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

No more lingots for reaching 180 day streak?

I just reached a 190 day streak and, just like with 180 days, I didn't get any lingots for it. I first thought it was a bug but now I'm not so sure anymore. Is Duolingo running out of them? It seems so because they took them away as well for finishing a lesson with no mistakes. It would be nice if you would still get them every ten day streak. I promise not to use them for evil :)

April 28, 2015

10 Comments


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

Duolingo's running an A/B test that removes streak rewards in an effort to reduce lingot inflation by taking some of out the economy. Sorry you didn't get your lingots!

April 28, 2015

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

So you didn't get them either for reaching the 70 day streak?

April 28, 2015

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

I am in the control group, so I actually did still get my lingots. But my sister doesn't get them anymore, and neither did these people or these people or these people

April 28, 2015

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

Thanks for your help. I don't visit the discussion forum that much so I missed your post before. I hope they will stop this test soon because getting the lingots was a great motivation for me. Silly I know.

April 28, 2015

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

I don't think any motivation is silly if it works! When I started out, I really had no motivation, I'd do a lot one day and nothing the next and then I started getting a little streak and I reached 10 days and got a lingot. They've really helped me keep pushing forward!

April 28, 2015

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

Absolutely! Motivation is everything.

April 28, 2015

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

Here are some lingots to make up for it! I really hope the test fails and they restore streak lingots again, as I also found them oddly motivating. Plus, it was just nice to get a little acknowledgment every 10 days. It's not like a few extra lingots circulating in the Duo economy caused anyone to suffer...

April 28, 2015

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

They really should give you more options of things to buy from the store to remove lingots from the economy. I'd like that a lot.

April 28, 2015

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

So they will check how many people quit Duolingo or let their streak slip when they don't get Lingots any more? Well I won't do that but it doesn't mean I have to like it. Still enjoy Duolingo though but wish they would stop taking away these motivators.

April 28, 2015

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

Something like that, I guess! To be honest I don't know how the A/B tests work and what variables they use to measure "user engagement" or whatever it is. The recent changes haven't changed how I use Duolingo either. Obviously we are here to learn and practice, but the little motivators helped make Duolingo fun. Now when I reach another 10 days I feel a little pang of disappointment. :'(

April 28, 2015
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