https://www.duolingo.com/elvper

The achievements: a great addition.

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I don't know if everybody is getting them now (Android) or if it's still in A/B testing. Atm there are few achievements (just 12) but I'm guessing more will be added later. I think it's a great system to encourage people.

A little fun note: the "traveler" achievement seems to unlock by just switching device. My clock isn't even set differently on it, so I don't know what actually triggered it :P.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/estudianteMTI3

It's kind of neat but I have all but one unlocked already.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elvper
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True, there's few of them atm, but I'm guessing it's because they're still testing it. I'm certain they'll add more (unless they decide to scrap the feature).

As far as I'm concerned, the more the better. Even hundreds, I'd love that xD. But if they'd add hundreds, they'd have to group them, hide some and introducing new achievements after you've completing existing ones :P. That would be awesome.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SheltonMat

yeah, im trying to get early riser, the only reason I dont have overtime is probably bc its not counting weekends before the update, and itll be a while before I can get traveler

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bacalaoist
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That looks so cool... I wish it was for online users, tho

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elvper
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It's probably still in A/B testing. If it passes A/B testing it might also make it's way to the web version eventually. It would be nice if they'd also add bonus XP to the web version (like Android already has - but they might have a reason not to add it since web exercises are often shorter - web is slower and more difficult though).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shalvas

Where can you see them and what do they mean? When I finished a skill it said something but I didn't pay attention.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shalvas

Also can someone explain the little red dots?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elvper
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I think they mean there's an "update" (/something 'important'). The red dot at the profile was for the achievement, as soon as I saw it, it got removed. The red dot on the skills page probably means that not all skills are "golden" anymore? I'm guessing the main reason they added it is to warn you when you get messages with the activity-stream replacement that's coming (I don't think they'd have added it otherwise).

Edit: tested it, the red dot at the tree sign is when you have skills that aren't golden as expected.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elvper
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The profile icon on the bottom -> you'll see the achievements -> click "view" to see what's on the screenshot.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MuqtadirKuchiki

I've unlocked almost all of them, three left only.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/estudianteMTI3

Which ones don't you have yet? I only have the early riser one to go. ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SheltonMat

I am a little confused about how to get the early riser one

for both nocturnal and early riser, the descriptions are ambiguous

anytime after 8 am can also be thought of as "before 8 am" and anytime before 10 pm can be thought of as "after 10 pm"

i got nocturnal, simply bc I am always on the app when Im up, but I am not sure what time I will have to get up to get the early riser one

what is the beginning time for that achievement?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Neofish2
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One would presume nocturnal is 2200-2359 and early riser is 0000-0800. I only have early riser to get and thus far has not checked off in that range.

Notably I cheated to get nocturnal and the timezone one (only because I have already done every single achievement and will be some time till I'm abroad again). Cheating hasn't worked for early riser, which might suggest it's broken or has better checks. I won't disclose how I did it since that's not the spirit of them.

On another note, if you already have mastered a language you'll need a second one to get the perfect lesson achievement, which is annoying. Accordingly, I've tried getting early bird in incomplete languages too.

I intend to try again if I wake up early AM or on Monday morning, but hasn't worked yet...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Turkeyphant
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I can't get Early Riser to work. As you say, it should be 00:00-08:00 but I've tried after midnight and at 5am and neither work.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Neofish2
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Since I posted I have gotten the achievement. I did it some time after 6 am (maybe 7 am), and it was a general strengthening practice for a completed language.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KeatonPotatoed

I got nocturnal at 12:30ish last night

Edit: Got early riser at 5:30 when I got up for work this morning

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgeCowa2

I can't get nocturnal _ although I have done many many lessons after 10:00 pm - and I can't get early riser although I have done lots of lessons at 1:00 AM in the morning - I have the same problem with the system updating followers - I have three followers but the achievement list only shows 2 of the 3 so the badge does not complete.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MuqtadirKuchiki

Early Riser, Traveler and Master.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rockall
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For anyone who is receiving notifications of achievements but is having trouble finding where they're listed, you have to end any currently running Duolingo processes on your phone (on Android it's usually done in the "recent apps" menu by swiping the window closed) - then open the app again.

And of course, make sure you're running the app's most recent version!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elvper
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I don't have to do that :P, probably a bug.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rockall
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Unlike the achievement notifications which are loaded live, the achievements page itself is loaded at the initialisation of the app, so it's only people who are still running an instance of the app that was last booted before the update that will have to do this.

All phones/tablets will eventually automatically close the process when it's unused for long enough anyway. But the better the device is at multitasking, the longer this will take.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IsakNygren1
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I just noticed it. I like it. It will be a motivation for me.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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This is the first I'm seeing these Duo achievements. They look cool! Reminds me of the ones on Khan Academy and the Wiki. I always liked seeing new achievement badges pop up. ^_^

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RPD85
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I've met my daily goal by practicing on Saturday and Sunday and still didn't get the Overtime achievemnt, does anyone know what the problem might be?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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RPD85,

I'm not sure what's happened. But, since you are on Android, the XP transfer between android and the servers can be buggy. If you had a streak freeze previously, I recommend checking to see if you still have it. Your XP might not have registered one of those days until the next day. If that's the case, you may have used up one of your streak freezes without realizing. If so, I recommend getting another one.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RPD85
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Usagiboy7,

Thank you for the suggestion. My Streak Freeze is still there and i put in 130 XP on Saturday and 160 on Sunday, all of that now is showing up in my XP graph in the browser when check from PC, so it seems the server did recognize my contribution over the weekend. Have you used Android and got this achievement? if so, did you just do usual practice over the weekend to get the Overtime achievement?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Hi RPD85,

Yes, I use Android app for Japanese course. I was able to get this achievement by reaching my goal. (My goal is set to 10XP right now.)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RPD85
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Usagiboy7,

I see, well I guess I will just keep trying and hopefully i will get it eventually

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lord_and_Master

Same here. I did more than 1,000 XP on both Saturday and Sunday, and these are displayed on my progress chart but I didn't get the achievement.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annisameylana

How I could get masquerade?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Neofish2
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In the app go to the Shop and buy and equip an outfit. Doesn't seem to be possible from website.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/luisascoobydoo

Hey, that is good you have a couple that I am not... :(

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cyclonecasey

I like these achievement than the ones on browser. What's an outfit?

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KenBookmye

Really? Because I just got them and thought how useless is this. They could have been working on whatever they intend to replace activity with instead we get a feakin trophy for practicing after ten at night or buying a tracksuit for our icon to wear. Worthless as tits on a boar hog.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elvper
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Don't just rate it by something that's irrelevant to it, they've already said that something to replace the activity stream is coming. And atm the 12 achievements might still be a bit too minimal, but I'd love to see more coming. I believe it's a great way to stimulate people to stick around or to do some extra effort. (certainly when more achievements get added). At the same time it's not something that's going to bother people who don't like them, so even if some people don't like them it's still a great addition.

P.S. I'm pretty sure that the red "warning dots" got added because of the activity stream replacement that's coming, as I expect you'll also get a red dot when you receive something like a message in the future. I know it's not pleasant that the activity stream is gone, but atm I'd advise you to just wait for it's replacement, it will most likely come soon, within less than a month.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/blueandnerdy
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At the moment I find them completely useless--once it's after 10 I'll have over half of them. But if they add more achievements, I'd be more in favor of them. (Maybe things like finish multiple trees, practice multiple languages in a day, complete x new lessons.) In particular, I'd like to see some accomplishments for the long-term users: multiple languages, long streaks, getting lots of XP in a day or week.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skyflakes95
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I find them motivating. They're probably trying to get casual users (who probably don't know that there was ever anything more than the skill tree) to practice more. They probably make up the vast majority of users, especially app-only users.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dutchesse722
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Like that owl who tells you the same thing over and over "You got six correct in a row!" or something similar. So annoying. They ought to make these new features optional for users.

1 year ago
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