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New Year Rush

Last year around this time, Duo's servers were inundated with massive amounts of traffic, and the site went down many times.

I put this down to the influx of people deciding to learn a new language for their new year's resolutions, which don't get me wrong is a great idea, but let's hope we don't run into the same server issues this year!

In preparation though, just in case it does happen again, make sure you secure your streak as early on in the day as possible, as I usually leave it until the evening, and a few times I came close to losing my streak due to site issues.

I love Duolingo, and it's great that so many people are deciding to learn a language around this time of year. Thanks so much to the wonderful team behind the site for all your hard work and dedication in keeping this incredible resource available for all.

Happy New Year everyone :)

December 28, 2017



Interesting observation


Great tip. Thanks.


I remember Duo went down a few times around new year's last year. I think some peoples' streaks were compensated, but best to buy a freeze to make sure.


Thanks for the heads-up! I'm thrilled to meet the new users who join for their language learning resolutions.


Thanks for this post, PixelDrift!

For those who want even more tips for keeping their streak freezes on a general, long-term basis, check out Have you checked your streak freeze today?. It identifies several common reasons why people lose their streaks, despite thinking they have a streak freeze or that they've met their goal for the day.

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