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https://www.duolingo.com/casalong

Ahhh!!!! I logged in 6 minutes too late and broke my 148 day streak!

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Oh well...sometimes more important things come up in life. Still loving what I'm learning through Duolingo. :)

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Raftus
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Lingot Store -> Streak Freeze

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MandGoja
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Don't worry, we still love you. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DimitriKiselkov

My main goal on duolingo is to acheive a streak large enough so I can buy it indefinitely with lingots. My secondary goal is to learn spanish :P

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DimitriKiselkov

I don't know who gave me a lingot, but thanks, one more for my quest !!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Daveduck
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Hah!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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I know the feeling. Yet, I cannot put the rest of my life on hold. Some times other things are so important. Did you hear about the fellow who's neighborhood was evacuated due to a fire and he still managed to keep his streak? If it were only me here, I am sure I could do it, but other people are involved here and I always put them first.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Carlozzo

Ahh! Can't feel good to lose your 148 day streak! My biggest streak loss was at day 31, my internet failed and I couldn't get it back up, but now I'm back up at 30!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cephlin
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One more day Carlozzo!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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Same here casalong, I lost my 170something streak this weekend, because I went away for the weekend with friends. I agree, it is what it is and Duolingo is great. Let's start building our new 100+ streaks today! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeanne-Thomase
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So sorry for your loss.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/casalong
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I think I'm going to contact Duolingo because the wording for the Streak Freeze is communicated poorly.

"Streak Freeze allows your streak to remain in place for one full day of inactivity."

I've always assumed that I could only purchase and use it on the day that I needed to skip logging in. If it can be purchased in advance and then left to sit there until I needed (like insurance) then of course I would have purchased it a long time ago for a possible "emergency". I have to admit, if it can be purchased and left there for future use then I am that much more frustrated that I lost my streak by just 6 minute.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pika_meg
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I'd hate that too! If I'm short on time, I just do the timed practice. You only need to get one answer right to extend your streak.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/catalinbelinschi

how does it work? I mean...when does it consider a full day...at 00:00, or the hour when you first started the streak?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lenkvist
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Midnight in the time zone in which you created your account.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/royalhalo
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Awww, what a drag.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/casalong
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Also, thank you for the lingots, laya_a (and anybody else that may have given me some). It is an extremely generous amount. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/unipangma

I'm still pretty new at this, tbh. I didn't know this learning site -- of all things -- would have a community! :0 You all seem very nice too~!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/casalong
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Ha! Oh geez, TheRanger1650...you found me, have posted several or your "creative" post on my profile and even decided to follow me. Unfortunately, I'm one of those people who really doesn't care about getting trolled. It was a cute try though, punkin, and I appreciate your effort. Sorry...frowny face, frowny face, frowny face. Hasta luego! :)))

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/laya_a
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How can we report him? There's no option on the profile. I blocked him already, but I don't feel like it's enough.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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You can always report someone using abuse@duolingo.com.

edit: if you want the post deleted, you can contact one of the DL moderators. They don't have any power to 'do anything' to the abusive user, but they can delete post. Look for users with a green circle around their name.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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No fun! (I know how you feel; last year I lost a 162-day streak.) Definitely get the streak freeze.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Turtle492
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Does a streak freeze only work on the day you get it, or does it just sort of sit there and if you fail to do any duolingo one day then it activates itself and saves your streak? If it's the latter, I am definitely getting one!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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It sits there and waits for you to fail. I still have mine equipped and I hope to not use it until the day I fly to Mexico.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/casalong
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Thank you for this information, revdolphin. I wish Duolingo would change the wording so as to provide a better explanation of this feature.

Have fun in Mexico.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TrackMom
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it goes in effect when you need it..then go and add another freeze immediately ...your good

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/laya_a
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My sincere condolences man. Lingots to you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tinatica
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streak freeze ftw! always! saved my streak a few times already! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Seaweed-brain

So sorry man ...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/.j.a.s.p.e.r.
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I know how it feels! Sorry my fellow human, have some more lingots! Now you can start over and go for 149 and beyond! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
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I always do at least one lesson first thing in the morning and then I know that I have secured my streak. If I only have 5 minutes if so I will do Basic 1 or another easier one. I can then do more later in the day if I have time.

Commiserations about your loss though.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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You can also do a quick timed exercise if you are short on time. It would probably take less time and be more beneficial than Basics 1.
Even just getting one answer correct counts towards you daily, overall streak.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
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Good idea, thanks.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abc_star
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Well done about your streak psionpete 1312 days is insane!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Daveduck
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If I'm in a hurry I'll do Animals. I have those diets memorized, I tell you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michiness
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Awww lame! Motivation for a new one I guess? I broke my little streak when I went up to Beijing this weekend and my hotel's wifi was awful :/ Worse things I guess.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fettes

Ouch! I hear ya, almost did the same thing yesterday. Was out camping and my phone was dead, managed to charge it up in time and do a quick lesson :)

At least now you have a new high score to beat :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TrackMom
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If I want to freeze my streak can I simply buy in advance and it will roll over if I pass the 24 hour time frame? I had minutes to go recently too...I was so bummed oh well starting over again..Love it all the same!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tomasz1

Hi! I lost my 80 days some time ago, but I got up stronger as you can see from my streak now! Keep going!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Birdinator

The same thing happened to me just when I was about to hit 100 days. But Duolingo is so fun it'll be no problem getting back there :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Audrey5775

Great....(said sarcastically) Anyone want to follow me?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cjholloway

Don't forget that you can "buy" one free day for 10 lingots to maintain your streak--I learned that the HARD way, AFTER I had an experience similar to yours:--(

4 years ago