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

My streak seems a bit large

My streak seems a bit large, but who knows maybe I've consistently used this app for 56 years in my one year of using it. I woke up one day and looked at my streak and saw 20483. I thought maybe I traveled in time somehow, but every time I checked it was still 2019. Long story short, has anyone had this massive streak inflation glitch, and if so what should I do about it?

May 26, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ault16

I neglected to Duolingo yesterday... I am now being offered to have my 78571 day streak repaired for the meager sum of €14.99.

Serves me right for leaving my phone in my pocket (definitely not advised) when time-traveling to the future.

May 26, 2019

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

Same problem and it seems like same cause. Had a 800+ day streak, missed it -- bought Plus to restore it and went to 74k days. Apparently I started learning in the early 1800s. Fancy that.

June 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/APRILBROWN4

has anyone had this massive streak inflation glitch, and if so what should I do about it?

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/32295319

May 26, 2019

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

Thank you very much for sharing that with me. Have a linglot or two for your patronage.

May 26, 2019

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

Yeah I was a bit confused, I was around 280.. I kind of want my actual one back though, as amusing as being on Duolingo for 25 odd years learning Welsh is...

May 26, 2019

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

I honestly now feel more interest in my new streak. It's like a bragging right that doesn't make sense. I would draw the parallel to if I said something like I can do more push ups than anyone else could if I was in zero gravity. Yeah it's meaningless if I say that, but if I do it to show people up it would be humorous at very least. So in the end I suppose I'm saying as long as it's funny it's the most motivation I can get.

May 27, 2019

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

I am starting to like it xD, It amuses me that I stopped learning Welsh... 25 years ago when I left Wales. Which makes it kinda nifty haha

June 1, 2019

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

What are the chances I suppose

June 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ne71A1

Yeah, I've seen that it happens to only plus users.

Apparently now you have the 3rd largest streak in Duolingo

May 26, 2019

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

I guess that will teach me to not allow my phone to make payments without a verification. Thanks, for the information. On a side note now you have me curious about who has a streak above me. If it's not too much trouble would you mind telling me?

May 26, 2019

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

You are in the Duolingo (unofficial) Streak Hall of Fame

Note:
www.duome.eu/blog

19.05.2019 · Data Integrity Checks

A quick note: Duome does check streak length vs account creation date (and a few more things to ensure data integrity), so if there's something totally unrealistic, it would be excluded from the rankings.

May 26, 2019

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

I knew I'd make it one day, but I feel kind of like the Lance Armstrong of Duolingo users.

May 27, 2019

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

Who knows! perhaps a student doing his/her internship messed up a bit the code...
or it was just someone's typo.

Anyway, it's funny!

May 26, 2019

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

I'd like to think it's just a lowly intern who knew he messed up, but is too embarrassed to say anything about it. It's an entertaining picture to me, so a linglot is due to you for that chortle good sir.

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Horselover424242

Wow!! I totally admire that! I think Duolingo just has so many bugs that it's hard to catch all of them. Maybe send some feedback and ask if you've been doing your streak for that long?? I can tell that it's sort of a glitch because even your highest crown level in your highest language isn't even very high.............

May 28, 2019

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

56 Years and you're only at level 15 German. What a noob :-P ;-)

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang4

Wow amazing!

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang4

If I were you, i would be scared to lose that streak!!!!

June 7, 2019

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

I have another problem. I practised yesterday a lot, I saw, that I reached my daily goal, and today I've found out, that I have to use "streak freeze", because I will loose my streak... Maybe it's the same streak-bug as yours...

May 27, 2019

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

It could be? It seems like streaks just aren't stable enough. Luckily linglots aren't the most difficult thing to obtain.

May 27, 2019

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

@LydiaCahoj,
Usually, that glitch has another cause:

Unfortunately, Duolingo's servers are very slow in synchronizing the data on your device and the databases on their servers.

Advice

1) Never log out Duolingo or your device before you have forced the synchronisation:

  • App:
    Select another course in the App
    Tap the flame icon to check if it still shows "You've met your daily goal"

  • www.duolingo.com:
    Refresh your browser.

2) Check the synchronisation in your personal (unofficial, but very useful) progress page
www.duome.eu/username/progress

June 16, 2019

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

Thank you ;)

June 17, 2019
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