How to block the Leagues
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).
Select the option Block item.
In the window that opens, select Create:
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.
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.
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
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!
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 :)
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.
Thank you a lot for answering my question. My problem is, that I can't see the option Block item. I use Firefox.
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.
This is a very good suggestion, thank you, I will try it out today and report!
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:
putting your link instead of the word "link".
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. :)
You are welcome, I only wish I could help more. Have a good day and good luck with your studies! :)