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Things you want in the Lingot Store

Just out of interest, what would everyone like to see in the Lingot stores now that it has been up and running for a while? I know I have quite a few spare Lingots and would like to see more things in the shop. Here some ideas I've seen and like the idea of or thought up myself:

  • 10 seconds extra time in timed practice

  • Badges which can be bought to decorate your profile as proof of your dedication to learning. They could be in ranks so you buy rank 1 first, then rank 2 which costs more and so on

  • Access to extra lessons, maybe various topics not usually covered like lessons on idioms, everyday spoken informal language (aka slang) etc.

  • Streak rescue to get back a streak you lost the previous day (would cost quite a lot, maybe 15 Lingots)

If anyone else has any ideas for the Lingot store, post them here! Maybe if we get enough ideas the Duo team will implement some of them!

September 29, 2013



I'd like to see an Owl avatar that we can customize by purchasing things in the Lingot store.


Hey hey hey! I already have a (blue) Owl avatar!


Maybe it's just me missing something, but I can't see my entire skill tree at one time to print it or do a screen capture. Therefore, I would really like to be able to use lingots to purchase an 8 by 10, 8-1/2 by 11, or even 11 by 17 good quality PDF file of my entire skill tree at the time of my choosing. I want to get one complete with DL the Owl when I finally earn him or her, and if the price isn't too steep, perhaps at some intermediate points. I suspect the coding for printing the tree as a PDF wouldn't be all that difficult.


Oooo I like the idea of access to slang and idioms.


i think slang and idioms would be a good thing for crowd sourcing by the language incubator. I don't like the idea of having to "pay" for lessons on duolingo. even with lingots. the whole point of duolingo is that it's free.


Well, that might get into cuss words, and stuff like that.


Yeah, that's a great idea to see if the Duo team will put more things in the Lingot Store! I've thought of something that I'd like to see put into the Store: A lingot investment where you invest a certain number of lingots in yourself taking a test with, say, 80% or higher (or any other percent the Duo team thinks would be good). If you don't make the 80% or higher, you lose those invested lingots. But if you do make the 80% or higher, you get those lingots back plus, say 10% (or any other percent the Duo team thinks would be good). I'll see if I can think of any more things later. Great idea!


streak rescue definetly!


Streak Rescue, most definitely.

I have the streak freeze but was afraid to use it after seeing some of the problems reported so there I was last Thursday, recovering from arthroscopic surgery that morning, working on my Duolingo to keep my streak going. Dedication!

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