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Streaks

I have a question. What are streaks for?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Streaks are a devious way of getting you addicted to Duolingo, and by extension, to the language you are learning. Evil, evil streaks, on evil, evil Duolingo...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spanishforangela

You really are addicted you have 70...haha

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
annika_a
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Yes, and the true evil is that I'm not just on here: on most days, I also read a bit in French or listen to French radio.

Learning/practicing French used to be just one of those things I thought I should do, but never ever did, and now I do something to learn or practice French every single day.

Duolingo made me do it!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spanishforangela

bad duolingo

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Senlando
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Me too annik_a! We both have a 70 day streak! We should compete to see who can go the longest without breaking our streak! Add to the addiction of the game!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Oh great, just what I need... :-) You're on!

The loser buys the winner a test, ie. 25 lingots (or whatever inflation has brought the price up to by that time)? I have plenty of lingots, but am yet to take a test, as I am afraid how bad my grade would be...

I have to admit that I had thought about dropping my streak on purpose to not get too upset if I lost it for real at about a gazillion days... But I can't do that now, can I? My main streak is my French one, but I am also "learning English" through the French-->English and the Dutch-->English courses. Which is your main streak?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Senlando
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I'll take you on that bet, though I am likly to loose because I forsee an aftergraduation camping trip coming up in the next few months and unfortunatly wifi won't be possible. haha. I'm just working on Portuguese right now. After I complet the tree, I'll probably move on while reveiwing for a while. It's kind of difficult to keep even one tree gold, I fear what it would be like with more. I'd also like start laddering languges, like use Spanish (I'm in my last semester of a Spanish major) to reivew and learn more French and Portuguese. But we'll see. Also when Chinese and Esperanto becomes available I might just have to jump on those while neglecting my other languages for a while. :-(

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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@ Senlando Oh well, I guess real life camping beats online streaks... :-)

I found keeping my French tree gold impossible the first month or so after I finished it, but since then it has "stabilized" and only needs about 10--30 XP:s worth of "pruning" every day. I had done a bit (a total of 90 XP across my three courses) today, but then I saw that you had 100 which made me squeeze through another 20 Dutch-->English ones... ;-)

I'm about to start laddering as well, as soon as the French-->Spanish course comes out in about two weeks! I'm hoping to avoid mixing them by comparing and contrasting them this way, rather than just doing both from English. But once Russian comes out and I maybe (one can always hope!) am allowed to join an Incubator team (I've applied for two), I will have to stop working, eating and sleeping to keep up with all my courses... :-S

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Seth_H
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They show how many days in a row you have been practicing your language. Also, you get a lingot for every ten days you maintain a streak, e.g. in six days I will get ten lingots. See this for more information.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spanishforangela

So if I am on duo lingo for two years and I go every other day I don't have any streaks right?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Seth_H
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Yes, you have to use Duolingo every day to maintain a streak.

Edit: Unless you use a streak freeze, which only continues your streak, but does not increase it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanneordarc
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this doesn't relate to the streak thing, but how do you bold stuff? Just wondering

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Seth_H
Seth_H
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Use two asterisks before and after the terms you want to bold. I'll put a list of the other formatting options in this post when I can get to a computer.

Edit: Here is the information on formatting options, see number ten.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ooOBilalOoo
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Streaks are basically showing if you are showing activity on Duolingo every day and if one day you don't do a skill or immersion, the streak will be set back to 0 unless if you have a Streak Freeze on which allows your'e Streak to remain in place for one full day of inactivity.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spanishforangela

Thank You

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ooOBilalOoo
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No problem

4 years ago