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https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Week-Long XP Contest: *500 LINGOT PRIZE* (EDIT: CONTEST OVER)

Hi everybody! I recently received over a thousand lingots on a random discussion post and I am looking for a way to give some of them away! Hence, this XP contest...

Information/How to Enter:

  1. Comment with your username below and I will add you to the list of contestants (try not to write more than one comment so it's easier for me to keep track; if you have any questions, post on my stream instead)

  2. Follow me so I can keep track of the XP you earn in the given time period. (EDIT: Evelyn Olson pointed out that I actually need to follow you, so just ignore this :-P)

  3. XP can be earned both through doing new lessons/skills or refreshing old ones. Earn as much as possible!!!!

  4. Since this is my first XP contest, I don't want to take on more than I can handle. Therefore, there are a LIMITED NUMBER OF SPOTS available: 20 slots. Spots will be given away on a "first come, first serve" basis. No contestants will be accepted once the contest has started.

  5. There is no fee to enter the contest, although donations are appreciated and will raise the prize for winning.

  6. I will not be participating in this contest, in order to keep everything fair.

  7. The contest will run from Sunday evening on February 19 to Sunday evening February 26. Winners will be announced on Monday, February 27.

PRIZES:

  1. The 1st place winner will receive 500 lingots. They will also receive all lingots donated to this discussion.

  2. The 2nd place winner will receive 100 lingots.

  3. The 3rd place winner will receive 20 lingots.

  4. Every contestant will receive 4 lingots simply for participating.

WINNERS:

  1. Aria487 - 12,753 (Prize: 4004 lingots)

  2. Grandmumm - 11,110 (Prize: 1000 lingots)

  3. IrisFlower - 7414 (Prize: 400 lingots)

  4. Mdl1982 - 1410

  5. sharon822547 - 1399

  6. KurtSylveon - 970

  7. The_Alison - 630

  8. therealpalumbo - 350

  9. EllaMacca - 330

  10. EvelynOlson0 - 255

  11. MadMuffinKitty - 141

  12. lilyflower231 - 60

  13. The_Lost_One - 0

  14. iToochPlayer - 0

  15. AnIcyGlaceon - 0

  16. MaskMario - 0

  17. Streak-KingEevee - 0

  18. 39101 - 0

  19. GnomeMario - 0

Total XP: 36,792

Average XP: 1936

The contest is now over! Congratulations to the first, second, and third place winners shown above who will receive lingot prizes for the great amount of time and effort they devoted to the contest! Thank you so much to everyone who donated lingots and to everyone who participated! I hope you enjoyed the competition!

-Ferret513

1 year ago

90 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/EvelynOlson0

I'll join! I'm EvelynOlson0.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Great! You're on!

(EDIT: gave you your 4 lingots for joining)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EvelynOlson0

Thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Sure thing! Remember to follow me for the duration of the contest starts so I can track your XP progress!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EvelynOlson0

Sure thing! Also, wouldn't you just have to follow me?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Just realized this and I feel kind of stupid now..

I will edit the post to clarify; thanks for pointing this out! :-P

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wafinator
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I'd be happy to donate, but disappointed that I wont be participating. Therefore heres 20 lingots since I have about 1.2k lingots!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Thank you so much! That's so nice of you!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wafinator
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There to help =)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FloweringIris.
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Can I join? Donated a few lingots :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Of course! Thank you so much for the lingots, and good luck in the contest!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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I had an illusion that someone got a streak of one a little while back? I was mistaken, I think! :-/ (I know, I know, just sending a message!)

@Faith: Grins

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FloweringIris.
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Hehe :) Aria, you're so observant. So nice to hear from you :D

Yay!! You are so close to level 24! I can't wait :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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Yaay! So nice to hear from you!

You're so kind! I just realized... Nevermind! I'm on mobile now, but I'll look forward to seeing you on German level 23! :D Whenever you were ready, of course.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FloweringIris.
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OOH! They have something newww! Eeee!

Funny, the day I come back to check in, they add something new :P

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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Ooh, riiight! You know more Spanish than me, be my guest in using the "Stories" thingy! :D

Duo loves you, it's official! :P

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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Hey, Iris? I don't mean to be a nuisance (or nosy either, for once), so feel free not to respond, but when you change your name and description, it makes me think something is up. Care to share? Can I add my prayers? (And, not to mention that I find the two sentences very much expressive of my own situation...)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FloweringIris.
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Aria! Nothing's up :) just preparing my self to maturity in Christ because He is coming soon. :-)

Oh no, I hope you are okay. I'm praying.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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I'd say that's quite something, not nothing! I'm happy for you! And I wonder how would I meet him when he comes, that's something to ponder, and act on.

I'm under stress, but I can handle it. Thanks for praying, I'm gonna need that. (I'm also not the type to ask people to pray for me alone, but when you say that yourself, I can't say no! :D)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FloweringIris.
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Oh! And Congratulations!!!! on your level 24!!! :D :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
Aria487
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Yaaay! Thank youu! :D I'm not sure if I'd be brave enough to reset the tree like you, but it might give me something other than the streak to come to Duolingo for.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MadMuffinKitty

I will join! MadMuffinkitty

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Thanks for joining! Gave you your four lingots!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
Aria487
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Can I join? I entered some lingots for the winner!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Thanks so much!!! I added you to the list!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Grandmumm
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I don't think you are following me yet, Ferret513. This is going to be a fun challenge! Thank you for putting it together!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Thank you so much for letting me know - sorry I missed you!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Grandmumm
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That's okay, Ferret513, you have a lot of us to keep up with. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

haha thanks, Grandmumm! By the way, you have an impressive assortment of flags! Must be hard work learning all those languages!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Grandmumm
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Thank you, Ferret513! I take them one at a time. I find the Germanic and Romantic languages build upon one another in their specific family group. The tough ones for me so far have been Irish and Welsh. I can just imagine how diffuclt Russian is going to be!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Yes, I know Russian is supposed to be very difficult. Still, I'm sure you'll be able to do it!! Good luck!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Donate lingots TO THIS COMMENT for the second place winner. Only donate to the discussion for first place

(EDIT: Maximum amount of lingots accepted for second place winner is 3100, with the original lingot prize included. I know this is a ridiculously high number. I DO NOT expect anyone to donate this much or even donate at all. I just need to make the max 400 lingots lower than first place since that is what I started with.)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Donate lingots TO THIS COMMENT for the third place winner. Only donate to the discussion for first place. I will update the discussion every day to show how many lingots each place would be receiving at that time.

(EDIT: Maximum amount of lingots accepted for third place winner is 3020, with the original lingot prize included. I know this is a ridiculously high number. I DO NOT expect anyone to donate this much or even donate at all. I just need to make the max 480 lingots lower than first place since that is what I started with.)

(EDIT: Despite the maximum listed above, the third place also has to get less lingots than second place. If the number donated puts it higher than second place, any lingots donated here will go to the second place winner instead.)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KurtSylveon

Ok i'm in!!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Awesome! You're on the list! Here's your four lingots!

(EDIT: Remember to follow me during the contest so I can keep track of your XP)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mdl1982

I'm in! mdl1982

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

You're on! Here's your four lingots for participation!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/therealpalumbo

I'll join as well!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Great! Gave you your lingots!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lilyflower231

Can I enter? I donated 2 lingots.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Thanks so much! You're on!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EllaMacca

I would love to join! It'll help me to remember to practice! I'm EllaMacca

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

I put you on! Good luck, and here's four lingots for joining!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EllaMacca

thanks! you're awesome! great idea by the way!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnIcyGlaceon

I will join. I am AnIcyGlaceon.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

You're on! Gave you your four lingots!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/39101
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I know exactly how much xp I will have by the end of this week. I will not say how much but I shall join instead.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

You are on! I gave you the four lingots for participating!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sharon822547
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sign me up if there is still space for me to join

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Yes! You're on! Gave you your four lingots for joining!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/The_Alison
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I'll join if there's still room

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Yep, you're on! Here's four lingots for joining!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/The_Alison
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Thank you for having me

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

haha, no problem

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Grandmumm
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If slot 20 hasn't already been filled, I'll participate!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

You took the last spot!! Gave you your four lingots for joining!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Grandmumm
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Awesome! Thank you so much!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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Faith, I'm wondering, did you at all get this message? I have a feeling that notifications may be cut on everything new related to Activity. I wouldn't be surprised if they removed the Discussions tomorrow, so please register at CT ASAP!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

I didn't get the message; could be my notifications are still buggy from a while back, but maybe not. I will register on Community Translation today; so sorry it's taken so long.

Reply to the earlier message: Unfortunately, I couldn't find that email. :-( I'll keep looking and let you know if I find it, but I'm not sure if anything will turn up.

Hope all is well with you! And sorry you went without a response to that message for so long!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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Thank youuu! I'll be relieved if you did sign up, not to worry that I actually might lose contact with you. :-|

Don't worry about it! I'll just make something up! :D

I'm all systems go, waiting to do a little jig after hearing good news of your registration. :-) And why on earth is she apologizing... We had a deal, remember? You were supposed to practice not apologizing for anything when it comes to me, so you could get away from over-apologizing :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Oops, I logged off before you responded! I registered and got my account verified. I didn't have time to do anything else today, but I'll get on again tomorrow and take a look at everything! Haha, okay! Ugh, I know, I know, I'm working on it :D It really has been helpful to practice on you. :-) Logging off now, so I probably won't catch your response, but I'll reply as soon as I can!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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Uh, I don't know how to do a jig , exactly then why did you say it, does running around count?! Glad to have you along! One more thing, you'll need to post at least one post to be able to message people. Browse to "General Discussions" and find the "Make your first post here", or other things, or you can dive straight into a French project! :D You're doing a good job of it, keep it up! :-P (And thanks, I mean it, for trying to reply as soon as you can, but that's really not necessary!)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Hahaha, running around's fine with me :D :D Yes, I got some kind of message about that when I first signed up; I'll make my first post today. :-) Haha, I know but I don't like to keep you awaiting a response too long :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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Alright, thanks! Oh, new info! You're too kind, believe me :P

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iToochPlayer

I will join. I'm iToochPlayer.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Perfect; you're on! gave you four lingots!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iToochPlayer

Can we do tree shortcuts/test out lots of skills?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Yes, tree shortcuts are allowed. Thank you for asking. Good luck!

(EDIT: Just noting that although tree shortcuts are allowed, please do not abuse the system or participate in any form of cheating. This is not directed at iToochPlayer; it's just a message to everyone. Good luck!)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iToochPlayer

Your welcome.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaskMario

Sign me up. Maskmario.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

You're signed up! Thanks for participating!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Streak-KingEevee

I'm definitely joining. Streak-king eevee

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

You're on! gave you the lingots!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GnomeMario

Yep, I will join. Gnomemario.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Put you on and you got your lingots for joining!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JediLennel

May I join?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Sorry but all the spots have been filled up. Lots of people do XP contests though, so it shouldn't be too hard to find another one.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JediLennel

Do you recomend another oe

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Here are two that I found: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/20874124 and https://www.duolingo.com/comment/20844462

If those don't work out for you, you can type XP contest into the discussion search bar and see what comes up. Good luck!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hannah__xo

16RichardsonA

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Hi. I'm sorry to inform you that all the spots in this XP contest are filled up. However, many users do XP contests so it shouldn't be too difficult to find another one! Best of luck!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Abhishek32589

I too will participate !!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Abhishek32589

I too wanted to join and get lingots :-(

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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I'm wondering if you got the messages correctly!
https://www.duolingo.com/event/9928898236
and here
https://www.duolingo.com/event/9935292689

When either of our accounts get transferred to the new code, there will be no messaging here, as destroyed as they are!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

Hi Aria! My email notifications are only working for the original message posted to my activity, so I can't see any replies. I can reply to these ones here:

Reply to first comment: Thank you! I had 'Europe' originally because I was learning French and Europe was where, for the most part, my language skills could be useful. However, there are a lot of wonderful places outside of Europe that I'd also like to go, so I though I'd better edit to include all of those. Haha, I do love music!

Reply to second comment: I wasn't just giving away lingots though; you earned them!! :D :D :D Yes, I'm so glad our friendship came out of that contest!

By the way, are you still using that Community Translation website? If so, I'm going to make an account. Sorry it's taken me this long to get around to it :/

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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Pas de problème!

1st: It's curious you chose France just because of language skills! Curious but very practical! :D And I'll be sure to send you some music once in a while!

2nd: Agh, you know what I mean! :D :D I'm so so (:D) glad our friendship came out of that contest!

Yes, I'm still there, and starting to like the system! Please do register, and forget about the lateness or whatever, you don't have to to do anything! When you did, you should comment here just to say who you are there, and get your account verified so we know, for example, F513 there isn't a troll and users will trust you in projects. Here's a screenshot of how the translation works, people choose a color and start translating! As if it wasn't awesome by itself, SiteSurf joined us O_O And I recently found out that Gabrielle is a native French too!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ferret513

I'm always in the mood for new music!! :D Haha, yes I do know what you mean, and thank you for all your compliments! Alright, I'll register either today or tomorrow! Looks awesome and I'll be glad to join in!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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Alright, here goes! "Faith", theme by Hans Zimmer, performed by Lorne Balfe and Lisa Gerrard, "The Bible" soundtracks. (Note: I haven't seen the series, I just think the piece is beautiful and in accordance with its name) Hear it on Spotify or Youtube.(If you're not feeling like long music, listen to it later, it's very touching!)(And send me some music when you could!)


You deserve them! I look forward to seeing you there!


90 90 90 90 90 wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot! Ten days remaining to 100!

1 year ago