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Maintaining streaks by switching between languages

Lately I have managed to maintain my Italian streak by changing my profile to "Italian learning English" and working on English lessons. I have been focusing on that lately for a number of reasons - e.g it provides a novel kind of challenge, I try to help Italians learning English, etc.

Today I lost my streak even though I did an English lesson yesterday. I wonder if I lost it because:

  1. You should not be able to maintain streaks by switching between languages, and they have now fixed the bug.

  2. I just lost my streak today because of a bug (this has happened before, then it has reappeared).

  3. They changed the rules.

  4. It is possible I didn't get the lesson in within the last 24 hours. I can't remember the exact time I did it. It would help to rule out the other possible reasons.

It would be interesting to know because I do find myself slightly motivated by the streaks :)

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex
MultiLinguAlex
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Just directly ask a moderator and (s)he could tell you the exact (technical) reason. Reason no. 3 would be a bit unfair without telling us before I guess.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Moderators are different from other users with only two things: they have a green M and they can delete comments. We can't give any technical details, this can only be done by some of the staff.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thoughtdiva

Yes, thanks olimo. I guessed that was the case, so I asked Kristine, the "community expert", who I know is not really a moderator.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thoughtdiva

Good idea. I think a few people might want to know this, so I'll see if I get a response on here first.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Most probably it is No.4. Streaks are maintained if you switch languages. At least they do when you switch languages you learn from English (like your Italian and French).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thoughtdiva

Thanks, that is great to know!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I too want to know because I'm planning to do Spanish to English once I finish English to Spanish (for the extra sentence translation experience).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Viaggiatore

I have no useful suggestion, but I hope you sort it out.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thoughtdiva

Thanks, I have now asked a moderator. EDIT: I mean a staff member!

4 years ago