1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Duolingo
  4. >
  5. Giving a lingot as a thank you

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

36 Comments


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

I like this idea and we will do this :)


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zach1337

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


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


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


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wonderboy6

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


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/quest42good

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


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

So true, so true.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ezattack123

That would be cool if you could do that.


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

Great idea this should be created


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mh808

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tgallag2

It is a nice gesture.


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

How do you even use the lingots?


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

look on the "store" tab on your home page


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

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


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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathan734508

I have one.

  • 400 to get a duo plushie (they actually exist)

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


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

This is a great idea.


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


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

This is a great idea!


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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/licorne02

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


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

Related Discussions

Learn a language in just 5 minutes a day. For free.