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.
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....
Anyway, here is to Penny.
Thank you Penny.... and.... know that you are loved. ღ
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.
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."
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!!
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
For Pennywhistler.... to honor the respect and kindness she shows to all... I'm in! : )
Fini! Thanks again for the chance to show our appreciation for Pennywhistler : )
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
Monday 114 XP
Tuesday 136 XP
Wednesday 107 XP
Thursday 104 XP
Friday 106 XP
Saturday 103 XP
Sunday 108 XP
All done. The challenge leveled-up my Spanish tree and got me close to a level-up in French.
I'm in! Sounds like a fun challenge, and even better, in the name of PennyWhistler :)
Question, though: When does the week start?
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!
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.
Count me in. She's been an amazing friend to a great many people, and this is the least she deserves! =D
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!
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?
I know I'm late to the party, but I would still like to sign up :) It is for Penny after all!
Понедельник: 100 xp
Вторник: 104 xp
Среда: 100 xp
Четверг: 103 xp
Пятница: 100 xp
Суббота: 100 xp
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!
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!
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?)
Thank you for this opportunity to show, in some small way, my appreciation for the most inspiring woman I have ever encountered.
Cool way for motivation! I'm thinking about starting a XP contest to motivate myself (and others).
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)
I would like to sign up please and thank you for honoring our beloved Tigress!
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]
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.
OK, I'm in. Penny helped me when I was new to Duo and I am still grateful for her encouragement and support.
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.
Très belle discussion, cette penny est sympa. :)
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?
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
i like to do about 60 per day so it will be a bit more than i am used to but it sounds FUN-__-^^
I might not get time to do all of it, but I will certainly do more in Penny's name :D
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?
Hooray, I did it! Thanks for the motivation!
ps. and thanks for the lingots!!!
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!
Awwww this is so cute and I'd love to join... But I'm using Memrise unfortunately :(