I’ve completed a variety of challenges so far, and they show up as completed on the Map, but not under the streak on my profile. Also, the streak won’t update - it says my streak is 0 days, but I’ve been completing challenges for the last few days straight. This occurred right after I linked my FCC account to my GitHub account.
Is this your profile? I only see activity from March of 2016. I think that it’s likely that at some point around then you accidentally created a duplicate account by attempting to log in with a different method than you created the account with. The progress that you see on the map and your account are not connected.
There are two different types of saved progress for Free Code Camp: your profile and your browser cache. However, there is also a known issue that may be affecting your account (see below).
Your completed challenges are all saved to your account in the FCC database. You can see the list of completed challenges and also the last submitted solutions by looking at your profile page.
If your profile does not include your completed challenges, here is my troubleshooting advice:
- Double check that you used the same method to sign in. Try logging out and back in again with the original method. Attempting to sign in with a different method will sometimes create a duplicate account. (FCC is taking steps to prevent this from happening in the future.)
- Double check that you aren’t on the beta site now and that you didn’t create your original account on the beta site by accident. (Yes, this does happen.)
Your progress tracking (map) is saved in your browser’s local storage. In-progress code is also saved in your local browser cache. If you are changing browsers or clearing your cache regularly you’ll have to use freecodecamp.com/map to navigate to your next challenge. Especially as you get to more complicated challenges that may take multiple sessions, I strongly recommend saving your in-progress work outside of the browser cache. This is a good opportunity to learn the ins and outs of your GitHub account, but you can also just save locally or use a service like repl.it which allows for versioning.
If your former progress cannot be found on your profile page, and your score has reset to 1, you have been affected by a known, but rare, issue. The team is working to resolve this issue.
If you want to start again, remember only the beginner and intermediate algorithms (marked on the map with a
*), and the projects, are required to attain the front end certificate. Since your projects are likely hosted on Codepen, Surge or GitHub Pages, they have not been lost due to this reset - you can just resubmit them. Your algorithm solutions are the only critical solutions hosted directly on freeCodeCamp, so as you work on these be sure to push them to your GitHib repo, or store them with a service like Codepen, JSFiddle or Repl.
We’re sorry for the inconvenience and we are working hard to resolve future issues.
Thanks for the help. Yes, that’s my profile. I originally created an account back in March 2016, did a handful of challenges, and then didn’t log in again until February 2017, when I must have accidentally created a duplicate account via e-mail and the connected it to my GitHub account. I tried the old log-in methods but none of them worked.
Since I can’t access my old account, is there any way to connect the progress on my map with my account? If not, would you recommend I create a new FreeCodeCamp and GitHub account and just start all over?
Keep in mind that only those challenges marked with a * are required, so you don’t have to worry too much about copying over any solutions that aren’t required. Right now, seeing your solutions to completed challenges is disabled (as you probably saw when you looked at your profile). When that feature comes back you can copy your old solutions over to your new account. There’s even a tool to download all your solutions at once: How to download all your freeCodeCamp solutions