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!
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.
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?
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.
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.