https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

Lingots not awarded

I practiced just now and hit day 440 in my streak, but I was not awarded 44 lingots for the multiples of 10 days - At least I don't see the message that I was. I didn't happen to look at my lingot count before I practiced so technically I am not sure if it was awarded or not. Any way to check?

May 19, 2015

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/b05aplmun.ca

An A/B test has been in progress for some weeks. Many of us are not getting lingots for maintaining our streaks.

May 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Talli20

i haven't gotten them since i hit 90, and i just hit 120. the only reason I'm going on is that i hope they will fix this and add them to my account. but if not, i do believe i won't mind about the streak so much. it's a good incentive, i hope they bring it back!

May 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

Thanks for the info

May 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

Oh. Thanks

May 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline

Actually, this has been the case for almost a month now. Duolingo is currently running a test to see if removing the streak award will have any negative impacts. Did you receive lingots when you got 430 days? If yes, I guess they may have now increased the percentage of users for whom the award is removed.

May 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

Come to think of it, I am not sure. I do still receive the Double Or Nothing lingots, or at least I did last time the 7th day was hit.

May 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline

Double or Nothing is still unchanged. I guess they just wanted to reduce ways of earning lingots, not altogether remove it. They removed the easiest method first (earning lingots for flawless completion of any lesson) and now the streak based method. For new users, they will now have just enough to buy the bonus options and give a few here and there for helpful comments; they will not be brimming with them :)

May 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sophieg18

It seems like no one has been awarded lingots for their streaks. I did not earn it for 140 nor 150. I believe that duolingo has stopped awarding lingots for streak, why I do not know.

May 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vishnugb

That is not true. It is an A/B test.

May 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Talli20

what's a A/B test?

May 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vishnugb

An A/B test is when a change is tested for effects. One half of people (say group A) get to see the change, while the other (say group B) don't. The performance of the two groups is then looked at in light of the change and a decision is made as to whether or not to introduce the change through out.

May 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sophieg18

I suppose I've just never met someone who had this feature anymore (except you now?)

May 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vishnugb

He he. Well, there are people who still have it. So the test hasn't yet ended.

May 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

Yeah, from what others are saying it is some sort of test DL is performing. Oh well, I have 1071 and I don't really spend them, so it's not really a big deal I guess. :)

May 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/wraith313

As others have said, it's an A/B test they are running. IMO its the worst. People criticized me before for "caring about lingots too much". Well, tbh, there is zero incentive to log in every single day and make it a habit if there is no reward for doing so. Personally, I think this test should have been done with new users and compared their results to the existing userbase, not dragging all of us into it.

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Talli20

I totally agree. i'm still on every day, but the force of habit is the reason, and that habit was created with this minimal but useful incentive!

May 21, 2015
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