Freeze Protection loss danger warning
With all the reminders that I get from DL to do my daily lessons I do occasionally miss a day. Usually that is covered by FREEZE protection HOWEVER. I have missed days and not noticed it until I venture into the store to find out that my freeze protection had been used and had lapsed. On two occasions in over 3 years I've lost my streak. (Last night by ONE minute). I will NOT pay for restoration. Uncivilized. I WOULD like to be warned when my streak protection has been used.
If I could remember to check every day I wouldn't need to keep a streak freeze. The days that I have used a streak freeze have all been due to completely forgetting about doing my Duo for the day. However, that said, checking my streak freeze is part of my daily routine---when I remember!
If you do change your mind and decide to pay to have your streak restored then that is an opportunity to give something back to Duo for all that they have done in providing free language learning. Just saying :)
I try to check the store on a fairly regular basis to ensure my streak freeze is intact, too. I've been surprised on occasion to see it had been used! O.O
I've also lost long streaks, and it's a kick in the teeth :(
Your warning to others is a good one, and your suggestion is excellent - I think you should move your post to "Duolingo", where it will be seen by everyone, and not just Spanish learners. Also the general forum is the best place to discuss suggestions for improving Duolingo.
My fear is the day I get sick, and after 'religiously' maintaining a streak for an ungodly amount of time realize that i missed two days in a row. At that point, i only hope that there is someplace to seek forgiveness. **for me. duolingo is a five step process: check the protection, earn my daily XPs, check my protection, check discussion, check my protection -- so far its been effective
,,interesting question as to why i want the streak ,,,different things motivate different people -- in my case "wanting to maintain the streak"m motivates me to practice each day and to meet a preset number of "points" (XPs) --or "pay" with accumulated "points" (lingots) *** it's my way of motivating myself (i;ve discovered quick ways to meet the goal when I don't really want to practice BUT don't want to really skip a day) -- but then again i'm a little OCD I think