https://www.duolingo.com/FrazerKirkman

Does 'leveling up' actually mean anything at all?

Does it have any affect whatsoever?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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Only bragging rights :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Higher levels (and Streaks) also generate more perceived (not always actual) credibility in the community. If someone is level 9 with a 300 day streak disagrees with someone who is level 25 with a 300 day streak on a point of grammar, or on what study habits/tools/etc are best, people will tend to believe the person with larger numbers.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BarbaraMorris
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The trouble is that a comment in a sentence discussion might have been written when the person was at level 2 but when someone reads it later, it shows that they are at level 25.

I suggested a while ago on another discussion that both the level at the time of writing and the current level should be shown, something like this "25 (2)", at least in the sentence discussions.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kassandra8286
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I know what you mean - just today someone replied to a rather bone-headed comment I made a long time ago to a Spanish sentence. I can't even delete my sentence now, since there are replies to it. I'm sure there are many more like that one scattered throughout the lessons. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Kassandra8286, do you have a link to your comment? If so, post it to my Activity and I'll take a look. I might be able to delete it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kassandra8286
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Thanks, Usagiboy7, but I think it's fine to leave it as is. The sentences after it wouldn't make sense if mine was deleted. If I ever come across a really embarrassing one, I'll let you know. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jdberry300
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I give much more weight to level than streak, although they do somewhat complement each other. My streak will come to an end next month when I'll be away for a few days; no one one will see my triple-digits. :-( Sometimes life gets in the way.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrazerKirkman

buy a streak freeze from the lingo shop

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jdberry300
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I'll be away a few days, alas. Can you buy more than one day?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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@jdberry300,

nope, because streaks are primarily a learning tool. It motivates people to study everyday but has a 24 hour emergency time stopper so we can locate a new internet source if ours goes down, etc. But, any more than that and the streak begins to lose its effectiveness towards its primary goal.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jdberry300
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I didn't think so, but I thought I'd ask.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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Just curious where you can possibly go that doesn't have internet? And of course there's the smartphone app...

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https://www.duolingo.com/jdberry300
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It's not just a question of access but of time. It won't be the end of the world for me :-) and I have plenty of lingots. I once suggested having duolingo record your longest streak ever, not just active streak. It got a lot of likes but it didn't happen. My main goal right now is level 25. These upper levels take a loooot of points.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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Up a mountain? At sea? On an island? Not everyone uses smartphones and there are still plenty of places where they're out of range.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amy-schultz

The Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota (US)! My husband didn't even have wireless / cell phone access!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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True. I used to have Sprint and there were plenty of places in sunny, overpopulated California that didn't have service. I somehow imagined JDBerry going on an African safari. ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rich70521

It's human nature to chase status and points, no matter how fake they are. Leveling up just adds a little extra motivation for a lot of people, which is a good thing. Most crowd sourced websites have some sort of point system to keep track of a user's status.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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It makes you feel like you're getting somewhere but mostly means you're here a lot.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrazerKirkman

originally I thought it would mean you could go to the next branch of the lesson tree without having to finish all the classes. I wonder if the developers will include something

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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Love that response Luscinda! Absolutely precious.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AGirlNamedHannah

Does anyone know how far you can level up to ?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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25 is currently the highest level

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amy-schultz

What is the highest tier in Immersion? I think I've seen tier 25 so far.

In some ways, it seems like translations tiers could be endless as long as someone is at the same level (or higher) than you are, there would always be at least one person to up vote your translations...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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It is. I think 51 is the highest I've seen so far.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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Yikes, 51???

This really has turned out like those RPG games. At this rate, in a few years, people might reach level 500.

These people are really boldly going where no "man" has gone before.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AGirlNamedHannah

Thanks :)

4 years ago
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