Lost streak

I’m devastated right now. I was at a streak of roughly 330 from what I remember, almost at a full year, and now I’m suddenly at 1. I must have forgotten to cram yesterday, and it doesn’t help that the site doesn’t remind me of this in any way. Is there anything I can do at all to fix this or do I have to resign myself to losing the streak I’ve worked on for nearly a year?

This site really needs an (optional) reminder for streaks, highlighting the streak count if you haven’t done today’s reviews/cram or even sending an email about it at a set time if you forget, like Duolingo does.

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Hey and welcome on the community forums! :partying_face:

I think that we need some kind of once per year “streak protection” feature!
That will protect your streak when you won’t be able to do reviews due to some external circumstances.

I will ask what can be done about it! :+1:
Cheers!

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Duolingo has a similar feature, maybe you can have a way to save up for a streak save. Maybe 30 days of doing reviews grants you a freeby or something?

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What does cram exactly do?

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From the FAQs: (links directly to “What is Cram?”)

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I lost my streak too the other day though I didn’t skip a day (or so I think) :thinking:

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Any chance that it would be implemented soon?
I will have no internet connection for roughly 25 hours during my upcoming travels and I would really hate for my streak to be ended like this. =(

By the way, is vacation mode supposed to protect the streak?
It currently doesn’t, as I just found out. Guess that could be mentioned in the settings where the Vacation mode is activated, so next time, I know beforehand :sweat_smile:

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Damn, I know your feeling, I almost had a year streak and somehow (I don’t even know why) I was resetted.

(I think my timezone was 1h off, and when I did my review at 23:00 it was actually already 24:00…game over)

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As a more general / ‘meta’ point:

The idea of tracking ‘streaks’ is useful (better than not having it, IMO), but I think it’s really only a ‘first approximation’ of what people really want to track, which is their own ‘consistency’ or ‘consistent progress’.

For this purpose a person’s ‘streak’ is probably only useful for short periods of time, like days or weeks, maybe a couple of months, but not on the scale of say a whole year. It’s very very difficult to stay 100% consistent on the scale of 1+ years, yet having, say 99.5% consistency (missing only 2 days out of a year) is still a very worthwhile ‘high score’ for a person to celebrate to enhance their long-term motivation.

So, perhaps it would be good to have one or more additional statistics to more accurately model ‘consistency’ over the long-term rather than relying only on the ‘all or nothing’ approximation of the 'streak.

Anyone interested in this issue who’s handy with scripts could probably come up with a straight-forward add-on script that does such simple calculations, without requiring the BunPro team to build it into the system. On the other hand, with a more built-in feature, it can be tied to things like new badges and whatnot.

Just some ideas! :blush:

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