The 2021 365 Day Challenge - Rules, Sign Up and Discussion

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Re: The 2021 365 Day Challenge - Rules, Sign Up and Discussion

Postby blackcoffee » Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:23 pm

I'm in for Spanish.
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Re: The 2021 365 Day Challenge - Rules, Sign Up and Discussion

Postby noorah » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:31 am

I'm signing up to French.
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Re: The 2021 365 Day Challenge - Rules, Sign Up and Discussion

Postby pinkyslippers » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:53 am

Happy New Year everyone! I am signing up for Korean, starting 1st January 2021.
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Re: The 2021 365 Day Challenge - Rules, Sign Up and Discussion

Postby Cavesa » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:08 pm

I'm signing up and am serious! And I like the rules, as they are set!

I'd like to sign up for two, a specific one, and a generic. So, the target will be 60 minutes a day (extensive reading or listening doesn't count), divided among two challenges.

1.German
2.Generic (Spanish, Italian, Hebrew)

Thanks for creating and organising the challenge!
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Re: The 2021 365 Day Challenge - Rules, Sign Up and Discussion

Postby Nogon » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:48 pm

I'd like to sign up for generic (Yiddish, Dutch, Afrikaans, French, Polish, ...).
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2021
: 0 / 1000 Pages Yiddish
: 0 / 1000 Pages Dutch
: 0 / 1000 Pages Esperanto
: 0 / 2000 Pages Afrikaans
: 0 / 4000 Pages French

SC 2020/2021
: 73 / 100 Books
: 27 / 100 Films

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Re: The 2021 365 Day Challenge - Rules, Sign Up and Discussion

Postby vegantraveller » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:42 pm

I'd like to join for Japanese (30') and generic (30') for my European languages (starting from January 1st).
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: 106 / 2500 SC JA books
: 1515 / 4500 SC JA films
: 114 / 2500 SC SV books
: 735 / 4500 SC SV films
I'm a man from Italy, not an owl from Japan :mrgreen:

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Re: The 2021 365 Day Challenge - Rules, Sign Up and Discussion

Postby Arizakai » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:24 pm

I am signing up with three specific languages, French, Italian and Japanese, starting from January 1st.
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Super Challenge:
EN Books: 2024 / 10000 EN Films: 8037 / 18000
FR Books: 62 / 2500 FR Films: 137 / 4500

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Re: The 2021 365 Day Challenge - Rules, Sign Up and Discussion

Postby PeterMollenburg » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:23 am

The initial posts on this thread have been edited, altered, removed and/or swapped around to accommodate for better display of the new rules and deletion of the older rules from 2019 and 2020.

Previous rules for the 2019 and 2020 365/366 Day Challenges were displayed for consultation among the initial posts.

Upon editing the new set of rules for 2021 now appear in their place.

There is very little change to the rules for the 2021 challenge compared to 2020. The New Language category that Sedge created in 2020 has been removed. I see this as redundant. If you want to start a new language, that's fine, do so, enter the challenge with it, no need to have a category for it this time around. It appeared to have been an idea that Sedge wanted due to perhaps having such enthusiasm for a new language he was to study that year and encouraging others to participate. Nothing wrong with that, I just wanted to tidy up the rules a little.

Some other editing has occurred which is predominantly rewording.

In 2019 the penalty for a missed day was -7 days/points. In 2020 it was, you miss one day, you lose one day/point. I'm sticking with Sedge's simplistic approach here that he had seemingly gained plenty of positive support for.

We are at the beginning of this Challenge, so feel free (I consider the end of Jan as the cut off) to air any other ideas if you would like to suggest a review of the rules (provided we can reach consensus). Penalties? Bonus point systems? Streaks? Or keep it nice and straight forward as it is?

Good luck everyone!

Edit: I'm yet to set up the scoring thread yet.
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Re: The 2021 365 Day Challenge - Rules, Sign Up and Discussion

Postby Mista » Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:21 am

I'm in again, but I'll just be doing a generic challenge this year
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Re: The 2021 365 Day Challenge - Rules, Sign Up and Discussion

Postby Elsa Maria » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:27 pm

I am signing up for Danish. That will be the best way for me to ensure that other languages do not push Danish aside.

It did this challenge in 2019, and ended with a perfect score. It was a wonderful gift to myself. I didn't follow through in 2020, but I am not going to berate myself for that. Onward.
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