https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

Lingots for timed practice?

A lingot is given for finishing a lesson or an untimed practice session with full hearts, but you don't get a lingot for a timed practice session finished without mistakes. Why not give a lingot for a perfect timed practice session?

October 13, 2013

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/louis.vang

Don't you get already one point per correct answer? That is already double the timeless variant.

October 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

Of course, but I meant lingots, not points. Before lingots were introduced, you got a maximum of 13 points for untimed practice and a maximum of 20 for timed practice. Then they added a lingot for a perfect untimed practice, but no lingot for a perfect timed practice. Why not?

Just a suggestion, though :-)

October 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ruth-mac

maybe because people would just type in one correct answer and wait for the timer to run out to get another lingot?

October 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

He is talking about earning a lingot for completing a perfect timed practice, just like people already get one for a perfect untimed practice.

October 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

Yes, exactly. I'm a "she", by the way :-)

October 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

Sometimes I think in English we should just start referring to people online as an "it" when we don't know their gender. Which is 99% of the time.

October 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

Yes, I also thought you were a "he" until you said you were pregnant :)

January 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ruth-mac

I don't really think I needed to be down-voted for my previous comment! And louis.vang didn't deserve a -1 for his either! Someone's taking things very badly today! :-)

October 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

I hate having downvotes on any website. It doesn't matter whether you feel like you deserve one or not, people will downvote anyways. I actually quit Reddit because of downvoting.

October 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nicole54843

I intend (and try to accept) downvotes as "I disagree"s or "that's not relevant"s, not "you/your point is stupid". With them, the next person to look at the post can see "quality" posts first, rather than just seeing things in chronological order.

October 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

I always do the timed practice and never the timeless one, so I'd love to have this implemented.

October 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/angelriv17

i have tons of lingots but there's nothing interesting to buy

October 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

Yes, especially since finishing a timed practice without making any mistakes is way more difficult than finishing a regular lesson without mistakes.

January 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/gagavuz

It would be great motivation. It would be either a lingot for 20/20 or a lingot for every 30 seconds saved at the finish.

October 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

I'd vote for 20/20. After all, this is not a typing competition, and giving correct answers is more important than typing them quickly.

October 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/gagavuz

it's totally right, you won. and writing from mobile app is slow.

October 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/quest42good

I totally agree. At higher levels it's especially difficult to type in the answer within the time given since the sentences/phrases become longer and more complicated.

October 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rparungao

Love this idea!

October 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/quest42good

I totally agree. It would only be fair to get a lingot for answering all the questions on a timed sessions, and I would even suggest a bonus of one lingot for, let's say, every 10 extra seconds left. I only do untimed sessions when I want to read discussion threads for every task.

October 13, 2013
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