Lost my 265 day streak an hour ago!!
I get an email every day on my computer with my streak number. Today, it was 265. When, I started my lesson just now, it notified me it was zeroing my streak and wanted $19.99 to “repair” it. What a pile of crap! So much for Duolingo. Aufweidersehen to you!
Duolingo has been heavy on the money grabbing lately, with the gems/health system on iOS. They could just charge 99¢ for the app. BTW, you should move this to the troubleshooting forum and next time buy a Streak Freeze. When my streak was close to a year, Duolingo tried to pull this off on me. Luckily, I have a Streak Freeze.
You lost your streak so you are going to stomp off like a mad little toddler? I can certainly empathize that it sucks to loose a streak that you have had going for awhile, but the point of using Duolingo is not maintaining streaks: It is to learn another language. Focus on that and don't sweat the small stuff.