Thank you for checking my post. This morning, as the last 22 days, I sat down to practice with Duolingo only to realize that my streak was reset. This is bizarre because I practiced with Duolingo last night.
I mean it's not the end of the world but I am bumped. I was proud of my streak and now it's gone. Has this happened to anyone else? And if yes, how did you resolve it?
Thanks again for reading my post,
First, I'm not sure if the formatting on this will work the first time. I might have to make some changes after I post it. But, here is information about how to successfully maintain a streak. After reading, if you have done all you can, please move this to the Troubleshooting forum (you'll need to subscribe to that forum first). If you do need to move your post, make sure that you add your operating system and browser (for example, I use Windows7/Firefox to your main message, as that should be included in all Troubleshooting posts. :)
There are three different types of streak: An overall streak, an individual streak for each language, and a Coach streak.
Your overall streak (shown on the website but not in the mobile apps) is based on the number of days in a row you have earned XP for any language.
Your individual language streak (shown in the mobile apps but not on the website) for a given language is based on the number of days in a row you have earned XP for that specific language.
Your Coach streak is an individual language streak with an added challenge: If you are using the Coach feature on an app, you must reach the daily XP goal you set for yourself in order to extend your streak (rather than just 1 XP.) [More info about coach in main link]
To extend your streak for a given day, you must gain at least one XP before midnight that day.
Midnight is determined according to the time zone you were under when you created your account, which may differ from your current time zone, so keep that in mind.
If you are working on a lesson, it must be finished before midnight to count, and you must be connected to the Internet.
If you are trying to extend your streak using Immersion, make sure you get at least one full XP. Depending on what your translation tier is, you might only be getting 1/8 XP per word translated.
You can also freeze your streak to avoid it resetting from a day of inactivity by buying a streak freeze in the Lingot store.
If you encounter any technical problems with your streak(s), you can report them in the Troubleshooting discussion area or by using the "Support" tab on the left edge of the Duolingo
Source: Duolingo Wiki (unofficial) -- Frequently Asked Questions--Streaks and Streak Freezes--Streak: http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Streak
I hope this helps! ^_^
The wiki is a bit outdated now. Now, only the Andriod app shows the language streak. The iOS app shows either the coach streak or the overall.
edit: Also, I'm not sure the information about Immersion is correct. I remember someone testing it and stating they received one point for translating one word in Immersion at level one (in other words, 1/8 point rounded up to the nearest point)
edit: 1.5 Verified (with photo proof) that Immersion rounds up to the nearest point. Level 1 in Spanish to English, translated 2 words (should have been .25 points), and received one point and streak credit for the day.
edit 1.75 Proof!
edit 2: the additional link to Luis's post on coach is no longer accurate with the new iOS update. Instead of being able to rest a day, you must get your goal points each day to keep your coach goal.
Thank you very much for letting me know. Any interest in making the edits to the Coach section? You can do so either as an anonymous contributor, or by making a free Wikia account. Either way will work. I do not have any first hand experience with the Coach. I wrote that in from what I could piece together from comments around here. If you would rather not make the edits, I'll see if we have another Duowikian who is more familiar with those features and platforms than I am.
I will talk to Dessamator about Immersion, they are generally the most knowledgeable in that area.
Let me know, thanks! ^_^
Good points overall. I think that perhaps with the new updates and features these things changed. That is just the info at the time of the post, and since we have a reference to it, it can serve as historical information. Much like Usagiboy7, I don't have the android app, and I can't really double check those findings.
Somebody who has actually used the android APP can make the changes maybe. As for immersion, it can be corrected. I wonder though, if that is a bug or things have really changed.
P.S. The official information still states that it is 1/8 of a point, perhaps it just registers as a point, but in reality it is less.
It worked the 1/8 point way for a time at least. I recall people being shocked that they had translated but lost their streak. Or, at least that is what they claimed. (I have no way to verify it. Only staff.) I too wonder if this is a glitch? But, sometimes what happens is that Duolingo makes a change but doesn't change the information they have posted. I have caught that a few times and reported in for their Help page. On a website as changeable as this one, it's difficult to keep track of in general. :)
Oh yes, in that particular area you are right. Only 1 translation is necessary to update the streak, no matter how many points users earn from it. That has to be updated, since it was wrong from the beginning, I believe.
P.S. I don't think it rounds out to 1, it simply displays one but from what we can see there are two words there, and you only received one point. You'll probably need to translate 8 words to "really" reach one point.
Then we agree again (mostly) :)
I'm only discussing the way immersion works in relation to maintaining a streak.
Although, I've never seen DL award a partial coin, so my guess would be that it always rounds up. So, if you are in tier 1 1-8 words gives you one point, 9-16 words gives you 2 points, etc.
Indeed, I've updated the part about continuing the streak in the wiki. As for the coach feature, I can't really make any comments since I neither have the references, nor the screenshots to back it up.
So for now, I guess we can only use the Luis' official post as the reference.
Hope you and Usagiboy7 are still following this discussion. I did an experiment on the tiers and partial points. On my English tree, I am tier one.
I translated 3 sentences. The first one had 4 words, the second and third had 1 word (the only other translation I have done on my English tree is the two word sentence I captured above in my other example).
I earned 1 point after completing each sentence, for a total of 3 point on the entire translation. This leads me to believe that after each sentence you type, you are rounded to the nearest 8th word (for tier 1).
Your observations seem to be accurate. So it basically means that all you need to do to keep your streak is translate 1 fragment (sentence) of a document. That will make sure you earn 1 point and continue your streak.
Based on that, I guess the wikia is still accurate. Thanks for the experiment.