Please add a REAL "find duplicates", not that single-field crap!

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Aleksej

26 May, 2020 09:45 PM

Why should I entangle myself in searching, tagging, retagging, and repeating that until I forget to search for tag:duplicateblabla, or miss a flag field, and start deleting non-duplicates? How am I supposed to find the oldest or the new or the non-new one of each pair, instead of just picking them out manually?

Here is some code I don't understand:
* https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/95590040 * https://www.reddit.com/r/Anki/comments/ckotwa/finding_exact_duplica...

  1. 1 Posted by Aleksej on 27 May, 2020 10:34 AM

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    I ended up with many duplicate cards yesterday and had to restore from a backup after wasting hours trying to get that sorted out. The workflow was the following.

    • I have a big backlog.
    • I find the hardest cards (using an add-on for Anki 2.0)
    • To reset whole notes cleanly (so there is no history interfering with forecasting and confusing my searches), I copy them using an add-on and delete the originals.
    • Since copying takes a long time, I forget to select the original notes with Ctrl-A and delete them.

    Same when getting rid of the "suspended" status of many cards, because I guess suspended probably means the card has to be deleted or the whole note shouldn't have been learned yet.

    I intend to let MorphMan schedule those cards for the better days or delete them.

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