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.)
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
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.
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.
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!
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 :-)
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. :-)