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Streak Cut-off Time

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May I suggest that you make the cut off-time used to calculate streaks somewhere around 4am in the morning. Sometimes I only get around to duolingoing after midnight and this means I lose my streak.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/nortino

I would like to change my "time zone" as well but could not figure out how to do it. Anyone?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Enriaz

24 hours from last session would be convenient for everyone.

4 years ago

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Not really, then you'd have to do it earlier and earlier each day.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nicole54843

Not if I practice in the morning one day and at night the next.

4 years ago

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But if you didn't manage to get round to it until after midnight on the next day, then you would encounter the problem I just mentioned.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nicole54843

No, I agree that there should be some sort of time zone or day change option. Several times I've remembered that I needed to continue my streak at 23:58 and rushed to complete a single point in timed practice. That doesn't seem like the ideal situation.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/celebrim
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I agree with this. A rolling 24h streak is logical. Then you don't have to worry about getting points before midnight or what time zone you're in, you just need ot worry about keeping up that regularity. Why not have an option in the Store to buy a 26-hour rolling streak or something like that in order not to have to do the exercises earlier and earlier.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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If you get your way, everyone will want it their way. This isn't Burger King. :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alsocass

I sometimes do a late night session and enjoy being able to ensure my streak is safe for the next day (doesn't mean I don't practice more, just that I need not worry).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/turtlegraphics

I agree with the spirit of this comment. I keep late night hours, and generally practice sometime between 10pm and 2am each day, which means I pretty much can't keep a streak going.

Doing 24-hour from last session is no good, because it's going to roll, over time.

Allowing a freely changeable 'time zone' is also problematic, because I suppose one could abuse it.. although really, I'd have to wonder what in the world would be the point of cheating at DL.

So, not a simple problem to solve well, but it essentially means that streaks are worthless for me, so I just pay no attention to them.

Maybe changing your time zone is something you can buy with lingots.

4 years ago

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Not that I particularly care, just a thought though.

4 years ago