Ser wrote:ロータス wrote:The leader of this years challenge changed it to 1 day because people believe that people quit because -7 days for one missed day was too much. They talk about it in the 2019 discussion post.Sedge wrote:ロータス is correct; this rule has changed this year. The reason for the change was discussed in the 2019 thread - there were some participants who did not like the 7-day rule - and at the beginning of the rules post I noted that there would be changes:
Oh, but if that's the case, then other points in the opening post should be corrected instead:
a) Time required to study each day section, point 6, still says the penalty is of "7 days"
b) Penalties section, point 1, says: "Thus, if you do miss/skip a day, you must study the next day, you cannot take a break and study 7 days later." This sentence only makes sense under the old rules, because previously people could miss a day and then be like, "urgh, that's negative 7 points, so I guess that's a week-long break that doesn't matter too", even though this was not true.
c) Changing or adding languages section, point 9, shows a calculation where the penalty per day is of 7 days
(It was this inconsistency that made me post my correction above. I didn't follow or read the 2019 version of this challenge at all.)
Thanks for finding those. I have corrected your items a) and c). Item b) I believe is correct as written; basically whether we're doing a one-point penalty or a seven-point penalty, you can't take a multi-day break and call it a single penalty. Under the seven-day penalty rules, taking a weeklong break would be a 49 point penalty. Under the one-day rules (this year), this is a seven point penalty.