My Duo Shop
Hey guys! Lilyflower231 here (this is a special account). I have decided to try something new. With the recent removal of the activity streams, it has gotten harder for me to do my XP contests, and so I came up with a new idea. I am making customizable Duo avatars! I made a website specifically for this; it can be found by clicking here. All the information you need to know is on the website.
I spent a lot of time putting this together, so please take a look, and if you think it is good, tell your friends about it and upvote this discussion! Enjoy!
I wanted to say, your website looks nice! I like the fact that people can send their own pictures for backgrounds. Thanks a lot for doing this Lilyflower231 and MyDuoShop!
Thank you! I did spend a bunch of time on it, and I will probably keep updating it as this grows.
This is pretty cool, and it's clear you put a lot of work to it. I'm not too sure about posting a standalone discussion every Sunday (weekly specials), though. People may consider it spam.
That's true, although there are people that do that. For example, someone posts a streak hall of fame every Sunday. Also, since it does change every week, and it does relate to Duolingo, I'm not sure that it would be considered spam.
The reason some people may consider it spam is because it isn't related to language learning.
Right, but you are also allowed to make posts about the Duolingo community in general. The Streak Hall of Fame isn't related to language learning, but it is about the community.
Streak happens to be a primary incentive on Duolingo's side, and the Hall of Fame has been established a long time ago. (Although I personally disagree with it, I don't downvote it. Why I disagree is, it enforces long streaks while streaks are supposed to help you turn it into a habit. Keeping a too long streak can be unhealthy, turning the streak into an obligation.)
Anyway, pros and cons of the streak goes towards Duolingo, while benefits of this goes towards you. It is related to Duolingo, but making a standalone post for it every week is almost as objectionable as is advertising a paid language learning site using your own affiliation link, which happened on Arabic forums a while back and a moderator gave the OP a warning after they'd posted it several times, I wonder if that was what stopped the poster.
On a side note, avatars are meant to talk about the people behind them. When someone has, for example, an anime character set for their profile pic, I'd go ask something like "Why that character?" and that likely starts a good conversation, but if it's Duo on a mountain, all I can ask is "Why mountain and not sea?" or about the owl's color, and the answer to that will likely not be as meaningful. (And before you object that I myself use only solid colors for my profile pic, I must say I change them regularly, and people like to talk about them! I also change it for special occasions. Changing a Duo custom avatar won't come as cheap.)
Only my personal thoughts on the matter, of course.
Great ideas! But that little Duolingo shop avatar has been DuoShop's avatar for a while. Here's his profile https://www.duolingo.com/Duo_Shop. It would be a lot easier to tell you two apart if you changed something small. (Maybe you could change the color of the shop, or write something on it??)
Hey MyDuoShop, I really like your idea and site! One little thing though, your avatar is identical to mine. Everyone knows my avatar and my name so when you post something it looks like I did. (I even thought someone hacked into my profile to post this, lol) Everything is great, just please could you change your avatar? I was the first to use it and I have the right. Thank you.
How many lingots would it cost to make a Duo avatar on fire? Or with a fire background either way. Or as a firebird, that sounds kinda fun but difficult. (Fire's kinda my thing:)
I love your idea! I really like customizable things.. I like to be different. I'll share your thoughts!
I want the white body, a gray "bottom" and light gray "eyes". I also want an apple clipart on the right wing, and a red stripe on the head, equal to that of Snow White and a nature background, please. (Now I have more lingots). How much will it cost?
That will cost 30 lingots. 15 for the colors of the owl, 5 for the background, and 5 each for the clipart pieces. Now, when you say you want the red stripe, do you mean like a headband/bow? Is something like this okay? https://goo.gl/3hrXzQ And is there any specific nature background that you want? Like forest/lake/mountains?
It's amazing, but, do you think it would be cooler if you put on eyelashes? I'll pay you more lingots, fine, but would it be possible? (And the apple? Which clip art did you choose? I hope I'm not bothering you.)
I could try eyelashes. I can't promise anything, though. I hadn't done the apple yet because your confirmation on the colors, but I will do that now.
I thank you for everything, really! I know this should give you a hard time, but I really have wanted to be able to own my Duo. At the end of my posts, I always put a picture of the snow white, but, with this "new fashion", I'm going to put the picture of my "snow-owl"! Lol (I really hope I'm not bothering you!)
Here is the link: https://privnote.com/HxSbo94e#xAJtMbZrR
You now owe me 35 lingots instead of 30. Also, I wanted to ask, is it ok if I put the owl I made for you on my "samples" page? I think it turned out really well and would like to showcase it, but I try to make it a habit to ask the person who ordered it first.
By leaving on one of my posts. I will tell you which one once you order :)
ok... Could I have a light blue body, dark blue eyes, and a dark purple bottom with a galaxy background and maybe eyelashes? How much would that cost me?
That would cost 20 lingots without eyelashes, or 25 lingots with eyelashes. I will get started right now making sample colors.
Ok, I have a few different colors that you can pick from. Just let me know which three you want.
And how do you feel about this as a background photo?
ok how about 29006A, 1D08A4, and 77B71FF please. I will find a background photo that I like and send it to you:)
By any chance could you switch the dark blue and the light blue (light blue, eyes, dark blue, body) and change the light blue color to 5900A1?
Yes, I can make those changes. I will let you know it is ready. Just to make sure, you know that 5900A1 is purple, right? So you want that purple instead of a light blue? Or do you want to swap out the old purple for this one?
Here is the link. I made a few different versions so that you could decide which one you like best.
If it is ok, could I have 29006A for the bottom, 5900A1 for the body, and 1D08A4 for the eyes? I will pay you five extra lingots for my high maintenance;) Besides that, it looks awesome!
I'm glad to hear it! Once you pay the lingots (25 plus the ones you wanted to add on) I will send you a link to the un-watermarked picture.
Wow thanks:) ur awesome. I am following you. Once I get enough lingots, I will buy one for my friend. Live long and prosper;)