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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Don't forget to get a streak freeze! (Or check that you still have one.)

Holidays happen all the time. Emergencies and forgetfulness as well. If you are invested in keeping your streak, don't forget to equip a streak freeze now.

How does Streak freeze work?

Streak freeze works by automatically engaging once it realizes that you have missed your daily goal. It holds your streak in place for one day cycle. But, you have to have it equipped before hand. Once your streak freeze is used up, you'll need to get a new one.

A common belief: I must know in advance when I'll need the streak and equip it the day before. This belief is in error. You can equip your streak freeze hours, days, months, or even years in advance of when you'll need it. That's the beauty of having a streak freeze. It works just as good for planned breaks as unplanned ones.

Don't forget to check your streak freeze now and then. Often, we can miss a day without noticing. Our streak freezes get used, and we go on believing that we still have a streak freeze when we don't. So check it now and then to make sure it's equipped.

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December 17, 2015

38 Comments


[deactivated user]

    Should look like this :){@style=color : Teal}


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulW237

    I didn't know it was possible to have so many lingots!


    [deactivated user]

      AHHHH xD The bunnies are adorable!

      And once again, this has been a great post on streak freezes, brought to you today by: Bunnies. thank you folks and don't forget to check out our dear sponsors!

      Great post on streak freezes, Usagiboy07. Streak freezes are truly amazing and are there for you whenever you need them. Although find myself forgetting to use them every now and then xD.


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

      I don't see the bunnies


      [deactivated user]

        the BIG bunny picture is what i'm talking about.. Unless they are rabbits.... ;P


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

        It was a glitch... But now I see them!


        [deactivated user]

          xD i'm glad. I wouldn't want invisible bunnies roaming around Duolingo.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GoColts6

          I know I shouldn't bug you about something little, but his username is Usagiboy7 rather than Usagiboy07. :D


          [deactivated user]

            sorry, its just normal for me to put Usagiboy07 cause most people have that "0" in there. xD!


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

            I always have a streak freeze for emergencies :)


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

            I have a question : If we bought a streak freeze a long time ago (For my case it's been at least 50 days that I didn't buy one because I didn't use mine) will it be bugged ? I've seen some comments about that situation but never knew if it is true.

            Also wouldn't be a good idea to receive a notification saying that our streak freeze was used ?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

            Streak freezes don't degrade over time. On very rare occasions, one will bug out. But that could be the day after someone equips it just as easily as 50 days. Most often when people report that their Streak freeze has not worked is when they've actually used it, and not noticed and then taken a day off without a freeze equipped. They come back to a missing streak. This is why it is important to check to make sure you still have one equipped, in case you missed a day without noticing. Some people check theirs daily. Some only check theirs just before a planned day off. It's a good habit.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CamillaJones1

            ok so I celebrate Christmas and im going to Hawaii for 5 days and there is no computer there so is it possible to buy a streak freeze that, lasts for multiple days


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

            No, you only get it for a day. Though you'll only lose a 3 day streak (if you go on vacation today), so you'll be able to catch up very quickly.


            [deactivated user]

              yeah, but unfortunately, That will happen every week because I am very busy on the weekends.


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

              That's a shame.. Maybe you could lower your daily XP goal? This way you just have to review a single lesson each day to meet your goal and increase your streak.


              [deactivated user]

                hmm, maybe. I'll try it for this weekend.


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

                Not even. You can do one Timed Practice question, and then let the timer do its thing until the lesson's over.


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

                Streak freeze is only good for 1 day.


                [deactivated user]

                  darn. Well, gotta find a way to get on for the weekend then. xD


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnVoltage819

                  I have my Daily goal set at 1XP , that way of I do not have much time to do Duolingo ,I can quickly do a lesson.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fay306893

                  I have mine set at 1 also. I do way more than that, but or me I see no reason to set it higher. I do this for fun. I guess I really just should not be concerned about the streak at all, but I have 192 days and would just hate to lose it. With it set at 1, If I can get on the computer at all I can maintain it. And I do have streak freeze just it case.
                  I was starting to wonder if I was the only one that had it set to 1.


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

                  You're not, don't worry. :-) I always get more, because I try and do at least one lesson in each of the three languages I'm learning even on busy days, and that makes 30 xp. :-) And I usually do way more than that.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnVoltage819

                  I get more than 1 XP too. Today I got 1500 Xp!!


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

                  I set mine to 1 too.


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

                  Another voice in the "I have it set to 1" crowd. I get 10 almost every day, and usually I get wayyyy more, but I just don't like to have the pressure of having to get 50XP every day.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fay306893

                  Good to know I am not the only one.


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

                  There's probably thousands of us. :-)


                  [deactivated user]

                    hmm, interesting. I have mine set at 50 XP because it encourages me to do more per day. But on the weekends i have no time to do Duolingo.


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

                    Wonderful things! They're also very handy for those crazy days when a/b testing cuts out six hours, leaving you with an eighteen hour day!


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

                    thanks for the the reminder i forgot about those


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

                    The answer I have been looking for, thanks!


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnVoltage819

                    Great Idea!! I just went to the store and bought one.


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

                    Thanks! I got mine 308 days ago, but I just checked to make sure I still have it, in case there was some sort of glitch on Duolingo and I lost it. I always keep it in case I'm sick or something.

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