https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ccbaran

Lost 1124 day streak

Oh man... I just lost a 1124 day streak.

1 1 2 4 .....

... and was offered a chance to retrieve it by signing up for "duolingoPlus (or whatever it's called) " at $100-ish a year. Which feels like salt rubbed in a wound?

Anyway, anyone know if that's the only way to retrieve a streak? Or can it only be done by ponying up $$$ ?

August 31, 2018

51 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RachelF12345

I'm pretty sure the only way to revive a streak is by paying...But it's okay! The streak loss is just losing a large number. You'll get over it and work towards building a new streak. Keep learning!

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ccbaran

So true. Onward!

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

I know it's late for words of advice, but do keep a streak freeze purchased at all times and check often to be sure you haven't used it.

Also, in case you are using a mobile app or a laptop over WiFi, I strongly encourage you to switch to a PC with wired ethernet. Duolingo servers frequently fail to register your progress if you use mobile/WiFi. I notice that during the last month Duolingo thinks you failed to do any lessons on the 6th, 11th, 17th, 19th, 28th, and 29th. That's a lot of days missed for someone with such a large streak, so I suspect you may be a mobile user. It would be helpful to get in the habit of opening a web browser after you do your lessons every day, and checking to be sure there is a green check mark in front of your streak flame.

Sorry about that, it's got to be really tough :(

P.S. this is the French forum, but your post is not about French. Please move it to Duolingo or Troubleshooting.

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August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Catherine-Raye

So years on Duolingo, and I never realised that was how the streak freeze worked. I have only lost 40+ day streaks, but it was still a bummer. I actually thought you had to buy it the day you weren't going to get any experience points, and have no idea where I got that faulty premise.

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WitlessBittern

Ha, I thought that for a long time, too. The wording isn't clear.

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrenchByte

Buying it that exact day works, I think. If you do it early enough. But I mean I guess your logic makes sense.

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VBafY
  • 1271

Also, ccbaran, to be consistent using same PC and home wifi. Using Duo at different locations/different computers seemed to confuse the system and put me in a different timezone a few times. I just use mobile app when I'm away from my laptop and don't want to lose my streak.

April 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

sorry about your streak! That's a lot of learning over the years. Here's some lingots for you :-)

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ccbaran

Thanks so much : ) That's sweet of you.

Speaking of a lot of learning - yours is pretty impressive.

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

thank you so much, yes, we've both been at this for a long time. There's nothing like curiosity and love of language to drive me forward. And a supportive community, as here on Duolingo.

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nyharel

Now that you mention lingots, I have a gazillion of those, but what can I do with them? :-)

September 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/antonmo

here are some ideas about using lingots :)

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/7974728

September 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gammaduo

If you change the date of your device with the day that you lost your streak, you can retrieve it! I did it many times and it worked! (:

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Batsiii

I wanted to tell him this but was afraid if i wrote it here then they will stop it in a way lol. I actually got my 20 days streak like that and it made me happy so imagine how happy someone with 1124 days streak would be

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Millie59511

OMG, wish I had though of that when I lost my streak awhile back. Duolingo asked for cash and I said "NO WAY, JOSE!" Why not ask for Lingots? We have them, and they are the currency of Duolingo, right? Sorry for all that lose their streaks, either 2 days or 2,000, it sucks!

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ccbaran

Yes!!! I would gladly give every lingot. I wondered why they didn't have a long it option too!

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Millie59511

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Duolingo must have read this lovely little post because you can NO LONGER DO THIS. (at least on Android)

Great. Streaks are motivaters. Maintaining them are motivaters. But I just lost another streak of 90 days because my schedule is packed. (Yes I am complaining) And paying $6.99 is out of the question. I have to real world bills that my money goes to.

December 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aussie3931

Brilliant! Shhhh. Don't tell anyone. :-)

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ccbaran

Thank you for the idea gamzeogl!
I just tried and it looks like my kindle sets it's time through the wifi. I'm going to poke around/read faqs/etc and see.

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gord399475

OMG! What great advice! Thank you so much for this tip! Have a lingot.

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/barbie21144

What? I'm not sure I understand? How can you do that?

September 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Mocc.
  • Ouch !! I'm sure that you're very sad but you must try again and you must be harder =)) . I have only a 8-day streak =3 because I lost my streak, too . So don't worry <3

Good luck

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tech274

That's tough! Sorry to hear.

I guess the question is , is 1124 > $100 or is $100 > 1124.

Myself , I have already decided that I won't buy mine back when I lose it. (I know , easy to say being 1 1/2 years behind you.)

If you don't pay , maybe do as others have done. Record it in your profile.

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/acopperlily

I know it's just a number, but I would be upset if I lost my streak as well. However, I would not pay money just to restore it.

That said, I always practice on the desktop version. Others have mentioned that the mobile apps may not be registering your daily sessions reliably. Also, I always check to see if I have a streak freeze on hand. I can't remember, but I may have used it once whilst I was evacuating a hurricane and either didn't have a reliable connection or just plain forgot in the chaos.

Anyway, the important thing is that you're learning! Again, I know losing the streak is frustrating. I kept losing my streaks on Memrise even though I was practicing daily, so I eventually gave up trying to maintain streaks over there. I still practice every single day, and that's what matters.

Bon courage !

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ccbaran

Thanks for the tip! Yes, I am on a mobile device - I don't currently have a desktop. & Our Wi-Fi has been acting up... I wonder if that's what it was? I honestly thought I had practiced.

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/barbie21144

I check my streak freeze every day to make sure I still have it.

September 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aussie3931

I feel for you. Twice I have lost significant streaks, by being on flights and crossing time zones. But now I have clocked up 624 days again. I will be extra prudent. I must admit, even though Duo's offer seems a little rough, I would be tempted!

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WitlessBittern

Too bad... At least you still have your knowledge and impressive XP levels!

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/radpowers

I feel your pain. Try to keep in mind that we are here for language learning. Lingots or coins, crowns or gold don't matter. Pride does. Be proud of the work you have put in and pat yourself on the back for sticking to it with such dedication. Don't let this slow you down.

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hallowenblackcat

your Right we need to focus on why we yous duolingo its not for lingots or streaks although they are a motivation we came here to lern

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/evebeans

this physically hurt me even tho it wasn't my streak that was lost

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gatiquo

I would not pay the Duolingo extortionists a dime to recover a lost freeze.

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeP777442

Duolingo extortionists, really? From your impressive streak I can see that you have been using this tool for at least 3.6 years, and unless you are using some of the premium features that are paid for, you've been getting this for free. tell me you were kidding.

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/antonmo

I’m using it too. it’s great software. everyone else download at anti-sarcasm-software.com

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

hahaha! good one!

September 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathan_Wint

Nice streak heres a lingot

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EdgarDegas

That's super sad. Sorry for your loss.

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

Hi,

vielleicht ein kleiner Trost:

You will stay in the SHOF alumni: https://www.duome.eu/alumni

Once you pass 100 days / 300 days marks you can find yourself on https://www.duome.eu/junior and https://www.duome.eu/soon sections before you enter again the 365 days SHOF bronze listing: https://duome.eu/bronze

Die Zeit vergeht so schnell.
Du wirst sehen dass Du in "Nullkommanichts" bald wieder 365+ haben wirst :-)

Actually this is somehow quite sad to see so many former high HOF streakers of 3065 alumni members stay inactive at a permanent 0day streak in the SHOF alumni section.

Duolingo somehow seem to have lost them forever, probably because of crowns update, IOS health, Python->Scala web portal feature removements (R.I.P all of my great used user scripts! I truly miss you all!) or any other reason...and Duolingo stories, Spanish Podcast alone did not get them back!

September 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

"Duolingo somehow seem to have lost them forever" – that has happened to many of my friends, they have become inactive after we couldn't stay in touch with each other in the activity stream. All that vibrant community faded away.

I wrote a post in April 2017, which is no longer searchable, but it went like this:

Like a thousand Juliets, I miss my thousand Romeos (by Camilla-danesa)

Like a thousand Juliets I have been separated from those whom I hold dear. The babbling brook that was my activity stream lies silent, as a vast river. The sounds I used to wake up to no longer move the air, and I miss my thousand Romeos. I miss the cheerful gentle greeting of Jack.Elliot making his rounds of encouragement to his tender friends. I miss following the darting of the inquisitive and generous mind of Festino_Lente sharing fine points and rare words with a fellow aficionado. I miss seeing Gabrielle28671 sending adorable french notes to her dear cousin in the morning, and Finnish Zzzzz adding beauty and weight to any serious language study. I miss the fire of Pennywhistler wholeheartedly rustling up tigers and cookies and making the world move inside and out. And Splushkin, the dedicated, who inspired me to start Russian and who learned Danish in kind so we could always help each other. DaveBoss, the steadfast and funny encourager, Licielo the poetess who showed me how to master fear and push forward, Jbm345, (Johanna), with whom I traveled to 1900's Barcelona in our minds to translate Gaudi's architecture, WendyMueller with musical & travel adventures, Iphigenia with her guiding light in all community related questions, and the overall great stars and teachers, AnaArias, Soybeba, Faeryeye... All of you and more, you ALL are my thousand Romeos, and it is a cruel blow to keep you only in my minds eye, no longer in my stream to see.

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/22235455

September 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/michaelsobsey55

ouch

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cynthia917460

Aww! That HURTS!!! I would scream! Here's a sympathy lingot!

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hallowenblackcat

good luck and keep working i am on a 10 day streak and am working on billeding it up we are here to learn reading this made me more aware of how easy it is to loos a streak i am so sorry i fill your pane

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demos489593

think of what you´ve learned these past 1124 days, it´s worth it isn´t it? Anyway, keep it up and don't let it demotivate you, I can't really relate to be quite honest but I guess it's best to look at it from a positive side of view

September 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raachel.T

Ouch. That's unfortunate. I hope you will build up your streaks again and someday you'll get back what you lost :)

September 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SaxonLamm

I feel bad for ya

September 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/minmin.wang

lost 246...

September 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/barbie21144

Oh no! I'm so sorry. This doesn't help, but I'll give you some lingots. In fact, DL should offer using lingots as a way to "buy back" a streak (instead of real money)

September 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

@Barbie

DL should offer using lingots as a way to "buy back" a streak (instead of real money)

But this does not generate any additional income for their business side.

With the already implemented app "streak repair" business function, you can put your hand into fire that your suggestion won't happen anytime soon.

Same will be 85% true for 7-14 vacation streak freezes which are requested non-stop by users.

September 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

... and was offered a chance to retrieve it by signing up for "duolingoPlus (or whatever it's called) " at $100-ish a year.

I learned from another thread that this offer is placed on the web portal.

AFAIK "Duolingo Plus" contains one monthly free streak repair.

Anyway, anyone know if that's the only way to retrieve a streak?

No, not the only way.

You can repair it on the mobile apps incl. Android by buying the "repair streak" item.

Or can it only be done by ponying up $$$ ?

"Streak repair" items cost real money, true.

But a single repair does not cost $100 :-)

September 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss
  • Last Streak: 1124 · lost 5 days ago
  • Streak: 4 days

Sorry, too late...I have not seen your thread earlier.

"Streak repair" variable has already switched to "ELIGIBLE: false" with the restarted streak (it somehow happens around ~2-3 days).

Next time you know that you can fix it on the Android app in the lingot store or with an Android emulator software like KOPlayer, Bluestacks, NOX, Memu,.... if you do not own any Android touch devices.

September 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hafz784147

ooh poor you, literraly poor you

September 5, 2018
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