January 2018 XP Contest (Entries Closed)

[deactivated user]

    What's up, guys? ❤

    As some of you may know, I have a ridiculously high amount of lingots due to a glitch that occurred late in October. I ended up having more than 35,000 Lingots! It happened again recently and now I have 37,000+! (°o°)

    So since I have nothing better to do with them, I'm giving them away. However, I will only give them to people who earn them! That is why I am hosting a series of XP Contests that I project will go on through 2018 and most of 2019.

    The rules are as follows:

    1. Participants must comment saying they want to enter the competition, and they will be placed on the list (entries will be accepted up to Dec. 31).

    2. The contest will take place between January 1st and January 31st.

    3. The participants with the most XP win, with two conditions: They do not test out, whether it be parts of the tree or the whole tree (discourages people unfamiliar with their language course(s)). They do not take advantage of one skill by repeating it over and over again (ignores the point of the platform). If these conditions are not followed, the participant will be disqualified.

    4. I will follow the participants with an alt account and post progress updates every Wednesday (on Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31). The winners will be announced when the leaderboard rolls over to the next month at UTC 00:00.

    5. 1st place winner wins 1,000 lingots, 2nd place wins 500, 3rd place wins 250, and 4th place wins 125.

    You might be thinking, "Felix, how are you going to give so many away? You'll be pressing the button for hours!" Well, I have a handy little userscript, which can be found here, that lets me type how many lingots I want to give away in a little box when I hit "Give lingot".

    You do not have to pay lingots to enter, but donations are very much appreciated. ❤

    If this receives positive feedback, I will continue to host more competitions! (⌒‿⌒)

    December 2017 Competition

    January 2018 Competition: You are here.

    February 2018 Competition

    March 2018 Competition

    April 2018 Competition

    List of participants:

    Patrick.Phang

    OmegaGmaster

    kj3ER06x

    Sh3m3sh

    FrenchCamille.

    Eden-Joy

    ELI3160

    FloweringIris.

    KarenH17583

    Woof.

    Fergus138287

    -.Andrew.-

    kirezatav

    WMV

    Monahan.H

    SpaceSketcher

    Casper_duo

    EvaAwesomeness

    LyssaKaz

    schultz11of14

    DylanAJR

    Michaelwolf97

    George--Smith

    DanielLucri

    -Lightwing-

    Kevin_MDM

    JakubTheSlav

    Apalvaldr

    December 16, 2017

    123 Comments


    [deactivated user]

      Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great Wednesday. ❤

      Here is the first contest update (Jan. 3):

      January 3, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-
      • 25
      • 25
      • 25
      • 25
      • 20
      • 19
      • 17
      • 16
      • 16
      • 15
      • 15
      • 15
      • 14
      • 14
      • 14
      • 14
      • 13
      • 13
      • 13
      • 12
      • 12
      • 12
      • 12
      • 11
      • 11
      • 11
      • 11
      • 11
      • 11
      • 10
      • 10
      • 10
      • 10
      • 8
      • 7

      Wow! I'm 4th, I'll need to do my best to win this time! Thanks for the Update!

      January 3, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/kirezatav
      • 25
      • 25
      • 18
      • 18
      • 14

      Aah! I've seriously gotta up my game ;_;

      Time to get competitive! :D

      January 3, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/-.Andrew.-
      • 23
      • 16
      • 15
      • 14
      • 13
      • 13
      • 12
      • 12
      • 11
      • 10
      • 10
      • 10
      • 6
      • 5
      • 5

      Thanks for the update, my guy.

      I hope you're having a great Wednesday yourself! (^‿^)

      January 3, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/SpaceSketcher
      • 25
      • 12
      • 6
      • 5
      • 3
      • 3
      • 2
      • 2
      • 119

      Kevin you're a bloody machine! Well done

      January 4, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Kevin_MDM
      • 25
      • 20
      • 15
      • 10
      • 10
      • 198

      Thanks, mate!

      January 4, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/thatLanguageGeek

      I'd like to join!

      December 16, 2017

      [deactivated user]

        Thank you for registering. ❤

        December 16, 2017

        [deactivated user]

          Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great Wednesday. ❤

          Here is the second contest update (Jan. 10):

          January 10, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/-.Andrew.-
          • 23
          • 16
          • 15
          • 14
          • 13
          • 13
          • 12
          • 12
          • 11
          • 10
          • 10
          • 10
          • 6
          • 5
          • 5

          Oh, I guess I need to step it up this time, huh?

          Thanks, by the way.

          January 10, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/kirezatav
          • 25
          • 25
          • 18
          • 18
          • 14

          Thanks for the update! Think I need to start doing some timed practices... >.<

          January 10, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-
          • 25
          • 25
          • 25
          • 25
          • 20
          • 19
          • 17
          • 16
          • 16
          • 15
          • 15
          • 15
          • 14
          • 14
          • 14
          • 14
          • 13
          • 13
          • 13
          • 12
          • 12
          • 12
          • 12
          • 11
          • 11
          • 11
          • 11
          • 11
          • 11
          • 10
          • 10
          • 10
          • 10
          • 8
          • 7

          I would like to participate again!

          December 16, 2017

          [deactivated user]

            Thank you for registering. ❤

            December 16, 2017

            [deactivated user]

              Congratulations! You've won fourth place!

              February 1, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-
              • 25
              • 25
              • 25
              • 25
              • 20
              • 19
              • 17
              • 16
              • 16
              • 15
              • 15
              • 15
              • 14
              • 14
              • 14
              • 14
              • 13
              • 13
              • 13
              • 12
              • 12
              • 12
              • 12
              • 11
              • 11
              • 11
              • 11
              • 11
              • 11
              • 10
              • 10
              • 10
              • 10
              • 8
              • 7

              Yay!

              February 1, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/-.Andrew.-
              • 23
              • 16
              • 15
              • 14
              • 13
              • 13
              • 12
              • 12
              • 11
              • 10
              • 10
              • 10
              • 6
              • 5
              • 5

              I shall join this competition as well!

              Haré mi mejor esfuerzo!

              December 16, 2017

              [deactivated user]

                Thank you for registering. ❤

                December 16, 2017

                [deactivated user]

                  Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great Wednesday. ❤

                  Here is the fourth contest update (Jan. 24):

                  January 24, 2018

                  https://www.duolingo.com/kirezatav
                  • 25
                  • 25
                  • 18
                  • 18
                  • 14

                  (angrily shakes fist at Kevin)

                  January 24, 2018

                  https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCamille
                  • 17
                  • 10
                  • 8
                  • 8
                  • 5
                  • 4
                  • 4
                  • 2
                  • 2

                  Haha! Same here!

                  January 25, 2018

                  https://www.duolingo.com/Kevin_MDM
                  • 25
                  • 20
                  • 15
                  • 10
                  • 10
                  • 198

                  Don't be mad at me, guys haha

                  January 25, 2018

                  https://www.duolingo.com/MykeDeWolf

                  Same lol, I’m lucky to be 11th

                  January 27, 2018

                  https://www.duolingo.com/-.Andrew.-
                  • 23
                  • 16
                  • 15
                  • 14
                  • 13
                  • 13
                  • 12
                  • 12
                  • 11
                  • 10
                  • 10
                  • 10
                  • 6
                  • 5
                  • 5

                  Merci, Felix.

                  This competition is really intense. I try to catch up but dang, the XP count of some users this month is more than what I've gotten all-time, lol

                  January 24, 2018

                  https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-
                  • 25
                  • 25
                  • 25
                  • 25
                  • 20
                  • 19
                  • 17
                  • 16
                  • 16
                  • 15
                  • 15
                  • 15
                  • 14
                  • 14
                  • 14
                  • 14
                  • 13
                  • 13
                  • 13
                  • 12
                  • 12
                  • 12
                  • 12
                  • 11
                  • 11
                  • 11
                  • 11
                  • 11
                  • 11
                  • 10
                  • 10
                  • 10
                  • 10
                  • 8
                  • 7

                  Yay! I'm on the Top 5! Thanks for the Update!

                  January 24, 2018

                  [deactivated user]

                    Here are the final results of the competition!

                    February 1, 2018

                    https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-
                    • 25
                    • 25
                    • 25
                    • 25
                    • 20
                    • 19
                    • 17
                    • 16
                    • 16
                    • 15
                    • 15
                    • 15
                    • 14
                    • 14
                    • 14
                    • 14
                    • 13
                    • 13
                    • 13
                    • 12
                    • 12
                    • 12
                    • 12
                    • 11
                    • 11
                    • 11
                    • 11
                    • 11
                    • 11
                    • 10
                    • 10
                    • 10
                    • 10
                    • 8
                    • 7

                    From 1st to 4th place...

                    Not too bad! Thanks for hosting the competition!

                    February 1, 2018

                    [deactivated user]

                      You're welcome!

                      February 1, 2018

                      https://www.duolingo.com/kirezatav
                      • 25
                      • 25
                      • 18
                      • 18
                      • 14

                      Llongyfarchiadau ar dy lwyddiant, Kevin! And well done everyone else who participated. These contests are always fun! :)

                      February 1, 2018

                      https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-
                      • 25
                      • 25
                      • 25
                      • 25
                      • 20
                      • 19
                      • 17
                      • 16
                      • 16
                      • 15
                      • 15
                      • 15
                      • 14
                      • 14
                      • 14
                      • 14
                      • 13
                      • 13
                      • 13
                      • 12
                      • 12
                      • 12
                      • 12
                      • 11
                      • 11
                      • 11
                      • 11
                      • 11
                      • 11
                      • 10
                      • 10
                      • 10
                      • 10
                      • 8
                      • 7

                      You did awesome too! In the last contest you finished 4th, now you're 2nd, Good Job!

                      February 1, 2018

                      https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
                      • 15
                      • 10
                      • 9
                      • 8
                      • 7
                      • 6
                      • 6
                      • 5
                      • 5
                      • 4
                      • 4
                      • 4
                      • 3
                      • 2
                      • 2
                      • 2
                      • 2

                      13th place again... Man, I really need to step it up for the February competition...

                      Thanks for hosting this! It was really fun :)

                      February 1, 2018

                      https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster
                      • 13
                      • 13
                      • 11
                      • 11
                      • 11
                      • 11
                      • 11
                      • 11
                      • 11
                      • 11
                      • 10
                      • 10
                      • 9
                      • 9
                      • 8
                      • 7
                      • 7
                      • 6
                      • 6
                      • 5
                      • 2

                      I would like to participate! Though, does this mean the XP competition is happening right now? It said it goes from Dec 1 to Dec 31. o_O

                      December 16, 2017

                      [deactivated user]

                        Thank you for registering. ❤ I fixed the mistake.

                        December 16, 2017

                        https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster
                        • 13
                        • 13
                        • 11
                        • 11
                        • 11
                        • 11
                        • 11
                        • 11
                        • 11
                        • 11
                        • 10
                        • 10
                        • 9
                        • 9
                        • 8
                        • 7
                        • 7
                        • 6
                        • 6
                        • 5
                        • 2

                        Thanks! I hope I can do well this time around. I've just awoken from my Duolingo funk, and am going strong.

                        December 16, 2017

                        https://www.duolingo.com/kj3ER06x

                        I would like to participate

                        December 16, 2017

                        [deactivated user]

                          Thank you for registering. ❤

                          December 16, 2017

                          [deactivated user]

                            I would like to participate too :)

                            December 16, 2017

                            [deactivated user]

                              Thank you for registering. ❤

                              December 16, 2017

                              https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCamille
                              • 17
                              • 10
                              • 8
                              • 8
                              • 5
                              • 4
                              • 4
                              • 2
                              • 2

                              I would love to join!
                              I have a quick question though. How can you tell if someone is testing out?

                              December 16, 2017

                              [deactivated user]

                                Thank you for registering. ❤
                                There is a mod keeping track of the December contest and I'm sure they will keep track of this one too. (^ ω ^)

                                December 16, 2017

                                [deactivated user]

                                  Congratulations! You've won third place!

                                  February 1, 2018

                                  https://www.duolingo.com/Eden-Joy
                                  • 18
                                  • 13
                                  • 6
                                  • 4
                                  • 3
                                  • 3
                                  • 2
                                  • 2
                                  • 2
                                  • 2
                                  • 2
                                  • 2

                                  I will join!

                                  December 16, 2017

                                  [deactivated user]

                                    Thank you for registering. ❤

                                    December 16, 2017

                                    https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCamille
                                    • 17
                                    • 10
                                    • 8
                                    • 8
                                    • 5
                                    • 4
                                    • 4
                                    • 2
                                    • 2

                                    Ok I was wondering because I am in another XP competition and there is this girl that had like 1500 XP YESTERDAY and now has almost 3500 XP all in one day and I feel like that is kinda suspicious What do you think? What would you do?

                                    December 16, 2017

                                    [deactivated user]

                                      I apologize for changing my mind so suddenly, but after re-reading what you wrote, I think 2,000 XP, though being a lot, is a realistic amount of XP to gain within that period of time. I have done it myself without testing out. If you still feel like it is suspicious, then you can report it here.

                                      December 16, 2017

                                      https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCamille
                                      • 17
                                      • 10
                                      • 8
                                      • 8
                                      • 5
                                      • 4
                                      • 4
                                      • 2
                                      • 2

                                      How do you do that?!

                                      December 16, 2017

                                      [deactivated user]

                                        There was one day where I had nothing happening, so I decided to challenge myself and complete a whole tree in one day without testing out.

                                        December 16, 2017

                                        https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCamille
                                        • 17
                                        • 10
                                        • 8
                                        • 8
                                        • 5
                                        • 4
                                        • 4
                                        • 2
                                        • 2

                                        Wow!

                                        December 16, 2017

                                        https://www.duolingo.com/-.Andrew.-
                                        • 23
                                        • 16
                                        • 15
                                        • 14
                                        • 13
                                        • 13
                                        • 12
                                        • 12
                                        • 11
                                        • 10
                                        • 10
                                        • 10
                                        • 6
                                        • 5
                                        • 5

                                        A WHOLE TREE?! Mon Dieu!

                                        I've been working on my Spanish tree ever since I've started Duolingo, and I still haven't fully completed it, (probably since I stop to strengthen, I don't know).

                                        December 16, 2017

                                        [deactivated user]

                                          Well, it was the Catalan tree. I was already familiar with Spanish and Catalan is extremely similar to Spanish. The tree is not very long, either. But I was in a weird mood where I wasn't satisfied unless I did the next skill. Eventually the skills ran out and I went to bed feeling really worn out.

                                          December 17, 2017

                                          https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-
                                          • 25
                                          • 25
                                          • 25
                                          • 25
                                          • 20
                                          • 19
                                          • 17
                                          • 16
                                          • 16
                                          • 15
                                          • 15
                                          • 15
                                          • 14
                                          • 14
                                          • 14
                                          • 14
                                          • 13
                                          • 13
                                          • 13
                                          • 12
                                          • 12
                                          • 12
                                          • 12
                                          • 11
                                          • 11
                                          • 11
                                          • 11
                                          • 11
                                          • 11
                                          • 10
                                          • 10
                                          • 10
                                          • 10
                                          • 8
                                          • 7

                                          Just a few minutes ago, I was like 1000XP away from Ashleigh Morris, in the Weekly Leaderboard, and now, She's winning by 500XP. I think that she is testing out of some skills.

                                          December 16, 2017

                                          [deactivated user]

                                            Alright. I'll take care of it. Thank you.

                                            December 16, 2017

                                            [deactivated user]

                                              morriash has been disqualified from my December competition.

                                              December 16, 2017

                                              https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCamille
                                              • 17
                                              • 10
                                              • 8
                                              • 8
                                              • 5
                                              • 4
                                              • 4
                                              • 2
                                              • 2

                                              I KNEW she was testing out! She is in another xp Competition I'll go get her busted!

                                              January 16, 2018

                                              https://www.duolingo.com/-.Andrew.-
                                              • 23
                                              • 16
                                              • 15
                                              • 14
                                              • 13
                                              • 13
                                              • 12
                                              • 12
                                              • 11
                                              • 10
                                              • 10
                                              • 10
                                              • 6
                                              • 5
                                              • 5

                                              lol

                                              That was a while back though, she might've cleaned up her act. If she is still getting ridiculous amounts of XP though...then yeah, she needs to be disqualified.

                                              January 16, 2018

                                              [deactivated user]

                                                We already did back in December hahaha.

                                                January 16, 2018

                                                https://www.duolingo.com/ELI3160

                                                i want to play

                                                December 16, 2017

                                                [deactivated user]

                                                  Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                  December 16, 2017

                                                  https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
                                                  • 15
                                                  • 10
                                                  • 9
                                                  • 8
                                                  • 7
                                                  • 6
                                                  • 6
                                                  • 5
                                                  • 5
                                                  • 4
                                                  • 4
                                                  • 4
                                                  • 3
                                                  • 2
                                                  • 2
                                                  • 2
                                                  • 2

                                                  I would love to participate!

                                                  December 16, 2017

                                                  [deactivated user]

                                                    Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                    December 16, 2017

                                                    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
                                                    • 15
                                                    • 10
                                                    • 9
                                                    • 8
                                                    • 7
                                                    • 6
                                                    • 6
                                                    • 5
                                                    • 5
                                                    • 4
                                                    • 4
                                                    • 4
                                                    • 3
                                                    • 2
                                                    • 2
                                                    • 2
                                                    • 2

                                                    Thank you for hosting. ❤

                                                    December 17, 2017

                                                    https://www.duolingo.com/KarenH17583

                                                    I would like to participate! XD

                                                    December 16, 2017

                                                    [deactivated user]

                                                      Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                      December 16, 2017

                                                      https://www.duolingo.com/Fergus138287

                                                      i will join from your last december contest but i want to lose bad in that one because i feel i dont deserve it because i didnt have enough time to do it.

                                                      December 16, 2017

                                                      [deactivated user]

                                                        Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                        December 16, 2017

                                                        https://www.duolingo.com/kirezatav
                                                        • 25
                                                        • 25
                                                        • 18
                                                        • 18
                                                        • 14

                                                        Hey-o, I'd like to join again! :)

                                                        December 17, 2017

                                                        [deactivated user]

                                                          Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                          December 17, 2017

                                                          [deactivated user]

                                                            Congratulations! You've won second place!

                                                            February 1, 2018

                                                            https://www.duolingo.com/Monahan.H
                                                            • 15
                                                            • 11
                                                            • 9
                                                            • 8
                                                            • 6
                                                            • 4
                                                            • 2
                                                            • 10

                                                            I'll join this contest. Sounds fun!!

                                                            December 17, 2017

                                                            [deactivated user]

                                                              Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                              December 17, 2017

                                                              https://www.duolingo.com/SpaceSketcher
                                                              • 25
                                                              • 12
                                                              • 6
                                                              • 5
                                                              • 3
                                                              • 3
                                                              • 2
                                                              • 2
                                                              • 119

                                                              I'm in - I'd like to join please!

                                                              December 17, 2017

                                                              [deactivated user]

                                                                Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                                December 17, 2017

                                                                https://www.duolingo.com/Casper_duo
                                                                • 20
                                                                • 15
                                                                • 14
                                                                • 12
                                                                • 11
                                                                • 11
                                                                • 6
                                                                • 5
                                                                • 4
                                                                • 4
                                                                • 3

                                                                I would like to join.

                                                                December 17, 2017

                                                                [deactivated user]

                                                                  Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                                  December 17, 2017

                                                                  https://www.duolingo.com/EvaAwesomeness
                                                                  • 19
                                                                  • 11
                                                                  • 10
                                                                  • 4
                                                                  • 289

                                                                  I want to join again!

                                                                  December 18, 2017

                                                                  [deactivated user]

                                                                    Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                                    December 18, 2017

                                                                    https://www.duolingo.com/schultz11of14

                                                                    I want to join!

                                                                    December 18, 2017

                                                                    [deactivated user]

                                                                      Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                                      December 18, 2017

                                                                      [deactivated user]

                                                                        Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great Wednesday. ❤

                                                                        Here is the third contest update (Jan. 17):

                                                                        January 17, 2018

                                                                        https://www.duolingo.com/FloweringIris.
                                                                        • 23
                                                                        • 12
                                                                        • 12
                                                                        • 8
                                                                        • 8
                                                                        • 7
                                                                        • 6
                                                                        • 6
                                                                        • 6
                                                                        • 6
                                                                        • 4
                                                                        • 3
                                                                        • 3
                                                                        • 3

                                                                        Hey Felix! I'd love to join. :-)

                                                                        December 16, 2017

                                                                        [deactivated user]

                                                                          Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                                          December 16, 2017

                                                                          https://www.duolingo.com/LyssaKaz

                                                                          I would like to join!

                                                                          December 18, 2017

                                                                          [deactivated user]

                                                                            Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                                            December 18, 2017

                                                                            https://www.duolingo.com/DylanAJR
                                                                            • 18
                                                                            • 15
                                                                            • 15
                                                                            • 10
                                                                            • 7
                                                                            • 7
                                                                            • 6
                                                                            • 6
                                                                            • 6
                                                                            • 6
                                                                            • 3
                                                                            • 2
                                                                            • 2

                                                                            May I please join?

                                                                            December 18, 2017

                                                                            [deactivated user]

                                                                              Yes. Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                                              December 18, 2017

                                                                              https://www.duolingo.com/MykeDeWolf

                                                                              May I join? ^^

                                                                              December 19, 2017

                                                                              [deactivated user]

                                                                                Yes. Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                                                December 20, 2017

                                                                                https://www.duolingo.com/George--Smith

                                                                                I don't mind giving an additional 1000 lingots to the winner, if I can get the userscript to work on my computer.

                                                                                December 20, 2017

                                                                                [deactivated user]

                                                                                  Ok. Tell me if it works out.

                                                                                  December 20, 2017

                                                                                  https://www.duolingo.com/thatLanguageGeek

                                                                                  Hey Felix, could you pull me out of this contest? I'm going to take a placement test in January, so I won't be able to do this contest.

                                                                                  December 23, 2017

                                                                                  [deactivated user]

                                                                                    Okay.

                                                                                    December 23, 2017

                                                                                    https://www.duolingo.com/thatLanguageGeek

                                                                                    Thanks. Sorry for the trouble. :(

                                                                                    December 26, 2017

                                                                                    https://www.duolingo.com/George--Smith

                                                                                    Hey Felix, please can I join? I wanna build some XP on my reverse tree. We're already friends on Duo

                                                                                    December 20, 2017

                                                                                    [deactivated user]

                                                                                      Yes. Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                                                      December 20, 2017

                                                                                      https://www.duolingo.com/DanielLucri
                                                                                      • 25
                                                                                      • 25
                                                                                      • 19
                                                                                      • 11
                                                                                      • 9
                                                                                      • 2

                                                                                      I'd like to participate!!!

                                                                                      December 21, 2017

                                                                                      [deactivated user]

                                                                                        Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                                                        December 22, 2017

                                                                                        https://www.duolingo.com/-Mistystar-

                                                                                        I'd like to join sounds fun

                                                                                        December 23, 2017

                                                                                        [deactivated user]

                                                                                          Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                                                          December 23, 2017

                                                                                          https://www.duolingo.com/Kevin_MDM
                                                                                          • 25
                                                                                          • 20
                                                                                          • 15
                                                                                          • 10
                                                                                          • 10
                                                                                          • 198

                                                                                          Hi, Felix. I'd like to join.

                                                                                          December 27, 2017

                                                                                          [deactivated user]

                                                                                            Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                                                            December 27, 2017

                                                                                            https://www.duolingo.com/Kevin_MDM
                                                                                            • 25
                                                                                            • 20
                                                                                            • 15
                                                                                            • 10
                                                                                            • 10
                                                                                            • 198

                                                                                            Hi. I've read some comments about the rules and cheating and I would like to know if all these points are true:

                                                                                            -I can get XP with "Strengthen skills" mode.

                                                                                            -I can re-do all skills in the tree even if all of them are golden.

                                                                                            -I can not re-do the same skill over and over and over to get XP.

                                                                                            -I can use any language tree to get XP.

                                                                                            -The contest starts Dec. 31 at 18:00 (Chicago time GMT-6)

                                                                                            Can anyone help me with this, please?

                                                                                            December 31, 2017

                                                                                            [deactivated user]

                                                                                              Yes, all of this is correct.

                                                                                              December 31, 2017

                                                                                              [deactivated user]

                                                                                                Congratulations! You've won first place!

                                                                                                February 1, 2018

                                                                                                https://www.duolingo.com/Kevin_MDM
                                                                                                • 25
                                                                                                • 20
                                                                                                • 15
                                                                                                • 10
                                                                                                • 10
                                                                                                • 198

                                                                                                Awesome! And I have the lingots. Thank you.

                                                                                                February 1, 2018

                                                                                                https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-
                                                                                                • 25
                                                                                                • 25
                                                                                                • 25
                                                                                                • 25
                                                                                                • 20
                                                                                                • 19
                                                                                                • 17
                                                                                                • 16
                                                                                                • 16
                                                                                                • 15
                                                                                                • 15
                                                                                                • 15
                                                                                                • 14
                                                                                                • 14
                                                                                                • 14
                                                                                                • 14
                                                                                                • 13
                                                                                                • 13
                                                                                                • 13
                                                                                                • 12
                                                                                                • 12
                                                                                                • 12
                                                                                                • 12
                                                                                                • 11
                                                                                                • 11
                                                                                                • 11
                                                                                                • 11
                                                                                                • 11
                                                                                                • 11
                                                                                                • 10
                                                                                                • 10
                                                                                                • 10
                                                                                                • 10
                                                                                                • 8
                                                                                                • 7

                                                                                                Congratulations Kevin! You're really the best!

                                                                                                February 1, 2018

                                                                                                https://www.duolingo.com/JakubTheSlav

                                                                                                I am new here, that`s a great idea for better motivation, can I join as well? :)

                                                                                                December 31, 2017

                                                                                                [deactivated user]

                                                                                                  Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                                                                  December 31, 2017

                                                                                                  https://www.duolingo.com/Apalvaldr

                                                                                                  Hi, I would like to join as well

                                                                                                  December 31, 2017

                                                                                                  [deactivated user]

                                                                                                    Thank you for registering. ❤

                                                                                                    December 31, 2017

                                                                                                    https://www.duolingo.com/Go_Mom_Go
                                                                                                    • 25
                                                                                                    • 12
                                                                                                    • 11
                                                                                                    • 10
                                                                                                    • 10
                                                                                                    • 4
                                                                                                    • 3
                                                                                                    • 33

                                                                                                    How to join for February?

                                                                                                    January 4, 2018

                                                                                                    [deactivated user]

                                                                                                      I will post the link for February's XP contest in a few days.

                                                                                                      January 10, 2018

                                                                                                      https://www.duolingo.com/nivishsharma

                                                                                                      Register me for Feb already :P

                                                                                                      January 16, 2018

                                                                                                      https://www.duolingo.com/-.Andrew.-
                                                                                                      • 23
                                                                                                      • 16
                                                                                                      • 15
                                                                                                      • 14
                                                                                                      • 13
                                                                                                      • 13
                                                                                                      • 12
                                                                                                      • 12
                                                                                                      • 11
                                                                                                      • 10
                                                                                                      • 10
                                                                                                      • 10
                                                                                                      • 6
                                                                                                      • 5
                                                                                                      • 5

                                                                                                      Oh right, you had said you'd post the February link around now.

                                                                                                      Probably obvious, but I wanna join that one too, lol

                                                                                                      January 16, 2018

                                                                                                      [deactivated user]

                                                                                                        Here is the link to the February competition.

                                                                                                        January 16, 2018

                                                                                                        https://www.duolingo.com/-.Andrew.-
                                                                                                        • 23
                                                                                                        • 16
                                                                                                        • 15
                                                                                                        • 14
                                                                                                        • 13
                                                                                                        • 13
                                                                                                        • 12
                                                                                                        • 12
                                                                                                        • 11
                                                                                                        • 10
                                                                                                        • 10
                                                                                                        • 10
                                                                                                        • 6
                                                                                                        • 5
                                                                                                        • 5

                                                                                                        Alright, nice.

                                                                                                        January 16, 2018

                                                                                                        [deactivated user]

                                                                                                          15 minute warning.

                                                                                                          January 31, 2018

                                                                                                          [deactivated user]

                                                                                                            Finish!

                                                                                                            February 1, 2018

                                                                                                            [deactivated user]
                                                                                                              February 13, 2018

                                                                                                              [deactivated user]

                                                                                                                [deactivated user]
                                                                                                                  April 15, 2018
                                                                                                                  Learn a language in just 5 minutes a day. For free.