https://www.duolingo.com/edenludgate

Why do I suddenly have over 140,000 xp

Yesterday I had about 51,500 xp and by doing nothing my xp almost goes up 100,000, please can this error be sorted

September 5, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist

I have 150K+ extra...it's been almost a week now. :P

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

Think they recalibrated Immersion points and applied them retroactively? (Though, maybe within a limited time frame if so, because I haven't received any boosts from my old translating. Kinda glad because I don't want to suddenly find myself at lvl 25.)

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist

I don't think that was it, as I always received my immersion points.

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

@Usagiboy7: No this is not intentional. I have a surplus of 260k. No way this could have happened through immersion. Staff is aware of the issue but obviously they don't have a solution at the moment. As we didn't see a Zombie Apocalypse, yet, I guess the number of users affected by this is relatively small.

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

Thank you wataya! (But what if it a Ninja apacolypse and the number of users is actually everyone >.>)

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/edenludgate

When I look at my leaderboard, it says that you have 91667 XP, which is about right

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

The extra points only are displayed on one's own leaderboard. This thing is a bit annoying and I hope we'll have a solution soon.

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline

I saw an explanation here.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4352750

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist

Great find, remoonline...Hope that rhymes. There is no way I'm resetting my progress, though. ;) Looks like I'll just have to guesstimate from here so that I can enter the 100K XP Hall of Fame. :P

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline

It's just a suggestion for folks who are too worried about the increase in XPs. 100K..ahem..long way for us mere mortals :)

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist

I have so many people above me on my lists that I don't know the "average" level anymore. Forgive me. ;)

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/raans
  • 2071

Sorry to be among the "average" ;) haha.

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/raans
  • 2071

Ah, just finished my post after yours appeared... Are they seriously suggesting to reset a tree? What crazy idea is this?

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline

It's just a suggestion. From their perspective, they decided to err on the side of caution. Just imagine if the algorithm had been tweaked to deduct 50K instead of adding that. I am pretty sure the forum would have been flooded with posts demanding the XPs back :)

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/raans
  • 2071

They count some languages twice. I have two "base" languages: English and Spanish.

From English:

  • Spanish: 17717

  • German: 4299

  • French: 493

From Spanish:

  • English: 1237

  • German: 4309

If I add up all XPs, it gives me the overall sum given on the screen. There is no way I did 4309 on German from Spanish (they were counted together with the German from English course). Now, I have them twice, and one of those points is pretty much my overall sum is off. Why both German courses are off by 10, I don't know. Maybe this happened when they changed it.

I assume the system is designed such that just the math is off.

September 5, 2014
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