https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty

Be wary of the coach

I set a goal to do 50XP a day. When I did my first lesson and got 10XP, it didn't give me my check mark next to my streak. So I experimented and changed my goal to 1XP per day and did another lesson and it increased my streak. Just something to be aware of.

October 7, 2014

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda

I thought you were going to say he was under investigation by Operation Yew Tree!

October 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty

Shhh! That's top secret!

October 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/--Twilight--

LOL!

October 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rhythmixed

Thank you for telling me that, I noticed that my streak didn't go up since yesterday. Thank god I had streak freeze on. I had my goal at 50 XP and I praticed yesterday thinking everything would be fine, but it wasn't

October 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/territech

I had a similar experience with the coach several months ago; hence I stopped using it. I use the streak to encourage me to do something every day - whatever I can.

October 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/vermist

Oh yikes, I hadn't realized that. I'll have to be careful.

I thought you were going to warn us to be wary of him because he hasn't got any pants on.

October 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline

You will need to meet the goal for it count the day for your streak. So with a goal of 50 XP, your daily streak will continue after you score 50 XPs for the day.

October 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty

That's what I discovered, but they don't tell you that when you sign up. Just wanted to make other folks aware of that fact.

October 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline

An explanation has now been provided in a sticky thread. This should have been done at the beginning to introduce the feature.
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4898540

October 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pobrecito13

Thanks for the warning. So far I have met the goal, but I don't always. So I'm going to set it to 1 point now, even though I usually do much more than that.

October 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/--Twilight--

Thanks!

October 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DraeWright

This really bothers me because I use keeping a streak going to motivate me to do at least something every day, even when my day was 16 hours and I stay up 12 more minutes to not lose the habit of doing some training. Goals are completely different, where I would like to be and usually higher than I am at least half the time. Reachable but not easy. That should never interrupt a streak! But why can't we have both streaks and goals (separate) AND also level meters. (My personal fun challenge.) I was delighted to see that just drilling earned level improvements as I don't want to always push for just new words. But I really enjoy seeing the word count go up, too. After all, I earned each higher number and I'm making progress. And it REALLY stinks when I get lured into trying something that --surprise -- you cannot now opt out, you are stuck. Maybe forever. Or at least until someone else has another programming brainstorm. I feel like I was suckered in (shame on me) to Coach and got trapped (shame on you). Yuck. For what it matters, my goal would be higher than 50 but 10 xp is great on a day when I've been up 18 or 26 hours with no chance to log in. But I am old enough to put some serious time in, when I have it. And please don't call me crazy. I believe in speaking over people only the good things. Why should that be a problem? Apologies for yet another rant and admiration for anyone who really reads it. Obviously not a crisis, just: if it is not helpful, let's not do it. At least in an area where we all want to make progress. Thanks for listening! I sure hope someone is listening.

October 8, 2014
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