https://www.duolingo.com/netbe

Leaderboard per Languages

I really like this website and it's really well done. The leaderboards are handy to boost yourself against your friend, but it would be even better to have leaderboards per languages.

Is it a possible feature?

May 15, 2013

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

It's possible! I will make sure to mention this to the rest of the team. It would be interesting to compare where you are with other community members learning the same language.

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

If you do anything like this, I think you shouldn't just count the points, but also somehow mark whether or not the person has finished the tree. Some people have very high scores without having finished their trees, I think there is an interesting difference.

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

Please also consider that this may provide additional incentives for 'point hunters'. I don't see anything inherently wrong with collecting lots of points but we had a case just this week with a user vandalising translations by just copying the original text, presumably to quickly earn easy points. I'm concerned that incentives to game the system will increase dramatically as soon as there is some sort of public leaderboard.

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Raftus

You get vandalism everywhere, even (especially?) on Wikipedia where there are no points. Duolingo is popular, so naturally there will be vandals, probably nothing to do with points.

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

Statistics is not an all-or-nothing thing. The introduction of leaderboards might shift the distribution of user behavior towards gaming the system – with an increased rate of vandalism as a possible side effect. That's what I'm concerned about.

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

I just noticed that I may have misread netbe's suggestion. Just for the sake of clarity: are you suggesting a global leaderboard for all duolingo members or just a language filter for the current leaderboard for you and your friends? I supposed the former, but on a second read it sounds more like the latter ;-) As far as the filter is concerned, I don't have any objections at all ;-)

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

I would like to see a global leaderboard with the information about those who finished their trees. It is interesting to know who has finished two, three, maybe even four trees. Also, it would be nice to know who has the most points in general and in every specific language.

May 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/netbe

Yes indeed I meant only a filter on the friends' leaderboard. I don't really see the point for global leaderboard for now

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

I wonder how many users there are on Duolingo, does anybody know?

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

If I recall correctly, the latest number Luis posted was about a million.

May 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DiDi90

Hey guys. Is this topic with the "language leaderboard" against friends still on? This would be an awesome feature and would motivate to practice even more.

June 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MNovotna

Yes, please. I wanted to start competing with a friend in Spanish, but I'm also working on French. This gives me an advantage on the leaderboards, even if I'm worse than him in Spanish...

April 6, 2014
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