https://www.duolingo.com/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.

Hace 4 años

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https://www.duolingo.com/Alternia
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It's not working for me.

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/Alternia
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I got it to work, it just took a few tries.

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/Albrechtion
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Btw, if you use chrome on mac, it's command + option + J

Hace 4 años

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

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/mehlon

You need 30 lingots for this to work

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/GregHullender
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Figure out how we can get rid of the other two. Buying them was my worst Duolingo mistake ever.

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/MaggiePye
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The bonus skills reappear, though. Once you buy them, they stay bought.

Hace 1 año

https://www.duolingo.com/no.name.42
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You must of made few mistakes.

Hace 4 años

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

Hace 4 años

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

Hace 4 años

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

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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There's barely any content as far as I can see. And the 'flirting' thing was just lunatic.

Hace 4 años

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

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Or you could just learn them, so when they come up on your general strengthen you get them right...

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty
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Greg, when I reset my progress, all three bonus skills were still waiting for me.

Hace 2 años

https://www.duolingo.com/117976
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Oh my gosh. Same. Idioms doesn't make any sense and doesn't get you anywhere.

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/amn060708

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

Hace 2 años

https://www.duolingo.com/BEDUNGIA

yeah!

Hace 10 meses

https://www.duolingo.com/selcukhazar

is it good

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/Sporeo

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

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/mehlon

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

Hace 4 años

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

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/mehlon

It actually charges you 30 lingots

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/Eey91
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Oh I see, I guess I just didn't noticed, I stopped counting mine haha.

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/MandMarc

It works! Thanks.

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/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...

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/Slayer_Jezza

6 Lingots for the extremely valuable guide :)

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/jgcampbell

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

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/koushik72

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

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/GlacetheDragon

it wont work i cant paste it D}-:

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/Slayer_Jezza

What language? And what browser are you using?

Hace 4 años

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

Hace 3 años

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

yeah , This doesn't work

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/pixietine

Woo! It worked thanks :)

Hace 3 años

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

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/Tomoe_Mami
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i used chrome but i think after closing out the tab or just waiting a while it's popped up now. thanks anyway!

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

Hace 3 años

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

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/mehlon

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

Hace 3 años

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

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/erennert20
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do you have a way for safari on mac users?

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/hectorlqr
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It works! Thanks!

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/Devokan
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Thank you! :D

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/AdayinParadise

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

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/Lana_Darkess

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

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/Deleinee
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Mystery...If i typed "da" vs "de"--what did my lingots buy?

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/Blisseh
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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});

Hace 3 años

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

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Ooooh yay! late to the party I know, but thanks for this!

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/mehlon

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

Hace 3 años

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

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/Deleinee
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@flootzavut--Review the thread, the Christmas bonus may be offered for a limited time, if I recall correctly.

Hace 3 años

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

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/Deleinee
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Well, have you been able to get it to work for you?

Hace 3 años

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

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/volumniax
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Well, it worked for me a few months ago, but no longer :(

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/PCSspanish

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

Hace 3 años

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

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

Hace 2 años

https://www.duolingo.com/PCSspanish

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

Hace 2 años

https://www.duolingo.com/Spencergilb

When in December will the Christmas bonus skill be available.

Hace 2 años

https://www.duolingo.com/PCSspanish

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

Hace 2 años

https://www.duolingo.com/Spencergilb

Ok

Hace 2 años

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

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/mehlon

I have simplified the instructions now, try again

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker
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Thanks, but it's still not working. It returns "400 bad request". (...and I've checked the tree, and it's still not there)

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/mehlon

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

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker
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Curses. Thanks for trying.

Hace 3 años

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

Hace 2 años
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