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

[no longer works] how to unlock the Christmas skill

Press here.

This (the "Press here" text which can magically do stuff) is actually what's called an xss injection.

It seems Duolingo's server denies this method of obtaining the Christmas skill now.

October 14, 2014

76 comentarios


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

It's not working for me.

October 15, 2014

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

You need 30 lingots for this to work, and it won't work for courses which don't have the 'Flirting' or 'Idioms' skills available in the store.

October 15, 2014

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

I got it to work, it just took a few tries.

October 17, 2014

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

Btw, if you use chrome on mac, it's command + option + J

October 30, 2014

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

And in Firefox, command + option + I - also if like me you're new to macs and can't find any key that says "option", it's the one that also says "alt" and has a kind of squiggly thing underneath (which represents options).

October 31, 2014

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

You need 30 lingots for this to work

October 14, 2014

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

Figure out how we can get rid of the other two. Buying them was my worst Duolingo mistake ever.

October 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hackneyduo1510

I think that they are really good, I'm happy that I know more phrases in French. Also, Flirting is the funniest lesson that I have ever done. If you don't like them, you should have looked before you leapt.

November 23, 2014

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

You can delete the course for a particular language, subscribe the course for that language again, take a placement test and will give you the skills based on that test. Worked pretty accurately in my case, tried it more than once. YMMV.

January 3, 2015

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

The bonus skills reappear, though. Once you buy them, they stay bought.

July 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/no.name.42

You must of made few mistakes.

October 14, 2014

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

Why? Also why should it bother you that they are there. You don't have to do them and if you say you wasted lingots ... lol with your streak you already have more than enough lingots to not spend them all.

October 14, 2014

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

Because you shouldn't have to waste lingots on rubbish, and they really were unusable rubbish? And because they then sit in your line of vision forever if you try to keep the tree yellow. They make the place look untidy!

October 14, 2014

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

why were they unusable rubbish? You can argue that their position should be on the lower side of the tree, because they both require more complicated grammar.

They also give you more or less weird/funny sentences that you won't use in RL probably but the same can be said for most sentences on Duolingo.

Once you are far enough with your grammar skills they are quite easy. I admit that the idiom skill is more or less just remembering sayings but to be honest, there is no good way to learn them. They don't use words, they use meanings and meanings are either interpretation work or are cultural related.

The only real untidy thing about them is, that they keep telling me that I can buy one more slot ... which I can't and even if I had bought nothing then there were 3 slots telling me the whole time to buy some.

October 14, 2014

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

There's barely any content as far as I can see. And the 'flirting' thing was just lunatic.

October 14, 2014

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

When you meet them in the context of the bonus skill, the result is disappointing, but tolerable. But when you're doing a strengthening exercise and Duolingo prompts with "where there's smoke, there's fire" it is extremely annoying to have to produce the exact wording of the equivalent proverb. Particularly the ones that don't have real English equivalents.

Duolingo really, really needs to give us a way to delete these things. Short of deleting the whole tree.

October 14, 2014

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

So when someone says "where theres smoke theres fire" in the real world, you plan to just nod and smile? They yard useful phrases to know, and you may just use them. You are not learning words, you are learning a LANGUAGE, a form of communication, and these are phrases people use.

February 11, 2015

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

Or you could just learn them, so when they come up on your general strengthen you get them right...

February 17, 2015

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

Greg, when I reset my progress, all three bonus skills were still waiting for me.

January 8, 2016

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

Oh my gosh. Same. Idioms doesn't make any sense and doesn't get you anywhere.

May 4, 2015

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

Instead I wish they had interchangeable bonus skills where you can practice things that are actually useful. I know how you feel.

January 24, 2016

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    yeah!

    January 10, 2018

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

    is it good

    October 14, 2014

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

    I guess there's no Dutch version? It did not do anything for me.

    October 14, 2014

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

    Nope, they have not added that yet, only French/Spanish/German/Portugese/Italian from English have bonus skills, as far as I know.

    October 15, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eey91

    Haha I always giggle with things like that, I would love to know these stuff. I thing it's amazing but enabling it in the store would be better than unlocking it for free, I guess it would be more difficult though.

    October 15, 2014

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

    It actually charges you 30 lingots

    October 15, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eey91

    Oh I see, I guess I just didn't noticed, I stopped counting mine haha.

    October 15, 2014

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

    It works! Thanks.

    October 15, 2014

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

    This is awesome...if I had seen this sooner, and had not spent 25 lingots on the Progress Test, I would be enjoying this right now. Oh well...

    October 22, 2014

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

    6 Lingots for the extremely valuable guide :)

    November 2, 2014

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

    Everyone keeps saying you need 30 Lingots for it to work, but it only took 15 of my 27? Maybe just for German?

    November 5, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/koushik72

    Sorry :(( I had to take down my last comment. I've got the bonus skill of Christmas. Thanks a lot. Have a lingot :))

    November 6, 2014

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

    it wont work i cant paste it D}-:

    November 10, 2014

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

    What language? And what browser are you using?

    November 10, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hackneyduo1510

    This doesn't work because there is a person on duolingo called store so the https://www.duolingo.com/store/purchase_item just takes you to their page and the purchase_item doesn't count. Why did they have to choose such a stupid name!

    November 23, 2014

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

    This is just something that happens when you click the link; the process is like this: user requests page with GET, 'store' isn't a duolingo page, so it must be a profile page, generate and deliver desired profile page.
    If you send a POST request however, it will still do the usual action.

    November 23, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mohsen.shz

    yeah , This doesn't work

    February 5, 2015

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

    Woo! It worked thanks :)

    December 3, 2014

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

    i can't seem to get it to work. i've tried a couple times now and made sure that everything is correct, but it's still not showing up at the store. i also have more than enough lingots so does anyone have some advice?

    December 3, 2014

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

    Which browser are you using? I used Firefox and it worked. It didn't show up in the store, it filled the spot on my tree. Did you check on your tree?

    December 3, 2014

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

    i used chrome but i think after closing out the tab or just waiting a while it's popped up now. thanks anyway!

    December 3, 2014

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

    I had to try it a few times, but it doesn't show up in the store. It takes the lingots straight out of your wallet and puts the skill into the tree immediately.

    Glad you were able to make it work!

    December 4, 2014

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

    I got into the console, but whenever I type in "fr" it autofills it to "frameElement". Unchecking "Autocompletion" in the settings doesn't seem to help. Suggestions, anyone?

    December 7, 2014

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

    Move the caret around with the arrow keys till the suggestion is gone, then press enter

    December 7, 2014

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

    Nah, I figured out what I was doing wrong: I was putting it at the end instead of between the quotation marks! (Just goes to show, you need to read ALL of the directions!) It's up and running now. Have a few lingots as my thank you/holiday gift, and Joyeux Noël!

    December 7, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/erennert20

    do you have a way for safari on mac users?

    December 8, 2014

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

    It works! Thanks!

    December 8, 2014

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

    Thank you! :D

    December 9, 2014

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

    it won't work on mine I tried and it didn't work

    December 9, 2014

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

    Read up the discussion a little. Sometimes you have to try a few times.

    December 10, 2014

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

    Mystery...If i typed "da" vs "de"--what did my lingots buy?

    December 13, 2014

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

    It took a couple tries but it worked! I did it for German and in case you were having the same problem I had as to where to put the 2-letter names, this is what worked for me: var lang = "de"; $.post('https://www.duolingo.com/store/purchase_item',{item_name:'christmas',learning_language:lang});

    February 8, 2015

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

    That's really clever (know a little about programming and was excited to try it). I entered the script in the console and when the christmas skill did not render, I closed my browser (chrome) and opened a new one to repeat the same process, but alas, it still did not work. Anyway, I appreciate your help.

    February 16, 2015

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

    Ooooh yay! late to the party I know, but thanks for this!

    February 17, 2015

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

    So this is where I got those lingots from. I was wondering where they be comin' from.

    February 17, 2015

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

    So far I've not managed to make it work, but I will keep trying, and appreciate you explaining it to the less technosavvy such as yours truly :)

    February 17, 2015

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

    @flootzavut--Review the thread, the Christmas bonus may be offered for a limited time, if I recall correctly.

    February 17, 2015

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

    This is a workaround to get it when it's not officially available. Apparently at the moment it isn't available even unofficially, or else I loused up the procedure... very possible!

    February 17, 2015

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

    Well, have you been able to get it to work for you?

    February 17, 2015

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

    Not so far, but I will try again when I'm on a computer which allows it. Like I said, either the html isn't working because it's unofficially been taken down as well as officially, or I messed something up. Either is equally likely... could even be both ;)

    The most recent person who was successful was two months ago, but I figured I might as well try.

    February 17, 2015

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

    Well, it worked for me a few months ago, but no longer :(

    March 5, 2015

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

    I'll try with 255 lingots to see if I can get the Christmas bonus skill this year.

    November 3, 2015

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

    I've got two more to get this year, too. So I definitely hope they do it again in December :)

    November 4, 2015

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

    The Christmas bonus skill works if you buy it online or in the store it came out December 11th this year and it works.

    December 11, 2015

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

    Is it going to be available tomorrow on 11/30/2015?

    November 30, 2015

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

    When in December will the Christmas bonus skill be available.

    December 1, 2015

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

    I don't know when it's going to be available but it is December 1st right now.

    December 1, 2015

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

    Ok

    December 1, 2015

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

    This isn't working any more. I think Duolingo have changed the way the site is coded - https://www.duolingo.com/store/purchase_item returns a 404 not found. Any chance of an update, MehLON?

    May 4, 2015

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

    I have simplified the instructions now, try again

    May 4, 2015

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

    Thanks, but it's still not working. It returns "400 bad request". (...and I've checked the tree, and it's still not there)

    May 4, 2015

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

    Well, I guess the server doesn't accept these kinds of requests anymore, what a shame.

    May 4, 2015

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

    Curses. Thanks for trying.

    May 4, 2015

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

    Just to tell you that try using duolingo from its website rather than the app. The these 3 skills will appear to be completed and in golden color.

    March 31, 2016
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