Every time change I end up losing my streak for all my languages.
My sympathies gizzard123!
Hehe. Thank you, Floria! I like to keep my streaks going, they motivate me. Oh well … no big deal.
Agree. It’s my discipline method. I once lost 355 days on Duo while in Rapallo for Christmas because the WiFi was overcrowded and too slow. Wept, had a gin and tonic, and started all over again. Have an up-cheer of encouragement🙌
Yeah, I remember reading about it in some of your posts on Duo. I still have my streak at 2285 on Duo, and even though I’m not as attached to Duo as I used to be, I would hate to lose it. No, the streak on Clozemaster does not bother me since I lost it 2 or 3 times already.
Ciao gizzard. Duo 2285, mamma mia, I hadn’t realised. Mine is 1682 in reality (including two losses, both in Italy!) although like you I use just 5 mins a day to keep it so and perhaps to irritate a Mod or two;-) Much prefer to be here and already feel very loyal to ClozeM. Good to talk!
OMG, your streaks are awesome. I stopped using Duolingo almost a year ago, I guess.
Now I’m concentrating on CM - my current streak is 128 days, I didn’t skip a single day since I’ve started.
Perhaps now we should call it a CMC, a Clozemaster Commitment. Spending time here every day, for just 10 minutes or lots more, is the way to go!
Which change causes the loss of your CM streak @gizzard123? The daily goal? Or adding/changing a language?
Wow you guys are total DuoLingo streak masters!
In the end I was only staying with DuoLingo to complete the my final missing badge of 1 year streak, but I lost it due to lack of internet access just some 10-14 days or so before completing it, and since I wasn’t actually learning anything new and had already discovered ClozeMaster, which I was enjoying far more, I decided to leave it at that for DL.
I lost my CM streak at the same time, but even without it, I would happily keep returning daily My current one here is still only small, a modest 84 days, but I’m sure I’ll easily complete a year here with near-daily activity and beyond!
Ciao @sindaco. I’m only in the 200 bracket so we are small potatoes compared to some, but coming back here every day is a real pleasure so @gizzard123 e @clovis.noronha I reckon we will all hit that 365 and celebrate greatly;-)
Hi Sindaco, Yeah, it was the daily streak. I was over 300 days in some of my languages. But that’s ok, I’m over it.
I do find Duolingo valuable, still. It’s boring to learn grammar, but it is valuable. I do like their stories, which I play every day. I find that Clozemaster and Duo really compliment each other very well.
Yeah, Floria, it shouldn’t be too hard to hit 365, but I’ll probably lose it again bec. of the time shift. hehe. I like doing Clozemaster late at night, and sometimes just just make it.
Do please set a reminder somehow. We want to see you hit that 365;-)
This is exactly my issue Sometimes I don’t realise and midnight has already passed…
Yes, I am really needing to improve my grammar, but I wasn’t managing to do that on Duolingo either, because all the tenses were concentrated in one “exercise”. I know the trick to apply when I know what tense it should be. The problem is knowing how to apply them when I don’t get told what tense to enter. Knowing it from the context of the sentence. Really getting a feel for which tense to use when, rather than just seeing “passato remoto” or “subjunctive” and then knowing how to construct it.
That’s why I find the cloze approach much more useful for finally mastering this a bit better on my own. Even here, if I go into the grammar collection, most of the collections are again for just one tense, and it’s too easy to apply it correctly. I really need to have all the different sentences and tenses mixed together in an exercise to properly start to get a “feeling” for them. Thus I know it’ll take much longer, but I know I’ll get the hang of it better over here in the end. Already in these past months, I feel I’m getting a much better feeling for/understanding of it
The stories seemed a nice touch indeed, though they got brought very late to Italian, and even then are finished in a couple of days. If they could incorporate all the different tenses well, then it’d be quite useful again for me. But the collection of stories would still remain quite limited I guess.
There is actually a workaround for that: You can choose another timezone in the Settings. I have set mine to “Mid-Atlantic” (GMT-02), which gives me until three o’clock in the morning to finish the last sentences (I am actually in GMT+01).
Ah that’s a great solution, thank you! “Mid-Atlantic” should suit me perfectly too
Ciao a sindaco e tutti. You’re so right about using all the tenses. Don’t know about you but I find general reading helpful to learn when and how to use them. I want to use the Congiuntivo for everything and often have to rein it in. All good fun.
Yes, I am trying to do more reading, already doing a lot of listening. (I had already procured I tacchini, but have not yet managed a copy of Ora dimmi, so have postponed getting started on the former).
Same! Anyway, still very much enjoying the journey. Little by little we travel forwards, even if sometimes taking a small step backwards once in a while along the way.
@sindaco I love “I tacchini” and would enjoy reading it “with” another. I re-read the first story last weekend. I was dubious as hunting animals doesn’t sit well with me, so I was delighted to find that the hare had the last laugh. A sensitive and kindly Camilleri. Don’t worry about “Ora dimmi” if you can’t get it. It’s just an option.
Wow! That is smart!!!