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streak loss

I am afraid im just using this as a forum as I have no other outlet for my frustration, so please dont feel the need to comment, chide or sympathise. I am hoping posting will make me feel better.

I have just lost a 200plus streak because i did my lesson between 11 and midnight. I dont know why my day ends at 11. Usually I buy a streak freeze as I am aware of this issue, but 2 days earlier I was caught out by the same timing issue and I was using the app which does not offer the streak freeze in the store.

So I feel as if I have been severely punished for missing a lesson and it was not even my fault. I actually did it.

Learning needs encouragement not punishment and I feel that the loss of my 7 month record of diligence is so harsh I almost dont want to carry on. I certainly have lost the incentive to practice every day, nothing else to lose :(

Whinge over. I appreciate this great free resource and have really enjoyed the lessons. I just need to leave this bit of feed back. Thanks for allowing me this.

3 years ago

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/tnel1
tnel1
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It's kinda scary how addictive a streak can be. :(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cbatt
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That hurts. I hope you can get it back :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bdawsn

Their losing count does not invalidate your hard work. I know that even with a freeze, I will eventually blow my steak. At some point, I won't care, because my Spanish will be fluent. The streak is a good motivator to get into a good habit that will lead to a fantastic new dimension to your life. Once you have that habit, the numbers don't really matter.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/murphy6581
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Its no big deal. My suggestion is this. Dry your eyes and get on with it. lol You either want to learn a language or you don't. Hope this helps cheers

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rob2042

The streak needs to be changed. See my post above.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nannaibear

Thank you all for your comments. I will of course continue and this is a great little tool

3 years ago

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