Learned words and unlocked skills problem
Okay, this has happened before and I sent a message to support but got no response. Today it happened again: I had words added to my list of learned words in French I've never encountered and skills unlocked that shouldn't be unlocked. This is really annoying, especially when I first notice these words I haven't previously encountered - some from lessons I haven't even unlocked yet - in Timed Practice. I'm trying to really take my time with the French tree and review the material extensively before moving on, but Duolingo is giving me new words and forcing me to progress before I'm ready.
EDIT: A few minutes after I posted this discussion it happened again! Three more lessons have been unlocked and more words added for no reason. This is extremely frustrating and needs to be fixed.
Happened again today. I went from around 300 words learned yesterday morning to 344 a few hours later, and today after trying to practice a little it jumped to 358. I can't continue if this doesn't stop and I'd very much like for this forced progress to be erased and French tree reset to where I was before these events took place. I should be no further in lessons completed than Verbs Pres. 1 and Questions, and should have no more than around 300 words. Please, someone fix this.
We just fixed a bug in which some skills were being unlocked without completing the required dependencies, this should erase your "forced progress". However, the number of words is correct. We changed the skill tree a few months ago (you probably got a notification about it) and some of your previous words (that you learned in a previous version of the tree) were being ignored in the practice sessions. We also fixed that, so now, as you practice, those words are getting fixed, this is why you see that the number of words is going up, but don't worry, all those words are words that you learned in previous skills at some point.
Oh, okay. I really, really appreciate the fix with the lessons but are you sure about the words? Were words like "frère", "souer", "piano", "na", "pas", "verre", "chambre" and "anglais" (which just showed up) really words I learned before? I remember the change in the skill tree but at the time that happened I think I was only a few lessons past basics. I had acquired very few words at that point. I've really taken my time with French and have practiced all the material I learned a lot and I don't remember ever encountering these words before in lessons.
Wait, looking at my vocabulary in another tab I notice another ten words have just been added bringing it to 368, but some words like "anglais", "categorie", "octobre" and "naissance" are words I encountered in an article I just checked some sentences on in Immersion a few minutes ago. Could it be that some words I'm encountering in Immersion are migrating to my vocabulary and practice?
Update: I just made an edit in Immersion to test this and, sure enough, when I left and came back to my account, twelve words I encountered in the sentence I edited had been added to my vocabulary.