https://www.duolingo.com/pkh97

Days don't start at 11pm

Why do you start my days at 11pm. Lost my streak at 11:00pm. Why not at midnight?

June 3, 2015

20 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

What time zone were you in when you originally created this account? That is the time zone it should continue to be in. I am careful on Sunday in the afternoon the new week starts, which should not affect the day streak, but I don't take a chance. Also the last and first day of the month and year are days that I don't take a chance with. I definitely do my practice in the morning on those days. http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Streak

You may be interested in the DuoTweak userscript. http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Duolingo_Userscripts

June 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/pkh97

I signed up 3 days ago in CDT and I am still there.

June 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward

You beat me to it :) I was about to post the wiki "Streak" link.

June 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/pkh97

That is my comment. It was not midnight yet! I more than met my target for the first two days. Today is my fourth day and I am on Level 7.

June 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete

Not sure what your problem is but could the 1 hour discrepancy be connected with daylight saving time?

June 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/pkh97

No, if it were daylight savings time, it would be 1:00am.

June 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/trisarahtops_

How long was your streak?

June 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/pkh97

Day 1, I joined and worked, day 2 I worked, day 3 I worked but at 11pm, and lost my first 2 days, day 3 I worked and started a new streak, today is day 4 and I worked.

June 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/noroadsleft

There's definitely something going on here. I'm in United States Pacific Time (currently Pacific Daylight Time), and my day starts well before Midnight; I think mine actually starts at 9 P.M.

June 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/pkh97

Yes, the program is located on the US East Coast and their system is not adjusting for other time zones. So the streaks are not about "days" they are about 24 hour blocks. Big difference...semantics. Sometimes it is hard to schedule before 11pm in my days.

June 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete

That is incorrect because I am in the UK and my day is midnight to midnight GMT.

I believe that your own timezone is set to what it was when you first registered with Duo. You can see where Duo thinks you are by going to www.duolingo.com/users/your_username where you will see a lot of HTML like code. If you use your browser to search for timezone, you will see which timezone Duo thinks you are in.i

June 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/noroadsleft

Same issue as pkh97; Duolingo thinks I'm on the East Coast of the U.S., but I've lived in California my whole life. I've looked around for a place to change my timezone but haven't seen one anywhere, and I don't recall seeing an option to set or change it when I registered.

June 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/pkh97

I haven't changed my time zone! I only started less than two weeks ago. It says New York...never lived on the East Coast. Thanks!

June 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete

Have you checked your users page as described above? Maybe your computer is set up for the East coast timezone?

June 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/pkh97

It says I am in New York. I am not.

June 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RozalynL

Psionpete The link doesn't work that you gave

June 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/noroadsleft

He means to replace the end with your Duolingo username, like so:

http://www.duolingo.com/users/Rozzie

June 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RozalynL

Thanks

June 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/etincelleux

Yep - I'm also in the Pacific timezone and my days reset at 9pm. (This actually kind of works for me - it means I don't lose my streak because I generally get the next day before I go to bed...)

June 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mushypea

At least your day starts close to the real deadline. Mine is at 5 p.m. I think it's Indonesian time and I live in Europe. I emailed support about it and got no answer. I also read a lot of similar threads and they all seem to come to the same conclusion. Basically, you can't do anything about it. But if you use android apps, your time zone might change based on your location. So if you go traveling, your time zone might change.

June 19, 2015
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