over 1000 lingots...
I've not got a huge streak, but now over 1000 lingots, despite giving away when I see a post worth giving to.
I wonder if the number of lingots we have can somehow compensate for loosing a streak? Certainly having a big streak results in getting a lot of lingots and so is evidence of a lot of work.
Although "having a big streak" could often be accompanied by considerable progress, it does not necessarily provide "evidence of a lot of work". It merely shows that a person has done a minimum of one lesson a day, and possibly even less if they have purchased streak freezes. I doubt anyone would make significant progress towards learning a language at that rate.
Best wishes in becoming fluent in whatever languages intrigue you, but I agree with Daniel that many of Duolingo's numbers are irrelevant to that goal.
I agree that maintaining a streak can be an inspiration, and so can gilding a tree, or reaching a higher level. However, my greatest motivator for studying Duolingo and other language resources is when I realize I'm gaining greater fluency in a particular language. The ability to participate in a conversation, follow the dialog in a news broadcast or a film, read articles in newspapers and online, provide powerful positive feedback.
I wish you good luck in your learning, using whatever tools work best for you!
No you don't have a huge streak!-) I think the highest I've seen is 1600+ days. But your point is well taken. There is no loyalty appreciation built-in most of these systems. But then again, why do you really care about the streak or any other numbers (XP, lingots, tree or fluency levels, etc)? If you had 10-20 times more lingots, what would you do with them today? Regards, Daniel.
An important reason why the streak system even exist is because people put value in that "silly" number.
I don't think it's necessary a bad thing as long as it motivates / helps people to maintain their effort. But people certainly shouldn't stare themselves blind on the number alone.
Are you just agreeing with me about my streak not being huge, a fact that I readily admit and my starting statement,or did you mean anything else by saying this?
I average 20 XP a day, but sometimes, when away with poor internet connection only do 1 XP. Today I did 30 but, despite the skill turning gold the XP were not recorded for some reaso so I have only 20 not 30 recorded. This doesn't bother me at all.
When we have a lot of XP each 10 days lots of lingots are added, reflecting the size of our XP which would normally bear some positive relationship to the streak length.
I have a life to live outside of DL so find that about 20 XP is about all I can do. However, if unwell or sometimes in poor weather I get rather more done.
Edit. I'm not looking to do anything with the lingots. I simply wrote this as some are really upset when they lose their streak and I thought it might help them.
For me, progress on the tree, keeping everything gold, and recognising that I am doing better with the exercises and so hopefully learning on the way is much more important. But a bit of fun and challenge meanwhile with the streak and the lingot is not harmful.