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.
Did you learn some German on the way? If yes then all is good and there should be no problem for you to continue. That is if you really want to learn a language. If you were here just for the sake of streaks then maybe you could have used your time different.
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.