https://www.duolingo.com/Algarve11

How to block the Leagues

  1. First, install the uBlock Origin extension (Chrome, Firefox, Opera).

  2. Go to Duolingo home page and right-click on your League (make sure that you're selecting the whole League and not some of it's elements).

  3. Select the option Block item.

  4. In the window that opens, select Create:


And enjoy:

If you like, you can delete the white space that appears instead of the League the same way: then the achievement table will move up.

July 9, 2019

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Lynn318025

I just did this using instructions from Algarve11. I had to block each league separately followed by the white space to be rid of the ranking. I am so relieved! That competitive game was very distracting and hindered my learning. It promoted binge learning which is ineffective. Now I can resume learning. Thank you for this information.

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Algarve11

You are welcome. Glad it helped.

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lynn318025

Thank you for the comments. I was in a quandary. I want to learn not compete. I found myself practicing until 3 a.m. after 6 or 7 hours because I fell into the competitive trap. I was suffering from repetitive strain in my wrist and shoulder. Crazy. Much better now that the competition is hidden

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DeniseR1982

Thank you. Now I can concentrate on learning, instead of competing with unknown people, learning unknown languages. The League option should absolutely be optional.

July 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Algarve11

You are welcome. And yes, the Leagues should be optional.

July 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/mwbrand1

I prefer the Patrick Star technique for blocking leagues:

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Algarve11

Well, I dare say it's efficient.

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jama419174

Thank you. Man I was caught up in being an over-achiever instead of learning at my pace. I went to the settings and privacy. That worked thanks.

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Algarve11

No problem.

July 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/villajidiot

Thanks so much for this. The leaderboards on desktop are so distracting; they're right there on the tree so I can't seem to help watching them every time I do a lesson and seeing how I've advanced compared to other folks. (At least on mobile they're buried under a different tab.)

I didn't want to make my profile private. This is a much more friendly solution!

July 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Mao680947

Yes that's right. I'm just looking for the point where I can turn this feature off. Under the league pictures. I see the red arrow in your picture, which shows me the word "CREATE", which I should click on. But I can not click on anything. Sorry for my questions, I hope I 'm not annoying you :)

July 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Algarve11

Do I understand right that after right-clicking and selecting "block" you have the same window as in my screenshot but no button "create"?

What browser are you using?

Be sure that when you select the League, it's all selected (it must be all red, as in my screenshot). If the "create" button still doesn't appear, try to delete the extension and install it again. Also you can try to block some other details on the page (some ads, for example) and see if it works.

July 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Mao680947

Thank you a lot for answering my question. My problem is, that I can't see the option Block item. I use Firefox.

July 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Algarve11

That's strange. Some people from the Russian forum use uBlock with Firefox and everything is working fine. Try either to check if your Firefox is up-to-date (if you use the latest version) or, as I said in my previous comment, delete the extension and install it again. If that doesn't work, I don't know what else to suggest. Of course, you always can try Chrome. And by the way if you practice Duolingo from Chrome, you'll also have microphone exercises.

July 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Mao680947

This is a very good suggestion, thank you, I will try it out today and report!

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Algarve11

I'm sorry it doesn't work. I'm not sure what to suggest now.

About screenshots. Duolingo uses Markdown, so posting pictures takes a bit of trouble. Comment: there's no necessity for you to post any screenshot. But anyway I'll write here how to do it:

First, make a screenshot and upload it to some hosting of pictures (for example Imgur, you can use it without registration). Then copy the link of the uploaded screenshot. Then go to your comment and write:

![](link.png)

putting your link instead of the word "link".

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Mao680947

I also want to send a screenshot. How did you do this? I am very impressed. It does not work. I've installed the new Firefox and added uBlock origin, but can not click anything to change or delete the leagues. Unfortunately, I have no special knowledge. The window in which I can create the "preview"... CREATE PICK QUIT ...does not work. I take the right mouse button and nothing happens. Thank you for your time and explanations. Have a nice day. :)

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Mao680947

Thank so much and have a nice day :)

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Algarve11

You are welcome, I only wish I could help more. Have a good day and good luck with your studies! :)

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Algarve11

You're welcome. :)

July 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Csar978346

Wow, that's crazy lol

July 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Mao680947

Good morning and thank you for explainig but I need your help. Where can I find the bottom to klick "create"?

July 15, 2019
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