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"Challenge" Goal A Little Unreachable!

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.

July 18, 2017

22 Comments


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aria487

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)


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

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!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/R_R1234

I also got something similar a few days ago, demanding almost 2000 XP...


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

C'mon, it's not that bad! You're only 3883 points away! XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aria487

Yep, Aria, you slacker, only a three thousand eight hundred eighty three points! For reals, just that! :D


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

Get to Level 25, then!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

But then you just get e-mails like this:


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aria487

Has anyone actually tried that kind of challenge? I wonder if people turn into green owls if they put effort to it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

anything is possible :P


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aria487

And that scares me!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aria487

I could use some of that attitude!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

That seems cool.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/King2E4

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!


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

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.


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aria487

@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)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/King2E4

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".


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

Such a cliché phrase.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aria487

WOW look who's there! Just saw the email and rushed to login to Duolingo. (How long it's been?!) I might owe you a number of apologies for quite a number of things I can't remember! How's it going? Am I glad we're back in contact!

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