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

Duolingo XP battle

Hello and welcome to XP Battle! This is a small contest I have set up for fellow Duolingo-ers. The aim of the contest is to earn as much XP as possible in December 2017.

The rules:

This November, earn as much XP as possible. I will follow you so I can track your XP. If you want to enter, please do so by commenting. The contest starts on 1st November 2017. I will announce the winner on 1st December 2017. I will give lingots to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Please follow this discussion to stay up to date. Please check in every day, and don't cheat by repeatedly re-doing an activity.

The prizes:

1st place 60 lingots, 2nd place 50 lingots, 3rd place 30 lingots, 4th place 20 lingots. Please note date or prizes may be increased if there are lots of contestants. GOOD LUCK!

October 7, 2017

221 Comments


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

Day 1. 1st Place: JaEesti2, 240XP. 2nd Place: RomainRoberts, 220XP. 3rd Place: GaryAhn, 200XP. 4th Place: Woof., 171XP. Honourable mention to OmegaGmaster in 5th Place. If you're not mentioned here, keep trying! You can do it!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

YEAH! GL TO EVERYBODY!

gl-good luck


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

I've got some French to do!


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

heres some facts to keep you intertained.

DID YOU KNOW...

that 97 percent of the worlds water is undrinkable?(well it is drinkable,but I highly reccommend not to drink it.)

that the words Silent and Listen have the exact same letters and no difference?

that the average temperature on jupiter is -234 F?

that in lots of places they say black cats are bad luck but in Japan its supossed to be good luck?

that the pop-up toaster was invented in 1919?

that the average temperature on Mars is -55 celcius?

that they say Ford Mustangs were invented in 1965 but some that i have seen have been 1964.5 so that means that it was made in the middle of 1964

that Garfield hates Mondays?

that the average temperature on venus is 864 F?

that when Alfa Romeo(the car brand) was in the 1920's it was just called i think (sorry i kinda forgot) Romeo or just Alfa? Sorry for forgetting.

here are some facts to keep you intertained.


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

I would have thought that Garfield loves Mondays because that's when John has to leave the house.


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

no. he hates mondays because that mondays just give him bad luck.


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

xD awesome. I'm not Japanese but I like black cats.


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

i will try to keep it updated too!


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

I've got a black cat!


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

nice! Ever give ya bad luck?


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

That was really confusing for a moment, with the profile pictures :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

nooo im the canucks now


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

Did you know that in France they say cats only have 7 lives instead of 9?


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

Update Nov. 8:

1st: Lau-GP (6098)
2nd: FelixUlvensen (4090)
3rd: RomainRoberts (2027)
4th: GaryAhn (1860)
5th: JaEesti (1840)


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

Thanks, I hope to get to the TOP-5 soon. I just need a bit more practice, and a new owl is also closer and closer. :D


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

Cool! Good luck!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

hey, since you know this,i have been really wanting to know what palce im in.If you can,maybe can you tell me?


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

You are in 7th, underneath CarlosLM who has 837 XP. OmegaGMaster is only 4 XP beneath you, so watch out!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

thanks! merci! Gracias!


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

You are still in 7th. OmegaGMaster is beating you now, but now you are beating CarlosLM. Be careful, sharon822547 is right behind you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

ehhhh. Gotta try harder. yesterday i did 200 xp.Today im gonna try to maybe do more.

anyways,merci beaucoup! (thanks alot)


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

There are 2 contestants I can't find: PurfectsBestie and Jayden347521. Does somebody know anything about them? If I try to see their profiles, I get a 404 error :-(


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

I think so, since you have the same number as Jayden347521. Fortunately I was already following you with my second account, CarlosPolyglot, because I followed everybody that wrote in this thread just in case.

So now I have only one X: PurfectsBestie. However now IMO it doesn't matter very much. The most important thing is:

Where is HeyGuysMeHere???


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

How come people are voting this down?


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

Also, this user has been comment spamming other people's posts - 38 times in fact.


Now 59 spam comments and counting.

Just copy-paste 24745635 into the forum search box to see what the OP is doing.


Edit: Now a search only yields four results, and if you go to each post, there is no comment there. So I assume either the OP, or a mod, has cleaned things up, and the search index is catching up.


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

I'm not spamming comments anymore, thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

what does spamming mean?


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

it means repeatedly posting comments, so in my case putting a link to XP Battle on every discussion I could find.


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

I did so and there is 57 results. Just saying. Either way, that's a LOT of wasted spam.


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

Two reasons:

1: Because some people don't like XP contests.

2: Some people downvote everything without even looking at it, or if they do, they don't care.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7
  1. It's start date is almost 2 months from now. People who join and donate lingots are likely to forget this exists because they'll join other contests. So, it's a high risk investment. It makes it easy for unscrupulous hosts to collect lingots and not give them out.

XP contests have the best chance of floating (not getting down voted) if:
1. their start dates are within 1 week
2. the rules are clearly laid out (ie. you can only earn XP by doing this or that but not this other thing)
3. the directions are clearly laid out (ie check in each day by doing such and such)
4. the host doesn't ask for lingot donations
5. the host is well-known (so they are less likely to steal any donated lingots because they want to stay friends with people.)


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

Cheers. I'll move the contest to November, and ask people to not grind by repeatedly re-doing an activity. I'll keep the information in mind for future contests.


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

I wish they would not, I upvoted it. Upvote this battle!


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

I don't think that's true.


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

I think they're voting down without reading the post!! :( Well, we need 1 or 2 more to go!! Good luck to everybody!! :-D


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

All entries: DJHu14, CarlosLM., Woof., EllaMarisol, Lau-GP, PurfectsBestie, Jayden347521, seanf700, MyDuoShop, OmegaGmaster, LeonieOra, .Darth.Solo, sharon822547, SuccessfulGerman, FelixUlvensen, CorBAN37, spacedude8,Viktor4ever, Gary841723, ALeason, cluney2, RomainRoberts, pollyperki, Fergus138287, Nightwing27, snufflespe, HeyGuysSec, JaEesti2, Great155, OPPAplaysCello_, Jbariteau347521, GaryAHN. ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED.


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

You can remove me from the contest list. Kind of tired of seeing you spamming so many topics and don't want to support that. Good luck to everyone participating!


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

Yay! I have been dying for an XP battle for like, forever!


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

I'll join! You should put on ur discussion a list of who's in to be organized, (just a suggestion.)


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

I have, it's a comment.


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

No, I meant on ur discussion, like this: 1. 2. 3. etc


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

Sorry, must be a mistake.


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

You forgot to remove Kiyomice, just saying.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

you never said me and thought i joined yesterday...?


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

You can remove me as well. I'm also not super happy seeing you spam this everywhere.


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

UPDATE: XP Battle has been moved to November.


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

How many lingots do you need? I have 168


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

UPDATE: Prizes have been increased. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place now get 50, 40, 30 and 20 lingots. Please upvote this comment so it gets to the top.


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

UPDATE: Entries are now closed.


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

Let's try to donate 100 lingots to this guy!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Viktor4ever

Hey, I would like to join in on the fun. Are you only allowed to do one language or can it be multiple?


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

Sure. You can do multiple languages, as long as you don't keep on strengthening skills in a grind.


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

But what if we need to strengthen our skills so that we won't lose stuff?


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

I meant that you can strengthen, just don't repeatedly strengthen when you don't need to.


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

The contest has STARTED! Woo-hoo!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

by the way, if you want to do this-

:

than you just need to press shift and press wherever you pressed ; .


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

good luck everybody!


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

uhhhhh...dude. My name is snufflespebbles. Not snufflespe


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

Update Nov. 15:

  1. Lau-GP (11881)
  2. FelixUlvensen (8943)
  3. RomainRoberts (3578)
  4. CarlosLM. (2678)
  5. JaEesti (2670)

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lau-GPM

Thank you, Finn, :)


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

Congrats, you're in 1st place!


[deactivated user]

    OP hasn't posted anything in a while. (ーー;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    hello!

    I have enjoyed your epic contest and what i am asking is

    are you doing another one of these?

    if so,when?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    humph.nobody is talking anymore. :(


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

    From time to time I've seen new XP contests in the forum, but I'm sorry to say that I haven't seen anything new from HeyGuysMeHere. You could join somewhere else meanwhile, or wait until I get over 10,000 lingots (currently 2815), then maybe I'll organize something to give away a bunch of them!! :D :D


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    OK! you need some ? ive got 19.


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

    Please no, at the moment I prefer to participate in contests, while I'm approaching little by little to my +10,000 lingots goal (which I should get by the end of this year ;D )


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    oh..and i see that you have joined fellix's XP competition.im tellin' ya,there good. 1 every month,and shows all links.ive been in every single one,trust me! :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    can i join please? i am not the best,but i want to join for fun. Pleassssseeeeee?


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

    What is today's date? I forgot


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    canadian thanksgiving and columbus day too!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Viktor4ever

    Today's date is Monday, October 9, 2017. :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    canadian thanksgiving day and columbus day too


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

    Sure, anyone can join!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    thank you. merci. gracias. :) wait...is it december first pacific time or no? or maybe eastern?


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

    Western, I'm British


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    Western? whats that mean?


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

    No, the contest is in November. There's an UPDATE because of a moderator suggestions.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    by the way did you notice that it said"First place 50 lingots,second place thirty lingots,and first place 20 lingots? first i didn't notice but now i can't help but noticing.im not wanting to be rude,but i just want to point it out.

    fergus


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    i mean, i was just wondering if you meant third place 20 lingots.

    maybe it is a English term thingy. maybe not. i dont know cause im Western


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

    yeah sorry, it's an error.


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

    hi i would like to join!


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

    By the way, at the top of the page you said December instead of November.


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

    Happy Halloween, everyone!


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

    Update Nov. 22:

    1. Lau-GP (15173)
    2. FelixUlvensen (12862)
    3. RomainRoberts (4998)
    4. JaEesti2 (3480)
    5. sharon822547 (3234)

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    ok! nice! what place am i in now? if you please.


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

    8th as far as I know. There are two contestants I couldn't find (error 404), so take these rankings with a grain of salt:

    06th Sebastian 3110 XP
    07th Carlos, the Tree Conqueror 2970 XP
    08th fergus138287 2470 XP
    09th K-INFJ-T 2453 XP
    10th Gary 2200 XP


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

    Sounds good to me!


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

    Congrats, you're in!


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

    Sounds awesome! Can I join?


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

    I would like to enter! Je dit oui (I say yes)


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

    Love your Avatar BTW! Is it Jesse from Minecraft Story Mode?


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

    I love Minecraft Story Mode!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seanf700

    sure, i'll enter


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

    8 entries, that's great!


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

    I will join, if that's ok!


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

    Sure, that's 9 entries!


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

    Hey I would like to join this too! :)


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

    I would like to join please.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sharon822547

    I want in Please!!


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

    I'll join 3 lingots and an upvote


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

    May I join? This seems really cool to me!


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

    Is 3rd prize 20lingots?


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

    I would like to join.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cluney2

    I want to join!


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

    I'm interested sign me up.


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

    Include me please.


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

    So when do we start again?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    i read somewhere that you can get in a month like 40+lingots. i doubt its true though.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    i have some.but i already have what i want. right now i have 31 lingots.tell me if you need some cause im not gonna be using them.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    but ill give one right now k?


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

    It's actually true, Fergus13827.


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

    I have a scratch account. This project tells you how many lingots I'm earning from my streak. https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/180046286/#player


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    by the way,even though my name says its fergus18287 witch i dont mind to be called please i would prefer to be called Fergus. Sil vous plait,et merci.(please and thanks.)


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

    My streak will be 74 days by December. That will have earned me 25 lingots for the streak, and an extra 5 lingots a week from streak betting and 2 lingots a skill, not to mention more lingots from levelling up languages. I just need to keep this streak going.


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

    okay, Fergus it is.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    ok. never mind what i said that it wasnt true.


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

    How many lingots do you have?


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

    I have 92 lingots, so I've got until December to earn 8 lingots. Cakewalk.


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

    104 lingots. Got it all, baby!


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

    Congrats, you're in 3rd place!


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

    It's the holiday for me!!!!!1!!


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

    What do you mean?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    question. are you going to be in the contest too? or are you going to be just handing the lingt prizes out? im just wondering.


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

    I'm just handing out the lingots. I have 130 lingots on my main account, and I don't think I'd be in the top 3. Besides, people might label me as a skinflint if I'm on the leaderboard (I'd save 50 lingots for being in 1st place.


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

    Also, I wrote this on my second account. Just sayin'.


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

    Wait, no, my second account is in.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nightwing27

    Ill enter can I join and when does it start


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

    You're in, and it starts 1st November. Cheers!


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

    I WOULD LIKE TO ENTER AS JAEESTI2 PLEASE!!!!


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

    Just realised I wrote that on my second account. You're in!


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

    2 days left, time to make sure I'm all set up.


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

    I'm really sorry, I forgot to check XP last night. Does anybody know who won?


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

    After midnight in Spain (11 hours ago), these are the rankings I had before going to bed. However, take into account that there's a difference with Duolingo's time (so maybe people in the US had between 5-9 hours more to increase their XPs until the last minute), and OTOH I included all the people that posted here (so a few of them wasn't actually competing in the XP contest, because they either quit or hadn't entered the contest).

    1. 22399 XP Lau (Lau-GP)
    2. 15189 XP ⒡⒠⒧⒤⒳ (FelixUlvensen)
    3. 6568 XP Marcus (RomainRoberts)
    4. 5310 XP Carlos, the Tree Conqueror (CarlosLM.)
    5. 4900 XP JaEesti (Jaesti2)
    6. 4270 XP Sebastian (sebastians.s)
    7. 3714 XP Sharon
    8. 2833 XP fergus138287
    9. 2599 XP K <sub>INFJ-T</sub> (WaterPolyglot)
    10. 2280 XP Gary
    11. 2023 XP カテリマリエ (Woof.)
    12. 1930 XP OmegaGmaster
    13. 1893 XP Jayden
    14. 1640 XP Sydney A. Jenkins
    15. 1216 XP Jim Nicholson
    16. 917 XP Language Seeker
    17. 698 XP Usagi
    18. 630 XP Adeline
    19. 595 XP CorBAN!
    20. 390 XP cluney
    21. 390 XP HeyGuys' Second Account
    22. 340 XP pollyperkin
    23. 194 XP Sapphire Love
    24. 169 XP Ella
    25. 120 XP LeonieOra
    26. 73 XP TheCraken
    27. 60 XP Dick Grayson
    28. 50 XP Ethan Green
    29. 20 XP Paul Zakula
    30. 17 XP snufflespebbles
    31. 0 XP Sean
    32. 0 XP Darth Solo
    33. 0 XP MyDuoShop
    34. 0 XP Samuel
    35. 0 XP Bob

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

    Congrats, you're in 4th place!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lau-GPM

    Thanks, Carlos... and congrats for your 4th place!, :)


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

    Thanks, Lau! ;D Congrats for your high achievement during the contest (you got an average of about 750XP a day, wow!!) You've been a great winner Lau! Keep up the good work! ;-)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    yes!! 8th out of 35 people!

    I CAN CELEBRATE!!!!!!!

    XD

    ---sings the hallahyuhlah (however you spell it) chorus---


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

    Congrats on your position and now keep up the good work! :D


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

    so that means that i got 2913 XP!


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

    Yes, that's right!! ;-)


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

    By the way, I wanted to add a curiosity: the top-5 on Nov. 15 was exactly the same that the final top-5 and then we had roughly half of the XPs than now:

    1. Lau-GP (11881)
    2. FelixUlvensen (8943)
    3. RomainRoberts (3578)
    4. CarlosLM. (2678)
    5. JaEesti (2670)

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

    Wait is the XP. contest over?


    [deactivated user]

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

      OP changed the contest from December to November because of a moderator suggestions (Usagi)


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

      These are the contestants that increased their XPs more than 50 XPs between the moment I took the rankings and right now (I know it because of the Leaderboard of This week). So I think there was no movement in the TOP-10 last night during the last hours of the contest:

      • Lau +887 XP
      • Marcus +110 XP
      • Felix +110 XP
      • fergus +80 XP

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

      thanks for callin me without the "138287"


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

      you're welcome Fergus.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fergus138287

      and i dont know how i got 80 xp because i like to do 50 xp a day.


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

      Your average was 94 XP a day in November, so doing 80 XP the last night was normal.


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

      'scuze me but how do u check other people's xp? I might start my own!


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

      You follow everyone who is in the competition. You can then see their XP for "this week", "this month, and "all time".

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