https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheBookKeeper06

There isn't enough to do with lingots!

Lingots are given out as awards almost constantly for those who have continually kept up with Duolingo. They are rewards for doing well in your league. But are lingots...currency? Or are they collectables?

Eventually we can all look at our lingot bank and be proud of what we have achieved, whether that be 10 or 10,000. But then we get stuck. We have all these lingots that will just sit around on our profile page! What do we do with them? What can we do with them?

The available options are - streak freeze, timed lessons, and streak challenge (which just gives you more lingots). Timed lessons is a one-time 10 lingot fee. If we keep using streak freeze, we won't encourage ourselves to learn.

But what if we had something worthwhile to spend our lingots on? A few (very few) courses let you buy "Flirting" or "Idioms" courses, but what if there was more? What if we could spend lingots on reading material written by Duolingo users? I remember a time when we used lingots to customize Duo. What if we did the same with our profiles? What if it costs lingots to "upgrade" your profile?

There are so many possibilities, and I'm tired of seeing so many lingots but not knowing what to do with them. Do you agree? Do you want something to spend on? What is your opinion?

June 3, 2019

449 Comments


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

I save them up to give to people who complain about having too many lingots, for the irony value (usually 10 at a time). Since this happens so often, I'm actually running low, which keeps me motivated to get more.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jordan571880

I find that really funny.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/candy4cara

Gold

June 4, 2019

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

LinGold

June 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ryan348217

LOL

August 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tom16961786

ikr

June 6, 2019

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

Here, have one in return, for the good cause.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

He’s already got 548, I don’t think he needs more. But have a lingot!

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

I find it ironic that everyone is giving each other lingots. It’s a circle

June 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hunter121213

I looked at how many lingots you got and it cracked me up! I think I should try that sometime just for laughs! I find it funny that you say that and all of a sudden you have 677! Well, I like your sense of humor. Have a lingot!

June 11, 2019

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

Well, now you got 12 lingots. Uhh, 13.

June 23, 2019

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

The irony of all of this is killing me lmaooo in fact you deserve more than one lingot , have two!

July 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

Ok like I have way too many and everyone keeps giving me more and i want to smash my laptop :)

June 5, 2019

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

But if it makes you want to smash your laptop, why are you saying so on a comment about giving them to people who complain about having too many?

And why do you seem so happy about it?

Is this a "Hulk like Smash" sort of situation?

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

Because when life squeezes lemons in your eyes u act positive

June 6, 2019

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

pls give them to me if you rly hate them that much. I don't mind releaving you if you don't want them GIVE THEM AWAY!

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

Ok Here

June 6, 2019

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

Wait, if you give a lingot and I "pass it forward" and give you one, are we playing Hot Lingot? I also feel like we are tampering with the butterfly effect here. :-p

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ryan348217

New wiggles song! HOT LINGOT HOT LINGOT

August 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

What?

June 6, 2019

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

haha thanks!! You got a bunch of popularity for nothing! I honor you for that.

June 6, 2019

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

She wants lingots dummy

June 6, 2019

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

And I was good to my word and gave her a hundred irony lingots. And because her comment made me laugh!

June 6, 2019

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

Why? I thought it was pretty funny! No problem with you getting lingots. Are you talking to me or the other guy?

Edit: If I upset you by admiring and enjoying your sense of humor, I'm sorry! I thought you were clever!

June 7, 2019

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

@Corinnebelle I was taking pretty much everything in this part of the thread as a joke (Nevaeh's comment was pretty hilariously phrased, too), and then sprinkling lingots around. And I have no idea who anyone is talking to anymore, including myself.

June 11, 2019

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

An ingenious way of asking! :D

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

And I hate you because of it

June 6, 2019

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

Let’s test it. I’m giving you a Lingot to make her jealous. Let the smashing begin.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

I literally have too many lingots take them

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

Im not jealous, do u want lingots? Ill give u some

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

I do not I, want them? I dont

June 6, 2019

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

I AM ALMOST BROKE PLS DONATE edit: 29 lingots need one more to start flirting in italian!

June 6, 2019

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

If you are still giving them away, I will gladly take some.

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aryaman73

Hey, at least you're using Duo on a laptop and not a phone ;)

June 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hunter121213

I am low on lingots too, if you are still getting rid of them! ;) I currently only have 8! :)

June 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aryaman73

I also only have 10 :( probably cause I only do like one lesson a day

June 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/heyo77

if u don't want more, don't comment on anything cuz people like ur comments too much and will give u lingots ;))))

June 13, 2019

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

So that got pretty ridiculous... Thanks for all the lingots! Giving out irony lingots in this thread had nearly cleaned me out. I promise to use as many as possible for irony.

All the people who post in random discussions with "LINGOT PLEASE" should instead post about how annoyed they are at having too many lingots. People always give tons to those comments, and it's not like we check to see how many they actually have.

(Actually, if someone asks nicely, I'll usually give them a bunch too. But I'll try to make sure these 108 go to something ironic.)

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

Im giving u all of my unneeded lingots (i dont need any of them)

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ike012

Sure pass em over

June 7, 2019

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

sounds like you need a hundred more ... lol

June 7, 2019

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

I only need one more to start flirting. Every stalker flirts with their victims. (did I just say that!?)

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ryan348217

w...wh...what? gives terrified look

August 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hi_Hopes_2

Typographicman

My thoughts exactly! This looks like a endless cycle of lingot chucking.

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheBookKeeper06

That is what it has become....

June 7, 2019

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

What if everyone on Duolingo got on this post and no one was actually learning everyone was just passing the lingots around... i wonder if the Duolingo team would get rid of them

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

Y'all really need to do something other than give me lingots

June 8, 2019

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

You can give me some if you want, I'll carry some of that burden for you

July 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/setth5

I just donated a lingot to your charitable cause. Maybe I can use it as a tax write-off.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fawwaz495

Nice one sir.

June 5, 2019

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

Hahahaha you are a bad person! :D I've laughed out loud with this comment. BTW, probably the irony came back to you as I see a lot of people gave you a lingot for the comment! :D

June 6, 2019

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

Yeah, I feel like some sort of Angel of Irony bestowing irony lingots on everyone, or maybe the Irony Fairy, collecting all these irony lingots and leaving them ironically under people's pillows.

It looks like someone started a similar thread over here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/32530499 I haven't decided if it's ironic to give MichelleBe lingots, but definitely gave a bunch to the OP.

If you want to give irony lingots, I'd suggest this poster: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/32478952 Also she says she licks them, so you might not want them back after.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zoe615106

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha good 4 u :)

June 10, 2019

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

That's funny

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

Stop giving me lingots y'all probably have something else to do rn

June 5, 2019

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

LOLZ!

June 6, 2019

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

I get it, just complain and you'll get some LOL! "Give me lingots NOT!" Bahahaha!

Who wants useless lingots anyway?

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

Seriously stop giving me lingots

June 6, 2019

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

I didn't.

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

thanks so much >:(

June 7, 2019

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

If you don't want lingots, why on earth do you keep writing comments practically asking for them?

July 2, 2019

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

How pathetic is this? From 1 to 10?

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hunter121213

Amigacat: I'd say about a 7! I think the hilarity of it all keeps it from being a 10! But it's fun to see how it all goes down!

June 11, 2019

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

This is good a cause that I can give my lingots too!

June 6, 2019

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

That comment was certainly a good way to get more lingots

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

STOP GIVING ME LINGOTS

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheBookKeeper06

sigh same here.

June 8, 2019

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

is there a way to give 100's at a time, It only lets me give 1

June 9, 2019

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

Yeah, I've had to do it one at a time, even when I wanted to give away 100. Now you have some more you'll have to give away one by one.

June 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASZ18101849

You'll probably have to click the "Give Lingot" button 100 times (which unfortunately begins to get tedious). That said, have a lingot!

June 12, 2019

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

LOL !!!

June 4, 2019

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

Here, have a lingot!

June 5, 2019

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

Have some Lingots for the cause!

June 5, 2019

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

oh the IRONY! everyone's giving you lingots just for the LOLZ

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/c6vE5

Great! That's an idea :D

June 6, 2019

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

Interesting

June 6, 2019

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

Gave you some back! Thanks for the lingots!

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ben514355

Here, have 42 lingots to make it an even 500

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AthenaA7

The fact that this is a thing reinforces op's point so much - rip

June 6, 2019

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

You're a genius hahaha

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

Y'all gave me so many lingots now I'm giving them away just like Typographicman

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

NEWS FLASH: I REALLY DONT WANT LINGOTS NOW STOP SAYING I WANT THEM >:(

June 6, 2019

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

Whatever you do, don't give them to me

June 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

u want lingots

June 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hunter121213

May I have lingots? Please? :) ;)

June 11, 2019

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

Yes! Take some

June 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

yeah sure!!!!!!

June 11, 2019

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

How dare you give me 10 lingots

June 12, 2019

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

It is very, very difficult not to give you a lingot right now... but, I'll keep it to myself.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

Thank you

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RCL416296

Lmao XD I'm going to do that from now on

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Edow52

That's funny

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

Thats what Im trying to do but everyone asks for more and now I have no lingots

June 7, 2019

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

Thank you for this idea

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/folm235

Definitely going to do this. But I do agree with the OP.

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

Like I literally hate how everyone thinks i want lingots, I have way too much and no one will listen when i say I dont want anymore

June 8, 2019

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

This is the best possible reason to keep earning lingots.

June 8, 2019

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

erm dont mind me

WOW I HAVE TOO MANY LINGOTS I AM COMPLAINING NOW

June 19, 2019

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

LOL!!

July 20, 2019

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

I see what you did there. You figured that people would give you lingots for your answer and you will accumulate so many that you will be able to buy...come to think of it, I have no idea what you're going to do with them. Just don't you dare give them to me.

July 26, 2019

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

hehe

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel589120

The lingot shop button is the most prominent button in the Duolingo toolbar.

You can also access it from the lingot diamond to the right of the screen.

This makes it the most important feature in the Duo world.

Yet after a few days a new user has "purchased" everything that is to be purchased there!

He has to stare at those buttons for the rest of the time he is here knowing there is nothing to buy there!

June 3, 2019

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

I doth believe you have uncovered the greatest of cosmic jokes.

June 3, 2019

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

I think upgrading with lingots is an awesome idea! A month of Premium for, say, 300 lingots?

June 3, 2019

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

Lingots are just the arbitrary numerical value of a user variable; they are not blockchain, or in any way uniquely identifiable/counterfeit-proof, and would not work as a currency for anything of genuine value. I highly doubt that DL will ever offer anything with a pecuniary worth in exchange for them.

A month of premium for 300 lingots is equivalent to a month of premium for $0.00: that is not a good business idea—I could get premium for nothing for the next six and a half years...

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VineAcadem4

How do you have so many streak days?

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n35w101

You just have to get into a habit and stay with it. Pick a certain time of the day and always do it then. Clearly «garpike» has found their rhythm.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PapaSloth1

I thought 420 was a long streak, but 1391 is epic.

June 5, 2019

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

@Rakiria
It's a great milestone if you're a Tesla shareholder...

1391 really isn't that remarkable; go to duome.eu and you'll have to scroll down for five minutes even to get to it: there are many, many people with much longer streaks.

June 8, 2019

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

1391 may be epic but 420 is the weed number, and since we're all adults, not a great milestone whatsoever

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/setth5

It looks like you're no slouch yourself!

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n35w101

Agreed, PapaSloth1 is doing quite well.

June 5, 2019

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

I got into a habit once but I was having nun of it!

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jordan405343

I work to have a low streak number. Here's the thing: I'm in Canada, learning Spanish on Duolingo. Whenever I visit a Spanish speaking country, I stop Duolingo, then restart when I get home. My streak days is currently the number of days since I was last in Spain. I want that number to be as low as possible.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/T2LoN

A month of premium means a guaranteed pair of eyes on the Duolingo website (or as close to a guarantee as you can have), which they can turn into advertising dollars. So, I wouldn't call it a bad business idea.

June 5, 2019

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

Premium means no ads. That's the point! But, there weren't ads on Duo before, and they promised us they wouldn't, so...

June 5, 2019

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

Duo says a lot of things. Maybe they just need a new owl translator.

Perhaps it's time to suggest putting Owlian in the incubator.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qwertzy2

lol! "advertising in an advertising-free feature"

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qwertzy2

But I agree they should offer more privelages to those who can earn lingots. Like some premium features but of course theads still there

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mike302207

We'd be earning it.

June 17, 2019

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

They don't even need to be worth something that has a cash value. There could be a set of cosmetic changes you could buy with lingots.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/snowwolf0111

I can have many months of premium then ! Loll

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASZ18101849

Great idea. I would say, though, that it should cost far more. Probably like 10000 lingots for one week of Plus after the free trial, or about 43000 lingots for one month or 516000 for one year.

EDIT: Decided to multiply the costs by 10. Also garpike does make a good point.

June 6, 2019

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

i have too many lingots to use

June 5, 2019

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

Honestly, I want the game (Or Duo the Owl) to have course-based costumes, like, for example, a kimono for Japanese course takers, a GoT themed costume for High Valyrian course users, etc.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n35w101

Now this is a fun idea. Lingot awarded.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miaou-meow

(♡ω♡ ) this is an awesome idea especially if the costume will be available piece by piece, not the whole costume at once, more like throughout the course e.g. french hat (beret?), then striped shirt, then moustache etc :D ✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜here, have a lingot ♡

June 5, 2019

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

I like this idea!

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/heyo77

good idea. I would give you a lingot, but they don't do anything so why would I? ;P

June 7, 2019

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

They have the track suit for Russian course takers at least

June 8, 2019

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

Have Japanese lingot

July 2, 2019

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

The problem with lingots is the nearly 8,000 posts complaining about them and the store.

June 4, 2019

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

Exactly. The only problem is the fact that people are complaining about a problem that doesn't need to exist. There are more people complaining about it than people actually caring.

June 5, 2019

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

Make that 8,001.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mikerulez101

Am I the only one who cautiously holds onto all my lingots on the hope that Duolingo will FINALLY listen to this constant complaint and add more things to buy with them? haha

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PapaSloth1

I'd pay 1000 lingots for a T-shirt. Or a mug. Or a pencil. Or a thumbtack.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JustinRowe04

The only problem with that is that it isn't a viable business model. It's literally the equivalent of getting these items for free.

June 6, 2019

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

Except that if Duolingo users could exchange their lingots for Duolingo-branded swag, it becomes marketing for Duolingo when we wear/use/whatever that stuff in the world.

If I had a T-shirt with Duo on it, or just an enamel pin, or fridge magnet, or whatever, I'd end up with people asking me what that "cute owl" is all about... if Duolingo bought the swag in bulk it wouldn't cost them much at all.

Giving away swag isn't "a business model" in and of itself, but marketing is part of every successful company's business model.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/heyo77

true, that's a good point

June 7, 2019

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

Lingots for the right-to-buy; money for the actual cost and shipping.

July 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexE.2002

Lol I do that too

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shreya353277

Lol yes! I do that a lot.

June 4, 2019

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

I just want to make duo look like the monopoly man!!!!

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexE.2002

I love the profile customization idea.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/heyo77

me too

June 7, 2019

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

agreed

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/panirose7

I can sure use Lingots! On Android, it costs 5 Lingots for each Test!

The reason I like to test out is because it forces me to concentrate on answering correctly, with 4 chances to fail before having to start all over again. With lessons, I tend to be sloppier; incorrect responses will simply cycle back until I get them all right.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheBookKeeper06

I test out sometimes, but I like the constant repetition from doing all the lessons that burns the material into your brain!

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/panirose7

You are truly dedicated. I do lessons for new languages, but for languages I semi pseudo sorta know, the repetition puts me to sleep (literally fell off an exercise bike once). If I don't pass a test, then I will do a few lessons and test again. My problem with the repetition is that I remember the answers so I am barely paying attention.

June 5, 2019

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

I regularly test out on material that is too easy for me. I don't have the willpower to write La vaca limpió las orejas del perro a hundred times. Apparently just testing out that particular lesson to L5 was enough to burn the sentence in my brain and take away a bit of my soul :-D

June 5, 2019

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

At least it will come in handy some day.....

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/panirose7

Duo has such talented animal friends, sometimes I wonder which piece of literature they stepped out of.

To gain Lingots, I am doing repetitive exercises (along with meditation to withstand pain, hehe), but here’s a case to NOT indelibly emblazon these into the brain: some word usages are outright INCORRECT

French: “prendre” instead of “perdre”

English: “use to” instead of “used to”

As educators say, it is hard to UNDO incorrect learning that has been committed to memory.

June 6, 2019

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

Only 5? I think it was way more on iPhone! I gave enough you for two tests, I no longer use the app for that and the health reason.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/panirose7

Ich danke dir sehr für deine Großzügigkeit! What is the Health feature added to iPhone version that nobody likes? I use it on Android most of the time because that's when I have extra time -- waiting for a haircut, etc.

June 5, 2019

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

Yeah, I used to play it on buses and stuff, now I use only the desktop. I downloaded the app now just to check. Okay, iOS app:

Health feature - you have five hearts. Five errors and you're out. Heart refill - 350 gems. Or practice to gain one heart.

Test out cost - it is 400 gems

Streak freeze - 200 gems

Double or nothing - 50 gems

In the app the progress I made on lessons in percents is not reflected. Gems and lingots are not interchangable, so you cannot gain them here and use in the app. I cannot buy the gems, but it keeps offering me to switch to plus. I think in the past it offered to watch a commercial or to buy gems for money.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/panirose7

350 gems?! No wonder people said forget it! At least with Lingots, 4 errors and nothing is lost, except one’s pride (which may be worth more than 350 gems, haha).

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/heyo77

well i'll give you a lingot, because so far you're the only comment I've seen that needs lingots

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/panirose7

Grazie mille!

July 2, 2019

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

I use an android, but for me tests are free

July 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/panirose7

Ah, this gives me hope that Duo has eliminated Lingots for testing in their new version (not updated for me yet, so everybody else is already getting double-XPs in 30-minute timeframes). Thank you for the info!

July 2, 2019

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

Charge 10 lingots to post on the forum. Charge 1 lingot to upvote. Downvotes are free.

June 4, 2019

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

What an elegant solution! May I suggest charging 100 lingots to post 25 words or less, and increase the charge accordingly. So a great pontificator would have to save up for years before they would be able to make their post, saving all our eyes and brain cells for awhile longer.

June 4, 2019

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

No, it would be much better to charge 10 lingots per letter, costing approximately 1250 lingots to make a ~25 word post, so posts would be even less frequent.

June 4, 2019

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

NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo No some comments are actually useful, and some people don't have enough lingots to pay even for a short message

July 2, 2019

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

LMAO. Exactly! This solves the entire "I got my streak, gimme lingots" posts, and encourages long, detailed, important posts. Songve, you have the brain of Duo istelf. I'd lingot you but now I'm scared...

June 5, 2019

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

That would encourage downvoting and stifle discussion. BUUUT HEYYYY. ITS STILL SOMETHING

June 4, 2019

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

Cucumberman 'twas irony.

If there was a cost per post (and or vote) would folk think before clicking? Would that be good or bad?

June 4, 2019

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

Good

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASZ18101849

I wouldn't say that there should be a cost for voting comments, but I agree with the cost for posting a comment. This helps to reduce people spamming random meaningless comments like "hi" in the forums.

EDIT:

Charge 1 lingot to upvote. Downvotes are free.

Judging by many comments on downvotes (including this thread that opened up recently), this will only exacerbate the current problem we have with them. If there's going to be a price on upvotes, there must be a greater price on downvotes.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabsi745073

I disagree. Downvotes should cost a lingot because the forums are for people to support each other, so upvotes should be free

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scrapple8

Lingots remind me of Schrute bucks. Do they have the same cash value of a Schrute buck?

I suppose it is nice to have lingots to keep a streak intact. But I haven't tried that yet.

They have a list of achievements and one of them is a badge for spending Lingots. I saw the movie too so I'll just say We Don't Need No Stinkin Badges so you dont have to. But I wanted one. So I placed that bet. You bet 5 lingots and if you get a seven day streak you get seven lingots at the end. It is like a buying a CD.

But once you get a badge for spending 25 Lgts they raise it to 50 to get another badge. I did that one. Now they want me to get another badge. Colonel Cathcart keeps raising my missions.

I notice that I get lingots after completing a daily goal. If i watch a video i can get more lingots. So I watch the video. Usually they try to get me to register for a game.

Also whenever i complete something i get lingots. Blue purple red green and orange levels. But the lingots are not an incentive there because learning is the incentive to completing those lessons.

Because I am learning French I pronounce the singular lingo and the plural with the t.

I couple of times they said i finished in a certain place and got some lingots. i usually dont pay attention to that. I just try to get my work done. I read some messages here about cheating but whats the point? It is better to get your work done. Really the practice sessions seem better if you go on the web site than on the app. They seem harder. More challenging.

They also give out XP for tinycards but they are better for getting me to remember vocabulary. Sometimes the vocabulary they teach you gets marked wrong if you use it is an exercise. For instance they said wonderful is formidable and i said thats great thats a stromae song so i can remember it. But when i did a lesson and they asked me to translate wondeful it had to be magnifique for wonderful. I guess that is the downside to using tinycards. But i still like to use them.

I am still trying to figure out the grading system when you complete a new lesson. You get a bonus of anywhere from two to five Xp. Sometimes if you miss one question they give you five xp and sometimes 4. Sometimes if you miss two questions you might get 4 or 3. It depends. Some lessons are hard and there i end up getting 2.

June 4, 2019

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

More importantly - what's the rate of exchange of lingots to Stanley nickels?

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scrapple8

Ha ha. The same as the ratio of unicorns to leprechauns.

June 4, 2019

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

Bro, upvote to infinity and beyond. To infinity and beyond, my friend.

June 4, 2019

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

IKR i am at the moment giving away my 1,200 lingots to one of my friends. It is very long and takes a long time. It will work though. They have no use whatsoever.

June 3, 2019

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

Give them away to the HelpfulDuo account? Drown the the birb in it's devalued currency (`∀´)Ψ

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jordan571880

That is an awesome idea.

June 4, 2019

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

lmao. That's a great idea. We need the entire Duolingo community to do this all at once.

June 5, 2019

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

Wenn du die Rebellion organisieren möchtest, dann gerne. Ich bin zu müde für sowas - aber Mitläuferschaft ist schon noch drin.

June 6, 2019

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

I AM IN (though i only have 2 lingots :'( ikr )

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASZ18101849

Gave you a few lingots mostly because you only have that many.

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheBookKeeper06

I considered doing that, too, but the problem with giving them away to friends, is then THEY have a lot and nothing to do with them!

June 3, 2019

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

here, have a lingot lol

June 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jordan571880

Have a lingot as well.

June 4, 2019

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

Lingots for everyone!

June 4, 2019

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

yummy gimme

June 6, 2019

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

Have a lingot too... Although I'll only have two left ...

July 2, 2019

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

Hold up a second. Didn't you just steal all those lingots from poor, unsuspecting folk?

Were you really providing a public service, saving everyone from the impending existential dread of lingot possession?

June 3, 2019

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

wow. Thanks to that person who gave me 1,200 lingots. I gave them away to the same friend.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carrotsand2

They should be used for a grammar skill or something if that's added.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheBookKeeper06

Culture would be pretty cool, too...if we could learn more about the country of origin??

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shreya353277

Wow yeah! Never thought of that, but it would be really cool to learn about the culture surrounding our languages...

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miaou-meow

this is the best idea so far! i have just a little sum but my lingot is your lingot ♡

June 5, 2019

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

This gets trickier when you get into languages which have spread through much of the world, especially those which became the primary forms of communication in many locations through colonization.

These different places then continue to develop cultures very differently. Does Duo, in this lesson on culture, focus entirely on Spain, or does it take Latin America into account?

What does a culture skill look like?

June 6, 2019

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

nice idea

June 8, 2019

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

I've got lingots coming out the "oiseaux" (Tried to make my pun less bad by incorporating language learning)

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n35w101

I love bad puns. You earn a lingot!

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jmhall2

I love people who love bad puns! You get a lingot too!

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n35w101

Lol, if I give it back to you for loving people who love bad puns, is it going to be like a bad fruitcake, making the rounds each Christmas?

June 5, 2019

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

I love people who love people who love bad puns! Here you have a lingot thou!

June 5, 2019

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

tf

June 8, 2019

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

I love people who love people who love people who love making bad puns... Does that even make sense?

July 2, 2019

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

give me all your lingots. all the lingots users on duolingo are having ATM. then i'll delete my account. lingots will be no-where(for some period atleast). :v

June 4, 2019

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

i was kidding. i dont want them. :/

June 5, 2019

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

Too late x')

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASZ18101849

Maybe everyone could create a new account, pass the lingots they don't want to the accounts they created, and delete their newly created accounts. Especially that guy who has over a billion lingots. :)

June 9, 2019

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

Alright folks! This is a STICK UP. Just hand over your lingots and we all can walk away from this.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ryan348217

No

August 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TKDgirl94

I want to be able to spend Lingots on more things than just the current 'products'. Such as: customization of your Duolingo dashboard, or a variety of Duo owl avatars to use for your profile, etc. Maybe even include some extra lessons besides "Idioms" and "Flirting".

Those are my thoughts.

June 12, 2019

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

I'm with you!

June 12, 2019

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

They should have put a 100 lingot cap on everyone.

No more 10000 lingots burning a hole is people’s pockets. Spend them or lose them.

100 is enough for streak freezes etc

June 4, 2019

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

Lingot inflation. Store should charge 1000 times more for junk than now. Then we'd get 10,000 whiners about how much things cost and they don't have enough lingots so lingot begging becomes rampant and vicious.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DarleneDre1

Believe it or not, I currently have 29701 of them. I only earned a couple hundred of them. Seems a program bug fed the kitty when I reloaded the program.

June 4, 2019

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

Same. I currently have 424,741

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n35w101

Or, you know, just ignore the count of Lingots, Crowns and whatever else. Concentrate on learning the language, which is the reason you're here. Measure your success, not by virtual trinkets, but real conversation successes.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MariaI979464

I kind of want to have a customizable duo I can spend lingots on. They could have little hats for him to buy and stuff. It'd be so cute

June 4, 2019

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

I think this is a very good idea however i think you should be able to use lingots to block ads like a weekly fee, you know.

June 5, 2019

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

This thread is basically now just a Lingot mine

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheBookKeeper06

When I wrote this post I had ~500 worthless lingots and now I have over 1000. :(

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/heyo77

haha true

June 7, 2019

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

well it gets you a good spot on duome.eu/lingots

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASZ18101849

Number 1 spot has over a billion lingots. I wonder how that's even possible.

June 6, 2019

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

I have 424,741 lingots due to a glitch in the matrix.

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Catagent101

Yeah, this is so true. There is little point to a currency without a use. Some more ideas for shop items: themes (e.g. Halloween, space, or ones related to the languages we are learning), mini-games (about learning languages of course), or at least the ability to buy multiple streak freezes for extended excursions without mobile devices.

June 4, 2019

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

I'd like to be able to buy multiple streak freezes, or extended streak freezes. In fact I've been scrolling through the thread wondering if anyone else had suggested it already. Every time I go away from home for a few days (to actually practice one of the languages I'm here to learn), I lose my streak. Duo regularly offers me the option of saving my streak over a weekend, but what I'd really like would be the option to buy a 3-day / 7-day / 10-day streak freeze.

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheBookKeeper06

That is a really fun idea, I didn't think of that! It would certainly be useful...

June 23, 2019

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

A lot of the suggestions here like more bonus skills, games etc

Things that might actually be useful or fun, why do you all want them added to the lingot store?

If a bonus skill is in demand and created, shouldn’t it be added to the actual tree fir everyone to learn?

Everyone is trying to find things to add to make their lingot hoards worth more, why not just add these things with out the need to use lingots?

June 4, 2019

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

This is my question about further bonus skills: won't the content be able to be handled better if it's integrated with the tree and can have different parts referenced in multiple locations, instead of shoved into its own private box?

Is there a way where turning it into its own separate bonus skill is not a poor way to handle implementation (Okay, so idioms, sure, because those never want you to type what it's actually saying)?

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MackenzieT783595

Does anyone else remember a time years ago when you could buy Duo a gold jumpsuit with your lingots? I have a very clear memory of saving my lingots to buy him a killer outfit.

June 5, 2019

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

Formal and champagne attire

I still have that in the app.

Is it missing from yours?

June 5, 2019

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

On Android I have Formal Attire, Champagne Tracksuit and Super Duo. It's not present on web (at least, not for me).

June 5, 2019

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

Now no offense but after the duolingo update the outfits look idiotic. They looked much more sharp and cool before the update.

June 5, 2019

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

So I had life get in the way yesterday and lost my streak. It occurred to me that I would like to have the ability to use my "useless" lingots to buy my streak back, BUT I would only want this ability if I was able to make my goal the next day after I missed. IE, maintain a streak, miss a day, hit goal again the following day and instead of showing 1 day of streak, spend 10 lingots and return to my streak I have worked hard to maintain but lost because life sometimes gets in the way. Starting to wonder if any of the designers at the Duo offices are even listening to our suggestions...

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/panirose7

Fantastic idea buying back after loss with some effort attached. Last year, I had lost a 200+-day streak, but so what, since streaks can be protected by Lingots or by setting minimum XP/day goal as low as possible. Your idea promotes real learning integrated into real life which should be the real goal.

June 5, 2019

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

The number one way to get lingots: say you have too many lingots

June 6, 2019

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

I've been saying this for ages! I think it would be a nice idea if duolingo could add more advanced courses. the tree gives you an A2 or B1 level( maybe B2 if you're really invested in learning the language) at best. But there are so many useful more advanced courses that they can add. I know it takes a lot of time and effort to design a new course but what's the point of rewarding us to learn if they're not gonna give us more materials to study?

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Astrocat707

Yes and after people gave this linguist 579 lingots, he/she REALLY needs something to spend them on!

June 6, 2019

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

Duo is teaching you the true to life lesson on inflation.
I’ve heard the rumor that once everyone hoards enough of them and has 1000s believing they are high value...Duo will bring in something called the Gold-standard Lingot. And all those are gonna deflate in value

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aleksandra546039

I barely get any lingots, even though I do a ton of work for them.

June 6, 2019

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

rly? how many do you have? I got 200 on my FIRST day of using Duolingo

June 6, 2019

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

What about "Lingots for a Cause"?
There could be Duolingo-created profiles that pledge to donate a certain amount of money to charities / initiatives according to lingots received.
1 Lingot per 1 Cent? Or maybe a 100 Lingots per a cent? I doubt that Duo would go bankrupt :-)

"There are over 1.2 billion people learning a language and the majority are doing so to gain access to better opportunities. Unfortunately, learning a language is expensive and inaccessible to most."
Could our collective efforts contribute to greater learning opportunities for more people around the world with the help of Duolingo and its users?


Despite being incessantly in abundance, those lingots are hard earned with our invaluable time and effort. Instead of collecting Internet dust, what if they could represent a currency toward good causes!

What if we all could make Duo the world's next philantrophist? Think of an even greater educational accessibility or the other possibilities. Wouldn't the world at least be a nicer place?

June 7, 2019

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

I have put a codicil in my will such that, after my (cremation) ashes are sprinkled in the cats' litter box, my remaining unspent lingots will be poured over them.

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarolineKu469352

This is a great idea! I have way to many lingots. At the beginning, I was like "OMG I GOT A LINGOT" but now I'm like "OMG TAKE MY LINGOT" We should also learn more with the flirting and idioms stuff. I bought them both and there is only one lesson each. I think that if it was like a regular skill and Duolingo upped the price, it would actually be useful. Or like a day of Duolingo premium for a few lingots. It would be nice to be able to spend your lingots on like a contest (for example an XP contest) and the winner can get a collectors item that you can show off whenever you post. That way, you would be motivated to learn, and you can trade the items.

EDIT: Haha! I love how you got 818 lingots for posting that you don't like lingots!

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fox272398

To all In the beginning there were these fancy outfits you could 'buy' with lingots... Having gathered them all (after many hours days etc of lessons, I was rather dissapointed no NEW PRICES (to safe for, to spend lingot on) were appearing in the SHOP. I admit, I am a succer for REWARDS, so... snif Obviously I get myself the protection shield thingy and the Double Up Challenge everytime. Having discovered the 'move faster by doing mini tests for xx lingots', I've used a fair amount of lingots, BUT and that is a big BUT ONLY in a Language that I 'sort of' already know a lot about! Makes for sloppy learning and re making previous mistakes from previous learing at highschool. So... Keep the lingots, please, and give this addict some more things to purchase in the shop. Apart of this all, I think that DUOLINGO is a marvelous program for learning a language. Started of with RUSSIAN, still LEARNING that language, realy. Thanx for all involved The comments often make me SMILE ! Fox (posted again, since it magically disapeared from this page)

June 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zoe615106

I have a question: How do u people remember to go onto Duolingo and get a really long streak??? I always forget and i spend lingots to get the 7-day streak thing but then i forget and waste all my lingots so now i only have 23 :(

June 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/panirose7

Find 10 minutes a day where you are just waiting around (microwave, system update, etc). 10 minutes/day is more effective for learning than 20 minutes every other day. The streak is just there to encourage this discipline.

June 11, 2019

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

Where are you getting a 7-day streak freeze, unless you have to go to the site every day just to buy a 1-day streak freeze? I would gladly use my lingots to buy extended streak freezes for times when I know I won't be able to get on line for a week or so, but Duo only offers 1-day streak freezes.

August 15, 2019

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

I agree with you! I've got 2166 lingots and have bought all the extra courses, and Duo outfits available... I don't know what to do with the rest. And giving lingots to people's comments are useless to me because I bet they probably have a huge supply of lingots themselves... I do wish there was more things we could do with them, it would be really cook if we could exchange it for REAL money. lol

June 19, 2019

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

I'd give you a lingot but what would you use them on?

June 25, 2019

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

The only things you can buy with lingots is things to help you get more lingots. In my opinion, there should be more things that won't help you get lingots. Like more owl avatars? Or more of the extra lessons maybe?

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ben429172

yeah, if they are trying to “game-ify” DL they need to add tons of pointless visual upgrades you can buy with gems/lingots.

June 6, 2019

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

if you got 10k browse the forums and give to people that make a good contribution. It will make their day.

June 4, 2019

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

I only have about 450 but I'm still gifting lingots to deserving people in this forum :-D

June 5, 2019

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

Yes! I wish so much that Duolingo would give more options for spending

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VanessaVu8

I agree on all of those questions, like I just don't understand why they are even there and what we are suppose to be doing with them anyways.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AngelBread11841

I definitley remember when there were avatars and you could use lingots to purchase clothing and such for them. Now they are so pointless! I know on some mobile devices, you have to use them to test out of skills, but other than that, there is no point! We really need to do something about this! I think it would really motivate those people who maybe want a reason to do more lessons or continue with Duolingo.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

Guys I like to give people who have like too many lingots, all my lingots

June 5, 2019

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

I am saving up for more lingots so I can transfer them all to my friend so I can see his reaction after he sees how many lingots he has.It will be so funny!!He always has the best reactions!!

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Josie832018

I definitely agree. {'m in a facebook group, and am learning loads of useful sayings etc from there, but it is so random. Duo gives you weird sentences to translate- I swim with my cat, she used to see through her nose etc. I would love to use lingots to get more useful everyday phrases, but this only seems to have been a one off.

June 5, 2019

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

You leave your cat to swim alone?! WTF

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrea230564

love it! I haven't gotten to the I swim with my cat part yet, but sometimes I wonder . . .

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EllaLee_05

OMG I agree!!! French does the flirting and idioms courses, but there isn't really much else to do with them... way to many on my hands

June 5, 2019

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

True, I have too many, what can I do with them ? -_-

EDIT : NOOOOO !! WHO GAVE ME THIS LINGOTS ! I DON'T WANT THEM XD

June 5, 2019

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

The best part are the 358 lingots ironically given to you!

June 5, 2019

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

go TheBookKeeper06! Customizable Duolingo sounds so great!

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WilliamHun485499

Yes, I agree I have 65 lingots and I already have flirting and idoms and timed practice. Now I have nothing

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fawwaz495

Down votes shall now cost 10 lingots and an up vote should give a reward of 10 lingots because we should be supporting each other in the forum.

June 5, 2019

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

Convert them to physical merchandise that can be worn around town. "free" advertising for Duo...

June 5, 2019

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

Yes. They should allow us to purchase Dark Mode for Duolingo with our lingots. Kinda kill two birds with one stone. (Not Duo)

P.s. Anyone with extra lingots can pass them off to me, I could use a few to buy the Idioms/Proverbs and Flirting lessons.

June 6, 2019

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

Yes, we should all burn out our retinas at night mining the necessary lingots for the dark mode, with which our eyes will finally be safe.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnKing402198

Lingots start out as currency but pretty quickly become collectables when you run out of uses for them. At this point I don't really care about them. I'm here to learn a language, and I can do that with or without lingots.

June 6, 2019

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

What a hilarious post! Thanks for posting! I have some ideas for lingots and I see constant complaints for lack of lingot stores. Anyway I wrote about a post about it so if anyone wants to see I will post the link.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fr0stedFr0st

Same, I unlocked extra lessons which are flirt and idioms. I've too many lingots but i really dont need them. There should be more features in shop in my opinion. Or extra lessons that teach us common abbreviations et cetra.

June 6, 2019

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

I want more shop items!

June 6, 2019

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

Great point. Lingots given.

June 6, 2019

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

Watch people just give away their lingots and then something useful shows up in the store and then they'd be like, "Shoot! Shouldn't have given out 2/3rds of my lingots" xD Plus I like the name Lingots, Leangots.

June 6, 2019

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

What if you could buy Duolingo Plus with lingots?

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aly247

Haha great post. I wish there were more of those little courses to learn. As of right now the lingots are pretty useless for the most part lol.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qwertzy2

If we could come together as a community we can use lingots as virtual currency maybe starting by getting rid of useless stuff in our homes in exchange for lingots. Like exchanging a lampshade with lingots. You know that lampshade is a piece of sh!t anyway so you won't feel bad losing it, and you get lingots in exchange. This should start to make lingots have value.

June 6, 2019

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

That would be ridiculous, I'm sorry but that makes no sense. Lingots are little gem shaped red things on a screen who would want them instead of a lampshade (which actually is worth something)

June 6, 2019

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

I agree! Firstly, props to you for the sheer amount of languages you are actively learning. Second, I love the ways we can customize Duo, and wish there were more options. Thank you for the post!

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Salva265354

I definitely need more lingots for my personal lingot collection. I will deposit them at "Gringotts Wizarding Bank".

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheBookKeeper06

“Gringotts was the safest place in the world for something you wanted to hide — except perhaps Hogwarts.” Hide those lingots!

June 7, 2019

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

Here Here! I wholeheartedly agree. I am eager for new material, but find the store sorely lacking! I have too many lingots and while it is cool to tell all my friends my achievement, it feels kind of worthless considering how little my amount of lingots directly affects the app and customization. I am glad I am not the only one.

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Overclocked1011

So many languages.... HOW?!

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/panirose7

Pick languages with special meaning to you. For example, by your studying Norwegian seriously (Level 15), you motivate me to study Scandinavian languages more, at least to the point of being able to distinguish/compare/contrast between them. Tusen takk!

June 7, 2019

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

I'm with you!

I loved the idea of using them to upgrade our profiles, furthermore, what if we used them for buying language games?

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mbrooke143

I only JUST discovered that there is a website version of Duolingo. I've been using the iOS app (for years but only seriously and consistently for the past two months). It's so much better!!!! I want to talk about lingots though because... being new to the site means I'm just discovering what lingots are. On the app they are called gems and can be used to refill health so that I can practice more (I am not a plus member, only on the trial at the moment). So I like gems and I want allllll of the gems so that I can use them to keep practicing. When I sign on the site, they show as lingots. I don't know if getting more lingots means I get more gems but if it does, I understand the appeal of them and definitely want as many as I can get. So I think this is just because I'm not a plus member then? Is that the disconnect between me who has a use for gems/lingots and others who find them useless?

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bloodchild121

Did you buy the bonus skills? Do you need some lingots to?

June 8, 2019

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

I'd love to see different skins available. The white layout gets kind of blinding; how about a night mode? Or you could purchase skins/backgrounds themed like the flag colors or something.

June 7, 2019

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

I am glad no one is giving me lingots

June 8, 2019

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

Seriously?

June 13, 2019

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

Agree on all. I personally like the stories quite a bit. I would be fine with using lingots to purchase/earn stories. I can appreciate Duolingo position to some degree. I'm not sure what else they could offer. I also would be fine with lingots if they were not to be spent, but rather serve as merits on a leaderboard.

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AthenaA7

I have started thining of them like awards on Reddit, but less valuable. When you want to do more than upvote someone's post/comment on forums, give them a lingot also. :)

June 10, 2019

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

I treasure my 23 lingots

June 10, 2019

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

I AGREE!

June 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASZ18101849

Now that I think of it...I find it ironic that we give lingots to comments that we "love so much". Especially when these lingots are seen as near worthless, whoever receives them does not feel rewarded.

June 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASZ18101849

I've been thinking of another app that I use. The situation I have with the currency on that app is similar to what many are having here. I have nearly 100,000 coins in that app, but I bought everything, so those 100,000 coins are completely useless.

June 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang4

GIVE ME LINGOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[test]

June 13, 2019

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

I just got two more, with a message telling me not to spend them all in one place. Since I can't be sure which of my lingots are which, I have to spend them one at a time. I can't find a thing to spend only one on.

July 26, 2019

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

People who want shirts or other real world merchandize for lingots are asking something for nothing; that's not gonna work.

But they could let us use lingots to buy access to special shirts (for which we'd still have to pay full price plus shipping, or full price plus pick up in East Liberty). I'd splash out for the right to wear a "takes a lot of lingot to qualify to get this" shirt, and I'd do extra courses for more lingot, too.

Language nerd bragging rights--language nerd mutual identification--these are beautiful things.

NB, I'm someone who normally categorically refuses to wear a shirt with a brand name on it. So if I'd want one, I'm guessing others would, too.

July 31, 2019

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

We have dragon hordes just laying around, nothing to do with them. I suppose they might be comfy enought to rest on, like dragons do, right? And what do you do with crowns?

August 11, 2019

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

Nice sight...but the limited use of lingots really lowers the expectations of what this site can or could bring. Low hanging fruit with this issue...like paying a kid a reward with plastic costume pirate coins that he can only cash in for skittles when Uncle Charlie visits 3 times a year...meanwhile little Billy has a trash bag full of non-biodegradable polymers cached next to his bed...its Thanksgiving and Uncle Charlie took a dirt nap all too soon.

August 13, 2019

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

Oh...my suggestion at the VERY least: Team up with a game developer that teaches languages and use the lingots as a boost or bonus life.

August 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ryan348217

I know. I mean, I eat Lingots, and I spend them at the store, and give them to awesome comment and posts, but I want to be able to do more with them.

August 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susan519171

I reached 80 days but did not get any lingots.. and that was 6 days ago.

August 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASZ18101849

You can only receive x/10 lingots (x = number of streak days) if you do your lesson on desktop. If you did do your lesson on desktop, though, then there's a bug.

August 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASZ18101849

I actually gave you 8 lingots for your 80 day streak just now. :) (I forgot to do that when I first replied).

I guess I might need to give you another 9 soon!

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vpRL0hz0

Lingot should be able to be used to get Duolingo Plus. You should be able to buy Duolingo Plus for say, 500 lingots a month. And here, have a lingot!

September 14, 2019

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

I would love to be able to spend lingots to access things like flash cards or even games that help build our sentence/verb skills or customize our app more, like a night mode to be easier on the eyes

September 18, 2019, 5:25 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASZ18101849

These are all excellent ideas.This thread is kind of old, though.

September 19, 2019, 2:49 PM

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

You can always give them to me, but at that point you've basically exhausted your options.

As noted, they are naught but a number.

June 3, 2019

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

Yes, lingots are just like money. If you have just a few, they might be worth something. But once you have a few billion, getting more seems to be done just for the sake of getting more. It won't change your lifestyle and nobody with 10 billion dollars plans to spend it and die broke.

Lingots merely hit the threshold sooner, but all you multi-billionaires must know what I'm talking about. If not, then justify your quest for more money. I have a strange feeling that the billionaire community will leave me with cold silence on this.

August 30, 2019

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

Well if we got all these lingots laying around, then we could just give people lingots on this forum!

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jordan571880

Good Idea

June 4, 2019

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

I was thinking about this. I notice my lingots increasing, yet I don't know what to use them on (that will actually benefit me). Ok, due to this post, I decided to spend some lingots on the Bonus options - Flirting and Idioms and proverbs. Thanks.

June 4, 2019

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

It's definitely odd staring at the accumulating numbers of red hexagonal shapes that have ceased to mean anything substantial. I like the mentioned idea of purchasing premium with lingots.

June 4, 2019

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

Agreed. They should make Duolingo more like a game so we want to come back.

June 4, 2019

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

more like a game in what way? Just more stuff in the lingot store?

Cause we already have streaks, xp, levels, competitions, lingots

what gaming element is missing? guns and race cars and expensive DLCs :D

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miaou-meow

my thought exactly :D a bit more and it will be a usual game but in language you wish to learn (btw it's a great way to learn, i highly recommend it) p.s. i dunno if you need any, but i feel like this opinion should be taken into account, maybe my lingot bring some attention to it ✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜

June 5, 2019

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

To be honest I agree, but for every person who agrees there will be at least 10 who loathe the concept.

June 4, 2019

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

good point!

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ne71A1

I agree. I have already purchased everything in the shop. It would be really cool if was could maybe purchase something valuable with lingots. Like having access to timed practise for 1 week (only for plus users right?). Or like you decorating our avatar, and many more! Everything in the shop is valuable, it's just not enough for users who have stacks of lingots. here have a couple of lingot:)

June 4, 2019

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

I would like to see some new animal skins personally.

June 4, 2019

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

Love this post. I feel like everyone needs something to do every now and then! Sometimes you get a little bored just learning things constantly!!!

June 4, 2019

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

There could be a set of cosmetic changes you could buy with lingots. Update your profile they way you could on MySpace and Bebo.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ian182331

Here's another lingot!

June 4, 2019

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

They should give Fortnite baddle pass for let say 200 lingots. All the little boys would learn languages with pleasure.

June 4, 2019

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

I mean really at this point they are collectibles. But yes, like everyone else who has posted about this and almost (or all?) the other people in this thread, I agree. Though I think that having nothing to spend them on makes me more inclined to give them away.

June 4, 2019

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

I agree! None of the things to buy are good, except for the streak freeze. And there are only a few choices of things to spend your lingots on.

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caleb128118

Let's get 300 lingots... For me

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shreya353277

Yes! I completely agree. I don't have too many lingots, only about 500, but still! I can't do anything with them. I wish there were more ways to use them so they wouldn't just pile up on my profile....

June 4, 2019

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

Funnily, one of the achievements (at least on Android) called Wizard is awarded for equipping a Weekend Amulet - an item that I think has been taken out of the shop.

Another one is awarded for spending 200 lingots, which I found genuinely difficult to do.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichelleBe830367

Here’s lingots to spend. I don’t need them.

June 5, 2019

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

On Android the Weekend Amulet can still be bought, but I believe I've only ever seen it on Fridays after completing my goal.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ben429172

on the iphone app they give it to you for spending 10,000 gems. it says I achieved it but I think it must have been some sort of glitch. I can’t believe I’ve spent that much.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichelleBe830367

I use lingots to give to random people. I mean, what else can I do with them?

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rotbart70

So...the rules say you get lingots for each 10 day streak (1 for 10 days, 2 for 20 days, etc). Mercifully Duo stops that at some point...the last thing I need is another 120-something lingots every 10 days. Thanks Duo! You're the best.

June 5, 2019

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

I don't really get it, either! That's been one of my questions. I bought a streak freeze ages ago and never used it. Bought the timed thing. I sometimes do the "double or nothing" which just means I get more. I don't mind, but I'd love being able to customize my page or do something. Or maybe I wouldn't. I'd probably just hoard them and do nothing. It's nice to see I have some currency in life, because money is hard to come by in my occupation :D

June 5, 2019

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

I spend my lingos for beginners, who have problems with motivation, to let them ie. buy streak freeze. I have no better idea how to use them and still have 3450. In few days I’ll get over 80 more...

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/45ejbuoS

Actually, I'm afraid that the most probable additional usage for lingots would be to add health to the website and use them as gems (they already look like gems)... So I'm not sure it's a good idea to insist on having reasons to spend them.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MooO0O

You may need those lingots when we all go to MARS (Mankind's Alternate Reality System).

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrea230564

I agree. Right now I could use some concise, grammar focused presentations, maybe like video lesson, on di/da/a/per in Italian.

June 5, 2019

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

i agree mate

June 5, 2019

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

We could give them away for good contributions and motivate ourselves and others

June 5, 2019

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

I would give a lingot but you just talked about how useless they are

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabsi745073

If you don't want your lingots, give them to me, lol.

June 5, 2019

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

i have 33333 lingots lol

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabsi745073

We should give them all to someone who works at duolingo as a form of protest. Just like: We can't do anything with them so you can have your worthless lingots #lingotsareworthless,jointhefight

June 5, 2019

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

i agree we need more options

June 5, 2019

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

Honestly, I just want to give you my lingots now.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cherub64544

Streak freeze has been greyed out for weeks, both on my iPad app and my laptop version of Duolingo. I like saving them for holiday, in case I don't get time to fit in a session. I was in Denmark all last week and could not miss a day.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

Ok stop giving me lingots please everyone here has something else to do in their life

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cello_girl_123

I have way too many lingots and literally NOTHING to do with them... ;)

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fawwaz495

I WANT SOMETHING TO SPEND ON PLEASE! I have the same problem sir.

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chickenator1944

There should be way more things to do with them! I recently had like 80 something lingots and bought the super duo costume on mobile... Only to find that it doesn't really work on computer.. Such a shame.

June 5, 2019

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

Maybe try to give some of your Lingots away; and feel the joy of giving?

June 5, 2019

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

Agreed! Why give lingotes when we don't have anything to spend them with?

June 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zkahn24

I completely agree, I think that the shop is completely stupid and their is nothing worth spending it on. I wish I could spend my lingots on something worth while.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jonah2Spanish

I honestly don't really care about lingots but I see where your coming from

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jonah2Spanish

Lol every time someone posts they get a huge amount of lingots about HATING LINGOTS

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisadude11361

lingot

June 6, 2019

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

Amen! I'd give you a lingot, but...

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CAVZ11

Can I put Lingots in my will? Nothing to spend them on. How about a Hershey's Kiss for 10,000? Something, anything, to look forward to....

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsabellaDu618967

yeah , there is so little we can do with them

June 6, 2019

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

Maybe people have their own social system of redistrubuting them, asking, complaining and mentioning lingots in posts.

June 6, 2019

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

True

June 6, 2019

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

Agreed!

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Donttouchme0

Incidentally, they've started to use Gems on the phone apps instead. What will happen to my lingots? I started only after the Gems have already been a thing on the phones, so I have no idea what these red gems actually are, lol

June 6, 2019

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

Is this another post about “worthless red blobs of pixels” aka lingots?

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nightie021

Talk about lingots, comment about lingots, get a lingot.

June 6, 2019

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

I have some lingots, but no gems. I read that they were going to be converted, but I use the android app and the desktop and have seen no gems.

I've bought what I can with the lingots. Now my goal is to get 666 of them, just for giggles.

June 6, 2019

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

I think customisability is a great feature to make lingots useful. Though, I do worry about the time and effort it might take from the development team of duolingo..

June 6, 2019

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

You are completely right

June 6, 2019

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

Here have a lingot xo

June 6, 2019

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

I so totally agree!

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabriella492614

Yes!!! I totally agree! I keep trying find things to spend my lingots on, and I end up buying a weekend amulet that I don't even use.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainbowClub24

You can still use them to customize Duo on the android app.

June 6, 2019

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

you can always give them away! But I TOTALLY agree!! They are given to you way to often and you can hardly do anything with them! I think you should buy new lesson like the flirting ones and Idioms but there should be more about the language you are learning like culture references or slang.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mario802592

someone give me a lingot please

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BartoszCza10

Curse of abundance.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ConnorF24

I have too many lingots... can anyone donate?

June 6, 2019

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

you can donate!

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASZ18101849

Quick question: How many lingots do y'all have? As of the time of this comment I have 384.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabriella492614

12 more than you at the time of this comment

June 6, 2019

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

508 at the time of your comment but more now

June 6, 2019

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

I lirk der lingurrz

June 6, 2019

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

I want to hoard useless lingots forever and become the lingot champion and have, idk, vice or kotaku or whoever write an article about my passionate pursuit of lingots

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emelia113197

And if you find you have more lingots than you know what to do with, just write an article about it an hundreds of those who read it will unload some of their lingots on you. : ) This might not have been what you had hoped for when you wrote the article. LOL!

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qwertzy2

Guys give me as many lingots as you can, I'll find a way to make it valuable. Just give me a lot of it.

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Turbine-wine

I think we should be able to turn them in for BitCoins :)

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NevaehS2025

Wow ur cause is so charitable I gave u like 100 lingots because I wanna see people get mad at lingots too :)

June 6, 2019

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

Maybe use 15 lingots for 2 weeks of premium?

June 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DesireeMcG5

I agree, the choices are way too limited. I want more bonus courses or crazy outfits for Duo even lol

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joseph2070

This has been an entertaining thread haha

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erickson359058

Maybe we can wait or suggest some specifications....Lets waot for the new update......

June 7, 2019

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

Lingots. I like lingots...?

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seizuresalad108

I would just say to give them to people if you really like something they post be like im gonna give you this and hope you have a use for it and if not just take it!

June 7, 2019

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

Spare me some even though I've got plenty. :)

June 7, 2019

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

I just donate them to worthy posts to show my appreciation ;D

June 7, 2019

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

i still cant remember haow im so lingot-broke. i think i constantly spent them on streak freezes. but you're right. maybe they should give us a customizable duo or something so we can buy more.

June 7, 2019

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

I liked how we could buy some courses with them, but some languages only have two extra courses, total. Maybe more extra courses?

June 7, 2019

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

i agree. Here's a lingot for you :)

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bloodchild121

i have 6764, I periodically search for "Bonus skills" or "Need lingots" and help people who need them for bonus skills or such and don't have enough. Def check around Christmas to see if any new people need it for that Rare Christmas Skill so that they can have it. Honestly, I love getting them because then I can help those who don't have much or keep losing them because they are on an Apple product which has the Heart System and you need to use Gems to pay to get hearts back or do practice lessons. I think we should have a thread where it is for new people to go and get lingots from those who want to give them away freely so they can get the outfit, skill, or do a practice test. Sounds good? by the way here is a lingot

June 7, 2019

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

I just came here to give mine away to the cause

June 7, 2019

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

i use them to troll people when they say they have none like my buddy i tell him "i have over 1000XP and have learned about a hundred lingots what do you have?" and that usually gets him to work or i randomly give out them just so duolingo sends emails and spams their inbox.

June 7, 2019

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

I agree! I would love to use lingots to customize my Duolingo homepage or even to gain access to stories, specifically for languages that don't have them at the moment (for example, Japanese).

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricGamer83

I agree totally

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/heyo77

i'm not gonna give you a lingot because what would you do with it? ;P

June 7, 2019

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

Definitely should be bigger prizes to earn.

June 7, 2019

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

Definitely agree, especially since they added an achievement for spending lingots. I can spend 5 per week...but that just gives me even more. So what am I supposed to do with all of them?

June 7, 2019

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

Yeah we can do something with those lingots, what about that one can only comment three times in a year lingot free, but more than that you have to pay with them. It would be nice to buy terrible expensive stuff with lingots just to keep it low and motive us to get more. I think it will help with the ads too (more people will see the ads to get more lingots) :) Or for instance some long difficult stories can be pay with lingots to do it.

June 8, 2019

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

I think it would be neat if they turned this game-styled even more. We have custom made owls and then we could bye skins using lingots

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/omarguillermo99

I don't think anyone ever gave me a lingot. Probably cause I don't comment on forums so often...

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kane86523

There was this app I used (for about three days before getting distracted) that was supposed to help form and hold habits. It was something something habit RPG. Very cute pixely characters, you could buy customization options and armor for your adventurer with currency you get by keeping goals you set for yourself. Stuff like brush your teeth, do homework, do housework, don't drink alcohol, etc. It was adorable, and super fun.

I like that you can buy costumes for the green owl dude, but there are only three costumes, and I already have my favourite one. Let us buy more accessories for the owl! Maybe different fonts or colours for the lesson pages. Neat backgrounds, something.

June 8, 2019

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

Even a store obviously real cash but you need x amount of lingots to buy a t shirt hat whatever itd be a reminder to practice and more of an earned feeling

June 8, 2019

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

HOW MANY CROWNS DO YOU HAVE, DAAAAAAAAAAMN

June 8, 2019

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

I completely agree, right now, I've got 574 lingots and I really don't want any more.

June 8, 2019

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

OK OK OK, enough with the ironic lingot giving to those who don't want them. Just give them all to me, I am saving up for a downpayment on a really nice split level near downtown. It is not like really close close to downtown so you don't get all the traffic that you would get in the center of downtown, but it is a good commute for me and the Lingot shop is only a few blocks over.

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LunarGirl100

I agree because the only thing I can buy is two Power-Ups and I also agree with how they just sit around in your inventory. Thank you for posting this and hopefully, Duolingo will do something about this.

June 8, 2019

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

SOMETIMES I GIVE THEM AWAY... :)

June 8, 2019

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

I know, there's been nothing new to buy in the Italian course in years. The only "improvement" made on duolingo was the terrible crowns system.

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Glorie890

The only thing to do with Lingots is to give them to people who complain about having too much ; )

June 8, 2019

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

Ok, so I have a lingot related question: When I go on my app, I have 900 something lingots, but when I go on duolingo through a computer, I only have 90 something. Does anyone know anything about why this might be happening? Has the same thing happened to anyone? (ok that's technically two questions) Please help!

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LordEragon05

You are so right.

June 8, 2019

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    i want to buy clothes for my owl.

    June 9, 2019

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

    Lol ironic, cause no one gives me any lingots, so I think i'm fine :)

    June 9, 2019

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

    ...This discussion has mostly just turned into everyone giving everyone lingots

    June 10, 2019

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

    We get it. There's not enough to do with lingots. Time to close this boring topic and move on.

    June 11, 2019

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

    I wish I could PAY 1000 lingots to remove the horrendous Italian flirting lesson that I bought. It makes me want to puke every time!

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang4

    Then just don't do it.

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/95josh

    I definitely agree. There needs to be more to purchase.

    Hmmm. Will he make it to a thousand? Have 4 lingots.

    June 13, 2019

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

    Maybe Duolingo should institute my suggestion last week in posts complaining about having too many lingots and nothing to spend it on. My suggestion was to charge 500 lingots to post, 250 for replies, 100 to upvote and no charge for down voting.

    June 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GoodGuy2017

    yes, this is a good idea. there have been several commentson this issue.

    June 18, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GoodGuy2017

    How many lingots is this comment gonna get?

    June 18, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnishReddy10

    yes I have 220 lingots and I have everything equipped I don't know what to do with it I hope someday there are more stuff to be equipped

    July 24, 2019

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

    @TheBookKeeper06, I totally agree. I've managed to 'amass' almost 15.5K of almost useless lingots.

    I, for one, would suggest that being able to 'buy' a subscription to Duolingo Plus (with Lingots) would be an option that the developers should consider!

    August 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dunlavey16

    The irony of this post earning almost one thousand lingots is amazing.

    August 19, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ryan348217

    LOL agreed

    August 20, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlyssaMcIntyre07

    TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 24, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ryan348217

    You have 202 more lingots then votes.

    August 29, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricGamer83

    The super duo costs 1000 gems so it uses at least SOME lingots

    September 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASZ18101849

    Though you only see Duo wearing the outfit if you turn the motivational messages on.

    September 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricGamer83

    whoops in least post I said gems and lingots so I meant both gems

    September 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Slothful_99

    yeah I totally agree but on the mobile version of duo you can buy outfits for duo though I don't know what they really do

    September 15, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASZ18101849

    Duo wears the outfit, but you'll only see him wearing it if you have the motivational messages turned on.

    September 16, 2019

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

    That's kinda funny, here you go, a lingot for you

    September 18, 2019
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