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The Penny Project

Welcome to The Penny Project!

This post is created to motivate people, and in honoring of our amazing friend and the Duolingo user PennyWhistler. She accomplishes seemingly the impossible things here, and is one of the most beloved Duolingoans. Penny is kind, hardworking and very, very intelligent. She is helping hundreds, if not thousands of people in numerous ways, for always willing is she to lend a helping hand to those in need of one.

Penny loves challenges, so weve created a super fun challenge and all her friends and everybody can play too.

Is very simple: 100 experience points a day, for one week.

If you are wishing to sign up, comment below.

Everyone here will find themselves being rewarded for their participation. Giving the cheer to people is highly encouraged – especially to Penny!

Thank you all so much for helping to make the day brighter of someone who makes always other peoples days bright.

April 7, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharmingTiger

Holy moly! What a turnout we have here.

You see guys, the thing about Penny... to describe how truly amazing she is... there are simply not enough positive adjectives that exist, in order to do justice to it. Spend five minutes talking to her, and you will understand what I mean.

She moves people to Greatness. It's what she does. The solidarity that everyone here has shown her is living proof of this.

I think about things like mine and others' actions, on what is right and what is wrong, all the time. On what people deserve and don't deserve. In short, I spend a whole lot of time judging - both myself, and others. So many of us are prone to this kind of behavior, aren't we?

Penny isn't like that. She just gives - to everyone - from the deepest part within herself that wishes to give. She stays true to herself, and the way that she has decided to approach the world.

I wonder... if more of us made that kind of decision in our lives... to not be thinking about what we can acquire, take and use for ourselves, but rather about what we can give back to the world....

I wonder.

Anyway, here is to Penny.

Thank you Penny.... and.... know that you are loved. ღ

April 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesX42

She is certainly loved. As I said in my comment, she is the reason I'm still on Duolingo, and the reason that I am as far as I am in my studies.

April 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kattail1440

What a beautiful tribute! How can we newbies know her?

April 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesX42

Of course I'll join. Penny/Tigress/Silbadora has changed my life, permanently. She motivated me in ways nothing and nobody else ever has. Without her and her Tiger Clan (which I am a part of) I'd still be on Basics Two in Spanish repeating, "I eat rice. I am a man. I have bread. I drink water."

April 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Starlight2011

Penny is very kind.....she encouraged me to stay on Duo after Immersion was taken away, and yes she is very funny and seems like a very hardworking and strong person.

You have been very nice to me and you have helped many other people, and also you have been one of the best users of the Duo community I have ever seen!

Thank you Penny! You are awesome!!

~Mimi ;)

April 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hiraetha

Awh this is such a lovely post, which is perfect seeing how it is in honour of such a lovely person! Christy, Ry and the Tiger Clan make Duo home for me :D

Is going to be very hard for me to sneak on long enough to earn 100 XP a day but I'll give it a go for Christy - look at all our noble Tigress has accomplished! <3

April 8, 2017

[deactivated user]

    For Pennywhistler.... to honor the respect and kindness she shows to all... I'm in! : )

    April 7, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      Fini! Thanks again for the chance to show our appreciation for Pennywhistler : )

      April 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jbm345

      Congratulations!

      April 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Sapphira-

      This is a beautiful post... I am in tears. Penny is an inspiration and a motivation to so many of us, including me. She is always so kind and encouraging, I don't know what we'd do without her!

      I'd love to participate in this challenge, so I'm in! :D

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lento_Rodriguez

      I will give it a try!

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lento_Rodriguez

      Monday 114 XP
      Tuesday 136 XP
      Wednesday 107 XP
      Thursday 104 XP
      Friday 106 XP
      Saturday 103 XP
      Sunday 108 XP

      April 10, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lento_Rodriguez

      All done. The challenge leveled-up my Spanish tree and got me close to a level-up in French.

      April 16, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jbm345

      THAT is super!

      April 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/heathermagoo

      Yes, count me in! 100XP a day for PennyWhistler. Yay! :D :D :D

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Katrina.-

      I'm in! Sounds like a fun challenge, and even better, in the name of PennyWhistler :)

      Question, though: When does the week start?

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThePennyProject

      We want to make this easy and inclusive for everyone, so whenever is that you commit to the 7 days, that is when, for you it will start!

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

      this is Marvellous

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FloweringIris.

      For Penny! :D I'd love to participate!

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tiger-child

      Please add me to the challenge. Penny is the one who told me about Duolingo. I wouldn't know any words in other languages if it wasn't for her.

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buck72

      The Penny Project - to honor PennyWhistler! Wonderful! I'm in... :)

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cam_and_Alex

      Count me in. She's been an amazing friend to a great many people, and this is the least she deserves! =D

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Sapphira-

      Daily XP

      Day 1 (Sunday): 101 XP
      Day 2 (Monday): 160 XP
      Day 3 (Tuesday): 126 XP
      Day 4 (Wednesday): 105 XP
      Day 5 (Thursday): 104 XP
      Day 6 (Friday): 103 XP
      Day 7 (Saturday): 118 XP

      EDIT: Just wanted to say how much fun this was! I enjoyed it very much and I hope to see more of these in the future!

      April 9, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aria487

      I have a feeling that I know lady PennyWhistler already, so, I'll participate! Even if she isn't the person I'm thinking, her accomplishments are still amazing. It starts the next week, I presume?

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/knittingirl

      I know I'm late to the party, but I would still like to sign up :) It is for Penny after all!

      Progress:

      Понедельник: 100 xp

      Вторник: 104 xp

      Среда: 100 xp

      Четверг: 103 xp

      Пятница: 100 xp

      Суббота: 100 xp

      April 10, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Repelsteeltje

      I just saw your post and I join in. Penny is an example for me for her hard work and kind support to other Duolingians. I follow her example by giving positive support to mermbers of clubs on the mobile device. I founded clubs in almost all the languages I study, giving them funny names. Penny has been an inspiration for this policy. Thumbs up for Penny!

      April 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/exp271828

      Count me it! My first four days - 200, 200, 207, and 111 (sorry about Monday - it was a long day at work). For my fifth day (today) 208 ... as a side note, looking at all those "next level Infinity!" marks on Penny's profile is an inspiration, because I usually only get about a hundred a day. Thank you! Wednesday update = 206 points tonight! Friday night update - only 50 yesterday (sigh) ... computer problems. Tonight, 128 ... so I've finished a seven day stretch, with one day below a hundred and better than a hundred on average. I hope and trust all our doing well!

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Prometheus_00

      Count me in :-)

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Sylvan-

      I will join :)

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Echo-Paradox

      I'll play too :D

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DouglasGallow

      I'll join

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teanga-

      Count me in

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cosmic-Cat

      Very good. May I join please?

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-BloomingStars-

      I'll join. Also . . . . you forgot about a thousand "very"s. : )

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/input_name_here

      Hi, weren't u once deactivated at one time? Y did u do that? Anyway, I'm glad ur back. (Can u plz follow me?)

      April 9, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kattail1440

      I'm ready!

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-DreamTiger-

      Thank you for this opportunity to show, in some small way, my appreciation for the most inspiring woman I have ever encountered.

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-EyeoftheTiger-

      May I be added per favore?

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DuoFlash

      This looks cool! I'll definitely join!

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Janclarindo

      Coooooool! I'm in.

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pablo.ch

      Hello, I will join !

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MysteryTigress

      A great idea! For the Tigress! I'm in!

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HK-FTW

      Wow this is awesome! I presume it's next Monday? :)

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/superjessem

      Cool way for motivation! I'm thinking about starting a XP contest to motivate myself (and others).

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kemeta

      For Penny! :)

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Esperanza.

      I'd love to join!

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ti-grrr

      Anything for Tigress ;)

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WaterPolyglot

      I will join! Starts today or tomorrow?

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NtateNarin

      What a nice post! I will try this as well! Granted, I usually make 100 XP, but this makes the accomplishment so much sweeter! :0)

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wittykittycute

      I will definitely join!

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Cernunnos_

      I would like to sign up please.

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TigerClan.

      I would like to sign up please and thank you for honoring our beloved Tigress!

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LanguageLover.

      I would love to join!

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Talitha...

      May I join please?

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oseye.

      I would like to join please.

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lahure

      Guess I can manage 700 XP a week.

      April 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anneysha7

      Wow! :) Thank you for the contest! I'd most definitely love to join. :) Starting tomorrow, 11th April, 2017. :)

      Tuesday [11/04/2017]: 107 XP [French >> English]
      Wednesday [12/04/2017]:

      April 10, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/albaduine

      Thanks for this opportunity to honor our friend Christy, one of the most encouraging and inspiring people I’ve met here on Duolingo. Please count me in.

      April 10, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlasdairSinclair

      OK, I'm in. Penny helped me when I was new to Duo and I am still grateful for her encouragement and support.

      April 11, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jbm345

      I do not know how to thank Penny for all she has done for me - just one of the MANY people she has inspired, motivated, encouraged, supported, gone to bat for,.... THANK YOU, Penny, and thank YOU, whoever you are that started this project, for the concept and follow through.

      April 13, 2017

      [deactivated user]

        Très belle discussion, cette penny est sympa. :)

        April 7, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IAmBrave16

        Can someone explain !?

        April 7, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThePennyProject

        All you need to do is commit to doing 100 x p a day on here for one week. Is very good motivation for learning when you make a verbal commitment to others, right?

        April 7, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IAmBrave16

        Sure thing!! That's awesome XD

        April 7, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UnaTigresa

        I am happy to join in

        April 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NoSlowMoe

        i will join all ready do about 100 a day but never lasts all week, so it will be a bit more of a challenge than i have been doing

        April 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NoSlowMoe

        i like to do about 60 per day so it will be a bit more than i am used to but it sounds FUN-__-^^

        April 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lethal-Kitten

        Perfect! I love to join in this!

        April 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Multi0Lingual4

        I'll join! Sure! Good luck everyone!

        April 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Tiger-Warrior-

        For the Tigress Queen! :-)

        April 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PJMCD

        I might not get time to do all of it, but I will certainly do more in Penny's name :D

        April 9, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirePolyglot

        I would like to join, please.

        April 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Superhuman93

        I'm in! :>

        April 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/seijeA

        Yes for our Tigress! I'd like to join please.

        April 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fc0292

        Great initiative!

        April 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/camilabarria

        I'm in! :D

        April 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/curious-kitty

        Yesssss! We love you Penny! xo

        April 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheophaniaJ

        I'm not familiar with Penny, but I'll do it anyway. I usually spend at least 100XP a day anyway, though I was busy this week, so a bit lacking this week haha I don't want to sound crass, but how are we rewarded for successfully completing the challenge? Do we need to post proof of having done so?

        April 7, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/quintas-

        I'd like to join if you please.

        April 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/poa-alpina1

        Sure, I'll try!

        April 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/poa-alpina1

        Hooray, I did it! Thanks for the motivation!

        :D

        ps. and thanks for the lingots!!!

        April 15, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FantFF

        I'm signing! :)

        April 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G2G4W

        Sure! I'll give it a go! :D Keep it up, PennyWhistler!

        April 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trilingo305

        Looking at Penny's languages like :OO You go girl! Sign me in!

        April 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rohan-

        I would like to sign up please. I will begin at the weekly reset.

        April 9, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shadow_falling

        May I be added please? :)

        April 9, 2017

        [deactivated user]

          This is so beautiful, I love how it started a little ruff than towards the end. Everyone was like "I will join, bc of something." I just loved to see people do that, that truly shows how kind and forgiving people can be. This is wonderful!

          April 8, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-GhostTiger-

          I'd like to join please! ^-^

          April 10, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ilerneo

          For Penny! Count me in!

          April 10, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/10Hamilton10

          This is so sweet! Can I plz join?

          April 15, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

          Awwww this is so cute and I'd love to join... But I'm using Memrise unfortunately :(

          April 8, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/10Hamilton10

          What is Memrise

          April 15, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jbm345

          it is a language learning program, focused primarily on vocabulary, where users develop the content.

          April 15, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/10Hamilton10

          thx

          April 15, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

          Language learning tool, like Duolingo :)

          April 15, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FantFF

          Finished :D!

          April 15, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/headlesscookie

          I'll give it a try!

          April 18, 2017
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