https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore

Possible Streak bug?

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I usually start my day with a lesson of Duolingo and then further lessons during the day if and when time permits.

That is how I started Thursday morning. On Friday, I noticed that the streak did not register and instead had used up the streak freeze. I could not understand why. I was not on travel and was in my home time zone all thru last week.

And then today I won the wager for having kept the streak for the last 7 days!

What am I missing?

2 years ago

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Cleeent
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Sorry to hear you had a problem, Jiten. It's possible that your connection to the Duo servers was broken when you finished but it still showed you on your app or browser that you completed a lesson.

I use the web version almost exclusively and usually check that my streak is extended on there in the graph on my Duo home page.

Remember to buy another Streak Freeze :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore
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Thanks ClintTweed and everyone, I guess it must have been the case of server connection being broken. (Yes, I did renew the streak freeze).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lindakanga
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I have also experienced this problem, this week. And I had a streak freeze in place - which was not used.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore
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Interesting!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lindakanga
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Regarding the interesting point by HeatingUp - no my XP is still set to 1. Although I .. think ... I remember sometime when it was raised - not by my doing. But this appears to not have been the case to have any effect in this incident - for me.
I am not stressed about my streak loss - it was only about 30 days.
I was not amused by it, but for me - since I lost my really big streak - until I start to get close to that again- I do not require any 'remedial' action to re-establish my streak. However if this helps anyone solve a problem - I am happy to provide any information I can.
ps - my xp is set to 1 - as I am not in a learning phase for myself at the moment - and I spend hours on Duolingo each day - but it is for the writing of reports. And I hope soon I will be going back to writing of helpful discussion. I have spurts of learning. And I love learning languages. Though when I am on a learning spurt - I supplement it by reference to other resources - because that is what assists my language learning journey the most. We are all different.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HeatingUp

look at your dailey goal.. on mein the problem was that they automatically raised it

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/D_..
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I knew this happens but didn't think it's a problem! It seems that the wager still stands even if the streak freeze has to be used up, the two need not be connected; it's just that it's not logistically possible to be spending streak freeze lingots for the wager all the time as you'll end up have no lingots!

And yes, I know this because my streak freeze comes handy often! ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sparklehappy

The problem with mine a couple of weeks ago was that ALL of my xp for the week doubled or got erased. Yet -- when it was erased, it was on days that had previously shown a number of xp, my xp count for the week had not changed since the night before when it looked fine, and my streak was still standing. (Not to mention that my streak freeze hadn't been used up.)

It is possible that there is a bug and all I can encourage you to do is submit a bug report, as others on here have already said. ;) Look at the bright side: at least you had a streak freeze in place so that you didn't lose your 870+ day streak! Though I do hope the problem is solved and that your next wager does not have to be spent on a new streak freeze. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nyCnz

I haven't had this problem, but my friend does : ) Go to the Help Center and report the bug there : D Hopefully, the staff or mods can resolve this. Good Luck! : D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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Strange. This happened to me too. I had used up my streak freeze recently so I refilled it 2 days ago. Yesterday, I don't think I extended my streak and I came back today with a 0 day streak. At first I thought that it was my fault, but now that you mentioned it, something's not right.

But honestly, I don't really care because it was only a 69 day streak.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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Maybe they changed the system recently so instead of every 10 days you get 10 lingots, you get 10 lingots for every week you maintained in your streak. Now that I think about it, it may have happened to me recently.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore
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Wager is "Double or Nothing", which is separate.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike
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They might have changed the way the wager works (possibly as part of an A/B test) so that it accepts use of a streak-freeze as 'keeping the streak'.

Alternatively, when the Duolingo website is down for any reason, Duo does sometimes give everyone an automatic streak-extension for that day (to prevent the downtime from losing anyone's streak/wager). I don't know if it was down at all on Thursday, but this could explain both why your streak didn't register and yet that you still kept your wager.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nyCnz

I was thinking of the wrong solution! : )

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nyCnz

I think you may be correct : ) I guess I'll find out tomorrow! : D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChocolateWish14

Hi there!

I have never had this problem before but I have heard of other people having it. You could submit a "Bug Report" or contact a Forum Moderator. I hope I have been helpful to you!

Rosie :D

2 years ago
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