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

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. ;))

July 5, 2014

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kina.7

I am so thankful for streak freezes because I usually take one "unplug" day per month and don't use internet, etc. I already used my first freeze for July 1st and bought another one for August 1st.


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

I had one one quite some time ago, and I still lost my 85 days streak. Don't really know what happened but oh well! As you said streaks aren't the most important thing, I still have the knowledge acquired through those 85 days. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

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! ^_^


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

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!


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

Even before that because of double or nothing...


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

Ah, I just lost my 53 day steak by two minutes! So frustrating. I definitely should have put streak freeze on, but I thought duo would be smart enough to give a few minutes grace period after midnight rolls around... guess not haha. Ah well, here is to a new streak!


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

Always remember to buy insurance before you go somewhere ;)


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

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


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

It doesn't count as a practice day, it just freezes you where you were the previous day. So you'd stay at 119 then go to 120, not skip to 121.


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

Thank you so much for this!

I somehow thought that you had to buy the streak freeze the day before you used it. I didn't know you could have it turned on to catch you in that one-day slip.


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

It is helpful. I bought mine months ago and have never used it.


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

I've been at an intense all-day training program with lots of homework at night. I've managed to sneak in a LITTLE translation so keep my streak -- but it does feel good to know that my Streak Freeze is there as a back up....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bruce_Wayne_Co
thanks for the help cats.

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StephenJin4

How do you put that font...


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

So true!! Streak Freeze is a life saver!!! Thanks for bringing that up :)


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

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.

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