2020 366-day challenge! Rules, sign-up, discussion

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Re: 2020 366-day challenge! Rules, sign-up, discussion

Postby Sedge » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:57 am

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.
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Re: 2020 366-day challenge! Rules, sign-up, discussion

Postby verdastelo » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:52 pm

Start date: 1st January, 2020
Languages: Russian and Generic.
Type: Generic.

I plan to study Russian and French the whole year. But the emphasis will be on Russian.
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Re: 2020 366-day challenge! Rules, sign-up, discussion

Postby Radioclare » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:11 pm

I'd like to sign up for Generic, starting 1 Jan 2020. My languages will be Russian, Croatian and maybe some Bulgarian (not sure yet!).
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Re: 2020 366-day challenge! Rules, sign-up, discussion

Postby rfnsoares » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:42 am

I'm in this time!

Generic (Greek, Hungarian, German, Romanian and Polish - mainly Greek and Hungarian - everyday these ones)
Starting Jan. 1, 2020
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Re: 2020 366-day challenge! Rules, sign-up, discussion

Postby Sedge » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:30 am

Day 1 is more than half over, depending on where you live; I hope all of you have gotten off to a good start! I will be starting a scoring thread in a couple of weeks, so that scores can be updated as convenient.
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Re: 2020 366-day challenge! Rules, sign-up, discussion

Postby IronMike » Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:49 am

Sedge wrote:Day 1 is more than half over, depending on where you live; I hope all of you have gotten off to a good start! I will be starting a scoring thread in a couple of weeks, so that scores can be updated as convenient.

Yep! Aiming for a better result this year.
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Re: 2020 366-day challenge! Rules, sign-up, discussion

Postby IronMike » Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:52 am

Sedge wrote:Participant List

IronMike - German, BCS, Old English, Esperanto - Generic - Beginning January 1, 2020

Sedge, please correct mine to: Russian, BCS, Old English, Esperanto. No German for me, danke. I signed up for generic with those languages when this thread started. Thanks!
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Re: 2020 366-day challenge! Rules, sign-up, discussion

Postby kraemder » Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:56 am

I'll sign up for Korean.
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Re: 2020 366-day challenge! Rules, sign-up, discussion

Postby PeterMollenburg » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:39 pm

Thank you, Sedge for taking over the running of this challenge in 2020. Hopefully it goes smoothly.

I won't be participating this year simply as it's a time management issue for me. I usually manually track all my activities (type of study etc) in French and keep myself up to speed on the Super Challenge and the 365 Day Challenge. However, doing all that in several languages and remembering which ones I've studied each day is just going to frustrate me and take time out of my study or other things right when I am trying harder than ever to use every single stolen moment I realistically can for language learning. So I'll be studying as vigorously as every one of you put together and multiplied by 10 thousand - yeah, I'm pretty bloody tough and amazing... In fact you may as well award me the 2020 trophy now and just accept that everyone else will be competing for second place. Anyway, wishing you all the best (mumbles under breath: "in your quest for second place")!

Good luck Sedge!

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Re: 2020 366-day challenge! Rules, sign-up, discussion

Postby Volrus » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:22 am

I'd like to join,

Specific (Japanese) - - Starting january 1st
Generic (Japanese and russian) - - Starting january 5th

Thank you
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