https://www.duolingo.com/R_R1234

Lost 338 day streak...

So, a week ago I lost my longest ever streak. I've been on Duolingo for a few years now, but never reached a three digit streak before. The truth is it was such a silly way to lose it. I was on holiday and my daily schedule was just messed up:(

I'm still very proud of myself. I managed to make language learning a daily habit- just a part of my bedtime routine, like brushing my teeth. I've advanced so much and learned a lot. On previous times, when I lost a streak of over fifty, I stopped for a day or two before I could start over. Now, the moment I saw that dreadful 0, I had to make it a 1.

I'm a bit disappointed I didn't reach the 365, but hey, next time!

May 3, 2019

58 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/IanPlatino

but you have not lost your dignity nor your knowledge.

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

I feel your pain! Seriously. A slow connection in Italy left my xp floating and cost me my actual streak. But this is about you. So start again with determination, it's worth it. My very best to you, you have much to be proud of.

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lightning_11

Ouch. I hate when that happens!!!!

Edit: Not that it has happened to me, it just sounds awful.

Edit: I mean, I have had a slow conection before, but I didn't loose my streak over it... Probobly my streak is never long enough for that to happen.

Edit: I hope I can get a longer streak... I seem to be stuck at seven days. Could someone give me some tips?

Edit: Why are there SO many edits?!

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Rezano_Khaggio

Uh, it's a pity that you lost a 362 days streak 491 days ago; it could have been an 854+ days streak by now.

May 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AiraIlen

I know exactly how you feel. Last summer, due to a vacation, I lost my 664 day streak. I felt really disappointed at first, but after a while it started to feel kind of liberating. I still log in almost every day to go through some sets of exercises (sometimes 2, sometimes 20) but I don't feel compelled and obliged any more.

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SingeGainsbourg

Happened to me twice. Lost three digit streaks. Just keep on trucking.

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ecasynaman

Wow to a four-digit streak!

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Songve

Think of it as an educational opportunity on how to deal with attachments and loss .

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LSadun

Congratulations! You now have:

1) A long streak you can be proud of, and 2) The freedom that comes from no longer being tied to that streak.

The important thing is establishing a good habit and making it part of your life. You've done that! You don't need a streak counter to keep brushing your teeth, and you just proved that you don't need a streak counter to keep doing DL, either.

From now on, you can do DL because it's a worthwhile thing to do. If something legitimately prevents you from doing it one day or another, you can shrug that off and keep going.

Last year I walked away from a 628 day streak when I went on vacation, and it was like setting aside a burden. I started doing DL again when I returned, and my streak is back up near 300, but I'll probably walk away from it again this summer.

Owning a streak is great. Having it not own you is even better.

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/adriancendrowski

exactly, people focus on something without realising they achieved something greater. Well done

May 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ne71A1

Good job, it is still a lot!

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LiaR.22

It's ok! The important is that you didn't miss the things you learnt and you still an inspiration for all of us <3

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Fotiana-Em

You did a great work! Having such a large streak is very impresive! I understand your disapointment. But i am sure you can do it! Keep the good job!

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lola_Milner

OMG! Even the fact that you got to a 338 streak is INSANE. I feel like such a noob next to you, my highest ever streak has been something like 26. WELL DONE!

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/RichardMk94

Oof, that's a big streak to lose.

But hey, look at it this way. The main reason for the streak is to encourage you to practice daily to ensure you can fully absorb the language(s) you're trying to learn.

Losing a 338 day streak and having the motivation and dedication to continue learning daily starting from day 1 again is an even bigger achievement than getting to day 339 could ever be.

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/George_Mesaros

No worry dude! After all, the main point IS to learn language, and I'm pretty sure you're definitely doing it right :)

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielVanD18

Soooooop much more than me!!¡!¡

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lightning_11

Ya! My record streak is seven days... SEVEN DAYS!!!!!!

This must change.

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielVanD18

I’m on a 26 day streak, about 26 more than normal!

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/kevolutionary

It has. Have thyself a lingot!

May 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JessicaDun8187

almost 80 days here.

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lightning_11

You could have used free plus trial to get it back. They say you get a streak repair, but I don't know how that works.

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/HikingHeather

And this is why I pay no attention to "streaks", they are meaningless.

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ChevyBarnes05

I find that they get you into the habit of learning. Look at me. I'd hate to lose my streak. So I log on every day. Heck - I'd probably have a mental breakdown if I lost it.

EDIT: I see your point...

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Katherine_Runner

For the streak repair you just have to buy it before your streak ends(our just keep one in stock). Then if you don't practice that day your streak won't end. Also it will it will send you a little notification that will clarify that it used the streak repair to keep your streak. I hope this helps!

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SweenCat

So theoretically, I could do the free trial and get a streak repair to hold in stock. But will it stay after the trial period ends?

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CavernosaSpider

No

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/7ga4Ktv4

what you're describing is the streak freeze you don't need duolingo plus for that anyone can buy one. What streak repair does from what i understand of it is that you can apparently repair your streak after it was actually lost within 1 or 2 days.

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CoachGirl_

Ya I’ve only gotten a 7 day steak and so far that’s my highest!! You are so lucky!

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Katherine_Runner

That's such a bummer! Still a great streak though!!

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jayda85538

Reach for the stars!

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/A_Piece_of_Trash

Ouch, that always sucks; I'm sorry my friend... You see, I always find it useful to cheat my way out and constantly buy the streak freeze.

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/HikingHeather

No worries, you did great and will continue to do so!

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/RuiFaria5

I think one should not lose a streak because of going on holiday. That's why there are holidays for a person to have a break. I think that there should be an exception of once or twice a year for a student to be able to " buy " a certain amount of days provided he has the ingots to pay for them.

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Van-French

I think your idea is a terrific one. Should be able to buy a break!

May 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PurpleJane

I feel your pain and seriously sympathize! Last December I was going on a boat for a few days where I'd been told there was no wifi and I came on this forum asking for advice because I really didn't want to lose my 500 day streak as I find it a very helpful tool to stay motivated to do this every day. Nobody offered any usable suggestions for how I could make it work except having someone do it for me. So, I had a plan for my daughter in law to do my Duo for me but then I was given free wifi when I was on the boat. For my good luck and because I am sad for you I am giving you 4 lingots. Keep going - you will have your streak back soon!

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Brandi970490

Sounds like you've taken advantage of the FREE Duolingo service and it's about time you give them something in return. Pay for PLUS and you get a free streak fix.

May 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DylanEhman

Keep going! I bet you can get there!

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Michael704761

my sister lost her streak and saved it by getting duolingo plus, may be an option!

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ChevyBarnes05

It says that you lost your last streak 9 days ago. And it was only a 1 day streak. But, I must say, you should be proud of yourself! There is always a next time!

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ecasynaman

amazing!

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/polytrumolix

don't gıve a care a lot these strikes just try to have fun and when you fall rise up with vengeance

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Goldie437389

Wow! that's rough. I'm new @ duolingo, (just started yesterday) but I hope I could get that far!!!!

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/7ga4Ktv4

Didn't you have a streak freeze? or was it two days you missed. my streak is still intact from the first day i started duolingo, there has been a period a year ago or so when i just logged in daily to buy a new streak freeze, but still.

EDIT: judging by my account creation date i have used 27 streak freezes since i joined. cause since the day i joined (including the day i joined and including today (as i've reached my goal today already)) it has been 524 days and my streak is 497 so 524-497=27

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PatriciaCu887730

Oh gosh how frustrating for you!

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BryanVeis

Sorry to hear that. Sometimes circumstances intervene. I've been very lucky to have patient supportive people around me. Keep going, friend.

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Natasha317605

Yeah I hey, it's such a bummer when that happens. I understand you completely. I also streak not too long ago, it's not as high as yours as I am kind of new. But yooh I didn't feel good about it.

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/sUperCOO5l

well done, i don't think i will ever be able to get that far. you should be proud for getting to that number. Maybe try setting reminders and notifications.

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MilesEasto

I can’t even get a 3 day streak

May 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NabihaMTM

That's the same with me.

May 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DevinAlani

Yes, same here...

May 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NabihaMTM

It doesn't matter. You already got your 300 day streak. I mean, thats also really cool.

May 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Van-French

Here's a Lingot for you! I LOVE how you still feel proud. You have such the right attitude. Good on you for such a long streak! You inspire me! Thank you.

May 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sebastian-SV

Hey you can do it. It's about being motivated and being regular. For me is something that I must do, no matter what haha ​​and now it's like you said, a daily habit, it's part of my day routine. Sometimes people look at me like a crazy person because I say that l have to practice here, but in the end what matters is the goal that you propose yourself and keep going. I would die if I lost my streak hahaha. Good luck and do not give up, you can do it! :)

May 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JoyaJoyce

If you go to the shop you can buy a streak freeze for some lingots and that way you will always have a day in reserve....

May 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JacobHough5

get this mans some lingots he clearly need them streak freezes

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Leyahdut

theyre gonna break ur legs in 388 places

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MackMason

Have a few lingots from me I just 'lost' a 339 day streak, so we are in a similar position. Kind of strange everything else in Duo works perfectly except for streaks. The answer lies in the $$$ me thinks...

May 29, 2019
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