A lingot for a perfect timed practice
Maybe this topic has already been discussed, but I don't read the discussions every day.
Sometimes, I practice with the timer, other times without the timer. As you all know, when we have a perfect practice without timer we get a lingot. Only recently I realized that in case we have a perfect timed practice (I mean, 20 correct answers and no mistakes), which is much trickier than a practice with no timer, no lingot is awarded (although we anyway get more points).
Personally, I'm not really very interested in lingots, since I never use them, but I feel it would make more sense if people would get a lingot also in case they have a perfect timed practice.
What do you think about that?
Yes, this is a common topic. It will probably come up if you use the Discussion search bar and look for: Timed practice lingot ^_^
Thank you. I'm never able to use the right words for a search. :)
Glad the topic has already been discussed. If nothing has changed, it probably means it's not considered important, and that's ok. :)
The criteria staff use to decide what to implement or not is a mystery to me. Popularity of an idea helps. But, if a popular idea contradicts some other criteria they have, then, it might not get implemented.
I would guess it is dependent on simplicity (30%), popularity (10%), and usefulness (60%). Of course it probably must be related to language learning too.
On topic : It has been discussed, but I would say it is not the same as untimed practice, there is a considerable amount of guessing involved there, as well as blatant errors simply because people are against the clock. Rewarding errors and quickness is simply odd.
I'm personally not in favor of it either, but for the reason that it is already one of the fastest ways to earn points for someone who can make it through with some consistency.
Usagiboy7 is right--timed practice bestows a lot of points. But I agree with itastudent that if a lingo is awarded for a perfect untimed score, a perfect timed score, which is much harder to achieve past the most basic branches of a language tree, should also earn a lingot.
I think that it's a good idea, but it's been discussed so much before and it would seem like such a simple thing to implement that I feel Duolingo must have made an active decision to not do it.