Tip: ALWAYS have Streak Freeze on.
Yesterday I forgot to go on Duolingo. (I'm on vacation, without wi-fi most of the day..) and when I remembered I was just too tired. So I thought I had lost my streak forever. I was just thinking 'ehh...whatever..just a streak' but then I went on and it was still there, so I continued it today. Then I realized: I had bought streak freeze and never used it. I just bought another one, because one of these days (maybe tomorrow...) I'll forget again. Streaks are not the most important thing in the world, but hey: It's just 10 lingots and I have plenty. And very helpful. I probably said that twice already. Moral of the story: It will save your Duolingo Streak's life someday...if you have it. ;) This is the first of many helpful tips (wink ;)) from Zilch and Skye, the SUPER KITTIES!!! (My avatar picture, got it online. ;))
Hi Lamarz, here is all of the info for how streaks and streak freezes work: http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Faq#What_are_streaks_and_streak_freezes.3F
I hope this helps! ^_^
It occurred to me a while ago that after 1000 days a streak becomes self-sustaining, because 100+ lingots would be earned from the streak every ten days and ten Freezes costs 100 lingots. The only action on the part of the user would be to buy a new freeze every day (or better yet, write a scheduled script to do it). At my slow rate of progress I may hit that milestone before I finish the Spanish tree!
I have a streak-freeze related question: Does streak freeze count as a practice or does it just freeze the count until the following day? For example, if I was on day 119, and I used my streak freeze, and then practiced the following day, would that day be 120 or 121?
Obviously I haven't used one or I'd know the answer :p
That's interesting. I am up to 370 days so I am keen to keep going. When I go to streak freeze its 'greyed out' and says equipped. Does that mean that I am protected? When I enquired with Duolingo the email I got made me think that I had to buy one (with $) as I had previously bought one with Lingots. Your post makes me think that I might be protected for the next time.