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Giving lingots to other users

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Jacko079
United States of America

Giving lingots to other users

Post by Jacko079 »

On the late Duolingo forum there was a feature where a user could give lingots to another user if they wished.

Is it possible that that feature could also be on here?

I know almost nothing about coding, programming, whatever, etc. so, if this is an unreasonable request, please tell me. :)

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duome

Re: Giving lingots to other users

Post by duome »

Thanks, upvotes or lingots are basically the same things designed in different shapes. We could replace a thumb up with an up arrow with a count next to it and call it an upvote, or we could replace it with a lingot image and even move it to the bottom of the post to resemble the old forum "give a lingot" feature (with an exception that you can only give it once and, strangely enough, you can always take it away :twisted: ), or we could make it heart-shaped and call it something else...

What would you prefer?)

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Corinnebelle

Re: Giving lingots to other users

Post by Corinnebelle »

The problem with lingots is the currency is not transferrable to another platform. I can't transfer any lingots I earned from Duolingo to Duome. Although I do wish I could give lingots sometimes! Of course accumulated the upvotes look a bit like lingots.

Whether we want to invent our own currency on here, I don't know. What would we call it? Lingots sound like they come from lingo. How would it be implemented? How would we earn them? On Duome, we had the upvote button and we had a lingot button. Whereas upvotes could easily be handed out, my lingots only went to really special posts. Depending on how generous I felt. We could also give more than one lingot, but we can only give one thanks.

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duome

Re: Giving lingots to other users

Post by duome »

It would be technically possible to keep track of how many lingots you gave away on duome and subtract that number from the amount of lingots reported by duolingo - to stay within the limits.

By the way,
Un "lingote" en español = "trozo o barra de metal bruto fundido, en especial de hierro o de un metal noble, como el oro, la plata o el platino".
Un "lingotto" in italiano = "massello di metallo ottenuto per colata entro apposita forma".

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Corinnebelle

Re: Giving lingots to other users

Post by Corinnebelle »

Wouldn't you still be able to spend your lingots on streaks on Duolingo while having already given them away on Duome? I can see us transferring lingot over, but then they would still be there on Duolingo even though one might have used them up on Duome. I guess we could call them linqots?

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duome

Re: Giving lingots to other users

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Corinnebelle wrote: Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:39 am

Wouldn't you still be able to spend your lingots on streaks on Duolingo while having already given them away on Duome? can see us transferring lingot over, but then they would still be there on Duolingo even though one might have used them up on Duome. I guess we could call them linqots?

Yea, but that's beyound our control, yet there's a possibility for a bit of gamification on our side. In a better sense of this word.. )

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Corinnebelle

Re: Giving lingots to other users

Post by Corinnebelle »

So maybe when you earn lingots on Duolingo they could go into both coffers, than they can be spent simultaneously however one chooses?

I'm just wondering how that would work with the statistics board?

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duome

Re: Giving lingots to other users

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We can think of it like this, yes. As if you got not just one lingot but two - one for duolingo, one for duome. Then spend them as you wish.

Still the problem is - if one gets 100 lingots on duolingo, spends them all on duome, then spends them all again on duolingo.... then duome lingot count would be minus 100 lingots - because there's no one easy way to track how much we spend on duolingo (unless we keep daily snapshots at least for every duome forum user, then we could compensate for the recorded difference, yet it wouldn't be the absolute accurate calculation anyway - it could still be off, more or less).

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Corinnebelle

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Post by Corinnebelle »

I think we should have a Duome bank, and keep that separate from our spending on Duolingo. So maybe that statistic would be kept separate from our total from Duolingo. We can add to our cache here by earning them via Duolingo but we cannot take away from our Duolingo fund via Duome. Of course one could get more complicated, but I think that is the simplest. The other thing is if we give people lingots here, that would change our Duome bank number for the people who receive the lingots, while Duolingo's count wouldn't increase. It's whatever you want to come up with. Maybe @Jacko079 has some thoughts too?

I don't know if it is all too complicated?

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duome

Re: Giving lingots to other users

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Where would "duome lingots" come from initially? If one gets 100 lingots on duolingo - duome gets 100 lingots as well. If they spend them all on duolingo and never get more than 100 lingots again, but still do get some - how would they stack up with what's already on duome? It would always be an estimation of the real figures, which doesn't sound like the best idea (it's either accurate or it's totally not).

We could probably have a totally different currency based on the number of new lessons we actually learn, making it a finite and relatively low amount of lingots we could get per tree, which would probably encorage to learn more content (as opposed to endless repetition of the same skills), and give these lingots more value and more pleasure when we give them away, as it used to be way back on duolingo forum when we would only give lingots to some really good posts?

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Corinnebelle

Re: Giving lingots to other users

Post by Corinnebelle »

How do we authenticate a transfer of lingots earnt on another site? Would a bot check the email address is the same for both accounts? I don't know if you can have several Duolingo accounts from one address. I think some people might use a different name to here and there and then there could be a mix up. Others might take advantage of the system. I suppose one could send it manually via a screenshot of their email address for their Duolingo account in settings.

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duome

Re: Giving lingots to other users

Post by duome »

The easiest (and automated) way is to simply check emails. Another reliable option would be adding a verification code to your duolingo display name (or whatever is available for editing), let duome see it, then revert everything back to normal.

John238922
Australia

Re: Giving lingots to other users

Post by John238922 »

Block chain.

Duome lingots, the new crypto currency.

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lrai
United States of America

Re: Giving lingots to other users

Post by lrai »

I have more of them then I will ever use...there are only so many freeze streaks one can buy. So unless I wake up one morning to a new world order with a new world currency (lingots?) they have and will be useless. Anyone that wants can have mine with my blessings and enjoy!

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Meli578588
Italy

Re: Giving lingots to other users

Post by Meli578588 »

I still don’t get lingots for my daily lessons anymore. It’s been months now. My whole Duolingo is a bit tweaked now. Instead of daily lingots for my daily lessons , it tells me I have one streak freeze. Does this happen to anyone else?

It started a few months ago.

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lrai
United States of America

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Post by lrai »

Meli578588:

I never got daily lingots but rather I get weekly if I don't miss a day. So for every week I do without missing a single day I get lingots based on the number of weeks I have gone without missing. I am at 93 weeks to date which means when I complete the next week I will get 94 lingots. I believe that's how it is for most people.

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LICA98
Finland

Re: Giving lingots to other users

Post by LICA98 »

duome wrote: Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:59 am

Thanks, upvotes or lingots are basically the same things designed in different shapes. We could replace a thumb up with an up arrow with a count next to it and call it an upvote, or we could replace it with a lingot image and even move it to the bottom of the post to resemble the old forum "give a lingot" feature (with an exception that you can only give it once and, strangely enough, you can always take it away :twisted: ), or we could make it heart-shaped and call it something else...

What would you prefer?)

I would prefer it being called "liked" or "upvoted", like for me "thanking" for posts is only appropriate when I have a question and someone answers it

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Meli578588
Italy

Re: Giving lingots to other users

Post by Meli578588 »

@lrai

Thank you . I appreciate your feedback. :)
For me , I get them now only , for big chunks of days . Like 270 to 290, I might get 10.
Hmm, I wonder why it’s different for others.

My Duolingo went a bit haywire a few months ago.
Can’t get ahold of anyone at the home base.

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lrai
United States of America

Re: Giving lingots to other users

Post by lrai »

Dear Meli:

WOW that is odd...but it's not odd that reaching someone at the site is difficult. Keep trying, however lingots are only good for buying streak freezes now and not for anything else. If I could I give you many of mine, it's a useless "currency" as far as I am concerned.

I more thing, how many weeks have you gone without missing a day? If you do 1 week then at the end of that week you get lingots, so for me I have 94 weeks without a break so when I finish this next 7 days I will get 95 lingots. Maybe that's the problem??

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Corinnebelle

Re: Giving lingots to other users

Post by Corinnebelle »

@Meli578588 @lrai I still get daily lingots. Plus 1 lingot for every ten days, so like for 60 days 6 lingots and so on.

@LICA98 There's a tick button you can use if you ask a question in a topic and someone answers you.

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Meli578588
Italy

Re: Giving lingots to other users

Post by Meli578588 »

@lrai

Hi,
I haven’t missed a day , since I started. Something a few months ago changed on my Duolingo. Instead of daily lingots, I get a message saying : I have one streak freeze. Not sure why. I get maybe 10 lingots every 20 days or so. It’s strange , indeed. Took me a month to get 10 , this last time.

Thank you for the help.

@Corinnebelle , Thank you , too.
We all seem to have different “lingots timing .”

Hmmmm…

By the way , Can we still use them for legendary ? That’s why I wanted to keep them rolling in. :)

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Corinnebelle

Re: Giving lingots to other users

Post by Corinnebelle »

@Meli578588 I believe so although I have an old account that doesn't need lingots for legendary.

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timothy
United States of America

giving lingots

Post by timothy »

I'd really love if we were able to give lingots to other people like we used to be able to and exchange lingots for gems. thanks!

Steven683729
United States of America

Re: Giving lingots to other users

Post by Steven683729 »

Corinnebelle wrote: Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:27 am

The problem with lingots is the currency is not transferrable to another platform. I can't transfer any lingots I earned from Duolingo to Duome. Although I do wish I could give lingots sometimes! Of course accumulated the upvotes look a bit like lingots.

Whether we want to invent our own currency on here, I don't know. What would we call it? Lingots sound like they come from lingo. How would it be implemented? How would we earn them? On Duome, we had the upvote button and we had a lingot button. Whereas upvotes could easily be handed out, my lingots only went to really special posts. Depending on how generous I felt. We could also give more than one lingot, but we can only give one thanks.

Hi Corinnebelle,
מה נשמע? אני גם מדבר עברית.
Is there a way to do the Legendary Level without using Lingots? I have run out of lingots on my PC. I am not a paying member.
I saw somewhere in the forum that it is possible. Do you know how to do that?
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