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https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

Bountiful lingot rewards from Duo for: "helping to translate..."

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Thank you Duo. Is this new?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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Yes. I nearly posted this 20 minutes ago. It's explained on the list of things that produce lingots in the lingot store. I'm not sure what we're meant to do with 'em, but we have them.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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Does anyone else find that now the alarm bell gives notifications for someone edited your translation/someone voted up something in immersion, it's impossible to keep up with alerts that you might actually want to see? Like 'someone posted you a message'?

4 years ago

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

I stopped using the bell ages ago and switched over to email. I forget who all I've had this conversation with, so, please forgive me if I am already or become redundant. There is a step-by-step guide to installing a notification filter into emails, so that Duolingo notifications stay separate from all other email one receives. http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Duolingo_Wiki#Getting_Help

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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Hi. Yes, I know about those. I don't want to be swamped with email either, though. I'm already forever deleting the email receipts for error reports. I'd just like something that just gave alerts for things that actually want attention. Like someone posted on your stream and you will never ever see it if you don't get a note about it because it'll be lost in the wash of general activity. Hey ho.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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Oh, yes my delete button is getting worn down. Here's a lingot. :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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@Luscinda

I can understand that. The filter fixed it for me though. My phone doesn't beep at me for anything but the inbox, so it's pleasantly quieter now. And if I want to delete it, I just click the "check all" button and then delete and it's all clean in one go without taking out any of my other kind of email. But, it looks like what a lot of people want is just more room on the bell.

@jaye,

Thanks for the lingot!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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I thought that was the lingot I gave you! :-D I'm at my desk, not on a phone. Maybe that makes a difference to it all.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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Yes, all the time and often before it gets to email inbox.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eriklover555

It was surprise to me. So many lingots for so little effort. o.o

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.
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It was for me too. I got about 150 lingots for that @.@

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Hrm... I would have made it 1/8 per word at the very most. (But, I don't know what data they are looking at. Maybe 1/4 is what works, or maybe it is just what they are starting with as a trial run.) My concern is that we don't have a big enough inventory on which to spend lingots yet. Additionally, it makes full hearts finishes in lessons less motivating. In theory. I still plan to strive for full heart lesson completion regardless. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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I'm wondering if Lingots will start to lose their value as a reward if too many a spread around.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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A lingot currency crash with spiralling inflation. Oh noes!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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More austerity measures. Soup kitchens, Hoovervilles. :-(
Btw I've been passing out lingots like candy on Halloween.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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Shortages! An immersion section limited to articles on the fall of the Weimar Republic ... :sob:

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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Not really, all they need to do is increase the value of the items in the lingot store. Besides it requires a lot of effort to translate, and many people don't bother doing it.

Perhaps they should create some lingot store items that will enhance the immersion area. Maybe novices could purchase access to professionally translated articles, or temporarily get the ability to promote the completion of an article using lingots or maybe buy some tutorial on best practices for proofreading and translating articles.

The possibilities are endless, and it wouldn't take much effort to create some items for immersion.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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Oh, bless you, Dessamator, you do take everything very seriously. Have a lingot but spend it wisely, it will be going the way of the old Tukish lira by the end of the week.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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I know what jaye16 meant, I just wanted to spin it a bit, and I won a free lingot, doing so.

Truthfully, I don't really lose much not having those bountiful lingots. There is a particular story that I uploaded to immersion a long time ago that keeps gradually increasing my lingots each time it is upvoted. So even if I don't use Duolingo for many months, chances are that I'll get some random lingot thrown my way.

Now that's a good investment! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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My guess is that this is an experimental feature. At least I don't have it yet.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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Well then have a lingot. :-)

4 years ago