https://www.duolingo.com/Mtyx.

That feeling when...

you’re at 160+ day streak, then miss one day by a few minutes and go back to 0.. :( (I forgot to re-add the Freeze streak)

May 19, 2017

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/BelgianStr

Maybe you got lucky. People get very attached to their streaks to the point it becomes unhealthy.

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ghaok

not mentioning their attachment to that "proficiency percentage" stuff. Now that's sick

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageLover.

Oh yes!

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NtateNarin

You're right. Once people get to a certain number of days, it can get very addicting. Once people forget about the streak, fluency percentage, levels, etc., language learning is fun again!

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mary654321

Wow, you have a massive streak, do you know anyone else with one bigger than you? :)

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NtateNarin

There are actually a lot of people with higher streaks than me. I remember a post a few days ago with someone having a 4 year streak! I'm assuming they started when Duolingo started.

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mtyx.

yeah i thought of this aspect too. Maybe it’s time to move on. I feel like the german course can’t teach me anything new. I loaded all words into Anki (about 2400 of them) months ago and I’ve since mastered them. I’m just a bit off on the grammar. Time to pick up some german book i guess.

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BelgianStr

It doesn't have to be all or nothing. Duolingo is a great tool for practicing and keeping refreshed on basic reading and writing. I use Duolingo to "warm up" the language part of my brain before I try to read or listen to something.

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang

That's very right!

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ghaok

I don't know whether you've already done this, but set your daily goal to 1 xp
I lost my streak as well (89 days) by 2 minutes or so. Now my daily goal is set to 1xp. When it is almost 00:00 or I'm too lazy, I just do the most basic lesson, which takes me 30 seconds

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Laura33124

At the risk of sounding anti-social....come on, people, what's the goal here? We're trying to learn a language (or two or three). If you miss a day and forget to use a freeze streak....who cares? Isn't this about what YOU are getting out of the website and app? Duolingo is trying to make language learning fun. I know seeing other people's length of learning is intended to get the competitive streak going. But let's try to focus on what we're all here for!

Bottom line: don't worry about it! You're at level 20, so you've obviously been practicing. Keep that up, and you'll be reading and speaking German.

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Facelezz

Exactly.

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Stergi3

Yes Duolingo did the same to me when I changed a mobile and I forgot setting time before arrange making practice. For some reason the streak went back to zero. So I noticed the last streak I had and continued from zero. I know, it is not shown in my profile. But I also know that I have about double actually. So what?

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgeEne

And here I am happy with my 4 day streak xD I saw some people with 1400+ day streak.Now that's unhealthy =))

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NtateNarin

I don't see it as unhealthy to have a large streak. They're just passionate, and I admire that unlike many who just stop. Granted, it's unhealthy if people do things just for a number.

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Ik_Ben_Een_Appel

I gotta say that it can be pressuring if you get high numbers for your streak ,and you know that if you lose it, it's not going to be a piece of cake to get it back. It would take me about half a year to get mine back and those 1400+ people? That's about the lifespan of Duolingo.

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageLover.

No, it's fun! :)

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gatiquo

Keep on practicing, and you will get your streak back again.

May 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LuChiManh7

Oh my goddddd ! I feel sorry for you.

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang

That's me afterwards...

August 9, 2017
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