https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka

I lost my 1900+ day streak :-(

I am sooooo incredibly bummed. It was bound to happen at some point. Streak freeze saved my a*s a few times, but now it finally happened.

Shedding some green, feather-shaped tears over here...

December 10, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Songve

Think of all the new posts you can make now, "I got a 10 day streak, a 20 day streak, etc".

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Songve. Mille grazie for my first chuckle of the day! So very true.

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FredrikVC

I'm holding off until I hit a 100 day streak. After that, who knows...

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph297228

Well, no use crying over spilt milk, Franky, you yourself said it was bound to happen sooner or later. Rather than be upset over something you can't control, be happy with what you HAVE accomplished! 1900-plus straight days is already mind-blowing in and of itself! No more tears, ok? Smile! :)

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Intwoplaces

An impressive streak, second only to that of Erica Roe! If I'm allowed to say that these days...

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Intwo. Brilliant, thanks for my second darned good laugh of the day!

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph297228

Ha!

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jud9LX8Z

"Day 1: 1 streak... Day 5000: 5000 streak"

December 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Martin659218

excellent

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

She's accomplished more than that. This is FrankySka. She's a titan of Duolingo's volunteer history. The company probably wouldnt exist without her. O.O we're not worthy.

^_~

Yo wingbunny! It's been a decade! tackle hugs Holy Frith 1900? No fair, you doubled mine and youre 5 times as busy as I am. Btw, you up for a Nobel yet? I turned off my news alerts. Had to take a break.

December 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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Wingbunny! you sssshhh! right now. talking about Titans you are doing so much more than me. No nobel price in sight. Too busy teaching undergrads X-D. Miss you bunny. I should find away to be in the forums more often again!

December 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Can well understand the disappointment but it hasn't affected your knowledge. Just start again and feel less owned by what is really only a number. (I put my Duo start date in my profile just to remind myself of how far I've come. It helped). You'll be just fine.

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mwbrand1

Sorry you lost your streak. 1900+ days is very impressive. Thank you for everything you do here at Duolingo! According to Duome, your streak is still available for repair.

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RoseBTSarmy

You can repair streaks?

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FadedKookieRose

Army :D Learning Korean?

December 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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Do you know how to get streak repair? I can't seem to figure out how to sign up for duolingo plus for some reason....

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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Thanks, I don't seem to have an option for plus

December 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mwbrand1

The following article in the Duolingo support center tells you how to repair a streak: https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004087426-What-is-a-Streak-Repair-

December 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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Thanks, I don't seem to have an option for plus

December 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/NaomiDana

Try installing an ad blocker, then a banner will come up saying to either disable it, or support free education with Duolingo plus

December 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rose-Weasley

how do you join Duome

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AdamKean

As soon as you have a 100+ day streak you're automatically added to duome.

December 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rose-Weasley

thanks

December 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward

Oh, wow. I've lost some big ones (420-ish, 720-ish) but nothing near that.

The last one didn't really bum me. I was burned out on Duolingo and had actually logged in and done nothing more than bought a streak freeze a few times the week before I lost my streak.

Your situation is totally different. Losing a streak unexpectedly, and when you're engaged, is a kick in the gut.

I (being an expert now at losing streaks, lol) find I have to wait a few days, then when I jump back in the first 100 points come rather slowly but after that they start ticking off pretty quickly. Although since I've never had a streak into the thousands maybe your first THOUSAND will be slow to come O.O

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/VStarTraveler

FrankySka, congratulations on your streak and I'm sorry you've lost it.

I join with you in bumdum and the tears you so neatly described. It was a very busy weekend but I thought I practiced on Saturday knowing that Sunday was going to be a busy day and that I had the streak freeze in my pocket.

Today, knowing that I missed Sunday, I find that I must have missed Saturday and my 1902 day streak is gone, too. Drats!

But cheers to Duolingo! Let's see what our next streaks will be.

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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same here. It is comforting to know I am not alone :'-/

December 10, 2018

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

@vstartravelor

https://www.duome.eu/VStarTraveler

You can still repair it today until your "current streak" switches from 2 to 3!

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29428371/Oops-Lost-1800-plus-days-streak-lost

December 12, 2018

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

@vstartravelor

  • Last Streak: 1902 · lost 4 days ago

Too late.
You were finally switched today to ELIGIBLE false for the "streak repair" because of the "last streak lost 4 days ago" rule.

December 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/VStarTraveler

Thomas, thank you so much. I knew about the repair option but chose not to do it. I use streak freezes from time-to-time because I can plan any absences and have one for the occasional emergency, but the after-the-fact repair just didn't seem right to me. I would, in effect, be fixing something that was lost due to my negligence. While it would have been "fixed," I would have known in my own mind that my old streak was no longer real.

December 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkHaydos

oh wow, i'm so sorry!! But even more impressive are your stats in the languages you have chosen to do! Dont give up, keep going :)

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Fifimittens

Aah, so sorry. Obviously, you have all the knowledge still from that amazing streak, but it's nice to have the evidence clocking up, day by day. I'd feel exactly the same if I lost my own far more modest number. I guess, the higher the number of days, the worse it gets. As someone else said, isn't it possible to buy a monthly streak repair, by taking a one month duolingo plus? You would also then be able to give yourself a pat on the back for a donation to the culling project. Have a lingot, anyway, from me

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcelFrey1

Sorry to hear that, I hope you will start a new one and keep going!

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

Very sorry to hear that! It's not the end of the world, although it probably feels like it. Once I lost an almost 190 day streak (notice the missing 0, compared to your streak) and was also incredibly bummed--must be ten times worse for you. To console yourself, buy a Spanish book (or something) you've been hankering for, to use and remind you of all the Spanish knowledge you've gained.

Maybe you'll start posting/commenting more? You were always one of my favorite people for posting, and either you're posting less or it's all in a forum I don't subscribe to.

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/T-rex_5

Unless it was 1964 days since you posted this discussion page, then you didn't lose it.

December 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Robert434576

Sux - what 5yrs 2_1/2 months - - Gone like the wind..... . Well, now I guess you have a new challenge [ To Try Beat Yourself ]

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RoseBTSarmy

I'm sorry for your streak. Don't feel bad. I heard a post before about if streaks important or necessary. It's cool you get those reach a 30 day streak and you get a trophy, but after that in my opinion, I don't think it's all important. Cheer up and smile :)

Back then, I felt like I needed to do something everyday just to maintain a streak. I hardly try to focus on my lesson. Looking back at it now, I don't care about it. I'm just glad this site exist.

But congrats on 1900+. I don't think I seen anyone reach that high before. It shows you're really are giving it your all. You can try to aim for a bigger streak.

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/wyqtor
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Don't worry about it, the streak has fulfilled its purpose: to make it a habit for you to practice daily here on DL. I also lost some long streaks on Memrise due to a bug, and it took a while for me to realize that, in fact, nothing of importance had really changed.

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/NaomiDana

Do you actually know all those languages?

December 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RoseBTSarmy

That question has always been on my mind every time I see someone's icon with a lot of languages.

December 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/_DragonFyre_

Ouch! That's OVER FIVE YEARS!! Here's a lingot to help with more streak freezes!

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/macombdag

It is better to streak and loss than to have never streaked at all.

December 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

I got a kick out of that. Thanks macombdag!

So, would "streaking" be when one is on a streak, or when one follows up a lost streak with a new streak? xD

December 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LaArakido

Did you somehow get your streak back? I hope so! Today (six days after you wrote your post)) is see a 1963 day streak!!

December 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JuanHernan194104

ye good one

December 10, 2018

[deactivated user]

    That is just sad:(

    December 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/William.parson

    i have a 9+ day streak but how do you remember all of those languages

    December 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/PycLearner

    you could buy plus for $10 and get it repaired

    December 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/midgic

    I just gave you a lingot, so that should totally make up for losing your streak. Oh, and congratulations for building up an amazing streak like that; you should be really proud of that. I'm just trying to get to 100 days.

    December 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cat4343

    I'm sorry. That really sucks. Try to stay positive though

    December 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/compsognathus

    Wow! And here I was like "Dang, my 70 day streak." That is a wonderful accomplishment!! Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened! And think of everything you've learned from that time on Duo! Here's to another 1900+!

    December 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lahure

    I think I may have, albeit a scant idea, of what such a Streak loss means to you. Had been unable to access the internet for hours today and was becoming increasingly anxious about being able to maintain mine.

    You were so close to the top of the Streak tree :(

    December 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/yetanothername

    Pero usted no ha perdido su conocimiento.

    Is that even the right way to say what I mean?

    It seems like despite all my days learning, Spanish still no me viene natural and it often sounds wrong when I say it.

    December 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/scorbett

    Bummer. But, I'll tell you what's even better than a streak count on some website, and that's the ability to actually speak in your target language(s). Think of all you learned in that 1900 days... that's worth a lot more than bragging points here, surely?

    December 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Skybeat2005

    Awwww that sucks. congrats on how big the streak was though. :)

    December 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Scipio60

    Well can you speak another language now then you don't need the streak.

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/rockerbox

    Oh no! I'm sorry about that, losing a streak like that is painful. Thankfully, losing the streak didn't take away what you've learned!

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/NguynVnTi543994

    your streak is very impressive !

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ange868918

    that's actually impressive "clap clap clap"

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Little_Tatws

    It's like that sometimes. I've had some close calls trying to keep my streak going.

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/CheshirePat

    Very sorry!

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bart249088

    Congrats on a very impressive streak! To bad you have to start from scratch, but it's just the streak right, not like you forgot what you learned ;-) On a personal note, having just started Duolingo 22 days ago, I wonder how good you got with Duolingo at speaking the language? Cheers Bart

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Miles-Creason

    When you use a streak freeze, does it get automatically used whenever you don't reach your daily goal?

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/DanielTap135

    Too bad, FrankySka. {:( I feel bad 4u.

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sean-lol-FlynSOS

    ):

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/JacobBarides

    I can't help but chuckle at myself for complaining over the loss of a 250 day streak a short while back.

    It freed my mind and I began learning in a more relaxed state. I started using Doulingo for the sole purpose of language learning and not streak maintaining.

    The irony is though, I lost my streak while traveling abroad, to put my knowledge I obtained from Doulingo to use.

    I mark my own streak on a sheet of paper. Not for using streak freezes or earning a minimum of 10 XP on Doulingo. Rather, for days in which I put a significant amount of effort into language learning. Be It speaking to natives, reading books, YouTube tutorials on verbs and conjunctions etc.

    December 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/HarishKoshti

    1900 days wow

    December 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/barbie21144

    Oh wow, so sorry to hear. I realize everyone says it's not about the length of the streak or how golden your tree is, it's what you have learned that counts. Yes, that's true, but . . . . I will, no doubt, make your exact post someday, but I'm trying my best. What's going to trip me up is changing time zones while traveling.
    You know, I wish there was a way to cash in some of these (mostly worthless) lingots to buy back a streak.

    December 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/FrankHowe4

    1900 days is just incredible tho

    December 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ericthegoldfish

    so sad for your loss,I lost a 420 and a 250 due to internet drops so sort of know how you feel,but on a positive note now the streak has gone you no longer have the pressure and may enjoy the learning process more because it is no longer a daily chore.Have a week off and try it without stress dont give up though were all behind you

    December 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jud9LX8Z

    Hey, be happy, I am wowed you got that far.

    December 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jeigmz

    Sad, I lost my 555 day streak. :(

    December 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Emily764162

    Gives Lingot out of sympathy

    December 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/mwbrand1

    Yay! It looks like you got your streak back.

    December 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gina85350

    I did! Thank you mwbrand!

    December 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/sebastianppaz

    Glad to see you got your streak back! Great!!!

    January 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien

    Duolingo can return your streak to you if there was a software issue that resulted in the loss of your streak. I once had to contact them because I lost my streak due to a time zone issue.

    December 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

    I'm sorry to see the loss of your 1900+ streak - over 5 + years - impressive. To many more years of learning foreign languages. :)

    December 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/RobertGrandbois

    omg i feel for you. lo siento

    December 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/D3XT3RY0NuT

    Don't give up! You should get another 1900 day streak! I know you can overcome this! Just do it! :)

    December 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Micah7777

    amazing

    December 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/llindavagah

    I feel very bad for u.I never had one.U r very lucky.

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/BoredRocks

    Holy-moly

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/JoshuaFair12

    Ouch. I’m just now getting to start streaks and doing my lingot wager

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/miss_angel22

    Totally agreed! All your hard work GONE!!!!! WHY?????

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/playingrownup

    I'm sorry; that must be so incredibly frustrating! :-( I just wanted to comment and say how impressed I am that you made it to 1900 though! Those kinds of numbers are so inspiring to newbies like me!

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gail480578

    Ok I definitely shouldn't be mad about my recent 5 day streak then....before that my max was maybe 160?? and that was 4 years ago... Ok, you have served as an inspiration, so dry your green feathers and good luck with the next one!

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Angelina.Nguyen

    aw :(

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/AudreyDhil

    Well done on your 1900+ days, that's an accomplishment to be proud of...I'm only at 120 but I am trying to prepare myself for a blip one of these days, life happens.

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Holly214316

    i cant believe people have streaks that big!! The longest streak i had was about 30 days hahaha!!

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/TinkNTeddy

    You don't need a streak. Enjoy duolingo don't make duolingo a chore (if it was) because that will ruin the fun of it.

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Holly214316

    A few days ago I lost my five day streak and today a pop up appeared saying I can fix it for £3.49 so in a few days you might be able to pay to restore it

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/ArmenAmirb

    que llastima . lo silento :(

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Seantemi

    Feels bad, at least you know all the days u had the streak running you learn a lot of new things

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/W0w_C00l

    ok

    December 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Khaiel

    That's tough, then again opportunity to create another 1900+ say streak :D, Good Luck!

    December 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/animeandmemes

    oh oh wow i .....WOw

    December 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/terrapinaj

    I lost my 200+ day streak recently because I was on vacation in Mexico and didn't get to do my lessons and forgot to buy a streak freeze. :-( I feel like just being in Mexico should count for 20xp

    December 12, 2018

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

    Hallo Franky,

    hat es mit dem zurückkaufen gut geklappt, ja?
    Hätt ich auch gemacht! :-)

    Wir hatten so eine Diskussion und all die Möglichkeiten schon einmal im Französisch Unterforum: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/29428371/Oops-Lost-1800-plus-days-streak-lost

    Was ? 1453684 Lingots?
    Ich hab grade mal nach 2 Jahren knapp 5000 :-)

    Viele Grüße

    December 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/FadedKookieRose

    Wow...so close to 2,000. That's a lot..wait....THAT'S LIKE TWO YEARS OF WORK!!! My god....

    December 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/StaFa_San

    5 years, not 2 years

    December 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/JaneGraydo

    that's actually a shame, i'd be bummed too. it'll happen to me eventually if i go camping, or whatever. not looking forward to this feeling you're experiencing.

    December 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/SahasaV

    Hehe, and here I am sad for losing my 10 day streak and making the cute little owl sad.

    December 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/javad427605

    hi

    December 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/NaomiDana

    That is pretty amazing that you went 5 years straight without losing your streak. I barely knew English then.

    December 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/speising

    psst! you might be able to make something out of the fact that the day your points are attributed to seem to depend on your computer's clock...

    December 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jeff148074

    I can relate a little. I lost a 217 day streak in the Dominican Republic because of an internet outage. I felt cheated. Now I am on a 220 day streak so I'm back to where I was.

    December 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gina85350

    Oh man, that sucks. Please accept my ingot :)

    December 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/DavidBall646242

    my first big milestone is getting close!

    December 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Natetastic928

    thats tuff

    December 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Prajwal_01

    I am not able to keep my streak help me!

    December 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/michaelwil719124

    I'm curious as one who has a 729 day streak if after 1900+ days you are able to speak Spanish somewhat fluently and have a conversation in Spanish? I'm a bit frustrated that I'm learning a lot of vocabulary but I'm not comfortable yet conversing. Any tips and experiences would be welcome...m

    December 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Diya863470

    Omg and i can't even hold a 2 day streak

    December 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/RichardWar419881

    that is very depressing

    December 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/CarolineCo258978

    o my ! You have accomplished so much !!! my streak is 1 day soo

    December 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnonymousRon

    oof RIP

    December 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/AndreiKolc1

    Waaas?

    December 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gina85350

    Try using the app on your phone. That's how I saved my streak when I was on vacay last month.

    December 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/australsk

    I appreciate how you feel but there is no need to be too bummed out. You made 1900 days! That is impressive and shows a lot of determination.

    Like falling off a horse, just brush yourself down and get back on.

    Lykke til! (Good luck!)

    December 20, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/ci_xoxo_bruv

    I appreciate your hard work, I donate lingot to u. uwu :3

    May 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/NabihaMTM

    I have not upgraded to Duolingo Plus, and it happens. I haven't even got a 10 day streak yet!!!

    May 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/jamesdm49

    I just noticed to my dismay that my account says I am on a 4-day streak, which means that I just lost a 957-day streak. I'm seriously bummed. My pro account says that "streak repair automatically applies if the streak is broken in the last 48 hours". If this is so, and since I use duolingo every day, how could my streak get broken? The only thing I can think of, is that I was in Canada for three days at the beginning of last week, even was still using Duolingo daily.

    May 6, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/barbie21144

    Is it possible you did not meet your Daily Goal (in points) even though you did a lesson? This happened to me way back. I had thought I only had to do one lesson a day to keep my streak; however my Daily Goal (under Settings) was 40 XP (usually 2 lessons). So when I did only one lesson on a day that I was traveling, I lost my streak. It was not until I checked Settings that I saw the problem was that I didn't know Daily Goal points, not the number of lessons, is what you need to keep the streak.

    May 6, 2019
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