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

Giving a lingot as a thank you

There's been a few times where someone helped me in the exercises, or posted something great in the forums.. and a "thx" just don't seem enough.

I'd like to give/donate/tip the person with a lingot in cases like those :)

October 7, 2013

45 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

I like this idea and we will do this :)

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Kortaggio

Sweet! Is there going to be a way we can show the number of lingots we have in our public user profiles?

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

I hope not. I don't want people flaunting their wealth, as it were.

October 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

I don't use Lingots for buying stuff from the store, because I don't really need any of it (except the double-or-nothing). So I would want to have the option to display what I have; otherwise, what's the point?

October 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

The problem that I have with flaunting lingots is that people can easily gain a lot of them by redoing easy things over and over. It's not like, say, the language tree trophies that you have to actually work hard at getting. So I see it as a useless sign of prestige.

I agree that lingots should be a lot more useful though. I hope we get Duo avatars eventually that we can spend lingots customizing.

October 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

In another discussion, he said that they wouldn't do that. I really want to show my lingots, though, so I think if we could choose whether to display our wealth that would be awesome.

October 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Wonderboy6

I'd like to donate all mine to sitesurf, babella and lago massive help in my language learning ^^

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

This would be a great way to show appreciation. Even if the person doesn't care about lingots or doesn't need any, it still let's them know that there help is appreciated.

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/quest42good

I agree, French section could never do without Sitesurf's valuable comments!

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BenTheGeek

So true, so true.

October 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Ezattack123

That would be cool if you could do that.

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

Great idea this should be created

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/check2012

I like this idea, something similar to Reddit Gold. Maybe not exactly a lingot, as I don't think those are necessarily hard to get. But I like the idea.

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mh808

Im giving a lingot to Mike_F for coming up with this great idea....

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

Same here!

October 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dalia89

great idea

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/libby-w

good idea

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tgallag2

It is a nice gesture.

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/been-o

How do you even use the lingots?

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx

look on the "store" tab on your home page

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/been-o

Thank You!!

October 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx

you're welcome :) I wish there were more ways to get them, though!

October 9, 2013

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

I wish there was more ways to spend them :P

  • Pay 10 lingot to have a personal sentence translated
  • Disable mouse over hints, and make them cost a lingot
  • 50 to get a doulingo pencil
  • Pay 500 lngots to get a dou shirt
  • ...
October 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RussianBorisBear

on mobile, it costs lingots to get a test to skip a level on a topic. I think they should addd this on the desktop site

May 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Nathan734508

I have one.

  • 400 to get a duo plushie (they actually exist)
December 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/OzrenIlic

This is a great idea.

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jake_Von_Trapp

ya-hoo!!!

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dharma_cowboy

AWESOME IDEA!

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bknutson

How about timed practice competitions for users on the same language level? Awards given in skill/lingots? On another note, how about some super duper awesomer lingot rewards?

October 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/manoelb

i agree

October 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Anonyduck

This is a great idea!

October 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/akhansson

Smart idea!

October 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/eck_kdmcdonnell

great idea! is there anybody that could help me… i don't really like spanish but my parents are making me do it. i wanted to take french. anybody out there with a little word of wisdom to help me get motivated???

September 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DeroGoi

Tell them that it's impossible to learn a language if you don't want to. You should take French on here!

September 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/licorne02

that is a really good idea! thanks so much! i would give u a lingot but i dont have any

November 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/The_Noob_Eternal

It's great to be able to give people lingots, but it would be even better if the recipient were notified of the gift ("Learner001 gave you a lingot for a post in DiscussionABC") Even better if the donor could also include a short note explaining the gift.

September 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JRoy727

can i have some lingots

April 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/eva_beva

Could you donate me some lingots please

October 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BaharJazani12345

Free lingots??? This idea is wonderful! :D

October 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Mayor.Tony

bitcoin tip.....???

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

Duolingo doesn't use bitcoins.

October 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Mayor.Tony

too bad

October 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathan--

On a related note, it would be helpful if it was as easy to report errors in the Android app as it is on the website.

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

Thats a whole diffrent discussion

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lyndagail

Is there any way to report errors on the Android app? I have not found anything like that.

October 10, 2013
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