Flag levels too low; buggy
(11 Dec 14) In the past week or two, I've noticed that my French level (as shown in discussion posts) is one level above what my actual Spanish-to-French level is, even though my English-to-French level is several levels higher. I've also noticed that when I add a new post to a discussion, the levels (for all posts in that thread) show correctly, but when I go back to them later, the level is back down to its previous level (too low).
(Repeat topic of a few other posts I've made, but I'm updating the behavior and posting immediately in the "Troubleshooting" category, now that I know how to do that!)
I think I've seen that also (English disappearing entirely). My current Eng-to-Fr level is 11; my Sp-to-Fr level is 6; my flag on here (old posts) is 9. I think, perhaps, that the system averages the flag level for all courses for a particular language. But then, when you make a fresh post, it uses the highest level. But then it reverts after a few hours. It's a bit frustrating that this (and other bugs) isn't addressed.
For me, with other (non-English) target languages it looks at the various source languages from which I learn that target language and the level shown fluctuates between the highest level I've reached and the level corresponding to the sum of XPs over all source languages.
With English it's kind of random. Sometimes it shows the highest level, sometimes it shows some number whose calculation is completely opaque to me, and sometimes it's missing ...