https://www.duolingo.com/Kurttb10

What is happening?

So I spent about two and a half hours trying to make my German tree gold again. I was almost done, and then right after I strengthened a skill, about 15 skills turned from gold into needing to be strengthened. What did I do wrong?

April 10, 2015

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Shadecraze

Same thing happened to me. 18 skills turned from gold to normal in 19 hours, usually it's 3-4. weird.

April 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/J.Franchomme

They probably changed the algorithm because I had the same for all my languages today.

April 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mitchell274

The same thing happened to me except I lost all of my progress and had to restart my tree. Luckily, I chose to do the placement test but couldn't regain my lost XP. I reported the issue to Duolingo but they did nothing. I could only suggest carrying on? Sucks man, here's a lingot for your hard work.

April 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bleurabbit7

I hate to hear that. Seems like you had a step forward and two steps back. Have you tried the "strengthen skills"? There's one for each lesson group and there's one that does all lessons you have learned. I do this a couple times a day and my tree is still golden. I'm a little more than half way through my tree. Good luck.

April 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lingogirl1234

That's good advice. I've heard people say that when you do have a golden tree or a lot of skills done it's better to just do strengthen skills and then a few skills are strengthened.

April 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Scobie712

Yep. I had both my German and Spanish trees fully gilded. An hour later, I had nearly 40 skills powered-down (between the two languages). I guess somebody, somewhere, is tinkering with an algorithm.

April 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ChrissyD486

Me too-German tree as well. Thought I had it all under control and was ready to start back at school working on one or two lessons a night and then-BAM-about 15 needed strengthening and had to go back again. Only 6 or so to strengthen but darn hard work!! Stupid algorithm!! I didn't pass a check point or anything like that, just coasting along and keeping up, then WOP! SCHLECT! POW! Took the shine off the apples!

April 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/shaleco

The same happened to me yesterday... I'm thinking something in the algorithm changed.

April 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CatMcCat

Yeah, same thing happened to me. I felt as if I had been smacked down a bit! I thought I was close to finishing the Irish tree but nope! got to brush up on all my skills in all the languages now. At least now I'll know which things to concentrate on, and know that my work is cut out for me. So glad to know it's not just me!

April 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ReWorst

same thing happened to me too

April 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/whistlingkitty

Same here. just finished the tree two days ago and everything was gold. today about 15 things needed strengthened.

April 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Teelamae

wow, that must be annoying...

April 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bricejohnson2003

If you didn't loose your experience. Then you might have passed a in game checkpoint that triggered you to do more reviewing. I think this happens more often when you make a grammar lesson gold.

If you have lost all you XP, it might be internet problems, or a glich in Duo.

April 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/superjessem

WHATS UP DUOLINGO?!?!?!

April 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lingogirl1234

You didn't do anything wrong, it's because when you have a golden tree there is just so many skills to keep up with and to practice so you don't forget them. Though if you don't want to spend a lot of time on them my advice would to get timed practice if you don't already have it and just do that because it only take 1-3 minutes and depending on how many answers you get correct you can get lots of xp.

April 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PupilTommo

I had almost completed all the skills and was heading to Level 18. Now Duolingo has sent me back to Level 1!

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