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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby rdearman » Tue May 24, 2022 4:14 pm

Aozora wrote: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?

I'm no expert in Japanese, but a Chinese character or a combination of 2 characters (rarely a 3rd) would equal one word/concept in a Roman alphabet. I did search to find an answer, and I'm sure this has come up before, so if anyone knows, please tell us. But I would say that on average for Mandarin, ~300-400 characters would be about 250-300 words? So as a rule of thumb for Chinese, I would say 300+ characters equals a page.

But regardless of language/script, you need to figure out how a word or concept is represented, and then when you hit 250+ of those, then you've done a page.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby Serpent » Wed May 25, 2022 2:45 pm

jeffers wrote:Is it for all languages, or is it with a single language?
It's for a single language (or family if that's what you're registered with).
IronMike wrote:should you retweet your entry?
I know you mean it as "tweet again", but just in case - retweeting your own tweets probably doesn't work.
lingua wrote:I don't recall having a problem with this in prior years.
Mobile devices use "smart quotes" by default (can be changed in the settings as someone mentioned a few pages ago).
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby IronMike » Wed May 25, 2022 10:42 pm

If I want to add another language to my registration, should I edit my original registration or add another post? (I'm talking about in here, not with the bot.)
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby rdearman » Thu May 26, 2022 7:17 am

IronMike wrote:If I want to add another language to my registration, should I edit my original registration or add another post? (I'm talking about in here, not with the bot.)

Redo your post here.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby IronMike » Thu May 26, 2022 9:24 pm

rdearman wrote:
IronMike wrote:If I want to add another language to my registration, should I edit my original registration or add another post? (I'm talking about in here, not with the bot.)

Redo your post here.

Thanks Rick. Will go in and edit my original registration post. Cheers!
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby german2k01 » Tue May 31, 2022 7:45 pm

For some reason today I can not access this link:

https://anki-tv.co.uk/#participants

is this problem on your end or is it on my end? This is the first time it has happened to me.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby Herodotean » Tue May 31, 2022 10:54 pm

german2k01 wrote:For some reason today I can not access this link:

https://anki-tv.co.uk/#participants

is this problem on your end or is it on my end? This is the first time it has happened to me.


It doesn't work for me either.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby rdearman » Wed Jun 01, 2022 8:35 am

The super challenge website died in a big smoking heap (and took down my other website) at 7pm (GMT) on 31 May 2022. It is back up and running and should process all the missed tweets, but if you don't see a response to your tweet after 24 hours (e.g. 7pm GMT 1 June) then resent it. (Don't retweet, resend)

Now I have to go fix the other website. *sigh*
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby german2k01 » Wed Jun 01, 2022 6:45 pm

I am sending new tweets about new updates but they are not getting published. What is the issue?
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby rdearman » Wed Jun 01, 2022 8:38 pm

german2k01 wrote:I am sending new tweets about new updates but they are not getting published. What is the issue?

There was a duplicate ID number in the system because it had only been partially processed. I deleted it and restarted the monitoring daemon, and it picked up my test tweets. So you should now see the tweets you sent previously are registered now. If you don't wait an hour or so and resend.
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