10000 srs challenge?

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10000 srs challenge?

Postby sfuqua » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:12 am

Have there ever been any challenges about SRS? Since those of us on this site enjoy melting our brains, and SRS systems can be very intense, would it make any sense to do a 10000 sentences challenge or a 10000 words challenge?

I've been doing SRS off and on the whole time I've been studying languages, and it has been very useful, perhaps as useful as extensive reading.

The main thing I have done is sentence cards, cloze cards, some vocabulary cards.

Would this be of any interest to anyone? It has language, numbers, and the chance for over committing oneself!
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10K: 8226 / 10000 cards
ES 10000: 5469 / 10000 pages
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Re: 10000 srs challenge?

Postby arthaey » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:15 am

I'd be up for this!
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Re: 10000 srs challenge?

Postby smallwhite » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:29 am

Interested! You can add a poll to your OP.



Links for my own convenience:

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Re: 10000 srs challenge?

Postby sfuqua » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:38 am

I'm half asleep. I'll look about a poll tomorrow. Anyone else can do one if they're still awake.
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Re: 10000 srs challenge?

Postby Cavesa » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:45 am

sfuqua wrote:Would this be of any interest to anyone? It has language, numbers, and the chance for over committing oneself!


You nearly had me at "numbers" already but the "chance for over comitting" was the last drop. Sign me up!

By the way, what would the rules be? 10000 new cards? 10000 reviews? 10000 cards in general? 10000 minutes?
10000 somethings during a time limit (like the Super Challenge) or a kind of friendly race to 10000 somethings (that kind where people cheer up for the last tortoise to happily get to finish)?
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Re: 10000 srs challenge?

Postby Pekoral » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:47 am

I don't have the time for this, so I'm definitely up for it! Alas, I haven't Anki for a while (whilst having payed for the iPhone app!) – perfect way for me to use it more often.
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Re: 10000 srs challenge?

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:18 am

Memrise has organized challenges, something like who can learn most words during a calendar month. Excerpt from the rules:

"Each user's score will be determined by counting the total number of words that:

1. The user has not been presented with or tested on, on Memrise before the start date of The Contest
2. Have been ‘grown’ to be full ‘flowers’ before the finish date of The Contest
3. Are not ‘ready for review’ at the finish date of The Contest

Whether a word is ‘Ready for Review’ is determined solely by the Memrise review algorithm."
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Re: 10000 srs challenge?

Postby WalkingAlone13 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:32 pm

Depending on what month this would most likely take place in, I would definitely be interested. :D
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Re: 10000 srs challenge?

Postby Vindr » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:53 pm

Considering how neglectful I normally am of actually doing SRS reviews, I'd definitely join in! I could use the motivation of a challenge.
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Re: 10000 srs challenge?

Postby sfuqua » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:10 pm

I wouldn't want to make it a memrise only challenge. I've never used it, and there isn't anything there I want to study right now. I tend to think in terms of anki, so we need input from people who use other systems, so that any rules we decide on are fair whatever system you use.
I suppose that we should just say cards. Cards differ a lot in difficulty, but I doubt we could get everybody to agree to study exactly the same kind of card. I'll probably do sentence cards.
I suppose the challenge should be to get 10000 cards started in anki, and continue reviewing them while you build up the number of cards.
When should we start it? Summer vacation in the Northern Hemisphere?
I think it should go for at least 10000/20=500 days. Like the Super Challenge, this is not a very challenging pace for a day, or a week; the challenge is keeping it up.
Probably 20 months is the right length to let people miss a few days and still finish.

Of course anybody is welcome to start way too many new cards and wind up with a huge pile of review cards. This would also allow people to fall behind on reviews and have to fight through hundreds of review cards.
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10K: 8226 / 10000 cards
ES 10000: 5469 / 10000 pages
ES 250: 2500 / 15000 hours
FR 10000: 427 / 10000 pages
FR 250: 294 / 15000 hours


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