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"Challenge" Goal A Little Unreachable!

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I've turned on email notifications for when I forget to practice (which happens too often after Activity removal) and I got this entertaining message today:

The email is supposed to be motivational, but the prospect of doing 3883 XP on a day might be rather frightening, and consequently discouraging.

I suggest these emails be tailored to each user's tree and feature tangible goals for all users, not just new ones. Clearly not a priority, but there it is.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Vinsoncerulea777

Cancel all calls Aria... Put on the kettle... cause you're gonna be busy. (Good to see I'm not the only one who gets these monster motivation goals).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
Aria487
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You have a very valid point! I'd set an alarm for language learning, but still, I'd simply assume that I'd done the day's goal and I don't exactly want to come back! :-/

(minor edit, the tenses were problematic)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Surely after all you've achieved and all the languages you're studying you're not taking this seriously?! Just work away at your own pace, to your next level, and enjoy it. Tanti auguri!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
Aria487
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Indeed I came back and made it 304, but still, people aren't too predictable. I might've had a very different reaction seeing that thing. :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IanRodriguez7

XD thats funny!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PJMCD
PJMCD
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I think I did about 2,000 xp in one day to get to level 25, but even then it took me about 4 hours. And that was with Immersion!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/R_R1234
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I also got something similar a few days ago, demanding almost 2000 XP...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NeonMoogle
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C'mon, it's not that bad! You're only 3883 points away! XD

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
Aria487
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Yep, Aria, you slacker, only a three thousand eight hundred eighty three points! For reals, just that! :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DJ_Kitten

Get to Level 25, then!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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But then you just get e-mails like this:

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
Aria487
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Has anyone actually tried that kind of challenge? I wonder if people turn into green owls if they put effort to it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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anything is possible :P

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
Aria487
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And that scares me!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
Aria487
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I could use some of that attitude!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Myah061

That seems cool.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
King2E4
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See? This is why I don't believe in that stupid phrase that goes "anything is possible". NOT everything is possible, and this just proves my point!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MasterZsword
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But, reaching level 25 is indeed possible. It may take awhile to get over 3000 XP, but it's not impossible at all. ^ ^

Edit: I just realized it said "today's goal"...

So, maybe it's very, very hard, but maybe possible...? Without immersion, reaching that goal is very difficult, I would agree.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xamaranth

Unless you're testing out of the tree or doing the placement test.

Or unless you're really fast at completing lessons on Duolingo, use Duolingo for a long time, and put effort into it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Well said.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
Aria487
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@King2E4 @MasterZsword @Xamaranth @Linda7Italian:
Well, actually, it is possible, I've done it personally. About five months ago in a XP contest, I got 12753 XP in the week, excluding a 600XP tree shortcut, no Immersion. Here's a screenshot of the last (?) day, on reverse Arabic tree:

I agree that there are impossibles, but I think they're more abstract rather than real. In my belief, "killing the God" is something I can think of which is impossible. So compared to killing the God, 4000 XP is certainly achievable!

(minor edit)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
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I suppose you're right, Aria. If the phrase were "anything real is possible", I may have more faith in that phrase, but it is missing the word "real".

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xamaranth

Such a cliché phrase.

1 year ago