https://www.duolingo.com/Lisbeth440207

I'm giving up

Why has my 50 day streak gone back to 1 day when I have 8 hours left today!!!!!??? This has made be completely demotivated and I think I will stop using what was a good learning method

September 23, 2017

25 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK

Because you didn't reach your XP goal (20) previously. Hence your streak went back to 0.

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/wombatua

Fifty days is a bit more than a month and a half. It's not that much time - you can rebuild your streak fairly easily.

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lemniscatarum

Compare that to your streak!

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux

Are you giving up learning French? Why did you want to learn it in the first place?

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/YarkoRab

Are you doing DL for the streak only?

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lemniscatarum

That's what some people are here for - the only thing keeping them going.

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/YarkoRab

I wouldn't be able to force myself do DL solely for the streak, it's a nice enough addition ...

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lemniscatarum

True!

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisbeth440207

Sorry for my outburst :) you have all put me in my place! No I have been learning for a few years and DL was an extra learning tool. I just felt disappointed. My streak was definitely 50 days not 6 or else I would not have been so rash. I will continue with DL and thank you all for what have mostly been encouraging remarks.

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/redneckray

Hurricane Irma took my more than 50 day streak.

I can replace it.

It didn't take away what I have learned.

September 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

This, this, this.

September 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisbeth440207

I am sorry to hear that and what you say is very true!

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlosLM.

Come on, don't allow yourself to think you can't continue. I think you're strong and you'll recover from this slip. Cheer up, and keep up your good work: Next goal, make it to a 100-day streak!! If you managed to get to 50, you can reach a 100-day streak, no problem. Btw, you could start another tree, to make your journey more entertaining, Duolingo is fun, not a chore!! And hey, just in case buy a Streak Freeze... ;-)

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisbeth440207

I have definitely cheered up and once again thank everyone for their mostly positive encouragement. It is nice to know there are so many people out there taking the trouble to respond! :) 100 day streak here I come.

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlosLM.

I'm happy for you!! And if you feel like, don't forget to write in a future: hey guys, I managed to get to a 100-day streak!! :-)

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Marie-Clai133496

Bonne continuation!

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson

Always have a streak freeze equipped (and check regularly, to see if you need to buy another).

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Marie-Clai133496

Mais non! courage! Il faut continuer, vous avez bien travaillé pour arriver au niveau 18!

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mar-mal

Hello, do not give up. When I was in hospital I lost more than 200 days. Good luck!

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jbariteau

Do not EVER GIVE Up!!!

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PayKleind

Hey Jayden!

November 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jbariteau

Hi

November 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/qianyanwanyu

Bonjour Lisbeth440207,

Je pense que le plus important est ce que vous retirez de ce que vous avez appris, ne vous focalisez pas uniquemnet sur le compteur, ce sera dommage d'abandonner.

Bonne continuation.

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BLRT2000

I also lost a 40-something day steak and I was kind of upset too, since I learn in fits and bursts most of the time and that took some planned and organized studying to accomplish, but don't be too upset! Streaks can always be rebuilt, and you'll likely be more careful in the next one.

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/anomalousjack

You are at level 18 in French so I guess you have at least completed your tree? In that case you have already done very well and perhaps it's time to ask yourself how much more DL can offer you. IMO Duolingo only offers an introduction to languages, a taster you might say, before you decide to move onto a more comprehensive and effective system of learning for your chosen language. So that said, it might not be such a bad idea to leave Duolingo behind now if you want to improve and move your French to another level. Good luck.

September 23, 2017
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