https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

Did I just lose 8 XP by making a translation?

No, I didn't. But for a while there I was fooled.


minus 8 points


Achieved by making an edit, and then cancelling my upvote on my edit. The first time I cancelled my upvote, I got -3 XP; but the upvote reappeared, so I cancelled it again, and got -8 XP.

Reloading the page reset my XP to 2. So I didn't lose anything after all. But it's still a bug.

May 3, 2014

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Ricaloca

Question: why did you cancel your upvote?

May 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

It was an experiment. I noticed that whenever I made an edit, I automatically voted myself up. So I wondered what would happen if I unvoted. I tried it, and the bug was quickly discovered.

May 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Ricaloca

Looks like you're a troublemaker! :) Probably the first in Duolingo history to downvote yourself. That's what you get for being modest.

May 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Nope, not the first. I tried it too, a while back. It didn't give me any errors, by the way.

May 7, 2014
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