Super Challenge: questions and discussion

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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby jeffers » Fri May 13, 2022 8:40 am

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MaggieMae wrote:Random question... This is my first time, so I'm not up to speed on everything yet. What do the medals and the little blue star after some people's scores mean on the website?

(From memory) You get stars when you reach 25, 50,75,100 books or films. The metals are for streaks.


I totally forgot about streaks until I saw a few of those medals on the results page. I remember now that when I was last using the twitter bot, I would tweet my books every 10% or so, in order to have a book post at least once a week.

This leads me to a related question: how are streaks counted? Are they based on calendar weeks? If so, starting on which day? Or are they based on the last time you tweeted? So if you tweeted a French book on Wednesday this week, you'd have to tweet another before Wednesday next week?
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby Serpent » Mon May 16, 2022 10:04 pm

The bot's timezone is listed at the bottom, seems to be UK time (with DST changes). Previously the week changed at midnight Sunday, I don't think this has been changed.

There's a second kind of badges for having finished a specific number of *both* books and film items in the past 14 days - 1/2/5 (so to get the first badge you need one book *and* one film). The golden badge can be surprisingly hard to get, I had it for Portuguese once and still have a screenshot :lol: It's easier to read 10 books or watch 10 items in two weeks than to do 5/5.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby IronMike » Tue May 17, 2022 12:35 am

So if the bot doesn't respond two hours after you've tweeted, should you retweet your entry?
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby jeffers » Tue May 17, 2022 8:06 am

Serpent wrote:The bot's timezone is listed at the bottom, seems to be UK time (with DST changes). Previously the week changed at midnight Sunday, I don't think this has been changed.

There's a second kind of badges for having finished a specific number of *both* books and film items in the past 14 days - 1/2/5 (so to get the first badge you need one book *and* one film). The golden badge can be surprisingly hard to get, I had it for Portuguese once and still have a screenshot :lol: It's easier to read 10 books or watch 10 items in two weeks than to do 5/5.


I also totally forgot about that other set of badges. Is it for all languages, or is it with a single language? I'm tempted to spend a week trying to get the 5/5 badge sometime during my summer holidays... but I know how it will go: 3 days of reading and watching all day, followed by 3 months of burnout. :lol:
But in all seriousness, I do think I'll try for an immersive week or two this summer.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby rdearman » Tue May 17, 2022 8:06 am

IronMike wrote:So if the bot doesn't respond two hours after you've tweeted, should you retweet your entry?

Yes, there was a glitch for awhile when it was in a loop and I had to force it to skip ahead some tweets. Yours might be effected. It only missed about 5 minutes but ...
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby IronMike » Tue May 17, 2022 9:20 pm

rdearman wrote:
IronMike wrote:So if the bot doesn't respond two hours after you've tweeted, should you retweet your entry?

Yes, there was a glitch for awhile when it was in a loop and I had to force it to skip ahead some tweets. Yours might be effected. It only missed about 5 minutes but ...

Thanks. I'll resubmit.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby german2k01 » Fri May 20, 2022 11:00 am

Today on May 20th. I made a mistake while tweeting it. So the whole tweet under the "films" section appeared as Unknown 180 minutes.

I wanted to delete it completely and then will repost it correctly.

I replied to the above-mentioned tweet that contained a mistake but I am not sure if I am doing it correctly.

p.s: I think I have deleted that tweet from the system altogether by mistake so I can not tweet back to the same tweet that contained the mistake.

I will keep it as unknown 180 minutes rather than with a correct title name. But I will be careful in the future while sending tweets.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby lingua » Fri May 20, 2022 3:11 pm

Maybe someone technical can confirm this but I've had a problem with getting "unknown" as well and it's when the font does those reverse quotes rather than quotes that are the same on both sides. I don't recall having a problem with this in prior years.

Some people don't do their titles but I do because I like to see what other people are reading and watching in my languages so I can mine for ideas.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby rdearman » Fri May 20, 2022 4:14 pm

lingua wrote:Maybe someone technical can confirm this but I've had a problem with getting "unknown" as well and it's when the font does those reverse quotes rather than quotes that are the same on both sides. I don't recall having a problem with this in prior years.

Some people don't do their titles but I do because I like to see what other people are reading and watching in my languages so I can mine for ideas.

Yes the fancy quotation marks cause problems. Don't use them. Single quotation marks should be ok. It use ANSII I think.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby Aozora » Mon May 23, 2022 10:40 pm

So when it comes to Japanese, I see people using character counts instead of word counts. I'm reading some novels online, how many characters equals one page?
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