6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2017

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2017

Postby Serpent » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:20 am

Brun Ugle wrote:You can also add the hashtag #yesterday to a tweet if you forgot to tweet something from the day before, but once I did that too early in the morning and it put it on the day before. It might have something to do with the time zone the bot is in, I guess.
If you write it with the hashtag, it will create an unnecessary tag :) It's processed WITHOUT the # too. "I watched 90 min of #football yesterday" :)

The bot is in the CET/CEST time zone.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2017

Postby Brun Ugle » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:41 am

Serpent wrote:
Brun Ugle wrote:You can also add the hashtag #yesterday to a tweet if you forgot to tweet something from the day before, but once I did that too early in the morning and it put it on the day before. It might have something to do with the time zone the bot is in, I guess.
If you write it with the hashtag, it will create an unnecessary tag :) It's processed WITHOUT the # too. "I watched 90 min of #football yesterday" :)

The bot is in the CET/CEST time zone.

Thanks. I used the hashtag and it worked fine, but I put it last. It might have been confused it I'd put it toward the beginning. I don't really understand why the bot messed up the date though if it's in the same time zone as me. It was only the one time, when I tweeted a little earlier in the morning than usual, that it messed up the date. That's why I thought it might be in a different time zone.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2017

Postby Serpent » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:58 am

I see, that's good to know :) afaiu it was intended to be used without the hashtag, but people started using it like that so Sprachprofi changed the settings to prevent unnecessary tags.
I don't think the order is supposed to matter.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2017

Postby smallwhite » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:15 pm

smallwhite wrote:I suggest we add themes and/or sub-challenges to our 6WC. Eg.
* TV-watching / poetry / food topics / conversation island creation (and all interested participants to use a common #tag for easy comparison)
* language X / language family Y / learn new script Z (to help wanderlusters decide on a language)
* A0 complete beginners' team / Assimil team / hare team / tortoise team (for more meaningful comparisons; for moral support)
* etc

For the A0 / Assimil etc teams, I mean you can ask on this thread if anyone else is in the same situation as you. I think someone (CarlyD?) complained recently that they were a complete beginner in their chosen language and therefore their scores were not exactly comparable with others', and the Challenge not as exciting as it could've been.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2017

Postby JohannaNYC » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:29 pm

I registered with French. I've been wasting too much time on FB lately, the 6wc is a great reminder how those odd minutes add up at the end of the day.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2017

Postby schlaraffenland » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:59 pm

smallwhite wrote:
smallwhite wrote:I suggest we add themes and/or sub-challenges to our 6WC. Eg.
* TV-watching / poetry / food topics / conversation island creation (and all interested participants to use a common #tag for easy comparison)
* language X / language family Y / learn new script Z (to help wanderlusters decide on a language)
* A0 complete beginners' team / Assimil team / hare team / tortoise team (for more meaningful comparisons; for moral support)
* etc

For the A0 / Assimil etc teams, I mean you can ask on this thread if anyone else is in the same situation as you. I think someone (CarlyD?) complained recently that they were a complete beginner in their chosen language and therefore their scores were not exactly comparable with others', and the Challenge not as exciting as it could've been.


A0 and Assimil apply to me both! I didn't register myself as such with any tags via the Twitter bot. But if those in the same boat are here, well... me too.

I personally don't expect leaps and bounds in my ability out of this challenge, especially when I consider that I won't even have reached the active phase of Assimil by the end of the six weeks. But I feel that the public accountability will help me develop the momentum for a self-sustaining habit in Norwegian. I am giving substantial amounts of time and energy at present to three other languages, but I'm not enough of a beginner in any of them to feel that I should do a 6WC for them.

tl;dr, we'll see what it looks like in mid-June....
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2017

Postby Teango » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:21 am

As it's probably my last chance to do this with Hawaiian, you can count me in too.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2017

Postby smallwhite » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:12 pm

I have just registered with Greek. I was a complete beginner 2 weeks ago. I'm using:

* Hippocrene Beginner's Greek
* Routledge Greek: An Essential Grammar of the Modern Language


as main textbooks, and:

* Teach Yourself Beginner's Greek
* Book2 / 50languages app
* Tatoeba sentences


for variety.

Who else is also beginning a Cat IV language?
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2017

Postby Brun Ugle » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:22 pm

I just changed my target language to Japanese. My great nephew is about to move to Japan for a year and I can't let him be better than me.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - May 2017

Postby JohannaNYC » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:24 pm

Brun Ugle wrote:I just changed my target language to Japanese. My great nephew is about to move to Japan for a year and I can't let him be better than me.


That's actually a pretty good motivator for most things :D
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