Where are my lingots?
I made my 800 days streak, but did not receive 80 lingots. Why?
There are two reason of this:
- You reach your 800 day on the Android app.
- You are a part of new A/B test of duolingo.
If you are a part of the test, you will not see this text in your store:
I hope this helps you.
Wow. The fact that you can read code is extremely helpful, especially because Duo never explains, warns, or responds to us who are "huh, what happened??" (haha). I think some people just say "it must be an A/B test" without really knowing, so I thank you for the verification FieryCat!
The last such test that was called "no_lingot_streak_reward" was active for about 3-4 months if I remember it correctly. In any case, either the reward will be returned to you or it will be taken away from everyone and the test will thus be completed. I think the test will fail as last time. Sorry, I don't track these test on purpose.
Quote: I think the test will fail as last time
I am curious: How can this test succeed or fail?
Will every high streaker lose their streak on purpose just because they won't get the 10-days lingot bonus anymore? :-)
And how can I succeed with my A/B receiving test as I cannot give any feedback that I am satisfied?
But these bonus removage tests like this are quite bad for reaching a higher HOF ranking: http://www.duome.eu/lingots
Quite funny, I got almost 8888 lingots (in a few days) during my last 2,5 years...but there are people listed who were using some code holes / bugs and got over 20,000 lingots...and who were quite new and had not completed a single tree.
They are not interested in the streaks or lingots of the high streakers or someone else. They want that you keep your activity here and stimulate the activity of others.
For example, I know a person who does not allow the amount of her lingots exceed a certain limit. Image her activity when she seaches for good comments and gives away few hundred lingots without a script. This is one scenario, but it is not the only one.
Another question I have that you may know about. A few months ago I started receiving 4 lingots every day when I met my daily goal. Nice way to pick up an extra 120 lingots each month! There was nothing in my store account to explain it. I blew it though when I missed a day and had to burn a Streak Freeze. Any ideas about that? Another test maybe?
New Update: In my Store the 10 day is back. I missed 2 streak bonuses, 39 and 40. Looks I'm back on track for # 41.
WhatHapenned? In my email I got congrats for achieving 398 and 399 days and an invite to upgrade my service. I didn't reply and the 10 day stopped. Then I replied and asked for my 10 day's back. Got no reply, but the 10 day is back in my store. I hope it won't go away again, and I'm considering whether I should upgrade.
Thanks for sharing your experience. I did not receive lingots for one ten day streak at the end of August, but I did receive lingots for my ten day streak yesterday. My store was back to normal too. I hope it can just stay like this, and no more unanounced nonsense. I don't think that upgrading, or not upgrading has anything to do with it. I think it was something a lot of users were just experiencing whether they used duolingo plus or not. What do you think?
thanks for your helpful post. this also applies to me and i also don't see the 10 day streak entry in my store. in my case, i think this started happening the same week that group award of 25 lingots for league completing 30,000 xp in ruby league appeared (2 wks ago, mid Aug 2019?). This is now 35,000 xp for emerald league.
I received the lingots for my streak on August 15, but not August 25, so somewhere between there it stopped.
I haven't used the app since March 9, when the old app I had stopped working. (My device is too old for the new one.)
I use desktop on Android. Chrome.
I've never been in a league.
I think you are right, FieryCat. Thanks for keeping on the beat with this. Yesterday, as if by magic, I received 48 lingots for my 480 day streak. Ten days ago, I did not receive any, despite everything being the same. In the lingot shop, the list of how to obtain lingots is the same as usual - with three opportunities, including ten day streaks. Last week, that option was missing.
I also did not receive 71 lingots for a 710 day streak on the same day that I was awarded 10 lingots for my 7 day "all or nothing" wager. Ten days later I did not receive 72 lingots for a 720 day streak. However, I did receive 73 lingots for my 730 day streak. Maybe this is just a coincidence, or maybe it threw us into a lingot vortex. From all the comments on this topic, it appears that most of us started to receive them again after missing two 10 day streak periods. At this point the missing lingots have not been retroactively added for most of us. I can only guess at the reasoning behind doing this. I know I really like earning them just for the heck of it, even if they don't buy much in the lingot store. Maybe Duolingo wanted to see how important it was to us. Like others who have commented on this issue, I have spent a lot of time reporting this as a bug.
Thankfully, Duolingo is a wonderful platform to learn languages. However, the programmers seem to have a like/hate relationship with the gaming aspect and rewards systems of their creation. Gems and lingots are almost useless except for a streak freeze or to fill up hearts on iOS. A great reward for amassing these virtual currencies would be to “buy” ad free learning. But as I write this my ad experience increases weekly with the platform reminding me that Duolingo is far from free.
I feel the same way. The rules should always be the same. Or at least things should be clear when they change. We really all have better things to do with our time than research what happened to the lingot system. . And none of this nonsense fosters language-learning in any way. Thanks for the comment Adina.
I have missed out on the bonus for the last 2 weeks. My immediate reaction was to fill in a Duo bug report - previous behaviour has changed without notice makes it a bug to me (around 40 years in software). I hope that you all do the same when you think that the platform "fails" to work. Perhaps a large number of bug reports will signal that we want to keep learning, and that we care about the platform, but that we like the feature. It seems to me that this is the point where Duo shoots itself in the foot (claw?) when it doesn't publish information about expected behaviour and/or changes from previous norms. I am not sure that the removal of an obscure line at the bottom of the 'Shop' page quite counts for me as a notification of a change! But I still value Duo hugely and my steak goes on. it matters to me, but perhaps not to the Duo team.