public deck that automatically updates when the content changes

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Andy McKenzie

03 Apr, 2014 12:47 AM

One thing I'd like is to have Anki flashcards that a central repository could change and then send to each user's new card queue when the answer changes.

Here's an example: Who is the major of New York city? When de Blasio was sworn in, it would immediately change and go to the start of your new cards deck.

You could also imagine this for laws, scientific changes (e.g., best estimate for the number of functional protein-coding genes in the human genome), etc.

Is there anything out there like this? Any other thoughts?

  1. 1 Posted by Soren Bjornstad on 03 Apr, 2014 03:01 PM

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    I don't know of anything like this at the moment. One possibility for making something similar to this would be to create an add-on that checked for updates every time the user started Anki. You could update a page every time you updated the shared deck (or other data source), then have the add-on download a copy of it and compare it against one it had saved last time it ran. If it was different, indicating the deck had been updated, it could give a notice to the user and/or download and import a new copy by some mechanism.

  2. 2 Posted by jvcoombs on 27 Dec, 2014 07:24 PM

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    Just to make sure I'm understanding correctly, AnkiWeb already does (by default) automatically sync any changes made by the *creator* of the deck. Does this mean that future downloads of that publicly shared deck will include the latest? But past downloads won't automatically update, nor check for updates, so there's no easy way for 'subscribers' to find out when the shared deck has changed? (And even they found out, would redownloading it blow away their personal card histories?)

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Damien Elmes on 28 Dec, 2014 01:50 AM

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    When you share the deck again on AnkiWeb, new downloaders and people who redownload will get the updates - it won't change their existing cards.

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