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Freedom!

Postby TSS42 » Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:59 pm

After 11 years and 15,000 cards, today I deleted all my Anki decks.

Anki had become the master and me its slave. Now I am free.

Also cancelled my Glossika subscription. No SRS ever again. I'm done.

Scriptorium, here I come.
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Re: Freedom!

Postby Lemus » Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:34 pm

Haha I have taken to deleting decks after a year. It is so strangely fulfilling.

I guess I operate on the principal that if I haven't learned it after a year of a reviewing flash cards then I'm just not going to learn it by reviewing flashcards.

It also makes it easier to set goals for the year and see how you do at the end.
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Re: Freedom!

Postby Le Baron » Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:46 pm

No more of that firing up Anki and seeing those enormous "due" totals.. This is why I prefer tiny decks.

I said 'decks'.
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Re: Freedom!

Postby PeterMollenburg » Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:47 am

I know the feeling! After only perhaps a couple of years I had over 10,000 cards (not Anki, another program). I spent far too much time changing settings and coming up with different ways to create cards, all I felt for legitimate reasons, but in the end my time is spent better on other activities. I even gave Anki a go at one point. Now it's "Down with SRS!!" (in jest... uhh, sort of)
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Re: Freedom!

Postby Teango » Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:15 am

My post of the month! Congratulations on the great escape, TSS42!! :D
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Re: Freedom!

Postby rdearman » Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:41 am

I think my one life skill advantage is that I am not a perfectionist. Seeing 213 overdue cards doesn't bother me one bit. I can happily flip back to doing anki daily, or just ignore it for months at a time. I did Clozemaster for one year solid because I was determined to do one year of it. I don't think I have logged in again since.

In a rather odd and counter-intuitive way, reading your post has made me think I should fire up the old Anki and start drilling the crap out of some Korean for the next 6 months.
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Re: Freedom!

Postby PeterMollenburg » Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:22 pm

rdearman wrote:In a rather odd and counter-intuitive way, reading your post has made me think I should fire up the old Anki and start drilling the crap out of some Korean for the next 6 months.


Or you could just teach it to your kids :lol:
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Re: Freedom!

Postby Vordhosbn » Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:26 am

I'm such a bright spark that I recently spent $400 getting all the dialogues of a textbook I'm using transcribed so that I could sentence-mine it and SRS the hell out of the entire book.

I'm not sure this was a good idea.
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Re: Freedom!

Postby rdearman » Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:05 am

PeterMollenburg wrote:
rdearman wrote:In a rather odd and counter-intuitive way, reading your post has made me think I should fire up the old Anki and start drilling the crap out of some Korean for the next 6 months.


Or you could just teach it to your kids :lol:

Actually, after watching lots of Korean dramas, my daughter already knows more Korean than I do. :(
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Re: Freedom!

Postby zenmonkey » Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:55 am

rdearman wrote:
PeterMollenburg wrote:
rdearman wrote:In a rather odd and counter-intuitive way, reading your post has made me think I should fire up the old Anki and start drilling the crap out of some Korean for the next 6 months.


Or you could just teach it to your kids :lol:

Actually, after watching lots of Korean dramas, my daughter already knows more Korean than I do. :(


My daughter is into these too. I tried watching one last night with her.
I cannot express the depth of my boredom. :lol: But whatever gets her going in a language is cool.

RE: Anki - I just re-loaded Anki onto my phone yesterday. And edited the cards for Yiddish so that I can get some practice reading the handwritten script. But, yeah, I have thousands of cards that are due in various languages. That doesn't bother me. What I would hate is deleting them. Sunk cost fallacy for sure.
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