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

Why did my streak disappear :(

I had a 6 or 7 day streak and had at least 10 points everyday in my weekly progress and yesterday it was reset to one, I know it's hardly a huge streak but it is still kind of discouraging. Is there are certain amount of points you have to get in a day? And is a day a calendar day or does it count 24 hours from your previous lesson?

July 16, 2013

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

You have to either finish a lesson or receive credit for a translation within each 24 hours. I believe that Duolingo uses your time zone's midnight as the cut-off. (It might be Duolingo midnight which I believe is EST. Since I live in EST, I can't distinguish between the two.)

So, a typical scenario... If you study late at night, but one night started studying later than usual, i.e. after midnight, that will result in a streak reset.

Sadly, I lost my 40+ streak a few days ago. :(


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

I'm pretty sure it's a calendar day, and you need at least one point that day (I think).. Maybe you practiced but didn't pass the lesson?


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

Yes, they use the timezone you're in. I'm in CET (central Europe) and they cut off at my midnight too. And one point is enough.


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

Not only my streak - I had 5 days on it and now I'm back to 3, but also 2 of the lingots I had earned and dozens of points I had earned at my level are now gone. I'm here to learn and not earn point, but if they have a point system, they should understand the psychology of it and how discouraging this is.

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