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?
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. :(
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.