The Streak Freeze from the Duolingo Store
Hey, so I've noticed the streak freeze thing you can buy on the Duolingo store for some lingots, however I'm a little disappointed that those are not something that you can buy several of at one time. Because if you know you will be going somewhere like a vacation for several days, it would be good to buy a few of those in a quantity so that you can maintain your streak while you are gone, however you can only buy one (if i am not mistaken), so that is not possible. I think that you should be able to purchase multiple "stackable" streak freezes so that you would be able to take a few days off and be able to save your streak until you are back from whatever you had to do.
I just used one when I was on a short trip. I was only one day without internet, and I read a Spanish book and did use the offline mode on my tablet for French. I was very glad it didn't break my streak.
However, your streak is an incentive to keep exercising. It would feel like cheating if I stopped exercising, but would use lingots for a longer period of time.
Exactly. The idea of the streak freeze is to protect you from accidentally losing a streak due to some unforeseen circumstance. If we gained the ability to fill in longer periods of missed time so as to continue a streak then the achievement of a streak becomes less impressive, and thus, less motivating.
I was disappointed when I just lost my streak for no fault of my own. I'm new here and don't know all the ins and outs. I can't seem to get any sound on my Ipad, so I've been using my smart phone instead. I have all three of the sound settings turned on but still no sound. Kind of perplexed here, any suggestions?