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

Oops. Lost 1800 plus days streak lost

Somehow I forgot about Duo yesterday and lost my 1800 plus day streak.. Bummer but strangely I am not upset. Not to worry though, I am still learning and really, what does it matter?

October 28, 2018

73 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

It doesn't. your knowledge is still there. Duolingo streak is just a virtual game tool, that you cannot put on your resume. Your knowledge you CAN and should put on your resume because it is part of who you are in real life. Hope this helps..:-)

October 28, 2018

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

That's a different attitude to some people who feel sad that they lost their streak, even so far as to quitting Duolingo. More people should have that attitude, since it's not the streak that matters but the knowledge you've retained when you were attaining that streak. Good luck with future language learning!

October 28, 2018

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

Still the long streak is making you coming back every day. Once the streak is lost, what does it matter if you skip another day or two?

October 29, 2018

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

It doesn't matter, as long as you don't quit altogether! Some people go off grid for weeks! It's continuing on with the educations that counts!

December 16, 2018

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

I love your positive attitude! I too have lost several streaks which I estimate would total close to 2000, having been on DL since 2014 and completed 3 courses. However, I found building a streak was a great motivater in getting me to daily practice. Now not so much. I still do exercises every day but it's no longer important to me. I'll never forget all I've learned. My German grammar has vastly improved and I've learned basic French and Danish. All in all, not so bad.

October 28, 2018

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

Considering this is a free learning forum, I quite agree with you. However, I do miss the pals I made on the old Immersion section.

October 28, 2018

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

Yes, like you I miss very much the many friends I made. The native German speakers were especially generous in correcting me. I found the Activity stream so beneficial. Although they had their reasons, its removal was a disappointment to me and many others.

October 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judorange123

Why did they remove a tool so beneficial to the "community"?

October 28, 2018

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

I am hoping that it will be reinstated. As you say, it was a tool so beneficial to the community.

October 28, 2018

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

Because the implementation didn't scale well, and as time went by it got slower and slower to load and it was getting more and more bloated and was slowing down the whole system as a result.

That being said I can only hope they re-implement it, as it was a very valuable feature for a number of reasons. I've almost completely lost touch with all the friends I had made on Duolingo as a result of the loss of this feature.

November 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

@Raisinnoir,

I suggest a moderator to erase any post not having to do with language learning.

If I did that, I would be removed as a moderator.

November 5, 2018

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

I totally agree with you. If and when it.s reinstated, I suggest a moderator to erase any post not having to do with language learning. I too have lost the many friends I'd made over the past 4 years. I found it a wonderful way of asking for and getting infoprmation.

November 4, 2018

[deactivated user]

    That is quite sad after all the days you went on Duolingo, but you can all ways do streak freeze so if forget about Duo for one day it will save your streaks. Of course, it doesn't matter even if you just do Duo three times a week as long as you are learning new things. Hope you keep learning!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 28, 2018

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

    Hi! How do I do a streak freeze? I am new at this!

    October 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ben366714

    You can buy a streak freeze in the shop for a few lingots. I think they are only valid for one day though. i.e. You buy a streak freeze, and if you miss one day of Duolingo, your streak will still remain. I also believe that you get one free streak freeze when you start duolingo for the first time.

    October 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheAlaskan3

    Once you have 10 lingots which you get from finishing lessons, go to the store and buy a streak freeze if you want to take a day off from your streak. If this was helpful let me know.

    October 30, 2018

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

    Yes, I hadused my streak freeze whilst on hols and just forgotten to renew it

    October 30, 2018

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

    I've lost one streak during vacation when the resort's internet failed for two days. Don't forget, if you miss a day, you'll have to renew your streak insurance.

    October 30, 2018

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

    That is exactly how I lost my streak. I used up my streak freeze whilst driving back up through France and in all the bustle of getting back home I simply forgot to renew it.

    October 31, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ken482461

    That's the spirit! Here are seven lingots on this beautiful Sunday morning to help you buy a streak freeze. If I am not mistaken you can correct your streak with it, within one or two days so you get back your lost streaks. Have a great day!

    October 28, 2018

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

    Unfortunately, streak freezes only work if you buy them before you lose your streak, not after. There is an option on the app to get your streak back, but you have to pay.

    October 28, 2018

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

    How nice of you! Thanks.

    October 28, 2018

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

    Really, I didn’t know that!

    October 28, 2018

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

    Hi,

    congrats to your acomplishments.

    Did you start with all languages on Duolingo from scratch?
    How do you feel about them after practicing them ~3-5 years?
    How do you use those languages in your daily life?

    Do you also follow Tom Crewther's (he is from the UK) missions?

    An American Youtuber who speaks now Portuguese fluently told in one of his earlier videos that he has been learning Spanish before for at least 10/11 years...I can't really compare this huge Romance language knowledge to my limited two years process :(

    ..(...)..

    So in fact you like it as you are "free" now? ;)

    I am wondering a bit about something but I kinda worry to express my "German thinkings" as (English) native people e.g from the US recently want to get me wrong...all the time... so why should it be really otherwise here in this thread (but maybe I am lucky as you are from the UK ;)):

    • You used Duolingo as a free service for a longer time and learned/practiced multiple languages
    • You are not a Plus member yet
    • you almost reached 5 years, wow, incredible!
    • "streak repair" is still available (days ago <4, current streak <3): http://www.duome.eu/maggimunro
    • Why not simply get (pay with $$$) it back and extend it?

    what does it matter?

    Probably it's just your www.duome.eu SHOF ranking, nothing more? :-)

    Either you could "sponsor" Duolingo (new business income):

    • by getting the "streak repair" item on the mobile apps

    • alternatively: becoming a Plus member which also seems to repair the streak on the web portal (I heard about this and the Plus popup message from a user that the prices are almost identical)

    Both would maybe help a bit the Duolingo company to generate (real, not virtual) income.

    My 2 cents for the pros and cons.


    I know you guys will now have to hit on me as a German speaker because of my limited ability to express and transport these thoughts appropriately in the English language much more smoothly, but basically these have been my (first) rudimentary thoughts reading your thread and I just hope you won't be too hard to me.

    Please don't get me wrong (bitte nichts in den falschen Hals bekommen oder gleich persönlich nehmen!).

    ..(...)..

    As you have already RESTARTED your current streak (new is 1 day) you are IMHO not really free from Duolingo and reaching your next minimum coach goal each day??

    Or is your new idea to reset it all 10-30 days? ;)

    Q: What is the big difference on a really big 1833 day streak or a 30-90++ days streak speaking about the required DAILY binding?


    I really hope that I can reach a longer streak like you had, in the future.

    No, I am not 100% sure if I can ever accomplish this what you have, but I hope and I am convinced that a higher streak would personally help me (probably many others) to hopefully achieve this to constantly push forward and not give up too soon.

    For sure it will be for me a very long and rocky path to further improve in Portuguese (e.g verb tenses, Subjunctives, new 5000-9000 words vocabulary) and even not to speak about the much more difficult native listening+speaking process.....and hopefully to add the Spanish and French languages laters.

    This is the reason why I nevertheless feel sad that you somehow lost it...even it may be a relief for you for the moment.

    Any further tips you can give to me/us to achieve something great as you have?

    I wish you much success for your next steps.

    Do you have any concrete plans if you start something new or what country you will be visiting?

    Best regards / Viele Grüße aus Deutschland

    October 28, 2018

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

    Goodness me, what a very long post. I had been doing a part time French degree course, but I really started to find it very boring because of the tutor’s unvaried teaching style. So, I started Duolingo with a good deal of grammatical knowledge in French. I use French regularly since we have a house in France and have several French friends. I use the French Duo as a mental daily exercise. However, I started learning Spanish about three years ago, completely from scratch, and I am finding it very useful since our .house is close to the Spanish border and we seem to spend more time over the border. I also periodically dip into Italian, depending on our planned holidays. As for the Greek, I used that as a real challenge as I was recovering from heart surgery and had to be very inactive for quite some time. As for your “limited abilty” to express yourself in English, I only wish I could write so fluently in Spanish and Italian as you do in English.

    October 28, 2018

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

    I am sorry that you lost your streak. Your attitude is commendable. If the streak loss is important to you you can still fix it with a payment to Duolingo. If it is not important to you you still have the knowledge that you learned during those many days. I started French and my 99 day streak when I was told I needed heart surgery so I can relate. It's given me something to take my mind off of it. I will have my surgery sometime late Spring/ early Summer next year with a quiet recovery period so I'm hoping by the end I will be quite proficient in French. It's a nice goal with a promised trip to Paris to look forward to at the end of the tunnel.

    October 28, 2018

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

    Hang on in there Chanelsolitaire. I have had three heart ops and am now doing pretty well.

    October 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/L.E.Brown

    I lost my 183 day streak yesterday. Does anyone know how to buy the streak repair? It should be available 1-2 days after losing. I have purchased it in the past, after getting several offers when I've logged in. The streak is a good motivator and it helps accumulate ingots for extras.

    October 28, 2018

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

    @lemb20

    Your data "1+2" looks good so far, even "2+3" will be probably fine (3+4 = KO).

    Does anyone know how to buy the streak repair?

    In the Duolingo mobile apps (IOS, Android) you go to the "Duolingo lingot store".

    There you will see the "streak repair" item if you are in the right A/B group.

    On web: You would have to go for a monthly Plus subscription; you can't get the "streak repair" - without Plus - on the web lingot store!

    On the IOS app there probably also is a popup message when you start/login; Android doesn't do it; you have to go to the lingot store in the app for yourself.

    Good luck!

    October 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/L.E.Brown

    Thank you T.H, I can buy a streak repair for reserve but there is no option to buy a streak repair to get me back to my accumulated total. Buying the Duo Plus does not repair yesterday's break, in fact, the purchase begins Nov 1 and today is Oct 28. Duo is always changing the rules.

    October 28, 2018

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

    Quote: I can buy a streak repair for RESERVE

    Nope.

    The store item for future protection (=equipped when bought) is actually called:

    "streak FREEZE"

    and it is also available on the web lingot store.

    but there is no option to buy a streak repair

    Web? IOS? Android?
    Looks like you are in the wrong A/B group, sorry, even you are currently eligible to buy it: www.duome.eu/lemb20

    October 28, 2018

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

    Quote: Buying the Duo Plus does not repair yesterday's break, in fact, the purchase begins Nov 1 and today is Oct 28.

    https://www.duolingo.com/?purchasePlus=forum

    I would have expected that if you buy it on the web portal TODAY, that you will become a Plus member today and that you will be able to make use of the "streak repair" monthly free option immediately, like the other user has told me (for the web portal)?!?

    But I have never tried it myself...sorry....can not really assist with "Duolingo Plus" memberships and streak repairs.

    I just know that the "streak repair" works on the Android app with an Android emulator software (KOPlayer) on a real computer as long your user account is eligible to buy it (A/B test group thing).

    October 28, 2018

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

    Wow, it worked and I suppose I can’t complain about paying something back to Duo after almost five years of free learning.

    October 28, 2018

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

    I have just tried it and it did work for me on my ipad. I am now, apparently, restored.

    October 28, 2018

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

    Lemb, it has just worked for me and I am now apparently ‘restored’.

    October 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

    I can't see your streak restored here in the forum. So, I checked https://www.duome.eu/maggimunro. It says you are at 1834 day streak. So, it is likely just going to take a day or so for your restored streak to show up in the forums.

    October 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/L.E.Brown

    Maggimunro, thank you for posting: I was able to restore my streak by subscribing to Plus. (A free 7 day trial then subscription starts on Nov 4). At first, it didn’t look like the repair would go through but when transaction was completed, I was restored. Yay! Having Plus is interesting and inspired me to go up a level.

    October 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dan-NYC

    Five years! What an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations!

    October 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shiro3526

    Ouch that outta hurt, but i hope that wont stop you from learning new langue

    October 28, 2018

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

    maggimunro, your three level 25 says a lot about your continued dedication, so, good for you for reaching a 1800-plus day streak, and even more good for you to not be too attached to it. You've earned every thing you've learned. I expect to see you here every day going forward too! :-) Bravo!!

    October 28, 2018

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

    Many thanks, that is really kind of you to say so.

    October 28, 2018

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

    @Maggimunro @all

    Quote: Wow, it worked and I suppose I can’t complain about paying something back to Duo after almost five years of free learning.

    Oh, that's really cool!

    Damit hätte ich ja nun überhaupt nicht gerechnet! :-)

    Hatte echt anfangs geglaubt Du hattest fast damit abgeschlossen.

    ..(...)..

    Was ist denn nur bei Duolingo in der Community gerade los?

    Ich renne die letzten Tage / Wochen in mehreren Threads mit dem Kopf voll gegen die Wand, darf mir teils übelste Sachen in Threads gefallen lassen, friedlich wird mir von einem User mitgeteilt dass das "Daily Coach Goal" nicht "mein Business" ist (was ich natürlich noch nach seiner Begründung irgendwie im Nachhinein nachvollziehen konnte) und plötzlich ganz widererwartend:

    Verläuft hier alles in diesem Thread völlig friedlich, ich werde garnicht in der Luft zerrissen wie von mir befürchtet, meine Vorschläge werden erstmal ganz friedlich gelesen, es findet ein offener (Meinungs-)Austausch untereinander statt und meine Tipps werden wohlwollend und freundlich aufgenommen.

    Sorry Leute, ich kann jetzt einfach nicht anders als nur noch verwundert mit dem Kopf zu schütteln und auf Euch alle hier anzustossen, was mir hier bei Euch Positives widerfährt!

    Tolles Feeling!

    Danke!


    If anyone speaks or learns German and understands a bit of this above text or gets a good (understandable) translation result from Google, hopefully you know what I mean.

    Thank you guys!

    I guess it was time again for a little success story, despite my initial fears (I almost had not typed my first (initial) comment).

    Happy Sunday evening!

    October 28, 2018

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

    @moderators

    I may try to translate this from my native German into English somewhere in November as I will probably be quite busy the next days.

    Not so easy to accomplish this, for sure.

    Sorry, now I see again this post is actually located in the French forum.

    Yes, I know Sitesurf, you had warned be before in another thread about not using the German language in your French forum. Sorry.

    But as I am so happy right now, I wanted to post it right away and not postphone it any further.

    October 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorel90

    I am so sorry. Can you pay to get it back?

    October 29, 2018

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

    Yes, you can and I did! I became a Prime member and it was restored instantly. And after all, I have had five years of free learning with Duo, so I can’t complain.

    October 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorel90

    The streak is not showing yet.

    October 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/natasha3890

    True! I recently lost a streak (although it was nowhere near what yours was) it doesn't really matter as long as I'm learning that is all that matters and all that should matter.

    October 29, 2018

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

    That's a great attitude.I had a 365 day streak once.. I skipped a day over Christmas.. I thought i had a streak freeze, but streaks don't matter! They're cool but learning is more important! I didn't do Duolingo for 2 weeks after Christmas because of that. You're doing great!

    October 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UweRo
    • 1697

    Yes maggimunro, the streak is important. When i was in the Tanzania outback this year, I organized a friend to save the streak...

    November 3, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Micah6535

    OUCH, but still, I really like your attitude towards it, I respect that, and I know that if I lost a streak that big, id hate myself.

    October 29, 2018

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

    very sad though... That's why you need to always have streak freezes on I guess

    October 29, 2018

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

    It's really not that big of a deal. Keep going!

    October 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alein.Rostom

    i was upset i lost 1127 days streak

    October 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ioanna678593

    @ maggimunroPLUS I give you a lingot... With 10 lingots you freeze a streak of one (1) day. I lost 250+270 days streak. Now I am in 91 days and I freezed a streak of 10 days with 10 lingots. You do not wait to freeze it when you need it. You can make it in advance. You can buy the streak. You are user "plus" and maybe you have more possibilities in streak. I hope help you

    October 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SophiePati2

    I love your postitive look on it, I would have been really upset lol.

    October 29, 2018

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

    how do you go on that much like wow :0

    October 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kristie777

    Yikes....I'd cry if I lost my streak lol...

    October 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sprechende-Bar

    I had the same reaction when I lost my streak. At first I was really upset, but then, what does it matter? I came here to learn, not to earn ingots and shields, right?

    October 29, 2018

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

    Absolutely

    October 30, 2018

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

    That is a huge streak! I would be so disappointed! Although you have a great attitude about it!

    October 30, 2018

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

    It doesn't matter! What is important is how committed you are to learning! You are amazing!! However did you amass so many days?

    October 30, 2018

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

    A bit of obsessive compulsion, after losing aprevious 160 day streak, plus a period of illness that kept me pretty much confined to quarters for a couple of years. But I am absolutely fine now and seem to have restored my streak by becoming a Plus member. So all in all, I am a happy bunny!

    October 30, 2018

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

    That's why I always jump on right after midnight. Can't take any chances ;)

    October 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kristie777

    Same here. But I still check in the morning, just to make sure lol

    October 30, 2018

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

    Unfortunately, that means you lost 1800 days of knokwledge! That's how it works!

    ...On a serious note, I must admit I was a little bummed when I lost my 270+ days streak, but only for a few minutes - Duolingo is about learning! But... now is the time to keep this streak alive!

    October 30, 2018

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

    i'm in awe. Je n'ai que 632 jours consécutifs. But I'm keeping after it.

    October 30, 2018

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

    I feel you. I lost my 1366 day streak (I wasn't really counting :) ) around the time we stopped being able to write on one another's activity streams. I was just kind of blue about it. Glad you're taking it in stride. I did miss those wonderful 10 day Lingot bonuses, even if they weren't really useful. Bonne continuation!

    October 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HAILEYTEMP3

    Im so sorry about losing your streak but I love your Attitude about it that. You Are just taking a deep breath in a will start it again. :)

    October 30, 2018

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

    Nope, I found out from some kind people on this post that if I become a Duo Plus member my streak is restored. It worked! I am restored! I also I feel I am giving something back after 5 years of free learning.

    October 31, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HAILEYTEMP3

    Thats great!

    December 16, 2018

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

    What a shame...:( Your knowledge is still there! Just keep up trying your best:)

    October 31, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      I guess you have got your streak back after all those years of learning. It is really worth it!!!!!!!!!!!

      November 5, 2018

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

      Congratulations on getting your Day Streak back! Keep it up!

      January 31, 2019
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