

Maybe if you could post the code 8pm Rome time so I know when to look. Thanks, and don’t worry if it doesn’t work.

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Ciao Daniel. We won't forget you. I've made a note of your name and will comeback to you when there is a space. A dopo...

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

Thanks heaps Linda, hope I get added.

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Daniel. Just checking if you still wish to try our club. A dopo...

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chuff1973

Yes, I'm afraid I can't find the clubs in the updated app, the shield only takes me to the league rankings

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Chuff. Oh no, what a shame! Perhaps this Leagues thing will one day allow clubs again which are much more fun and educational. Anyway will look out for you on Discussion. Enjoy your learning.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Chuff. Out of interest, I took a chance and deleted my Duo app and downloaded from Google Playstore Duolingo app 4.8.6 and everything returned with clubs. I'll keep an eye on this Discussion.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/albaduine

15xp? Dang, now you tell me Linda, I've been working too hard.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Ciao albaduine. I know, gone are those tough old days of 50 xp min! (M felt it advisable to reduce a little). Lovely surprise to see u here. As you note, I tend to relate to humour:-))) when inviting.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EliminationRed

You guys do 15?! Pfffff, I was in a club with a minimum of 500 xp a week(dutch)

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChevyBarnes05

Nice trees! English, French, German, Italian, Irish, Spanish... are there are any more hiding up your sleeve?

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/albaduine

Thanks Chevy... just some reverse tree courses I'm enrolled in that don't show up here, and Italian from Spanish. I'm also studying a bit of Scottish Gaelic, which is similar to Irish, through audio courses, since it isn't offered here on Duo.

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChevyBarnes05

Could I? No tears shall slip if you say no :)

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Chevy. Was your message for me about the club, or...? (We are always interested in "serious" learners).

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChevyBarnes05

The club! I like to think of myself as a "serious" learner. I can't believe people like you have such long streaks! I've managed a few long ones myself, but 453! How do you do it? 1 lesson a day? I always have a day when I just can't.

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Chevy. Will come back to you wed evening when internet is better. Currently on hols and it's tricky. Wed pm.

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Chevy. (Wed. 16.25) Let me know here if you wish to try our club and I will give you the code.

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TwistySpiny

How could you?! You monster!

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChevyBarnes05

Great perseverance! My, I hope you get it next time! We could all do with a new update...

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Lol I know a lot of native English ppl who can't get sarcasm :P

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kathi481297

Me too :D Oh well, keeps us on our toes.

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seattle_USA

I'm pretty sure Duo has it out for us all. It's not just you. If they call it an "improvement" it will get worse. I've yet to see it go the other way. I used to think they just ignored us. Now I'm positive they are going out of their way to do the opposite of what we want. Maybe the site got too popular too fast and the owner is self destructive and is trying to get rid of us. That's what it seems like.

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/uphilldweller

No need to apologise, stuff happens.

No rhyme nor reason needed.

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/This_Dark_Soul

Good thing I'm immune to your infection then!

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dyselxic

I found myself watching peppa pig w/ my little half sisters in danish trying to get a better grasp on the language. The theme song haunts me. Remember while duo is a very helpful platform you must immerse yourself in the language or at least if youre not around native speakers frequently try to read literature in the language and if you want a simple and easy to follow show watch peppa pig.

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChevyBarnes05

I can't watch anything like that. Especially if it's on Youtube.

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

Hi,

the newest Spanish tree https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30982094/New-Spanish-from-English-A-B-tree-with-159-skills-and-678-lessons-rolled-out-to-new-users is in its A/B phase, isn't it?

Shouldn't your "old" Spanish tree (113 skills, 520 lessons) be stable?

Can't you register an (empty) classroom with a teacher account on schools.duolingo.com for your current user account (it links both automatically) to get the previous Spanish tree back so you can complete it?

Duolingo stores multiple tree versions in the background and once you switch back, you will get ALL your tree progress back!

Warning:
Actually this will remove ANY A/B trees (like French tree3, 8 or 12), Esperanto 2.0 from English, new Japanese A/B, etc. from your current (this) user account.

I wrote about the concept here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29069435/French-Trees-Explained

But once you remove the created EMPTY classroom you will get back all your A/B trees: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/27976263/Can-I-revert-my-account-from-being-a-registered-teacher-All-A-B-trees-converted-back-to-the-old

If I were you, I would try it to get back my golden owl for some days / weeks :-)

Good luck!

March 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Huy_Ngo

It was my fault that the French course was rebuilt too :(

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vivian115830

You seriously don't have to apologize for anything!! It's all good!! At least we can learn the language we need to learn! Well, good luck at Spanish! No matter what, I bet you know a lot!

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

rrwwhooosh

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PrimaPreussen

That is hilarious. All your fault!

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CoconutMermaid

Hahaha, stuff like this happens in my life all the time. I quit working on my tree for like a month with only 5 lessons left to go because I was certain it would be reformatted. Turns out it didn't affect my tree like I thought it would, and I finally completed it a few days ago. Now to do the reverse tree. :-)

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJRide23

Aww it's not your fault

April 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vivian115830

No problem! Honestly, I like the reformatting. -Seriously, Lrtward, that's not even... Maybe leave him alone and worry about yourself.

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StudentAid16
March 30, 2019

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