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More for the Lingot Store! (it rhymes)

So i've been reading a couple streams and i've noticed that EVERYONE has THOUSANDS of lingots that are sitting around. So if everyone has these lingots, clearly there isn't a spot to spend them. So what if something was added to the store (ex more powerups, more lessons, maybe minigames) to make up for this? Thoughts anyone?

And does anyone know how to alert the Duolingo Staff to make these changes happen?

May 10, 2017

16 Comments


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

I was thinking about this a few hours ago, and I came to the conclusion that "proverbs" (which is not the same as "idioms", of course) would be a great thing to be added. As well as other "optional" skills instead of just the 2 basic "bonus" ones. It would be like having a personalized bonus section


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lolp3633

what do you mean by personalized bonus section?


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

Right, so basically what I'm imagining is something like having the same three (or maybe even four) spaces "available" for optional skills to be bought in the lingot store, but many more than just the two skills that there are now, so that you would have to choose your field of technical vocabulary.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lolp3633

ah yes. Good idea!


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

Lingots are a bit of a distraction, really. They're a good way of helping to turn casual learners into committed learners, but once you've done enough work on Duolingo to have lingots to spare, they lose their purpose.

Buy a streak freeze, the bonus skills, and a test every now and then if you're interested, and then forget about lingots and use the rest of the site.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lolp3633

Ok does anyone know how to alert the Duolingo creators to ask for this stuff? Like will they just see this and go "hey, that's a good idea" or must they receive an email?


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

Minigames would be amazing to have!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1039222937

Minigames, why didn't I think of that!


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

I think you should be able to buy trophies, or unlock medals for your status. As you level up in a language you will get around 260 if you max it out (Level 25), so you should be able to buy a status medal for like 300 lingots to show you have done it for a while. This is not the best idea, but it's one of many.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lolp3633

it's a pretty good idea :D the medals could be displayed next to the flags and streaks on one's profile, perhaps?


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

If any of you play the Supercell games, you will know about this. They should add special events here and there to Duolingo. Maybe a winter special where you can buy a new things. Something that would keep us learning and use lingots more often I guess.


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

these are all great ideas but will they actually happen


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

I thought new themes or maybe backgrounds would be a good idea???????

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