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My 300-day streak just went away... (vent)

Around half an hour ago (still in time to keep my streak going), when I opened my Duolingo app to do my daily lessons, I was shocked to see my beloved streak had gone down to 0. I happily celebrated my 300-day streak earlier this week and could not believe I could have missed 2 days in a row, which I thought I must have done since I always keep a streak freeze just in case. For a good 10 minutes, I just sat in shock as I tried to comprehend what had happened. The cost for repairing my streak is 149SEK (~14 Euro) which, if I'm not mistaken (which I could be), is more expensive than the ''remove all adds and support Duolingo'' purchase, which is a little too much for me. Wanting to keep the repair pop-up there just in case, I logged into my account on my computer for the first time to try and see what had happened, and that's when I saw that I somehow missed Wednesday, which seems strange to me in itself, AND then missed yesterday, according to the graphs. I am now sitting here crying wondering why they just couldn't take 10 lingots out of my 654, heck why don't just take all of them and most importantly... Why weren't I told I had missed a day and lost my streak-freeze to begin with? :(

I'm feeling quite desperate and I do feel a bit silly about shedding tears for something like this but my heart is shattered. Is there anything else I could do here? And for how long will that pop-up remain there?

1 year ago

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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Don't worry, you can always build a streak again, maybe one higher than before! Just because you missed some days it doesn't mean it's over. How much of a second language did you learn? And can you keep going? You shouldn't stop just because you missed a few days. Learning is a long process that takes a few slip-ups. As for the popup, I'm not sure how long it'll be there, but if you really want to spend the money then that's up to you. It's your money. But building a streak from zero and using this time as a fuel is free, not to mention give you another reason to learn a new language every day.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kat684379
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I'm sorry you lost it. I lost my streak a couple of days ago and the pop-up went away after two days I think... I'm really sorry you lost your streak, but please don't feel unmotivated to play because of it. It might take a long while and make you feel bad right now, but you'll get those streaks back if you continue to play. I don't know if there is anything else you can do to get your streak back except for paying and I agree that 149SEK is a bit more to pay than it's worth to get your streak back.

TL:DR I'm sorry you lost your streak but you'll eventually get it back if you continue to play everyday.

sorry for bad english not a native

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abbytreasures

Agreed .. I would NEVER know you were not a native speaker!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kat684379
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Thank you so much :D!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Your English isn't bad; it's perfect!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrea_M.Z

Thank you, losing that streak does make me feel a bit unmotivated so hearing your encouragement helps. Also, your English seems great.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kat684379
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I'm glad you feel a bit better :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Singsong101

You are really good for a non native speaker!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamoolTheSamosa

I'm so sorry about your streak. When you buy a streak freeze does it stay with you until you miss a day or does it always take effect on the day/next day you buy it regardless

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrea_M.Z

When you buy a streak freeze I believe it stays there until you miss a day, but on other occasions when I have lost my streak freeze it has told me so the day after and asked me if I wanted to buy another.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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I have upset myself because I have lost, like, fifty lingots from all my lost streak wagers. Don't get discouraged! Keep on going and continue learning! A 300 day streak is amazing, and trust me, you will build an even better, more amazing streak. My twelve day streak is my longest ever, and I've been on Duolingo since October 2016 and have had more streaks of not going on Duo than on going. I advise having a cookie.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrea_M.Z

Thanks, a cookie does sound great. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anneduol1ngo

Do you like hugs? If so, accept this big ((((((-hug-)))))). Stay there until the pain goes!

And if I knew how I would send you some real chocolate too. Here is some virtual chocolate: VIRTUAL CHOCOLATE. (In large letters because it's a large bar of chocolate, not because I am shouting at you, please forgive my poor internet skills)

Talking about shouting, I think I might feel angry at myself and DL if this happens to me. I live near a stoney beach. Kicking the stones, or throwing them at the waves, or even shouting when the sea is noisy and the beach deserted sometimes helps me when I feel angry. Where is your safe place to express emotion including anger? I am a Christian and God is my safe place to really rant, aloud and very loudly when the waves roar and the wind howls.

You are not silly for shedding tears over it, simply human. Welcome to the human race;-)

You don't need more lingots or I would send you one. But I can at least upvote you in your original post.

You have been honest and real about your feelings. Well done! When it hurts less you can plan for the next step. There really is a way forwards from here, and all you have learned has not been lost together with the streak even though it may feel that way. And also well done for getting a 300 day streak in the first place. No mean achievement!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrea_M.Z

Aww thank you, you're so sweet! ^-^

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Cookies are pure awesome.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/evelyn3981

I once tried to use lingots to repair a lost streak, but that didn't work. I apparently (or so I thought) bought a protective freeze for the next time I might forget. So I forgot yesterday, but I lost my streak! Why can't one use lingots to "cover" for a forgotten day?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anneduol1ngo

Thinking this through, if one then has, say 365 lingots one could each day one doesn't remember buy back your streak for a whole year....but it wouldn't be a 'streak' then, would it? I think it's good we can insure for even one day. At least that covers things like changing time zones and problems with the internet and our computers.

I would value the concept of a holiday, though, which could allow one to go to France to practice French and not loose the streak. For me the streak is a bit of fun, but, hey, why not have fun?

I'm expecting to lose my streak this week as I am going to Switzerland for 10 days (German speaking area, not French so watch this space, maybe I will add German to my efforts in French) and I have been told the lodge where I will stay in the Alps for my walking holiday has patchy internet only. I'll not be taking my tablet out into the Alps anyway, and I will spend little time in the lodge.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anneduol1ngo

Just a late 'clarification' to this post. I am taking the tablet to Switzerland, but not with me when out walking. And I expect to be out walking or out sightseeing all day every day.

I'm going as part of a group and I am told everyone wants to get online as soon as they get back, and this makes access difficult and sometimes impossible. So we'll just see.

In this busy world it is so good to get away from mobiles, computers, etc and into nature. It refreshes and restores. I am so sorry for those who for whatever reason don't have this possibility/opportunity. It will be my first time in Switzerland properly to see the country a bit.

1 year ago