https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

Clubs Removed

To make money, Duolingo decided to replace clubs with leaderboard-competitions.

Do not update/reinstall Duolingo or else clubs will be gone! >:(

(just kidding clubs are already gone for good)

May 4, 2019

48 Comments


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

About a year ago I created a Club with three real-life friends and we were happily learning Spanish using the Club games and incentives. Now our Club has disappeared and I'm in a huge anonymous leaderboard where the only thing that matters is how many xp you earn. This is neither exciting nor encouraging. It's demotivating. I'd really like my Club back please!

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

The clubs option for me is still here. What I don't have - health, real money for gems, plus option

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3alishab

25 lingots coming from Iran! Have a happy language learning.

June 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3alishab

Consider Persian language! you'll be thrilled by the rich culture and literature.

June 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

ok lol and thanks

June 2, 2019

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

Once they shutdown the club server-side, the app "club" thing will be dead, no matter if you update the app or not.

May 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

That is what happened to my Duolingo app in iOS 9.3.5

June 1, 2019

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

This is stupid. Clubs is an amazing thing, it just depends on if u get a club that’s active and good (like my French club) or where nobody ever gets on (my Hawaiian club). It’s all about luck on where u get put. Duolingo shouldn’t take clubs away. It’s partly why I use duolingo is so I can get real feedback and compete with people I know. Pls duolingo, don’t delete clubs...

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

Look on the bright side You found my page

May 17, 2019

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

https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/please-save-duolingo-clubs If you want to stay outside the Leaderboards, just check out of the "Make my profile public" option in the privacy settings (https://www.duolingo.com/settings/privacy).

May 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

Je ne sais pas

May 16, 2019

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

tu le sais bien mais ressasis toi, mec ;-)

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexKon777

It's the 23rd May and clubs are still around.

May 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexKon777

31st May... now the club tab is gone (without updating app). R.I.P.

May 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

Same Before I did so awesome with iOS 9.3.5

May 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

Oui, vous etes correcte.

In my android phone, clubs are still around But on my iOS iPad, clubs are switched with Leaderboards PERMANETLY!!!

May 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexKon777

I'm in a similar situation. My XP are counting twice. Once for the clubs and also for the Leagues.

May 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

I don't know what you are talking about. No hard feelings.

May 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexKon777

Like you, I have Leagues on once device and Clubs on another.

May 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

k

May 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a_good_elf_531

You're damn right!

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sowersass2

Im really upset with this change ive been using duolingo for like a year and a half learning japanese and i started a club, it was full and i had good people i was helping in it. Now with this new mode I feel im just competing with people. Im.in the sapphire league but its not the same anymore. Duolingo clubs were perfect before. I may move on to workbooks because of this

July 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a_good_elf_531

It's not really competing, even. Only the top three people get actual prizes (that are useless) and usually they all hack or cheat the game, so yeah

July 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a_good_elf_531

Also, Duolingo levels are trash. You don't get anything over ten XP from anything anymore, even though if it's a shortcut for the French Trophy.

July 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sowersass2

I get combo xp daily but its a small amount. I just liked the whole meeting people talking in clubs daily. Helping others when they first start out so they don't have trouble like i did in the beginning.

July 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

Ur right but just “helping out” isn’t half the pros you get in clubs.

July 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a_good_elf_531

You're damn right!

July 17, 2019

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

They deleted for me today, on 31th of May

May 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

Yes, it's for the people who are using iOS 9.3.5

May 31, 2019

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

It's disappointing to me that clubs have disappeared. Responding to an open ended prompt in the club was a fun challenge, and the social element of interacting with others in the new language was more exciting and motivating to me than completing canned exercises. It felt like a great milestone when the first time I went from not being able to understand anything in the club, to being able to read one of the prompts, and then to having actual conversations.

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

Ya ikr every1 knows it’s malicious

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a_good_elf_531

No! Prompts are just 0.00000001% of the virtues

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

In the app, Duolingo can only input a maximum of 5 tabs, 1 max for learning, 1 max for learning feature, 1 max for profile, 1 max for special feature, and 1 max for shop. Both Leaderboards and Clubs are "special features", so Duolingo must choose which one at a time, rather than both. Similarly, for some users, Gems is inputted rather than Lingots (Duolingo likes the "Gems" because you can buy gems for real money whereas you can't for lingots). Similarly, Practice and Health are both learning features, so Duolingo of course picked Health (people can pay real money for gems, then health for gems).

Also, if you have "practice and gems" format, you have a Plus option (cost a few bucks a month, NOT one-time).

It doesn't take a Duolingo staff to know that Leaderboards are CONSIDERABLY more lucrative than Clubs. Why? Since 90% of users have health and gems, instead of practice and lingots, when people are "motivated" to repeatedly do lessons (that's right, no more high XP yieldings from tests, thanks Duolingo), they see more ads. For "health and gems" people, they see an ad once per lesson, and they have access to Plus (more lucrative) - Plus removes ads. Ads can be really annoying when Duolingo sometimes mix up the "Go Ad Free" and "X" buttons.

In addition, there is this "health" thing for 90% of people. Whenever you get a problem wrong, you lose a health. When you make FIVE mistakes you lose all health you must practise the boring easy-peasy stuff once for a health. You can also wait for health to refill (8 hours per health bar, total 5 health bars, individual times vary). There is only one other option to keep using Duolingo immediately, and that is paying gems (350 gems for health refill). Because of this, one can easily use up all gems, thus needing to pay real money for a gem refill.

If you were in Duolingo, Inc, which option would YOU want to choose?

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

Y'know, when I first got this notice that "people who are not in a club are put in leaderboards", I thought that it was just a harmless add-on. I have never been wrong-er than ever!

June 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShadowRide3

That's unfortunate, I really liked the clubs. I don't think there's anything wrong with the leaderboards, but they shouldn't have replaced it for clubs. Being able to chat with others and practice the language was a great way to encourage language learning. =( I recently re-joined DuoLingo so I don't know what going up in the leaderboards does for people? I'm currently in the silver league and while my current motivation is simply "moving up" I don't know what real incentive there is lol. I have also been testing out of a lot of my French lessons, so that's helped.

August 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

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May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

So it is!... so I received the dreaded dickie news at 134 day streak (which is REALLY 140 day streak due to streak freeze's) Duolingo is * merdely dead!

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJCurfew2017

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May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a_good_elf_531

Thus ending the saga of iFreeman subscription as we know it

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Phaidon012

I couldn't try the club feature, because I'm pretty new to Duolingo, but the league system I can't stand anymore. It was fun at first, but not anymore. I also convinced a friend to join, and I like to check his progress once in a while. That's why I don't want to turn my profile private. It is these kind of things that make me throw everything out of the window.

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a_good_elf_531

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July 23, 2019
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