https://www.duolingo.com/charlesjkaplan

Duo keeps telling me I've unlocked certain achievements. Where are these records kept?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Vinsoncerulea777

I started getting them about a week ago.. apparently I've achieved 7 out of 12 so far. I'm going to darn my socks tomorrow. ..if that pops up on there I'll faint.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rogercchristie
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It is a test imposed on some users. There seems to be no way to remove it. It appears to be yet another useless set of metrics --- some shiny badges (as AureliaUK says, Gold Stars for our sums) with no relevance whatever to learning languages.

There is now little left of the Duolingo that I joined four years ago. Meanwhile DL continues to fall apart at the seams and continues to haemorrhage serious and experienced users. Does anyone know where they are moving on to? I am particularly impressed by https://www.languagetransfer.org/ --- free courses with a very effective method of learning and assimilating languages --- and no BS!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan
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In the Android App you can see the achievements in the tab "Profile". Click on "View" to see the explanation. It is looking very childish.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/charlesjkaplan

Like some "weekend warrior" achievement for practicing Saturday & Sunday. I'm on a 658-day streak and these just started popping up on my mobile app after finishing a lesson.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Grandmumm
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My husband started receiving those earlier this week. I think they are called Badges. I have no idea if they are kept anywhere or if they are simply motivators that pop up when you complete a skill. (It is either an A/B test or new features being slowly rolled out. He is using Android. I use iOS and do not have the achievements/badges.)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chirelchirel
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I've got these badges too. I don't see the point, though they are mostly harmless (compared to some other changes). It reminds me of Pokemon Go with a ton of badges that have no effect on the game. I just ignore them.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Snotgirl

Since I mostly use Duolingo on my laptop I only just saw these achievements appear today. I don't care what anyone else says, I think they're fun :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AureliaUK
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I've started getting them and they're complete shite. It's like being 6 years old again and the teacher giving me a gold star for my sums. Ridiculously patronising for adults.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bookrabbit
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I got all twelve in less than 24 hours. Not exactly challenging! Still don't understand how they came to give me the Traveller one as I didn't leave the house!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Portofan
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Do they stay forever, or do they have to be earned regularly?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bookrabbit
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looks like one off and one only

they are on the android profile page with a link so you can read what they are

The only worthwhile and challenging one is a sword for completing a tree, but it only gives it once. I got it by opening a finished course.

If they really want to do this they should choose things like keeping a tree gilded for a certain length of time or keeping a good streak

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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They are probably targeted kids with this - possibly to get them over some hump, when their initial enthusiasm wears off. I image there is some Duolingo employee who looks at drop out rates across the tree, and thinks of ways to get people to keep going that little bit further. Moving boring skills further down the tree etc. I assume drop out rates are quiet high.

Though it would be nice if they threw some stuff towards their long-time users. I doubt it would hurt new users. Perhaps they will add more, if their testing is successful.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chirelchirel
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The best thing against the drop out rate must have been the community and since Activity was removed, a lot of that help is gone (until, one day, they may replace it with something). The frustration is very visible in the French tree. People asking about the same things over and over again, but unless you once participated in a thread, you are not going to see those questions. How are the natives (or advanced students) supposed to help newcomers stick with it? I think Activity was far more useful than the badges.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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Duolingo can probably see in their usage data if activity stream removal had a negative impact - but I doubt that will be shared.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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Traveller might be working on multiple languages?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bookrabbit
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It is supposed to be using the app in two time zones. I got it when the app got stuck when I was testing making a club and I had to do an emergency stop to get off a frozen screen. I clearly confused it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Starlight2011

Achievements? Like what? :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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A/B test.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kansokusha
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At this rate, Duolingo should adopt "A/B tests every weekend" as a motto

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CatMcCat
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I just started getting notices about "achievements" today and, to be honest, I thought my computer had a virus or something! I find this sort of thing annoying and distracting, and wish it could be turned off. I have a pretty good idea of how I'm doing without some bot awarding me silly participation badges.

10 months ago
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