Why did the new update remove the visibility of levels on profile pages?
Why? Because Duolingo design (like design of many other sites and programs) is becoming more simple and less useful.
I have resorted to posting comments on the forum and then deleting them if I want to see my levels; I'll leave this one up for a wee while and then will probs also delete hah!
I can't see the levels and the flags anymore near my comments (nor from app nor website). I hope it's just a bug and not another change coming.
As helpful as that is, I still wish the information were conveniently available on the app and website. It would be nice to be able to see it at a glance.
I don`t see flags in Google Chrome anymore also, but I see it in Opera browser, Yandex browser, Mozilla browser etc...
Thanks for the link. I saw in the FAQ that your profile only appears there when you reach a 100-day streak. I'll aim for that!
I have to agree. It's honestly quite annoying because I don't really value the crowns as much as I do the levels. Really annoying I have to go to another website to actually use this website to its fullest...
it's so idiotic. Their entire mission seems to be to remove features, while we were waiting to get new features or at least get some old features back.
It would be outrageous if that made Duolingo more popular. And they have to be out of their right mind if they think that they're making Duolingo better.
It's just them trying to overdo its simplicity and bringing down the use of the use as a whole. It's just an annoyance now on how they keep changing small significant things such as this "to improve" Duolingo. When many others desire the levels being shown and how long you have left until the next as its a handy thing. Just my two cents.
Oh man, how can I stay on such a site? They drive me away after I've recommended the old Duolingo to everyone and used to find it irreplaceable. Even worse, its whole usefulness is based on the unpaid work of countless users, while their software side is the part that would be replaceable. And Duolingo don't listen. Maybe a real hero of a contributor could save the work from ruin by copying Duolingo's translation database.
I hope it’s to implement a new level system other than crown levels, because I find crowns useless and I like XP-based levels.
Isn't that the other way around? You can get loads of XP by only doing one "skill" over and over. However, if you have more than 5 crowns it says that you have gone through at least one other skill as well. So, crowns show this long way through the course a bit more accurately.
And the actual knowledge of language? Neither of those systems shows it anyway.
One can literally get 1/5 of all the crowns in their course and complete it anyway, because even though all lessons have 5 crown levels, you only need to get crown level 1 to continue. Both systems are inaccurate to knowledge, the difference is that crowns show progress and XP show the amount of practice you put in. The reason I feel like XP levels are more meaningful is because you can get more XP without getting more crowns, even crown beyond level 5. Hence if you have good memory and a will to learn, you can complete a Duolingo course with only all crown level 1's and still be at a comparatively low XP level anyway, especially if the course is short.
The overall crowns don't matter. Getting to a higher level in a specific skill makes the skill harder. But since they remove the things that casual users don't understand, I think your comment could indicate that they'll get rid of the crowns too. xD
Implement a new system? hahahahaha Ever since I've been using this site they have never replaced a useful feature that they removed.
I don't understand why they added crowns? What are they for? Why do I even care about them? How are they any more useful than having our levels visible?
More crowns in a skill make it more difficult.
They should have just given the users the option to disable easy question types instead.
I wasn't a member on this site at the time this was a thing, or I didn't notice it if I was. but either way, I'd like it back.
It's quite baffling. I quite like seeing my levels by my name in the forum and I used to like seeing them in the profile. It just makes no sense to remove them. Wouldn't mind even having the golden owls show up on the profile/name in the forum. :)
The levels are kind of useless. I'm at maximum level for Spanish but I'm only one third of the way through the course.
It's useful for other users to see how much time a commenter has spent on a language here.
The levels need to be altered - one level should contain more XP. But on the whole the levels are a very useful idea.
Are the levels not showing in the forums now either? I was forced to come here to see levels too. What are they even doing? It's so stupid.
You will reach level 25 when you reach 30,000 XP :)
Here are all the levels for anyone who is interested:
Level 1: 0
Level 2: 60
Level 3: 120
Level 4: 200
Level 5: 300
Level 6: 450
Level 7: 750
Level 8: 1,125
Level 9: 1,650
Level 10: 2,250
Level 11: 3,000
Level 12: 3,900
Level 13: 4,900
Level 14: 6,000
Level 15: 7,500
Level 16: 9,000
Level 17: 10,500
Level 18: 12,000
Level 19: 13,500
Level 20: 15,000
Level 21: 17,000
Level 22: 19,000
Level 23: 22,500
Level 24: 26,000
Level 25: 30,000
Information from: https://duolingo.fandom.com/wiki/XP#Level
I think levels had became meaningless since the change that meant that testing out of a level gave you the same XP as doing a single lesson.
I think it's entirely possible to complete a golden tree on a course now without reaching level 25 if you test out of a significant number of levels. I just hope that they keep the testing-out functionality & don't force you to work through every single lesson, although it costs lingos already on Android. :(
Duo decided some time ago, despite pushback from its users, that it would replace levels with crowns. So Duo no longer shows levels, but then it doesn't show your crowns either. Except in the forums where you can still see levels. It's just Duo moving the cheese around some more.
An unpopular opinion - the levels were useless and I'm glad that they are gone. Now you can start downvoting. :3
The Duolingo Boost addon for Firefox and Chrome lets you see your levels and even how much more XP you need to reach the next one. Although, Duolingo should have this feature to begin with.
Interesting. Yes and we used to get lingots for reaching a new level, now they have changed it as well
In my opinion, levels need to go beyond 25 (there's absolutely no reason they have to be capped) and crowns shown alongside them. Together they give a much clearer picture of a users skill. To prevent users from maxing out crowns and just farming xp on easy lessons for the sake of appearance, remove the lingots from individual lesson practice. This forces users to practice everything they've learned if they want lingots, but still allows them to practice topics they might be struggling with. To save space on the forum: A- Only show levels and crowns for the relevant language and leave everything else on the public profile. If the topic doesn't have a relevant language (Duolingo, Troubleshooting, Educators) just don't show anything. If this information is really needed, a quick visit to the poster's profile is all it takes. B- Have all the flags with their levels and crowns appear in a little popup when mousing over the poster's profile picture. C- A hybrid of A and B (Though in my opinion the forum needs to be better organized regardless) Both are equally important to showing a users approximate skill. We might as well have neither if we can't have both.
Actually you can still the level you're on when you type out a post or comment.