rdearman wrote:Adrianslont wrote:Well, I've just updated the progress bars in my sig for the first time in months and now it's clear that I'm falling behind. I'm not hugely worried, though. I'm not really so interested in doing 10k cards in the timeframe, I'm more interested in seeing how good my Indonesian is at 10k cards when I get there.
Some of my cards I'm not enjoying so much but I can't delete them because I'll lose track of my 10k! emk would be appalled! Still, I am now making subs2srs cards from Thomas and Friends cartoons I bought in Indonesia and I love them. I can follow the cartoons quite well usually but there's always something to be gained from working intensively with them using anki. The learning ROI on Thomas is still enough for me. And I love the artwork and the humour in the better episodes and the voice acting in the Indonesian dub is generally great.
In case anyone is worried, I am balancing my Thomas cards with watching the Kick Andy talk show - which I love because Andy speaks slowly and has some great guests. And reading Tintin and watching Culture Talk video interviews with everyday Indonesians. And reviewing old anki cards, of course. Although I said that some cards bug me, there are also many old cards that I love to remeet after a long interval - I hear these cards and marvel at how much more clearly I hear them and how much more deeply I understand them, now. It's quite affirming and I'm sure contributes to my retention of vocabulary and language in general.
Sorry long quote for a small point. Just suspend the cards rather than delete. I think they still count since you've reviewed them at least once. But i don't make the rules here.
Yes, anki tells you the number of suspended cards, too but that won't work for me because I suspend cards for a number reasons eg if they are subs2srs decks I have made just waiting to be introduced or if the card was way too hard when I first met it a year ago but one day I may start using it but I've never really studied it so far.
Maybe I have some bad anki habits and maybe I should spend some time spring cleaning my collection. I may get around to that one day in the new year. Or I may just get as ruthless as emk and sfuqua. I'm pretty sure I would never get to 10k that way, though.
One good thing, though - if I don't like a card, I just mark it good or easy even if it wasn't and the intervals grow longer! If I really like a card and it's hard, I am happy to mark it hard and see it sooner. To summarise, I mark according to a mixture of ease and how much I like a card.