https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whatwouldkatdo

Noooo streak come back!!

I lost my almost 800 day streak because the lessons I did over unfamiliar wifi somehow didn't save!!! cryface I feel like a dunce. I noticed that you can pay $20 to restore your streak which feels a bit weird to me- anyone ever done that?

Send hugs

August 1, 2017

27 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KVRMx

I'm so sorry that happened! 800 days is an awesome record. You might check out and up vote this discussion started by PapilioMortis from 2 days ago: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23758426 ( I personally would not spend that amount of money to save a streak but if someone would want to for thier own reasons that's cool and it would help Duolingo : )

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whatwouldkatdo

Ah interesting! Thanks for the link. I'm also not sure why I can't use allllllll these useless lingots to restore a streak. I mean I guess it doesn't mean anything at the end of the day, but still!

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KVRMx

Yeah I hear you!

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leah73960

Such an awful thing to happen. Unfortunately, it is one of those things you may just have to "let go of". $20 is better spent on an iced kaffee or a good book. Your legend will live on in your mind (and ours). You know the amazing job you did and that's all that matters. Hugs!

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whatwouldkatdo

Haha true! I wouldn't spend the $20- I was curious if others had though. :-)

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isrianth

I feel your pain!

I lost a 1340 days streak. The streak freeze didn't save me at all and I thought that the Duolingo team wouldn't help me so I decided to not send an email. It was awesome to achieve such a streak but everything comes to an end someday. It doesn't matter anymore to me I only want to keep learning my languages and start the Japanese course when they release it to web platform.

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toutousmile

that's my fear when i travel overseas...

August 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whatwouldkatdo

You're very right, it doesn't matter as much as the work. Still though- 1340 streak!!! :)

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isrianth

This is the date of my streak's end:

4 Isrianth (1406, 2017-07-09)

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23769476

We must keep going! :)

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buck72

Kat, es tut mir leid. That hurts. :) Chris

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whatwouldkatdo

I know right? sobs

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bsimpsn12

Sorry to hear that! Maintaining a streak has been a good incentive for me to keep practicing and when I lost my streak it was a huge disappointment, but I remind myself the important thing is the knowledge. That's what its really all about. Good luck maintaining the streak you're on now!

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whatwouldkatdo

You're right! :)

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorel90

I am very sorry. If i were you I will pay.

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pentaan

That hurts, losing such a long streak!

Here are some tips to prevent your streak in the future.

Losing a streak is a common complaint from people, who .......

  • use the Duolingo App
  • use an outdated operating system or an outdated browser.

Workaround for the App
Always check if your phone/tablet had synchronised with the Duolingo servers after doing a lesson. Sometimes it can take 5-10 minutes after finishing a lesson in the App.
E.g

  • have Duolingo's web version always open in the browser of your phone/tablet
  • set this browser in Desktop mode
    (maybe not possible in an iOS phone with a small screen)
  • refresh your browser after each lesson in the App, and check if the amount of XP increased in Duolingo's web version.
  • Set your daily goal to 10XP, in case of an unreliable wifi.

  • Check every day if your streek freeze is still equipped.

  • Attention:
    A streak freeze starts protecting on the day after its purchase:
    it's only an insurance for the future, it's not a free pass for the same day!
    You can read more information in the two comments of moderator jrikhal in this discussion:
    https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23613189

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whatwouldkatdo

I didn't know this- thank you! The info about the streak freeze is VERY useful.

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bsimpsn12

"A streak freeze starts protecting on the day after its purchase:"

is this accurate? I lost a 70 day streak last year and took a long break from duolingo after losing my streak but back then I successfully used streak freezes to get a free same day pass on multiple occasions. Did this change?

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pentaan

A week ago, Moderator jrikhal wrote it in this discussion: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23613189

Maybe it is an so-called A/B test of Duolingo, where some people are able to use a streak freeze to get a "free same day pass on multiple occasions".
Beware: Duolingo's staff can suddenly change a feature! Have always a streak freeze equipped in advance.

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whatwouldkatdo

Oh interesting. My streak freeze did nothing for me so I think you may be right about the a/b versions.

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lileaus

That's really gotta sting. That's over two years of a streak and honestly amazing. I can see why you feel the way you do, I'd feel the same way if I were to lose such an amazing streak like that. Also, I don't think you should spend $20 just to restore your streak. But then again, it is your money and you can decide how to spend it.

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whatwouldkatdo

I didn't! I was just surprised that was even an option- and that you can't use lingots to do something like that. Oh well :)

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lileaus

Huh, that really is interesting, honestly. I've never tried to bring my streak back as I never got a long one... probably about a week at the most, but I lose motivation easily. Due to this, I never even knew it was an option. Oh well.

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TikoPiko

Ha! Now I am better! >:- )

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cleo883657

hugs to you!!!!!!!!! i will also give a lingot :)

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rasol.Teimori

Take this 5 Dear

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whatwouldkatdo

Haha aw thank you but I have 5000 lingots that won't save a streak! lol. I gave some too :)

August 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rasol.Teimori

:-D I think Lingot Make Me lazy, BTW: I'm Sorry for your loss streak and admire you. The only important thing, what you cant lost easy is the knowledge you earned in here <3

August 2, 2017
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