Super Challenge: questions and discussion

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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby PeterMollenburg » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:17 am

Is there a leaderboard anywhere for the SC? I'm guessing 'no', since no-one would be using the non-working bot, right?
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby Brun Ugle » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:58 am

Maybe we should have a thread for progress reports. I have just been updating mine in my log occasionally by putting progress bars and listing the films and books under the bars, but it would be nice to have a main thread so we could see everyone’s progress in one place. I always liked being able to see everyone else’s lists of books and films for inspiration too.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby rdearman » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:39 pm

Brun Ugle wrote:Maybe we should have a thread for progress reports. I have just been updating mine in my log occasionally by putting progress bars and listing the films and books under the bars, but it would be nice to have a main thread so we could see everyone’s progress in one place. I always liked being able to see everyone else’s lists of books and films for inspiration too.


That is probably a good idea. I don't think I am ever going to get permissions to edit the bot connection file and I can afford to bring up yet another server just for that. :(
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby davidchoward » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:58 pm

Just an update with respect to the bot: I'm still working on getting it deployed! I've refactored a bit of the code, so right now I am just focusing on doing some testing. Unfortunately I am rather busy with work right now, so I don't have time to work on it and I can't make any promises.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby PeterMollenburg » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:43 am

Brun Ugle wrote:Maybe we should have a thread for progress reports. I have just been updating mine in my log occasionally by putting progress bars and listing the films and books under the bars, but it would be nice to have a main thread so we could see everyone’s progress in one place. I always liked being able to see everyone else’s lists of books and films for inspiration too.


rdearman wrote:
Brun Ugle wrote:Maybe we should have a thread for progress reports. I have just been updating mine in my log occasionally by putting progress bars and listing the films and books under the bars, but it would be nice to have a main thread so we could see everyone’s progress in one place. I always liked being able to see everyone else’s lists of books and films for inspiration too.


That is probably a good idea. I don't think I am ever going to get permissions to edit the bot connection file and I can afford to bring up yet another server just for that. :(



davidchoward wrote:Just an update with respect to the bot: I'm still working on getting it deployed! I've refactored a bit of the code, so right now I am just focusing on doing some testing. Unfortunately I am rather busy with work right now, so I don't have time to work on it and I can't make any promises.



With the above in mind, the 365/366 day challenges have utilised threads in which participants self update their scores at the end of each month. It's worth considering this, I think for the SC, should this issue continue. Thanks btw for trying to work this issue out (this is certainly not attack on any progress and I can appreciate the work and effort being put into trying to resolve this, people are busy and I get that. Nevertheless an alternative is a possibility. I'm not even registered currently for the SC, but are functioning leaderboard might entice me - I am reading/watching, just not counting).
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby annelions » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:59 pm

jeffers wrote:I made a tracking spreadsheet with a dashboard that sums up challenge progress with charts, and has speedometers to show you if you are on track, behind or ahead. I'm happy for anyone to use it for themselves, to change it all they like, etc.

Here's the link to the file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11VLMjsk5qwZfLjaSKCczm53oHDIPL_XH/view?usp=sharing It will open an online version of the file, which you can download to your own computer. (EDIT: new link to v2)


It looks so pretty! And I know at least one other person has gotten them to work well. But I wish I could get the pretty speedometers to work for me. I've opened it in LibreOffice, Google Sheets, and Excel (local and online). All I get is this less pretty jumbled mess:

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The graphs on the data tab only display nicely with Google Sheets and not with LibreOffice or Excel. I wish I were proficient enough with Excel to figure out what's wrong with everything and fix it.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby lingua » Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:02 pm

Can Latin be considered part of the Romance Family with regards to the Super Challenge. Or would this be a stretch?
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Super Challenge:
IT film: 2282 / 18000 read: 2691 / 10000
DE film: 3086 / 9000 read: 0 / 5000
Romance Family film: 3026 / 9000 read: 0 / 5000 (FR, PT, PMS, SCN)

Output Challenge:
IT wrote: 1905 / 100000 recorded: 62 / 6000
DE wrote: 553 / 50000 recorded: 21 / 3000
PT wrote: 1741 / 50000 recorded: 13 / 3000
FR wrote: 31 / 50000 recorded: 0 / 3000

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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby Cèid Donn » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:35 am

lingua wrote:Can Latin be considered part of the Romance Family with regards to the Super Challenge. Or would this be a stretch?


Since I suspect you mainly mean Classical Latin, I would say it's a stretch but you could do a "Latin And Romance" group I suppose. I don't see why not, given these languages relation to each other.

Really, however, I don't want to police other people's language challenges, especially since I mainly adhere to the rules in spirit myself and make.minor adjustments since the people who originally came up with these challenges likely weren't taking into account some of things a learner like myself has to deal with. So you know, consider the spirit of the challenge and decide for yourself.
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