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6WC

Postby Bluepaint » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:49 am

Evening everyone,

Mvillalba has offered to see if they can get a bot up and running for the 6 Week Challenge. They have some questions so I'm making this a forum-wide announcement to get maximum responses. After a few days it will be moved to the Technical board.

I shall quote Mvillalba directly:
"I'd like to know what features people would like and how they relate to or differ from what the former 6WC bot did and the existing SC bot does."

Forumites, the time for opinions and requests is now! Let's make the 6WC bot happen :D
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Re: 6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2019)

Postby Bluepaint » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:48 pm

Please see this post re. 6WC bot and comment as necessary:

https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... 16&t=10818

Sorry for interrupting, Teango!
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Re: 6WC

Postby Elsa Maria » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:18 pm

This is great news! Thank you, both Bluepaint and Mvillalba.

Things I really liked about the 6WC bot:

The ability to track both the TL and other languages.
The ability to sort results by both TL hours and total hours.
The ability to tag study hours (reading, speaking, etc.).
The charts that let me look at my stats in detail.

That's all I can remember at the moment. It would be great to have the 6WC bot back in any form.
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Re: 6WC

Postby lingua » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:59 pm

The prior version worked pretty well and the only thing I felt it was missing was some language codes like Sicilian and Piemontese. So the ability to use two or three letter codes would be welcome.
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Re: 6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2019)

Postby Teango » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:58 am

Thanks for posting the link and the call to action, Bluepaint!
And a big mahalo to mvillalba for looking into developing a new bot for the challenge!!
I hope we can band together here on the forum and get the 6WC back up and running again soon.
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Re: 6WC

Postby mvillalba » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:59 am

This is great, please keep them coming :) I'm on a short holiday, but I'll start playing with this in a few days.
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Re: 6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2019)

Postby IronMike » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:35 pm

I've searched and can't find an answer to this. Help needed.

Can someone post a link to something explaining the 6WC? When I click on the link in smallwhite's posts, it takes me to an Esperanto blog. (Which is nice, so I've added it to my Esperanto folder, but...)

Thanks in advance folks!
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Re: 6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2019)

Postby Cèid Donn » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:06 pm

I was wondering too and followed the same link from smallwhite's post. I vaguely remember it being about taking a language from A0-A2 to B1-B2 via intensive 6 week study, and there being an element of scoring/leaderboards involved (via the bot). But not sure what else. I personally was planning on shadowing along this time by doing my own 6 weeks of study without really engaging in the scoring aspect.
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Re: 6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2019)

Postby Teango » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:27 pm

IronMike wrote:I've searched and can't find an answer to this. Help needed.
Can someone post a link to something explaining the 6WC? When I click on the link in smallwhite's posts, it takes me to an Esperanto blog. (Which is nice, so I've added it to my Esperanto folder, but...)
Thanks in advance folks!

Cèid Donn wrote:I was wondering too and followed the same link from smallwhite's post...

Here's a link to the last snapshot of the 6 Week Challenge: How to... web page (Wayback Machine archive, 10 March 2019).
This explains a little bit about the challenge, as well as how to register on Twitter and update your progress with the bot.

And while I'm at it, here's a list of ISO codes used by the 6WC bot, along with a link to the original thread that started it all, which smallwhite kindly posts a link to at the start of each new challenge along with other useful information:

List of ISO 639-1 codes (additional tags include #Ancient_Greek, #ASL, #Cantonese, and #multilingual).

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Re: 6 Week Challenge Winners (2011-2019)

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:42 pm

Teango wrote:Learning a language for 6 weeks (Sprachprofi, 06 April 2007, HTLAL).


This, I believe, was the first 6WC (and I was part of it!).
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