https://www.duolingo.com/profile/The9

Why did the new update remove the visibility of levels on profile pages?

July 18, 2019

63 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11

Why? Because Duolingo design (like design of many other sites and programs) is becoming more simple and less useful.

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bup442888

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!

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TanyaPetru2
July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11

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.

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TanyaPetru2
July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robin.v1396

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.

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MooO0O

I agree, it was very useful, but Duo doesn't care.

July 18, 2019

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

I don`t see flags in Google Chrome anymore also, but I see it in Opera browser, Yandex browser, Mozilla browser etc...

July 19, 2019

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

I see it on Google Chrome when I'm in desktop mode.

July 19, 2019

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

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!

July 20, 2019

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

https://www.duome.eu/FionaOnDuoL

No, you'll only appear in the streak fame lists when your streak is a minimum length, but you already have a profile. :)

July 21, 2019

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

That seems elitist and I don't like it. :( Duolingo has really changed....

July 20, 2019

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

It was a misunderstanding (although I agree the FAQs there are confusing). Here's your Duome page, although it should be pointed out that Duome isn't actually owned by Duolingo.

https://www.duome.eu/Comfy_Cat

July 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Catweazle12

Good idea. Posting for my level.

July 19, 2019

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

same

July 19, 2019

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

same

July 20, 2019

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

I miss when reaching a new level would popup on the screen

July 19, 2019

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

I don't know, I wish they would stop removing things : /

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TeresaMari890533

I agree.

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Morgan392010

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...

July 18, 2019

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

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.

July 20, 2019

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

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.

July 19, 2019

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

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.

July 20, 2019

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

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.

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RgK531

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.

July 19, 2019

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

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.

July 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TeresaMari890533

I don't really understand the crowns.

July 18, 2019

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

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

July 20, 2019

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

Implement a new system? hahahahaha Ever since I've been using this site they have never replaced a useful feature that they removed.

July 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CassSwingle92

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?

July 19, 2019

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

More crowns in a skill make it more difficult.
They should have just given the users the option to disable easy question types instead.

July 20, 2019

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

Except, it really does not get more difficult.

July 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/charles298107

I want the levels back.

July 19, 2019

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

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.

July 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ToriAkai.3B16.

Idk, but I don't like it.

July 19, 2019

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

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. :)

July 19, 2019

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

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.

July 19, 2019

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

It's useful for other users to see how much time a commenter has spent on a language here.

July 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11

The levels need to be altered - one level should contain more XP. But on the whole the levels are a very useful idea.

July 19, 2019

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

You can still see your levels on the reset/remove languages page (https://www.duolingo.com/settings/reset_lang).

That's incredibly tedious though, and I definitely want the levels back on the main profile page.

July 20, 2019

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

Thanks a million for that link. Bookmarked. Have a lingot.

July 20, 2019

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

Thanks for the link

July 21, 2019

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

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.

July 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MooO0O

They want you to start paying attention to crowns. Why...who knows?

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/9yTVyhMB

I am currently at level 24 in my first Duolingo course. And I really want to know how much XP is still missing to level 25. In the old design this was very easy to look up.

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S.Eleni

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

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/denden798

I'm literally commenting here just so i can find out what my own levels are

July 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/badger246

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. :(

July 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/32vld

post to see my level Crowns do nothing for me

July 20, 2019

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

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.

July 20, 2019

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

An unpopular opinion - the levels were useless and I'm glad that they are gone. Now you can start downvoting. :3

July 20, 2019

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

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.

July 22, 2019

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

Interesting. Yes and we used to get lingots for reaching a new level, now they have changed it as well

July 19, 2019

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

Post for level check.

July 20, 2019

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

Literally just wondering this. Commenting to see mine.

July 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John157029

good question!

July 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matt5682

Good question

July 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna863490

Posting to see my level

July 21, 2019

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

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.

July 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melody99999

Actually you can still the level you're on when you type out a post or comment.

July 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Asclepiades124bc
<h1>levelcheckcomment XD</h1>
July 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melody99999

There is already a post about it it came two days before your post!https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/33090820

August 16, 2019, 2:54 PM
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