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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):


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

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


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

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

      Time to get competitive! :D


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

      Thanks for the update, my guy.

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


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

      Kevin you're a bloody machine! Well done


      [deactivated user]

        Thank you for registering. ❤


        [deactivated user]

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

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


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

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

          Thanks, by the way.


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

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


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

          I would like to participate again!


          [deactivated user]

            Thank you for registering. ❤


            [deactivated user]

              Congratulations! You've won fourth place!


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

              I shall join this competition as well!

              Haré mi mejor esfuerzo!


              [deactivated user]

                Thank you for registering. ❤


                [deactivated user]

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

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


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

                  (angrily shakes fist at Kevin)


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

                  Don't be mad at me, guys haha


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

                  Same lol, I’m lucky to be 11th


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

                  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


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

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


                  [deactivated user]

                    Here are the final results of the competition!


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

                    From 1st to 4th place...

                    Not too bad! Thanks for hosting the competition!


                    [deactivated user]

                      You're welcome!


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

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


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

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


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

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

                      Thanks for hosting this! It was really fun :)


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

                      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


                      [deactivated user]

                        Thank you for registering. ❤ I fixed the mistake.


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

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


                        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kj3ER06x

                        I would like to participate


                        [deactivated user]

                          Thank you for registering. ❤


                          [deactivated user]

                            I would like to participate too :)


                            [deactivated user]

                              Thank you for registering. ❤


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

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


                              [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 ^)


                                [deactivated user]

                                  Congratulations! You've won third place!


                                  [deactivated user]

                                    Thank you for registering. ❤


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

                                    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?


                                    [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.


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

                                      How do you do that?!


                                      [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.


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

                                        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).


                                        [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.


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

                                          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.


                                          [deactivated user]

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


                                            [deactivated user]

                                              morriash has been disqualified from my December competition.


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

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


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

                                              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.


                                              [deactivated user]

                                                We already did back in December hahaha.


                                                [deactivated user]

                                                  Thank you for registering. ❤


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

                                                  I would love to participate!


                                                  [deactivated user]

                                                    Thank you for registering. ❤


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

                                                    Thank you for hosting. ❤


                                                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KarenH17583

                                                    I would like to participate! XD


                                                    [deactivated user]

                                                      Thank you for registering. ❤


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


                                                      [deactivated user]

                                                        Thank you for registering. ❤


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

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


                                                        [deactivated user]

                                                          Thank you for registering. ❤


                                                          [deactivated user]

                                                            Congratulations! You've won second place!


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

                                                            I'll join this contest. Sounds fun!!


                                                            [deactivated user]

                                                              Thank you for registering. ❤


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

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


                                                              [deactivated user]

                                                                Thank you for registering. ❤


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

                                                                I would like to join.


                                                                [deactivated user]

                                                                  Thank you for registering. ❤


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

                                                                  I want to join again!


                                                                  [deactivated user]

                                                                    Thank you for registering. ❤


                                                                    [deactivated user]

                                                                      Thank you for registering. ❤


                                                                      [deactivated user]

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

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


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

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


                                                                        [deactivated user]

                                                                          Thank you for registering. ❤


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

                                                                          I would like to join!


                                                                          [deactivated user]

                                                                            Thank you for registering. ❤


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

                                                                            May I please join?


                                                                            [deactivated user]

                                                                              Yes. Thank you for registering. ❤


                                                                              [deactivated user]

                                                                                Yes. Thank you for registering. ❤


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


                                                                                [deactivated user]

                                                                                  Ok. Tell me if it works out.


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


                                                                                  [deactivated user]

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

                                                                                    Thanks. Sorry for the trouble. :(


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

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


                                                                                    [deactivated user]

                                                                                      Yes. Thank you for registering. ❤


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

                                                                                      I'd like to participate!!!


                                                                                      [deactivated user]

                                                                                        Thank you for registering. ❤


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

                                                                                        I'd like to join sounds fun


                                                                                        [deactivated user]

                                                                                          Thank you for registering. ❤


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

                                                                                          Hi, Felix. I'd like to join.


                                                                                          [deactivated user]

                                                                                            Thank you for registering. ❤


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

                                                                                            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?


                                                                                            [deactivated user]

                                                                                              Yes, all of this is correct.


                                                                                              [deactivated user]

                                                                                                Congratulations! You've won first place!


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

                                                                                                Awesome! And I have the lingots. Thank you.


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

                                                                                                Congratulations Kevin! You're really the best!


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

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


                                                                                                [deactivated user]

                                                                                                  Thank you for registering. ❤


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

                                                                                                  Hi, I would like to join as well


                                                                                                  [deactivated user]

                                                                                                    Thank you for registering. ❤


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

                                                                                                    How to join for February?


                                                                                                    [deactivated user]

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


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

                                                                                                      Register me for Feb already :P


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

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

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


                                                                                                      [deactivated user]

                                                                                                        Here is the link to the February competition.


                                                                                                        [deactivated user]

                                                                                                          15 minute warning.


                                                                                                          [deactivated user]
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