You know you've been on duolingo too long if:
1.You can lingot bomb someone with 200 lingots and still have at least a 1000 lingots left...
2.Your mind is still on duolingo even if you ain't online....
3.You dream about duolingo and being online then you try to figure out if that actually happened or not(this actually happens to me quite often)
4.Someone says something awesome and you start wondering why you can't lingot bomb them...
5.When you think just a a few more minutes on duolingo and it turns into being a few hours on duolingo...
6.You actually get your duolingo taken away because you were too obsess supposedly and yet you still manage to convince your family to let you back on...
7.You have over 1000 unread emails-all from duolingo...And you just log onto your computer that morning.....
8.You try to find the meaning of a word by hovering over it....But you aren't on duolingo...
9.You lurk and start trying to like every comment you see only to find that yourself getting lost in the activity stream...We love you lurkers....
10.Your number of followers is more then 6000 almost 7000...Ah I saw an account with that many followers...What was their name?....Yes I believe it was Usagiboy7.....Not sure through I could be mistaken...
11.You try to find the like button for a verbal conversation.
12.You talk to a friend about duolingo only to have them say: Quit talking about that site....You talk about it all the time!
- Edhak commented this one: If you have already learnt enough from duolingo and just come in to see the discussions.
14.MasterZsword commented this one: When you know someone from Duolingo in real life and you accidentally call them by their username instead of their real name. ^ ^
15.I just thought of this one: You been on here almost since the beginning...Again usagiboy7 comes to mind...
16.Katred2 commented this one: The icons of which languages you're learning are starting to look like roll call at the United Nations
Those are just a few...Comment how you know if you been on duolingo too long...
if you have already learnt enough from duolingo and just come in to see the discussions.
- You realize you're practicing languages in your sleep.
- You're not quite comfortable talking to people about current events in a new language, but you do know how to tell them that you're a penguin.
- You've basically loaded all the available keyboards onto you various devices
- The icons of which languages you're learning are starting to look like roll call at the United Nations
Well, I actually do it even when I'm not on Duolingo :D You should check out Instant Translate. It's an extension for browsers that lets you translate words or phrases by double-clicking on them or using a key combination like shift+A. I've been using it for a while now and it's indispensable for me.
I LOVE these discussions when they come around once or twice a year. The comment that still most applies to me is this one:
My favorite new one from your discussion is the calling people their Duolingo username offline. That's great. I don't think I've done that. But, I definitely dream about being on Duolingo. Usually it has to do with moderating though. :P
The urge to give out lingots is strong. So strong that we added a lingot emoji to our mod slack group. haha
No idea why ppl follow me though. The activity I generate is a little bit, monotonous. :P
You keep adding things and putting my name in them! I can't keep up! xD
Ahem, as to being here since almost the beginning. While yes, it was still early enough for Duo dinosaurs to still be roaming about, I believe Duolingo began it's closed beta sometime towards the middle or end of 2011. I didn't get here until 2013. But, I was among the first group of moderators. And, I got here before donating lingots arrived. Which was in 2014, for anyone who is curious. ;)
Hilarious! Another: whenever you are going somewhere your first thought is "Oh no, am I going to be able to keep my streak?!?!" And: you can spend hours getting lost on your favorite user's activity streams. Aaand, and and and: you fangirl when you learn a new language is added to the incubator. (I danced around the room when I learned Japanese was there!)
Quite a few Duolingo users are teenagers or younger. But there is the older crowd too. I wonder if anybody has felt heart attack symptoms while they're doing Duolingo and they're like..."Gotta finish this timed practice before I die!" Just as it says "Lesson Complete! You met your daily goal"..."Thank God I extended my streak." thud
I'm looking back at how tired I was that night and when I wrote this...I can't believe it got six upvotes and four lingots (at the time of the writing of this comment)! Such a stupid comment too, but I don't feel like I should delete it. Does Duolingo just like this sort of humor or what?
It depends on the violation. Some violations receive a ban as soon as a single incidence of it is discovered. But, I don't to go into the different violation categories. I would rather that people just follow the guidelines and contribute to a safe and supportive learning community. :)
What's wrong, exactly? Can't login, what's the error message? As you know, passwords are case-sensitive; like "a" isn't accepted for "A". If there's another error, let me know. I might be able to help.
I'm on both; Aria487 on Wattpad, and I sent you the Twitter username elsewhere on Duolingo. Also on Memrise community, under Aria487.
I don't think I've been on Duolingo too long. A couple years ago when I was doing Italian and learning how Italians say they like something, which was "something piace al mio" or something like that.
So I was talking on the phone with a woman and was really excited about this new Italian expression that I was learning. I was reading an Italian sentence from the lesson to her and she was going "duh" like it was all Greek to her.
Also, if you use Duolingo on your phone or tablet, when you need to use another keyboard app for Duolingo, because you know that if you use any keyboard app with Duolingo too long pretty soon all the typing suggestions will be things like "I am an ant", "The girl talks to the shark" or "The birds read the newspaper" & it will thwart any efforts to type in something besides Duolingo sentences.
I feared that would happen at some point but Gboard on Android is still fine 12000XP into the Duolingo experience. It will probably hurt though once I start typing swedish (learning language right now) and from the keyboard perspective suddenly everyone is friends with an elephant :)
How about coming home after 1 (or 2) too many glasses of vino and still trying to do your duolingo so you don't lose your streak. Done that and it took over 30 minutes to do the daily minimum. Now I do the minimum in the morning over café and then do more as time permits. I'm addicted.
I know your my girlfriend and all but wow you posted this (btw Check your email.)