The Super Challenge - discussion thread 2018/2019

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Re: The Super Challenge - discussion thread 2018/2019

Postby demri » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:18 pm

The bot won't recognise my tweets. My Twitter account is set to private, could it be the problem? My profile shows up on the leader board, I assume I was registered
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Re: The Super Challenge - discussion thread 2018/2019

Postby zenmonkey » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:33 pm

demri wrote:The bot won't recognise my tweets. My Twitter account is set to private, could it be the problem? My profile shows up on the leader board, I assume I was registered


Post a copy of your tweets - could be various things.
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Re: The Super Challenge - discussion thread 2018/2019

Postby demri » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:03 pm

zenmonkey wrote:Post a copy of your tweets - could be various things.


@langchallenge #read 2 pages of “AT”
@langchallenge just watched a #movie, “Verbotene liebe”
@langchallenge just #watched a #movie, Verbotene liebe1-4
@langchallenge just watched a #movie

I was only registered for German, so I omitted the language tag. I tried it with the tag just in case, but the bot hasn't recognised it either:

@langchallenge #read 2 pages of “AT” #de
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Re: The Super Challenge - discussion thread 2018/2019

Postby Serpent » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:19 pm

Komma wrote:I read somewhere that Assimil can be counted towards reading/audio. Also reading/listening at the same time counts only as reading OR watching, correct?
So, what about reading/listening to each lesson multiple times. Does it then count multiple times, just like reading a book over and over again?
I would probably not count Assimil more than once for reading or audio, but just wondering. Thanks in advance.

Assimil can only count for reading. (at least the regular editions that go from scratch to about B1... no idea about the advanced courses, perhaps they have more content and longer lessons)
Technically you can count rereading but remember that the goal of the challenge is to consume native content (in a non-native language). If you're a beginner, do what you have to do.

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Re: The Super Challenge - discussion thread 2018/2019

Postby rdearman » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:35 pm

demri wrote:
zenmonkey wrote:Post a copy of your tweets - could be various things.


@langchallenge #read 2 pages of “AT”
@langchallenge just watched a #movie, “Verbotene liebe”
@langchallenge just #watched a #movie, Verbotene liebe1-4
@langchallenge just watched a #movie

I was only registered for German, so I omitted the language tag. I tried it with the tag just in case, but the bot hasn't recognised it either:

@langchallenge #read 2 pages of “AT” #de

Use

@langchallenge just #watched “Verbotene liebe” in #de

That should work.
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Re: The Super Challenge - discussion thread 2018/2019

Postby NoManches » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:35 pm

I did a search and found limited discussion on magazines. Did we reach a verdict on that? Are they allowed?

I find myself spending more time reading magazine articles than I do reading actual books. When I read a magazine, I read the entire thing (from cover to cover... including the ads if it's in my L2).

I can easily calculate how many pages is in a National Geographic en Español or a similar Magazine.

I'd like to point out that for the super challenge I always round down any book I read or any movie/show I watch. Doing so makes up for those moments when you zone out for a second or in the case of a TV show, when they have a long intro with music or an action scene without dialog. If I read a magazine, I would not count as and would round down the page number to make up for diagrams, pictures, that kind of thing...


Looks like I found an answer to my question, magazines in your TL count!

https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... nes#p37163
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Re: The Super Challenge - discussion thread 2018/2019

Postby kulaputra » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:14 am

I tend to round up and sometimes add a minute because I often rewind shows and rewatch little bits with particularly fast paced dialogue. For audiobooks I keep a running tally of "carry" seconds that get tacked on eventually, somewhere.
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Re: The Super Challenge - discussion thread 2018/2019

Postby demri » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:59 pm

rdearman wrote:
demri wrote:
zenmonkey wrote:Post a copy of your tweets - could be various things.


@langchallenge #read 2 pages of “AT”
@langchallenge just watched a #movie, “Verbotene liebe”
@langchallenge just #watched a #movie, Verbotene liebe1-4
@langchallenge just watched a #movie

I was only registered for German, so I omitted the language tag. I tried it with the tag just in case, but the bot hasn't recognised it either:

@langchallenge #read 2 pages of “AT” #de

Use

@langchallenge just #watched “Verbotene liebe” in #de

That should work.

Unfortunately, still at zero
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Re: The Super Challenge - discussion thread 2018/2019

Postby kulaputra » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:35 pm

The bot has stopped updating totals on the website since around 2 PM EST
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Re: The Super Challenge - discussion thread 2018/2019

Postby rdearman » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:47 pm

kulaputra wrote:The bot has stopped updating totals on the website since around 2 PM EST

Should be running now. Looks like the crond daemon hung. So if you tweeted between 2 pm and 6:45 you'll need to tweet it again. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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