https://www.duolingo.com/MickeytheGreat

Idea for the Duolingo store

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Wouldn't it be cool if there was the option to buy a little statue once you've finished a tree? I know I would buy them. It's a literal trophy for all of the work that you've put in. The price could be, like, $5 maybe?

Also, how about printable certificates for finishing the tree? We don't have those currently, but it wouldn't be too hard to implement.

What do you think? Upvote if you want this to happen as bad as me!

2 years ago

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Martin992084
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I like the statue idea, maybe have two types, one that is a little Duo owl with the appropriate scarf around his neck which can sit proudly on your desk and the other a bit larger in size made of that 'stress release' rubbery plastic so you can squeeze it or throw it against the wall when the going gets tough ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jungerstein
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If I could be entitled to buy one such owl for a tree completed, I would have a pretty line-up of the lovely mascots. That would be very nice on my desk.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/estudianteMTI3

Yeah a printable certificate would really really be a good idea, thanks for suggesting it i hadn't even thought of it. But i could put that up on the wall in our house and give some credit to Duolingo! so lets make it a nice looking one! :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/John00625
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Yeah, I 2nd that!

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https://www.duolingo.com/iXPLODE

Yeah, I 3rd that!

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https://www.duolingo.com/KapitanKaya
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I 4th that totally!!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Nicole.Erika

I love that idea! I agree we should have this!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-oizys-

I love the printable certificate idea! Maybe with an option to print it yourself for free, or pay a little something to get it printed and mailed it to you.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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I don't think they would want a printable certificate as this would undercut the Test Center.

Even for languages not in the Test Center, it would cause brand confusion - it would make it harder to get those that are in the Test Center, to be accepted.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/estudianteMTI3

No it wouldn't be that official. Just a commemorative reminder of all the hard work you have put in to learn a language. We aren't looking at something that we could use to get a certain job somewhere.

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https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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Perhaps if it didn't have your name on it.

"Congratulations on completing your tree" or something similar.

Anything with your name might look like a certificate and cause confusion.

It would only take a small number of people using them this way to cause problems.

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https://www.duolingo.com/estudianteMTI3

Just for fun I made a sample diploma feel free to add your suggestions.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Paranoix
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IMO bad idea. For few reasons. Here you have two major issues: -Selling stuff is troublemaker, you need to find way to provide statue to every place in the world. Good luck! -Printable certificates? Hell no, Duo is trying to become major certification centre, cheaper then others and more accessibly for people from poor/developing countries. "Pay 50USD [if I am not wrong] and get certification". Free certification would make unnecessary confusion.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/estudianteMTI3

I understand where you are coming from and you are right. But anyone with access to Duolingo could download these and print them out. And they wouldn't be a certificate of fluency, but merely a commemorative reminder of the part Duolingo played in your language learning journey. By no means are we saying that by finishing the tree are we fluent in another language but this would be the certificate you would get after you finish the tree.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel-minecraft

Do you mean lingot store?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MickeytheGreat
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No, this store: http://gear.duolingo.com

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https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel-minecraft

Oh I didn't know there was an actual duolingo store. But that duolingo store is a GEAR store. If you wanted statues and certificates I think that should be in the lingot store.

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