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Suggestion: Streak Freeze After the Fact

This is a suggestion that would improve one aspect of Duolingo that has affected me and many others. Many of us have unexpectedly had to skip a day of Duolingo (for sickness or otherwise) and would like to preserve our streak. I suggest that Streak Freeze could be used to restore a streak that we have just lost.

4 years ago

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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Then buy it beforehand and have it there just in case (that's what I do)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sakasiru
sakasiru
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Yeah, it's like buying insurance. You can't pay after the disaster ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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Well, a streak [1] is defined as "a continuous period of specified success or luck". What you seem to want is a membership card, not a streak. If you are unable to continue doing something consistently then obviously you lost your streak regardless of the circumstances. The streak freeze in my opinion, is just a way to motivate people to come back often and maintain their "activity". Not to keep that flame burning endlessly.

1 - https://www.google.co.mz/search?q=define+streak&oq=define+streak&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.7201j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/angel194462

I'm afraid that's the reason they have streaks, to show you when you lose them.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

There are things in life that we must plan ahead for (buy a streak freeze ahead of time) or accept our losses. Go to the TripAdvisor forum and read the laments of people that think they should be able to get a refund for a non-refundable airline ticket and did not think they needed to buy travel insurance. ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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But look at it this way: It wouldn't be so thrilling if you could regain your streak the next day. I had once such a situation that I didn't have time all day and only an hour before the midnight I could do some lessons, anyway, the connection was slow and I was really afraid of losing my streak, however I made it!

4 years ago