I wish that LingQ hadn't adopted the gamification gimmicks of Duolingo. I was hoping that there would be one place in my life that did not encourage me to develop an unhealthy compulsion to keep streaks.
I agree. I know that maintaining "streaks" is important for learning anything, including languages, but as someone who is living in the country that I am learning the language for I am always immersed in the language and some days I just don't have time to sit at my computer and do a "traditional" lesson. And everyone deserves a day off sometimes- that's why we don't work 7 days a week (Well most of us anyway) and students don't go to school 7 days a week. Some days when I am doing things around the house I just turn on my playlist to listen to to maintain my streak.
Looks like you did already fix your Italian streak successfully.
Not sure why, I had switched screens several times before posting, when I went back into the lessons a prompt came up asking if I wanted to repair it. Would it be possible to make it an option somewhere instead of a pop-up that appears when it wants to instead of when we are trying to fix it?