All interval choices too long

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20 Feb, 2014 03:17 AM

I haven't looked at anki in a while. I fired it up, and for each word I have to either choose Again, which means it goes back to 10min and then 1 day, or else "Hard", or "Easy" or whatever -- and all of those mean crazy long times (6 months, or years).

I want something in the middle -- like a week.

How can I get that?

The only workaround I found so far is to set a maximum time limit on the deck. I set it to 30 days. So now all the buttons (except "Again") say 30d -- so now is it immaterial which button I click for each word?

  1. 1 Posted by Soren Bjornstad on 20 Feb, 2014 04:09 PM

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  2. 2 Posted by P on 22 Feb, 2014 10:51 PM

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    The section to which you refer me is extremely long, but appears to offer only one solution, as far as I could see:

    But if you absolutely must reset the deck, you can select the cards to reset in the browser, and use Edit>Reschedule.

    which it recommends not using:

    Resetting the deck is an even worse solution.

    What I'd really like is to not give up completely on the deck, but somehow do something to recover it to a useful state.

    The words like slightly familiar, and if I practice with them, I learn them again quickly.

    But I don't know how to use anki to get to such a state....

    So far, the only workaround I've figured out from all this is to try to figure out how to follow instructions I've seen elsewhere on how to throw out all progress entirely -- some articles say you must export all cards, and then re-import them all, to throw away all progress. But I saw an article warn that this will fail with multiple note types, which I have.

    So I'm not sure I can even use that workaround.

    I am sure I could give up on this entirely, and start typing them in again from scratch, but that seems such a lot of repeated effort, that it makes me sad.

    Off to play the "try again and again" game with the illegible captcha :( for posting here.

  3. 3 Posted by Soren Bjornstad on 23 Feb, 2014 01:47 AM

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    But I don't know how to use anki to get to such a state....

    The last time I had a stack of difficult cards, I ran through them as normal, except instead of failing the ones I didn't know, I suspended them. This let me run through the (hundreds of) cards in relatively short order, pushing the ones I still knew out into the future easily. Once I got down to zero, I unsuspended them and worked through that set more slowly, failing/relearning them as I went. I do recommend this approach.

    I am sure I could give up on this entirely, and start typing them in again from scratch

    You are misunderstanding the recommendation: if you're determined to reset your cards, or would like to do it for a smaller subset of them, the correct way to do it is with Edit -> Reschedule. Export/import and even reentering the cards will accomplish almost exactly the same thing with significantly more effort.

    Off to play the "try again and again" game with the illegible captcha :( for posting here.

    If you register for an account, you don't have to do a captcha anymore.

  4. 4 Posted by Vit on 23 Feb, 2014 06:30 PM

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    I like "Filtered deck" with the Option
    to study the cards by "Relative overdueness ".

    If you choose this path, eventually you will see
    "Congratulations! You have finished this deck for now." Before you decide to delete the Filtered deck -- make sure there are no Learning cards there;
    Learning cards will be converted to New cards when you delete or empty the deck.

  5. 5 Posted by P on 01 Mar, 2014 03:59 AM

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    I like "Filtered deck" with the Option to study the cards by "Relative overdueness ".

    I did this -- I saw it recommended elsewhere, and it didn't require trying to learn how to do advanced export & stuff.

    But this gave me 1000 words due!

    I don't know what went wrong....

    (Why are the captcha's so nearly illegible?)

  6. 6 Posted by Soren Bjornstad on 02 Mar, 2014 02:57 PM

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    But this gave me 1000 words due!

    Perhaps you forgot to include is:due in the search, or you have a low daily review limit set so it doesn't look like you have that many due normally, but you actually do?

  7. 7 Posted by P on 05 Mar, 2014 02:51 AM

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    The next day or so I made another custom study deck to review recently failed words, and that overwrote the one with 1000 due words.

    Wow, I really HATE HATE the captchas here. I have to do 3 or 4 or 5 of them to find one I can guess, because they are so illegible.

  8. 8 Posted by Soren Bjornstad on 05 Mar, 2014 04:54 AM

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    You can rename "custom study session" to something else if you'd like to keep it around for longer.

    I'm sorry about the captchas giving you trouble, but this is a third-party platform and we cannot do anything about them. As I've mentioned before, if you create an account you will no longer have to do captchas to post.

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