Super Challenge 2016-17 DISCUSSION THREAD

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Re: Super Challenge 2016-17 DISCUSSION THREAD

Postby MamaPata » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:14 am

CarlyD wrote:I just went back and changed my original Super Challenge post from Spanish Double, German (maybe) to Spanish Half German Half.

I'm going to change my signature line to reflect that also.

Do I need to change it anywhere else? The LangChallenge Bot or anything?


As far as I understand, no? The bot just counts things, it doesn't understand your goal.
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Re: Super Challenge 2016-17 DISCUSSION THREAD

Postby rdearman » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:05 pm

Kawaii Overlord wrote:So once i enter myself into the SC on the other thread, how do i get the progress bar that most people have under their profiles? Does it just appear?

It is in the FAQ.

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Re: Super Challenge 2016-17 DISCUSSION THREAD

Postby Kawaii Overlord » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:28 pm

rdearman wrote:
Kawaii Overlord wrote:So once i enter myself into the SC on the other thread, how do i get the progress bar that most people have under their profiles? Does it just appear?

It is in the FAQ.

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1792


Thank you very much, what about the "twitter bot" and how would i go about finding that?
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Re: Super Challenge 2016-17 DISCUSSION THREAD

Postby rdearman » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:38 pm

Kawaii Overlord wrote:
rdearman wrote:
Kawaii Overlord wrote:So once i enter myself into the SC on the other thread, how do i get the progress bar that most people have under their profiles? Does it just appear?

It is in the FAQ.

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1792


Thank you very much, what about the "twitter bot" and how would i go about finding that?

http://sc2016-17.language-learners.org/

Instructions are at the bottom of the page.
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Re: Super Challenge 2016-17 DISCUSSION THREAD

Postby Serpent » Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:43 pm

The twitter bot isn't obligatory but many find it motivating :) Bots are also used for other challenges like the 6WC or Tadoku (the latter is reading-only). You don't need to share anything personal, even the names of what you read/watch.
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Re: Super Challenge 2016-17 DISCUSSION THREAD

Postby Spoonary » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:59 am

Does anyone fancy telling me how far along we're supposed to be now, supposing that we have read/watched the same amount every day for the entirety of the challenge?

I would work it out myself but my maths skills are lacking...
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Re: Super Challenge 2016-17 DISCUSSION THREAD

Postby Yuurei » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:06 pm

Spoonary wrote:Does anyone fancy telling me how far along we're supposed to be now, supposing that we have read/watched the same amount every day for the entirety of the challenge?

I would work it out myself but my maths skills are lacking...

[(Total number of pages)/(days between 01/05/2016 and 31/12/2017)] * (days between 01/05/2016 and today) =P

For pages that'd be
(5,000/609)*170 = 1395.7

For minutes that'd be
(9,000/609)*170 = 2512.3
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Re: Super Challenge 2016-17 DISCUSSION THREAD

Postby Spoonary » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:51 pm

Yuurei wrote:For pages that'd be
(5,000/609)*170 = 1395.7

For minutes that'd be
(9,000/609)*170 = 2512.3

Thanks a million, Yuurei! I guess that means I'm not quite as far behind as I thought I was. I'll have to start giving Italian some more attention soonish though, to catch up. :?
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Re: Super Challenge 2016-17 DISCUSSION THREAD

Postby Luso » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:47 pm

Spoonary wrote:I guess that means I'm not quite as far behind as I thought I was. I'll have to start giving Italian some more attention soonish though, to catch up. :?

There's another approach that can give you an idea of where you stand: that's the "At this rate you'll finish with N.NN books/films" that shows up above your graph/list. If the number shown is bigger than your set target, you're ok.

This is misleading only if you are progressing by leaps and bounds and then stopping for long periods of time, as the variations will be huge. If you're going at a steady pace you should be ok.
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Re: Super Challenge 2016-17 DISCUSSION THREAD

Postby MamaPata » Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:00 pm

I'm possibly just being stupid but I've just sent two tweets to the bot and it has counted both as 90mins, even though I specified times. I haven't had this problem before and can't work out why it's happening. I am @snecarlyle on twitter. Does anyone have any advice?
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