https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

(Unofficial) Duolingo Store (Test Run)

<h1>Red's Stuff Galore</h1>

Looking for a new place to spend your Lingots? Look no further than Red's Unofficial Duolingo Store!

Like something you see? Then give the proper amount of lingots to this journal, then download the item and you're done!

This is a test run so there're a lot of kinks to work out. I'll add/update the store every month with new items if it's successful (strong interest is shown). Also, suggestions are welcome!

Theme of the Month: LGBT June is LGBT Month, so a few icons are going to be LGBT themed.

Tip: Right click and press ‘save as’ to download images.
Tip: Don't spend your time constantly clicking 'give lingot'. Use this script to specify large number of lingots. Don't know how to use scripts? Click here!

Avatars

Free

Duo Wave
Duo Standing
Duo Pancake
Duo Injured

50 Lingots

Pink and Yellow
Black and White
Red and Blue
Green and Blue
Red and Blue
Pink and Yellow
Blue and Green
Black and White

100 Lingots

Space Duo
Red and Blue
Pink and Yellow
Black and White
It’s 1:10am right now and I’m really tired

300 Lingots

Trophy Duo
Pride
Pride 2
Pride 3
I’m gay by the way

Wallpapers

(Note: this area is really mess because I needed to accommodate all major wallpaper sizes. I have not found a method to display multiple options for wallpapers so there’s an album full of one type of wallpaper with multiple with sizes. Any suggestions are more than welcome).

500 Lingots

Hills
More Sizes
Basic
More Sizes
Growth
More Sizes

750 Lingots

Pride Wave
More Sizes

(Reduced some of the prices)

3 years ago

51 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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I just spent a couple of lingots on encouraging your entrepreneurship.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Oh gosh, this was a high-yielding investment! Thanks to whomever gave me 155 lingots... X-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

I was testing a script that allows people to give lingots faster : p

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/finn.fr
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Feel free to test it with me ;) I love your LGBT designs!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Der-Michael

Could you send me a copy of the script?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PotatoSanta
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What's to stop me from just taking them and not paying?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

Honor system.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/miacomet
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Duo is watching you. And you wouldn't want to disappoint little Duo...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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...or else he will give you nothing but subjunctives to translate from now until eternity!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni
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hehe, have a lingot, that last post made me laugh!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/P.Salamander

Okay so I got the Space Duo thing. Paid 100.

Have a few lingots anyway!

Two for your brain for thinking of this.
Two for you for doing this,
And one for...well, no reason, actually...[Just happened to press the button by mistake...]

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

Awesome, thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/knittingirl
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Just bought one :) This is actually a really good idea!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

Thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sheldolina
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What are you going to do with all those lingots?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

Hope that someone else makes a store so I can spend them there : p?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/act900

I can't wait until I have enough lingots (right now I have 9) to buy one of the owls! I will come back often.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

Here you go! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/act900

Thank you so much!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AdiMarie

hope that helps you a bit...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/act900

And you to. That was very kind.

3 years ago

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I bought a 50 lingot one

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

Your patronage is appreciated!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick_Irish
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Interesting idea. One query though in that presumably at other times, there will be other themed months which ties together social constructs, such as Religious, which will be available to get?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

Next month I have American Independence Day (July 4th) planned (meaning I made all the items already before I realized it makes more sense to do LGBT now). After that, I don't have anything planned but I'll try to make sure they make sense according to the month.

Regarding religion, I'm going to try to keep the items secular so I might have 'holiday' times but I'll try to avoid symbolism of any specific religion. They're usually going to be nation, language, Duolingo and culture related items.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/susannahfaithc

Honestly, this is the coolest thing ever! I'm going to follow this discussion for when I have enough lingots :)

3 years ago

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Have some Lingots to get you on your way. What did you want to buy and do you have enough now or do you need some more?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/susannahfaithc

Are you serious? I bought the space avatar, and I have some leftover to give back to you :) Thank you so much! P.S. You have a very impressive streek.

3 years ago

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Thanks :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/susannahfaithc

Thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/susannahfaithc

I got the space guy, I'm about to pay.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

Awesome pictures! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thraenthraen
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This is a great idea! Besides avatars and wallpapers, what else could be sold in lingot shops? So far, all I've come up with is proofreading (of longer writings) and other individualised language learning help. That'd mean, for example, I could help someone with English and then spend the lingots getting help in another language from someone else even if they don't need help in English (because they'll then go spend the lingots on getting a cool avatar or help in some other language they're learning). There are probably some other cool ideas with graphic design, like customised art or short comics with vocabulary you might be struggling to remember. Hm, I'll go think more about this! This is cool!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer
  1. T Shirt designs. I noticed that there're only a few t shirts available so I was thinking of making more. Some of them would be in the style of Duolingo's style (flat animal with common humorous phrase) and others would be more original styles. They would have to be designs that people take to a website themselves because I don't want to get into legal trouble with Duolingo. However, I'm hoping to get permission to sell language themed t shirts and advertise them in the store.

  2. Next off, I was thinking of having kind of like a Duo House. You have a free basic Duo, and you can buy a house (a picture of a room) and buy furniture and decorations for it. You can also show off your trophies and buy costumes for Duo. I think this would be popular but it'll be hard to implement it.

  3. I don't plan to make comics specifically for Duolingo although I'm working on some personal comics of my own. I was planning on translating them into Esperanto but perhaps I can include more translations and somehow implement them into the store.

  4. Custom art. I'm willing to take requests for items but I will not make custom art for free.

  5. I like the idea of Duolingo tutoring, but that's a business venture for another entrepreneur.

Also note that I'm a single person with a tonne of things on my hand so I can up with a bunch of things but it's going to take time to implement them.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thraenthraen
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Oh, I definitely meant for shops run by others! I certainly wouldn't expect one person to run the whole economy! We wouldn't want a monopoly. :P My brainstorming was mostly me just thinking of what kind of shop I might set up to contribute to the lingot economy or what I'd want to buy from others with my lingots. As for the comics, I've been drawing comics since I was a little, little kid, which is why the thought even occurred to me. And I am the go-to proofreader for formal writing for my friends and family, since I'm the language nerd, hence that idea.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

Ooh, ooh! We should both have stores and post at the same time.

My next post is going to be June 25/26th. Be ready by then!

3 years ago

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I like the idea with the comics!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackmchugh12

i'd like to make an investment into this company :P I'm sure i would make my lingots back in no time ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianofPeace

Leaving a comment so I can save this a come back to get the rainbow owl. Gotta represent ma peeps. :D

Also this is amazing! Thank you for doing this.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yellowcrash10

This might have an interesting effect of making people burn through Duo courses faster than they would otherwise... Excellent work!

And so my quest for 300 lingots begins!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

And here your quest ends! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yellowcrash10

Wow! Thank you so much! I'll give them back when I can! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TromBennyBone

Oh, you don't have to give them back. :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LuvGMMLinkNeal

LOL!!!!THIS IS GREAT!!!!!But...I don't really wanna buy anything.....BUT I LOVE IT!!!!!

3 years ago

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I think you should add more costumes for Duo. Here's an image: https://riseofthepolyglot.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/duolingo_danish.png?w=529

Maybe this one could be priced 50 or 100 lingots or something?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

Will do next month

3 years ago

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This is cool! Good idea!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GrungePoser

great idea! however, some of the avatars are really expensive.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

I'm trying to figure out how to allow poor people to be able to afford items whilst having a place for rich folk to blow it off. This time I had a variety of items with different prices. I'm going to try something different next month.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GrungePoser

ok thanks. I'm relatively broke on duolingo

3 years ago
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