Minor tweaks to the streak system

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023, 12:06

Minor tweaks to the streak system

Nothing on Pausly has been changed as much as our streak system. For good reason: it's an integral part of the Pausly experience and it's not easy to get right.

We think that we have found a very good balance now, but we decided to introduce a few minor changes to make it even better.

Rest days don't count anymore

A while back we introduced rest days (for most people these are Saturday and Sunday). You don't lose your streak if you don't do a session on these days.

No worries: Rest days are here to stay!

Previously, rest days counted as if you did a session that day: a rest day prolonged your streak, whether you did a session that day or not.

We are not removing rest days, but now the only thing they do, is to prevent that you lose your streak. They will not prolong your streak or collect streak flames (unless you do a session on a rest day).

So if you have a 13 day streak on Friday, take a break from Pausly on Saturday and Sunday, and do another session on Monday, your streak will increase to 14 instead of 16. (However, if you do a session on Saturday, Sunday and Monday your streak will still be increased to 16.)

Streak flames aren't collected on rest days

The same goes for streak flames. If you have a 30+ streak, you will only collect a streak flame on a rest day if you actually do a session on that day.

The main reason for this change is that we want to make sure that there is still a slight incentive to do a session during rest days. We believe that this is the perfect middle ground, where you don't have to stress out that you will lose your streak, but get a nice bonus if you decide to do one anyway.

Four-day workweek (beta)

While we were working on these changes, we decided to add another highly requested feature: support for a four-day workweek.

If you are a member of an organization with a Pausly Pro membership, you can now add an additional rest day if your organization runs on a four-day workweek (which we think is great and want to fully support).

This feature is still in beta, and we want to test it out before we make this available to everyone.

If you are interested, please contact us and we'll set it up for you.

Happy pausing!