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Re: Super Challenge registration thread

Postby Serpent » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:18 am

Tamarind wrote:Is it possible to do a double challenge for watching and half a challenge for reading? Or do the watching and reading challenges have to match up? And can I change that now?
Sorry I missed this. The bot can't handle combinations like those you mentioned (but you get a bronze star for completing a half challenge in both, and some extra stars for the movies).
To change your challenge just post your updated info like IronMike did on the previous page. You can list your actual goals in the Comments: line.
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Re: Super Challenge registration thread

Postby James.A. » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:50 pm

Hello everybody!

I have completed the Challenge! I don't if that's the appropriate place to post this, but I'm really proud of myself. It was a wonderful experience and it really pushed my level of French! Thanks to the community that gave me the opportunity to participate! (look at me reacting like I have received an Oscar, lol!) It was just wonderful! I'm looking forward to doing the same for Spanish next year!
Good luck to everyone!
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Re: Super Challenge registration thread

Postby Bex » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:46 pm

James.A. wrote:Hello everybody!

I have completed the Challenge! I don't if that's the appropriate place to post this, but I'm really proud of myself. It was a wonderful experience and it really pushed my level of French! Thanks to the community that gave me the opportunity to participate! (look at me reacting like I have received an Oscar, lol!) It was just wonderful! I'm looking forward to doing the same for Spanish next year!
Good luck to everyone!

Well done & congratulations!!!
Definitely better than an Oscar...I'll be shouting it from the rooftops when/if I get there :lol:
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Re: Super Challenge registration thread

Postby rdearman » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:39 pm

James.A. wrote:Hello everybody!

I have completed the Challenge! I don't if that's the appropriate place to post this, but I'm really proud of myself. It was a wonderful experience and it really pushed my level of French! Thanks to the community that gave me the opportunity to participate! (look at me reacting like I have received an Oscar, lol!) It was just wonderful! I'm looking forward to doing the same for Spanish next year!
Good luck to everyone!

This absolutely is the place to announce it !

Congratulations!!
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Re: Super Challenge registration thread

Postby Bex » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:29 am

This is me shouting from the rooftops....I did it! I did it! I did it! I did it!I did it! I did it! I did it! I did it! I did it! I did it! :D

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Re: Super Challenge registration thread

Postby jeffers » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:22 am

I had a thought this morning: with more and more people finding themselves stuck inside, what would people think about bringing the Super Challenge 2020-21 forward a month? We could start in April and end in November 2021 instead of December, or we could make it 21 months this time.

Argument against: change is bad, and we could all read and watch all we want during April anyway. Also, April is only 9 days away!
Counter argument: the challenge will focus our minds on something positive and enjoyable, and help us to form a good habit early in the isolation period.

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Re: Super Challenge registration thread

Postby Brun Ugle » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:18 pm

jeffers wrote:I had a thought this morning: with more and more people finding themselves stuck inside, what would people think about bringing the Super Challenge 2020-21 forward a month? We could start in April and end in November 2021 instead of December, or we could make it 21 months this time.

Argument against: change is bad, and we could all read and watch all we want during April anyway. Also, April is only 9 days away!
Counter argument: the challenge will focus our minds on something positive and enjoyable, and help us to form a good habit early in the isolation period.

Any thoughts?

I think it’s a great idea, but it depends on how easy it would be to set everything up. I don’t know what kind of adjustments would be needed to the bot and if anyone is available to do it.
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Re: Super Challenge registration thread

Postby jeffers » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:46 pm

Just thinking a bit more on it, it would be possible to start even if the bot wasn't ready. From what I remember the bot wasn't working for some of the first few weeks of the last challenge. We just kept notes of what we were doing and tweeted once it was working.
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Re: Super Challenge registration thread

Postby Serpent » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:48 pm

I've been thinking of that but I know that some people are planning their studies with the assumption that the SC starts in May so I decided not to suggest this :D
How about a challenge like the one you started in hmm was it April 2014? Basically any kind of explicit study prior to the challenge.
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Re: Super Challenge registration thread

Postby jeffers » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:36 pm

Serpent wrote:I've been thinking of that but I know that some people are planning their studies with the assumption that the SC starts in May so I decided not to suggest this :D
How about a challenge like the one you started in hmm was it April 2014? Basically any kind of explicit study prior to the challenge.


I do get that people have been planning for a May start, but we are in exceptional times. On the other hand, I was even thinking about a flexible option: those who want to start in April start in April and finish in November, and those who want to wait until May finish in December as originally planned.

I also thought back to the April 2014 challenge. In some ways that was good for some people, but actually with all this time I'd rather get started on the fun stuff! :D
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