https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Russ300687

Upgrading content is great but at the cost of wiping out practically all completed sections?

"Just a comment. Why did they have to wipe out practically all my "completed" sections with their latest upgrade? Very disheartening after something like 9 months of constant, unbroken, practice." In the grand scheme of things this doesn't matter at all but it sure was a clumsy way to "improve" their product.

April 11, 2019

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel589120

You will just have to repeat the same old sentences over and over again just like everyone else. Every now and again you will see a new sentence which justifies wiping everything out!

We had to destroy the village in order to save it!

April 11, 2019

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

I’m so confused! I was on level 16 in French and now because of the ‘new and improved ‘ version, everything has been erased and I am on level one Basics. What can be done to restore my other levels?.

April 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel589120

If some English guy in a TARDIS materializes near where you live, try to hitch a ride!

April 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/0lYMKqOA

You can test out of the sections to jump ahead.

July 9, 2019

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

I have exactly the same feeling! But we have to accept it the way duo provides to us, no other choices.

My plan is to do repeating reviews of all courses at different times to enhance/enforce what I learnt for the language.

I am trying to utilize it in this way: when I have time, I go through ALL purple courses and do testing-out one-by-one, so that all level 1 purples become level 2 blue. This is more like a review of all learnt contents. Right now, I am still in progress of wiping out all purples.

In few months of time, I will do testing-out on all level 2 blue and make them all green. This action of testing-out will be repeated later until all become golden.

April 11, 2019

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

I have the same problem with losing all my completed lessons. I'm lost. I practiced specific subjects and was making good progress learning and re-learning where needed. Now that Duo has wiped out all my progress is there going to be some help provided or recommended for those of us in this same situation? Duo may not yet understand what a disruptive thing they have done to daily learners who now have to start over or maybe just leave. Comments are welcome. Thanks

April 12, 2019

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

I agree!!!!!!!!!!!.A very clumsy and poorly thought out way of trying to improve the course.

April 13, 2019

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

Is that what happened? I had to reinstall the app on my phone a few days ago because my microSD card (where the app was stored) had failed, and I thought I'd lost all my progress because of that.

I sure am glad I didn't waste any lingots "testing out" of skills I'm already comfortable with. I would have been p****d!! But I can't believe they reset all our crown levels back to zero. What a joke!

April 12, 2019

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

I WAS thirty days away from completing the course, and now, it will be at least a year for me to finish. Or is this the idea? like Sisiphyus we'll never be done?!

April 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7ga4Ktv4

the question is were you 30 days away from understanding and speaking the language you were learning, i assume it's spanish.. cause i was just a week or something away from turning my entire tree gold, but when i hear someone speak spanish i don't understand any of it, maybe a sporadic word here and there. i'm happy with these updates as they bring new concepts and a broader vocabulary.

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7ga4Ktv4

in spanish everything i had golden or red is still golden or red.. there's only been a whole lot of new skills added in between which ofcourse are at level 0.. i'm very happy with them cause they bring new concepts that weren't there previously and a broader vocabulary.

April 14, 2019
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