https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

6th Gift: YOU can now give gifts too!

To help spread the joy of this holiday season, we're now allowing YOU to give gifts in the form of Lingots when somebody writes a comment you really like :) When you do, one of your Lingots is transferred to the person who wrote it. Comments that have received Lingots will have a heart next to them with the number of Lingots they've gotten.

So, start sharing the love!

December 23, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Skye07

Maybe also add the ability to give the original poster a lingot?

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia

And maybe to see who you got your lingots from?

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/alexandernext

Maybe this will lead to spammers asking for lingots?

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

The moderators would erase the messages and, if needed, Duo would delete the accounts I imagine.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TerraZe

Then share any lingots of that account with everyone? XD

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rustiguer

Maybe Maybe Maybe Maybe Maybe

If I receive 1 Lingots when I see this word. I never will ask for lingots.

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/UsernameIsHidden

Im a new person and would love lingots, it'll really help me on learning :) Please dont mark as spam. Im a friendly guy :)

January 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KaiY.

Hey jrikhal, I imagine it would be pretty hard to find all the spammer messages, don't you think? maybe we can have others on the lookout and can report spam messages or something with a report button.

December 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

If every users report to a moderator (by writing to them on their stream) any spam when they saw one (and report to Duolingo (through abuse@duolingo.com) any abuse) then not at all IMO.
Given the number we are I think several users read each sentence conversation everyday, so any spam could be spotted quickly... And even more, once you follow a discussion, then with email notifications you are aware of what's happening in much more discussions than only the one of your daily exercises.

December 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

It could, I suppose. I wouldn't give a spammer any Lingots if they spammed; only if they asked nicely. Just think how annoying this would be:
Give me Lingots.
Give me Lingots.
Give me Lingots.
Give me Lingots.
Give me Lingots.
Give me Lingots.
Give me Lingots.
Give me Lingots.
Give me Lingots.
Give me Lingots.
Give me Lingots.
Give me Lingots.
See what I mean? And of course, as jrikhal said, the moderators would find it.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ScottON

I ain't falling for your Jedi mind tricks!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

LOL! I like Star Wars; here's a Lingot. :)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis.Bloncourt

take good care of my lingot

December 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/UsernameIsHidden

Lol, jk, Good job!

January 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Gottesanbeterin

LOL! I love that movie!

February 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/BlouBenBear

I'm so proud of you, you are at level 24 in German... wow

January 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker

Yup, it did :(

March 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Danielconcasco

Wow! It's like taking a look back in time ;)

March 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CharlieMol4

True

December 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/checkm8

Duolingo just changed its egalitarian all-access network to a capitalistic microcosm. Charm and be charmed with da lingots, work hard and rake in that reward, spend your savings on those new holiday bonus lessons.

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Anonyduck

I sent you a Lingot while humming L'Internationale. ;)

December 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

Good idea. 10 lingots for you! lol

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/curlyeric

If the original poster wants them, they can post a comment "tip jar".

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Druckles

Or walk around the discussion with a hat.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

True, but I think being able to give lingots to the OP without that extra step would be ideal.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

Yes, adding a "tip jar" does seem rather desperate.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi

That doesn't look desperate at all.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/espace13

Yes this would be great! If you could give the original post Lingots then it would show you REALLY like the idea since you are giving away 'money' and not just an upvote. Have a Lingot!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ichilingo

Although you already have been compensated your 10 back, I feel you deserve one more because you were so kind you deserve extra.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

Too kind.:) Have some of the love.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/snodgrass.bryce

Perhaps also we should be able to send lingots to other users :)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/UsernameIsHidden

Now in 2016 WE CAN!

January 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/skirkk

I agree! When people give you lingots but you can't lingot them back, I feel a little hopeless.. haha :)

January 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CFJWilliamson

And perhaps a way to view how many lingots other people have as well?

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

Bank account is something private! :)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/javax

Haha, yeah, I guess it is. But it would be nice to view them too. For example, sometimes, @1bimic and I compete for who has more lingots. It's kinda fun.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/StriderCid

I compete against my friends too. Too bad most of them are inactive :(

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MickeytheGreat

I know! Why can't they play so that we can have a competition and they can watch me destroy them ;). Here have a lingot :)

January 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/StriderCid

First time I received anything over the internet! :)

January 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/checkm8

Swiss style secrecy vs. Duolingo Forbes list.

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/difbobatl

Or Norwegian tax list!

June 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Arcren

hi

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JoyceXiauTu

Omg, I love this language learning system/community even more now!! duolingo is the best resource and platform for learning European languages I've ever seen for sure!

Just got started to learn Spanish about three months ago, but I've only used this app for a couple weeks. But I STRONGLY feel I learn it much more effectively through this creative system than selective classes in school! :) Moreover, there are only a few people, who are major in Spanish or need to use it in job, in Taiwan actually use or speak Spanish since we are here in Asia. Neither of information or cultural things of Spanish widely seen here. With this, I can get Spanish input anytime I want and also practice my English too! lol It's a win win.

Thanks, duolingo ; )

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/severin

Give me some lingots :)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

I think naut has plenty for you and everyone else too.

http://i.imgur.com/lIjiLf8.png

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/espace13

Shame he can't give them. :( Apparently you can't award Lingots in the new interface yet!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TerraZe

Someone forgot to carry the 1.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/itastudent

One lingot for you... (at least I tested the new feature)

:)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ElOtroMiqui

Share some love with me </3

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/smearedink

I wish it was that easy with dollars!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tonywangtj

I need some <3 too XD

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BenTheGeek

Me too!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

Here's 5 Lingots. Merry Christmas! :)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BenTheGeek

You too! :)

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/VirusKA

give me a lingot lol

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

Okay, here's some. Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nighteyes

Enjoy your lingot!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/martensk

enjoy also :)

April 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding

Yep it's that easy- people just love you guys

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vonnelca

I like this. Beats the downvotes.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

Have a downvote!

Just kidding. Have a lingot!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vonnelca

Can't have that, I have plenty of lingots, so some for you, Merry Christmas

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

Thanks! I don't use them though, so I'm going to pass them on to mercutio down below in the thread so he/she can get through that troublesome Spanish section.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Chumpatrol1

Lol, but that's my money! Not too sure if I wanna give my lingots away ;-)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

Lingots are almost as valuable as the Canadian dollar. If you are planning on visiting us, hang on to your lingots. ;-)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/HerrArbo

They seem to be more stable than Bitcoins so far.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

Have a lingot, my friend :)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

Thanks! :-)
Edit: I invested it wisely in Duo stock; it's paid off threefold! Have some lingots!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

Exponential growth...

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

We have to stop this. You most likely have more lingots than me and I'll be bankrupt.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/javax

Oh! @Wataya-kun, you are so nice. I don't know if I could just give them like that.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

Well, lingots are mostly useless atm unless you buy heart refills all the time (I haven't bought any) so many people have hundreds just lying around, including me.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia

I have only a few left, but I'm planning on being generous with those who help me all the time in my language studies (Christian, sakasiru, n.gratton, Ramosraul, off the top of my head.) I'm pretty sure as a new feature everyone's giving them away like crazy, but it shall soon calm down and be used mostly to thank the most helpful members :-)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/HerrArbo

What about bonus lessons? Javax can have one from me for her part in the "making conversations" discussion :D That tought me a thing or two. :) Yet another Duolingo feature I am exited about!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/asdafasfsafsa

@Oliwia75 Have a lingot :)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

@javax: I see, fishing for Lingots you are :) But you did succeed. Have one from me, too :)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/reject86

Apparently i've given you your first Lingot ! ^.^

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME

Of course she is, but I don't see why... she has four hundred...

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lilybean20

same here but I love to give :)

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cincyfaith

Could you also add the ability to give gifts to your friends on Duolingo?

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/javax

Yes! I want that so badly!!! :D There's so much people I want to give Lingots to, but they are not here, commenting. Only one so far, (Penguino).

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/hartraft

I have the same problem, I have friends who don't visit duolingo anymore. Giving them lingots would be a nice way to encourage them (they don't comment on discussions)

June 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

Maybe the list of donators could appear when hovering over the red hearts (at least to the user who receive the hearts).

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/makemusic

Oh, I just love, love, love this! But do you think you could maybe make it so that you can give any user a lingot from their profile too and not only for comments?

And nothing puts you in the giving spirit for Christmas like giving lingots on Duolingo! :-)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/javax

Oh! It's only for comments? That's too bad! I already knew which users I was going to give Lingots!!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

Just go to their stream and click on a random comment they made and give them there!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME

Unfortunately that's not possible... :( it's for comments you really love in the discussion area.

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ichilingo

This is awesome! Can we get Naut over here, he has 9999970 lingots! Lingots for everybody!

http://i.imgur.com/lIjiLf8.png

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/duttagupta35504

What about getting an email everytime you get a lingot? The way it is now, I don't know whether I got the lingot through some practice I forgot about or whether I actually made a good comment... At least, having it show up on your stream would be nice. I'd like to know which comment to thank for the love.

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel-in-BC

I would like the recipients to know that they have received lingots, so that they know they're appreciated. Anonymous is fine by me. And in their streams is fine, too. But just so they know (other than just their lingot balance going up; most wouldn't notice that).

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/fishysteph

Yes it would be nice to know what comments were helpful also!

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

Maybe we could also give lingots to the creator of a thread for her/her original comment.


EDIT: oops, Skye07 suggested it some minutes before me...

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cloudhorizon

Will this be a permanent feature or will it only last during the holiday season? I hope it stays, I think it's a positive community building tool. :)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

It will be permanent!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AnonToriYT

Awesome! Lets spread the love :) And pls give me some lingots

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

But what about the courses from English promised in the incubator?

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/javax

Don't worry! They said that was finishing this year. So, just wait a little bit.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun

Yeah, let's hope so.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding

Is it possible to see how many lingots another learner has?

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

Nope, all bank accounts are private!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AmineK

Hi what about giving lingots in the immersion section , for example if you find a really good and correct translation you can give a lingot to the translator instead of just an upvote.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/salarmiri

Also please add an option to show us who gave us lingots ! I may wanna appreciate them

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel-in-BC

I don't mind it being anonymous, but I would like the recipient to receive some kind of notification (other than their lingot balance going up -- they might not notice). I think it would be nice for someone to see that they're appreciated. Some folks really are very generous with their expertise and time.

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

This is AWESOME!!! :D I'll definitely use that feature! Oh boy! Let me see... who should I give Lingots to?

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/makemusic

I know, I was picking people out myself! :-) Hey, and you're a great person… I pick you ;-)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

Danke! :) You're so sweet! I'll give you one, too. :)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ayePete

You too!

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ayePete

Hi. It's been a while! Here's a lingot!

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/alexandernext

Good idea! Didn't really think of this!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CFJWilliamson

Sorry, I'm probably being really stupid here but where exactly is this option?

EDIT : It has appeared for me now! :)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

I just had it a minute ago, but it's gone now. I'm sure they'll get it back up soon.:)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CFJWilliamson

Still can't see them :(

EDIT : I have them now! Have a free lingot!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

It appears to be back.

Edit: Danke.:)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

It should be there for everybody: below each comment there is an option that says "Give Lingot". You don't see it?

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

It works for me. Have a Lingot (or two) for all your hard work!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian

I don't see it either. Is that because of the new layout? Those new skills that were added a few days ago aren't available to me either.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

The new layout doesn't have them yet.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian

Gotcha. I can wait.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CFJWilliamson

Thank you! It has appeared for me just this second!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

got mine now

just going to give away all my lingots

next year is another year

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia

I can see the option, but when someone gave me one, my total number of lingots didn't increase.

edit: it works with a browser refresh!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CFJWilliamson

I think you have to refresh to see the increase? That's what I had to do it seems

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vonnelca

No I do not see it

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ragde0

Does not work for me.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia

Doesn't work for me neither. Someone just gave me a lingot, but my total number of lingots hasn't increased.

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

You may need to refresh. I just gave you one, and it increased :)

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia

Indeed! Thanks!

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Aca

I need Lingots for beer

December 23, 2013

[deactivated user]

    Anyone want to donate so that I can buy some new lessons?

    December 23, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/CFJWilliamson

    Merry Christmas!

    December 23, 2013

    [deactivated user]

      Thanks!

      December 23, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/Vifon_the_Dog

      You probably shouldn't have spent all your lingots for Heart refills :))

      December 23, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/volleyballDVM16

      Feliz Navidad!

      December 24, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/fantomitzah

      After you give somebody a lingot is there also an option "Give me back my lingot"? In case you change your mind... :))

      December 23, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/javax

      Hahaha, Isn't that a little cruel? Well, trying to see your point...Maybe the other user was nice, and when you gave away your Lingot, she/he manifests her/his real face. (º.º).

      December 23, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/fantomitzah

      Yes, something like that. Or you just "shared love" as Luis said, but without paying attention to your "pockets". Of course I am half joking, but as long as you can take back your up/down votes why not the lingots, right?

      December 23, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/dudly

      Corresponds to a real life context -- someone could say something and you'd be like, "Awesome man! This is a great idea!" and then after a moment, say "Naja, on second thought, I don't like the idea so much anymore." But if you were giving money to a street musician, or to a friend, it would be -- pretty rude to say, "Hey, you know what, I don't think you deserve to have my money anymore! Give it back." When you give your approval or support, it's not really that you give it in a sense that it doesn't belong to you anymore. That is not the case for money and, by extension, lingots.

      I guess the only thing to do would be to say, "Man, I feel like I've been ripped off" or "Oh, I did not calculate this right", and hope someone give you something? People seem to be pretty liberal with giving so far ;)

      December 24, 2013

      [deactivated user]

        LOL that's great! be good everyone!

        December 23, 2013

        https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun

        I'm not for this. You really have to think twice before giving it and only if the person really deserves it. This should be something much more than an ordinary upvote. Only if there were more things to do with the lingots....

        December 23, 2013

        https://www.duolingo.com/itastudent

        This is a nice idea. It's also the way to thank someone who really helped us a lot with explanations about a language.

        Thanks!

        December 23, 2013

        [deactivated user]

          Yet another great new tool!

          December 23, 2013

          https://www.duolingo.com/javax

          Oh!! @Penguino!! You're here! Have three Lingots for Christmas!! :D Frohe Weihnachten!! Feliz Navidad!! Joyeux Noël!! :D

          December 23, 2013

          [deactivated user]

            Oh javax!! You're just the best!!!!! The most awesome Dulolinguist!! Here you have 10 lingots from me!! Und Frohe Weinachten!!

            December 23, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun

            DuoLingo wins just so much.... I can't find the right words to express how much I like the idea.

            December 23, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/snodgrass.bryce

            Perhaps also we could be able to send lingots to other users. That would be excellent!

            December 23, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.s_Son

            Sitesurf is going to have A LOT of Lingots!

            December 24, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/ferrobattuto

            I saw a guy at an intersection with a sign that said, "I will work for lingots"

            December 24, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/JenGresham

            Really? That's awesome. Maybe another idea for a Duo T-shirt?

            December 25, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/fer84

            If Reddit were apple and duolingo were samsung, they would most probably sue you for this step. Yet it is legitimate to get inspiration from great ideas, and it is a nice way to show appreciation.

            December 24, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/pinchbeck31

            Sorry but how do I give someone a lingot?

            December 24, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel-in-BC

            If you're not in the "new" interface (apparently a random beta test, or maybe it's for all new users), under each comment you should see the up and down arrows, then "Reply" and then "Give Lingot". And I think it's only in the web-based duoLingo right now.

            December 25, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/AhmedRefaat101

            Maybe also Have a Notification when Somebody send me a Lingot ?

            January 4, 2014

            https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia

            Thanks! This is great, it's gonna help us give back at least a bit to those who help!

            December 23, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

            I have already given you a few but here is another

            Jestem Szkot ale nie tak skaoiec niz Centus Krakowian

            sorry my polish Bledow but hopefully you will have w wonderful Christmas

            December 23, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/an_21
            • 2025

            One lingot goes to you from Kraków ;)

            Merry Christmas!

            December 23, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/javax

            Oh! I thought it was gonna be the new interface on the web. But I guess this has much sense with the love and care of Christmas. Nice new feature! :D But I don't know if i'm going to use it too much. (It's so valuable to me :D, hehe)

            December 23, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo

            Well, you're always very generous in giving out green faces, so here's ten lingots :)

            December 23, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/javax

            Haha, giving out green faces? :D I guess I am. Thank you so much, @oskalingo. You are really nice and so close to level 25 ;). So, merci beaucoup! (Are you alright with the amount of Lingots? Because if you only have a few, I can give them you back.)

            December 23, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo

            No need to return them, I have more than enough. I've seen you encouraging people a lot so you deserve them.

            December 23, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/javax

            Awww! Believe me, your words are the best present so far for this Christmas to me! :D

            December 23, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/MThoriqMalano

            What if someone make 2/more accounts and transfer it to their own account?

            Since I made another account just to see if the 6th gift really was the new interface, looks like it's not. :v

            December 23, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/CFJWilliamson

            I suppose even if you did have 2/3 accounts, you would still need to complete the lessons on any one of them to earn lingots so you are still putting in the same amount of time to earn them as if you just had one account (unless you are able to complete lessons on different accounts at the same time but I'm not sure even the best multi-taskers could do that).

            December 23, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun

            but with new accounts you level up quickly and receive much lingots from the first few levels

            December 23, 2013

            https://www.duolingo.com/CFJWilliamson

            Well, I suppose that is true but only slightly (because the lessons are easier at that stage in the tree). Although I don't think it would really be worth it, and at the end of the day, people are only cheating themselves by doing that, because they won't be learning as effectively and the only things that you can currently buy with lingots are aimed at improving at the language.

            December 23, 2013

            [deactivated user]

              Then they will get more language practice, and become even better :)

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/gggggg3

              well what a cute idea!

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Mitchell_MT

              Can you give multiple lingots, or can you only give one?

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/javax

              Well, you can give one many times.

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Chopinfan

              This is great! Its a nice way to use extra Lingots too.

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Princessbg2014

              omg this is soo cool merry Christmas everbody!!!! :D

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101

              :) I just smiled. This is fun!

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/HerrArbo

              Cool. So if I give you all my Lingots you will open the Incubator to all languages? Of course, I am jokeing, but I still can't wait for that whenever it is :)

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/IanLin

              haha this is an awesome gift!!!

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/nmenez

              Paulenrique is about to get a ton of lingots.

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/HopeUnbroken

              A great idea although I don't know how much I'll be using it as I don't usually have the problem of having too many Lingots even though I don't usually buy heart refills.

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/salarmiri

              I want some new courses to unlock , help me some (Also I've got my hat in my hand) :D

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/EinStudent

              I love this gift--another great way to use lingots :) Thanks!

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Christine1999

              Well... I'll be honest...it's hard to just tumble around my lingots bcoz I'm saving them to buy something extra and to buy a lot of it :). But I can imagine that a lot of you guys also need these items and some of you are just cute with your comments...Okay, let it be... for your cuteness and your blue eyes ;). Enjoy my lingots! :D

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Christine1999

              I really meant it without any sarkasm, really...

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/makemusic

              Hey, it's okay though, because I gave you 4 or 5 I believe. :-)

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Christine1999

              Oh, that's sweet! Thanks a lot! I would imadiatly give you one back, just to say thank you, but I gave you two limgots before ;). Merry Christmas!!!

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/ScottON

              Does this mean that there will be an influx of new goods available to buy in the store?

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

              It doesn't necessarily mean that, but I expect that the team will add a few new things in the store, anyway.

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/EmpressW

              Now we are going to have lingores.

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/UrosTesic

              So the only use for Lingots, after you unlock everything is to give them to other people, who will, after they unlock everything, give them to other people, who will, after they unlock everything, give them to other people, who will... Economy is crashing. Or maybe I want you to think that. After they roll out another Lingot update, their value is going to be measured in gold. If you invest in Lingots now, it is going to pay out later.

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/nicole54843

              Is one able to give lingots to oneself? (As in, will it show up as a heart?)

              Edit: Apparently not. Good.

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelOrr

              I currently have no girlfriend, but if I do have one on February 14, I will give her some of my lingots.

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/gernt
              • 1477

              It's not like they're bitcoins. Here, have one.

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelOrr

              Merry Christmas Gernt and Best Wishes for a Joyous and Prosperous 2014 filled with many lingots and the other good things in life.

              December 25, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/sernstberger

              Can/does this work in the discussion areas when working on lessons? That would be great!

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

              It does indeed work in those areas!

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Brave_Heart

              That's a great new resource that stimulates the generosity and the kindness between members. Duolingo already has a great community united with the common interest of learning languages for free so, let's let the lingots flow! Merry Christmas to everybody!

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Poosh

              Could you add the option for people to give the dev teams of new courses lingots?

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/duttagupta35504

              I'm saving my lingots out so I can buy all the skills... I can't wait to learn French idioms so I can perplex my friends even more! hint hint

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/ckhadung

              I want a "take lingot" button.

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew-Lin

              When my classmates are playing on-line games, I am "playing" Duolingo. See, Duolingo is much more interesting than them.

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/reject86

              The comments sections all look so cute now, all full of hearts. :)

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/ThompyAlpaca

              Merry Christmas!

              December 25, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/CHAMPION.DUO

              How do you donate/get lingots

              December 25, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel-in-BC

              If you're not in the "new" interface (apparently a random beta test, or maybe it's for all new users), under each comment you should see the up and down arrows, then "Reply" and then "Give Lingot". And I think it's only in the web-based duoLingo right now.

              December 25, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/CHAMPION.DUO

              Oh yeah. I saw it now. Thanks.

              December 30, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/JenGresham

              Oh no! I just used all my Lingots to buy the Christmas skill, so now I don't have any to give. Darnit! You guys really made the lingots special and worth earning in a hurry. Well done!

              December 25, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/4thdim3nsionpro

              Sigh... I have been giving so many lingots to people that I am running out of them!

              December 25, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/ell-no

              This was really good news! Giving is always better than voting down, and will keep people motivated.

              December 26, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/myfaith9

              I LOVE TO GIVE GIFTS

              December 27, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Farewellworld

              Then...........will you give me a lingot?

              December 27, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/_Megan18_

              Cool!!!! :D

              December 28, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/JenGresham

              Was able to gift my first heart today and it made me HAPPY. Thanks so much for adding this feature. <3

              December 29, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/AhmedRefaat101

              Lingots To Everyone !!

              December 29, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/CHAMPION.DUO

              Not fair..... No one is giving me a lingot. :(

              December 30, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/RexVH

              I like this idea. But I also like the idea of being able to share lingots directly with other users. For example, my 7 year old son gets so frustrated when he loses that I fear he'll quit Duilingo. I'd like to be able to give him some of my lingots - just enough to buy a couple of extra hearts to keep him in the game.

              January 22, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

              I don't understand what the obstacle is to giving your son lingots.

              January 22, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/RexVH

              Maybe there isn't an obstacle. But I don't know how to do it.

              January 22, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

              Ok first have a look at this site. http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1352379 And this for general knowledge on Duo. http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1278938

              Now to give a lingot you: 1. go to a post written by the person you wish to give the lingot to. 2. Under the post you'll see:" .... Reply Give lingot,," 3. Check "Give lingot" then you'll be asked if you're sure. Press "yes". If you want you can repeat for more gifts.
              Oh and be sure you have posted any messages you may have open or they'll be cancelled. It happens to me often. I start a message "Here's a lingot for you..." press give lingot and puff my message is gone. No biggy just waste of time.

              Hey, if you want maybe others can send the boy lingots. If you want to give his "handle".

              January 22, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/RexVH

              Thanks for the info. I knew you could give lingots for comments, but I don't want him posting in the message board (he's 7) and I don't want to have to give him one lingot, one message at a time. I was hoping there were an option where I could just go, pick his name, then give him XX lingots.

              January 22, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/RexVH

              Actually, now that I've tried it, I see that you can give multiple lingots on one comment. I thought you were limited to one lingot/comment. I hope they add the ability to directly share lingots in the future.

              Thanks for you help!

              January 23, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

              Glad to be of help. I was thinking if the young man wrote one post and you gave him a bunch of lingots then he could delete the post so he doesn't get unwanted attention. I praise you for being protective; WWW is really "world wide" and not for youngsters. And I'm in awe that your son is learning another language.

              January 23, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/skirkk

              I think this is a great idea- I used 25 lingots around 4 months ago, and got a lonely 2/5.0. I haven't taken any more certificate tests since, and so I think the gifting lingots is a great idea to promote encouragement and happy Duolingoing. :)

              January 27, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan

              I love this feature -- thank you! <3

              February 2, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/catcampion

              I want to hand out lingots like crazy for VD tomorrow. Is there a way to do that yet, other than in the message boards? None of my friends I'm following use the boards.

              February 13, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/Domo_boss

              you seem really famous

              April 11, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/JhonyC
              • 1253

              Hi. Can I give more that one lingot to a single person?

              February 23, 2016

              https://www.duolingo.com/Obelloe

              i'm gunna have to see some pay stubs before i just start handing out lingots left and right

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/mercutio

              Can I have some lingots I'm really stuck on a few lessons and the heart bonus would help! Then once I conquer them I can practice them in practice mode

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/LiamRowe

              And 1 from me, for being modest enough to admit you're in a time of need :)

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/mercutio

              Thank you very much! I had a lot of struggles with the "object pronouns lesson" it took me well over 20 attempts finish that section it was the hardest I've had yet and super important for sentence structure

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/kassandra8286

              Since you just started the last block, here's a lingot in advance for Subjunctives. Be sure to read the discussions for the lessons before you start, it may save you some frustration and heartache. Good luck! :)

              (EDIT: I am such a dummy (soy una tonta), I couldn't figure out how people were giving away multiple lingots, until I finally realized you can press "give lingot" as many times as you want! So, I gave you another because you had 19 and I thought you should have at least 20.)

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/YoshikiB

              well you did get one :)

              January 29, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

              Three from me because

              • it's Christmas time
              • I like your username

              The rest is silence.

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

              One for each of your Spanish levels.

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/mercutio

              Woooo hooooo I want to say THANKYOU, merry Christmas to you for my lingots, very kind of you :)

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

              No problem. :-)
              Edit: 4 more via vonnelca

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/mercutio

              Thanks :) I'm at the last key lock in the tree, the tree is in 4 big blocks and I have done 3 of those but I've noticed that block 4 suddenly gets quite hard! I'm struggling to grasp the grammar rules of some of the verbs

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/vonnelca

              @ mercatio, some lingots from me, merry xmas

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Christine1999

              But of course!

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/junair

              great, I've proposed this idea sometime earlier

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/theduolingan

              Who needs my lingot ? :-)

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/AnonToriYT

              me

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/theduolingan

              Given..!

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/fantomitzah

              Too bad the lingot frenzy is over. Lucky those who were here when the announcement was made and everybody was generous just to try the new function.

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Skye07

              D'aww, here's one for you

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/fantomitzah

              Well thank you very much, sir! Here's one for you too, because I really like your photo :)

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/JoelLituma

              Ooh Gracias por el gran regalo, me encanta, y feliz Navidad a Todos :)

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

              i have some people I would like to give lingots to. I can't understand how to go about it.

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/espace13

              Just find a comment you like and next to the reply button you should see 'Give Lingot'. However if you are in the new interface you will not have it. Comments which have received Lingots will have a heart next to the 'Give Lingot' button and the number of Lingots given beside it. Happy giving and have a brilliant Christmas! (Here's a Lingot for you!)

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Samy1979

              Nice idea! I like it! Is this the last gift?

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/pabloradiomax

              Good idea

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Samy1979

              Luis i can't give you any lingots...

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/StriderCid

              This is great news! Thank you Duolingo team!

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/AhmedRefaat101

              Thank Youu Duolingo !! :D

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/evilmeow

              Oooh cool idea. Maybe you can also add the option to things that appear on the user's stream like messages from other users and achieving a higher skill level.

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/VirusKA

              You can give people lingots? *gives lingots to everyone

              December 23, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/lilybean20

              I need some lingots so I can by the Christmas lesson

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/SongbirdSandra

              Aww...this is a really nice way to celebrate the season. Lingot gifts!  The more, the merrier!

              I am going to try to find the lesson discussions, where folks have helped me with problems, and give those generous souls some lingots!

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

              Me too but I think older posts don't have a "Give Lingot" option. Hope I'm mistaken. I was wrong just saw a 3 month old message with GL option. The search is on. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/faye.e.lad

              thanks to this! =)

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/dudly

              Funny thing is, when I upvoted a funny comment instead of giving a lingot, it made me feel pretty cheap. Haha. It's still love though!

              But I'll for sure share some lingot love to the people who help in the sentences discussion, they are so helpful :)

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Goran12

              I have bought new lessons and wonder what to do with remaining lingots. Thank you for opportunity to give them to Sitesurf or other authors of extremely helpful posts!

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Mokona89

              That's actually a really sweet idea :)

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Europe

              I want hearts! :D

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/SkyDoesMinecraft

              Magst du Lingots? Then give me lingots

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Farewellworld

              Nice.

              December 24, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Ratizi

              Well, maybe a section for people who want to get lingots? Though that does sound pretty greedy. Just hope no one gets to crazy about it I suppose.

              December 25, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/reject86

              I would really support that. I have hundreds to give away. All i ever use is Streak Freeze and Wager, both very infrequently.

              December 25, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Ratizi

              I would only ever want more lingots to unlock special lessons now that that's a thing on this site o.o

              January 1, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/MeadowsJosiah

              Will we be able to give people Lingots after Christmas?

              December 25, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/fishysteph

              Yep! Luis said it's permanent! :)

              December 25, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/Philip_Wang

              You can start giving each other lingots? Will we be notified in how much we get, and will we know the sender? Also, can we also give items for the store?

              December 25, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/raydenQo

              I don't find this a good Idea. Speculates will create additional accounts, do some basics up to level 3 for few languages, receive quite lot Lingots and transfer them to main account...

              December 25, 2013

              https://www.duolingo.com/TheEpicZacharyB

              Just noticed this. Cool feature, adds more depth to DuoLingo. Still, would be nice to be able to give the original poster lingots. 'Course you must be getting tons already... :D

              January 9, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/TheEpicZacharyB

              This thread is littered with red hearts and peddlers begging for donations. Ha! Add the transfer of currency and you just opened the can 'o fun. (I love this site... Regulated enough to be educational and safe, but loose enough to be fun.)

              January 9, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/Cianmaon

              dude that is awesome

              February 28, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/Cianmaon

              dugan i'm right here

              February 28, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/Domo_boss

              while i was scrolling down i saw like alooooooooooot of lingots i was like =0

              April 11, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/skykadet

              I spent all my lingots on the certificate, but i accidently exited out of the test intead. But when i tried to retake the test i found out i had to buy the test to retake. WHAT THE U.S GOVERNMENT? Please help me???

              April 11, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/Domo_boss

              hhu

              April 16, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisE37

              really cool

              April 22, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/FerencGalk

              Let me transfer my lingots through this epic feature!

              June 3, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/missELENAous

              awesome!

              April 22, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/kmw13

              We could add a new feature about ingots. When you share with a friend you get rewards too for sharing the wealth

              May 21, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/NicthGiral

              Wow

              August 25, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/TheBEST12333333

              Can I have a lingot?

              October 10, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/hjonromero02

              may i please have a lingot to get started... just started today

              November 11, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/jacob3.14

              This is a good addition.

              November 28, 2014

              https://www.duolingo.com/Bberkowitz

              haiiiaaa

              January 29, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/Bberkowitz

              give me them

              January 29, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/Chriscool123

              i play against my freinds

              April 9, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/AnjaliMalik

              This is a very old thread... is it still working?

              May 16, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/AnjaliMalik

              Hey! Please may I have some lingots please!

              May 19, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/Tempting100

              does it show who gave the lingots?

              June 21, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/WeWereInfinite

              ..

              July 15, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/jt.mastermind

              Cool!

              August 12, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/EmanoelDal

              Give me Lingots! Please!!!

              October 5, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/Daniloool

              Lol I am Danilo And i love every one :v

              October 14, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/Daniloool

              Lol I am Danilo And i love every one :v

              October 14, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Stone12

              YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

              November 6, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/Arcren

              hi

              November 6, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Stone12

              BALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

              November 6, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/n.a.k.k.y

              Can we give lingots directly to other users just by visiting their profile? If not, will this be available in the near future?

              November 16, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/R-Blumenthal

              cool!

              November 18, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/Roblox_Master

              me

              December 10, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/Roblox_Master

              me

              December 10, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/CharlieMol4

              Hello

              December 12, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/MoreRachelMye

              Nice!

              December 14, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/ShantanuNath

              give me 10 lingots

              December 18, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/ShantanuNath

              Excuse me Luis, yes hi I would like to know how to take part in this discussion can you please show me ASAP. Thank you.

              December 18, 2015

              https://www.duolingo.com/bicha_mx

              Thanks

              January 8, 2016

              https://www.duolingo.com/1027947083

              .

              January 16, 2016

              https://www.duolingo.com/ANWFan

              You are cool Paul

              February 19, 2016

              https://www.duolingo.com/PaulTheGreat19

              hello

              February 19, 2016

              https://www.duolingo.com/CodeHacher123

              can i have one?

              February 19, 2016

              https://www.duolingo.com/Caleb_Feinstein

              cool

              March 27, 2016

              https://www.duolingo.com/Mrz.Joker820

              That's kool

              April 14, 2016

              https://www.duolingo.com/RadhikaGoyal

              please give me lingots....

              August 28, 2016

              https://www.duolingo.com/Leda726639

              I loooove duolingo!

              April 18, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/HectorFacu2

              madre mia wylli que haces aqui compañero

              October 30, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/HectorFacu2

              mandenme lingots pls

              October 30, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/JhonyC
              • 1253

              What do you need lingots for? I don't see the point of requesting lingots if you aren't constant in learning. Keep practicing and the lingots will come naturally.

              October 30, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/EitanJerem

              quiero lingots plis

              October 30, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/JhonyC
              • 1253

              Hi Eitan Jeremy. I don't see the point of requesting lingots if you aren't constant learning languages. You don't have streak and you have barely 500 xp points. My suggestion is: keep practicing and you will get lingots easily.

              October 30, 2017

              https://www.duolingo.com/M-_-J

              This sounds like a great idea! Thanks!

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