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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:30 am
by Godryka
I'd like to sign up for French and Mandarin, starting January 31st. My last day will be January 30th, 2020. Took me a bit to decide whether I would be capable of making such a commitment, but seeing how well I've been doing so far in January, I think this challenge could be the push I need to continue learning at the same pace.

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:02 am
by humerusthings
Hello! I'd like to sign up for generic (French + Korean) starting today 1st Feb :)

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:03 pm
by PeterMollenburg
I’ll try to clean up the first post of the scoring thread when i get a chance.

I’m on holiday now and so the forum is not a priority. Heaps of time then? When holidaying with 2 small energetic children, navigating a different place, keeping an eye on two kids, keeping them entertained.... i’ll say no more.

We did discuss other methods of calculating the scoring and i’m not the person for that job.

Scoring was also discussed and in the short time before the challenge commenced and i went with the best method i could in consultation with the few others who provided feedback at the time. Next year, it’ll be all open for discussion if someone (could be me, could be someone else) wants to create the challenge again with revised rules and scoring.

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:56 am
by PeterMollenburg
humerusthings wrote:Hello! I'd like to sign up for generic (French + Korean) starting today 1st Feb :)


Hi humerusthings,

Your post has made me realise that there’s another adjustment to the rules required, which will be that the last day one can join up for a full 365 days of the challenge is no longer January 31st, but now February 1st, 2019.

The reasoning for this is that I wanted the final day of the challenge to be 31st Jan 2020 (otherwise it drags on interminably), and yet starting on January 31st 2019 allows for an end date of Jan 30th 2020, while Feb 1st 2019 beginning allows for the last day being Jan 31st 2020 - thus still within the limit.

Welcome to the challenge and good luck!

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:45 am
by suko
hello my old account was fjib, I had to switch accounts but i’ve still been studying everyday, would it be possible to change my name so that i can still participate?

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:45 am
by rdearman
suko wrote:hello my old account was fjib, I had to switch accounts but i’ve still been studying everyday, would it be possible to change my name so that i can still participate?

PM me if you'd like to resurrect the old account.

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:06 am
by PeterMollenburg
rdearman wrote:
suko wrote:hello my old account was fjib, I had to switch accounts but i’ve still been studying everyday, would it be possible to change my name so that i can still participate?

PM me if you'd like to resurrect the old account.


Is that code for ‘talk to me about conspiracies and start a firestorm' ? ;)
(rhetorical, naturally) :?

If so, you obviously appreciate it, and now see it as a method of enabling access to accounts. Could it be the new bitcoin? :lol:

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:38 am
by PeterMollenburg
RULE CHANGE/ADDITION:

Point 2 below is taken from the rules for reference with regards to the the additional point 3, where the changes lie.

2. Daily study must be completed not necessarily before midnight, but before your longer period of sleep except in special circumstances (see 3 below). Therefore you may have fallen asleep after midnight, realised you've not completed your study upon waking after a short period of sleep, then go ahead and complete it, say from 2am - 2.30, and then return to sleeping for a lengthy (longer) period. As long as the study is completed before your main block of sleep.

3. There is an exception to the above ‘before your main block of sleep rule’. That is, let’s say you studied Saturday afternoon, or even in the evening, didn’t go to sleep (or perhaps slept a very little amount) until early Sunday afternoon when you slept properly or for a lengthier period, but before your longer sleep you also studied at 10am on Sunday prior to that Sunday afternoon sleep, for example. To clarify. You studied Saturday afternoon/evening did not sleep (or very little overnight), studied again Sunday morning, slept Sunday afternoon. Thus there’s no main block of sleep between the two study sessions.

Such studying is not encouraged, but if you struggle with insomnia, poor sleep patterns, or need to arrange studying around night shifts for example (before you go to work Sat evening, post coming hope Sunday morning), this is perfectly understandable and acceptable. Be reasonable and fair with yourself and if unsure request some feedback.

However, if you’re watching a movie from 23.00hrs Saturday night and continue from 00.00hrs to 00.30hrs on Sunday morning, this is really pushing the rules and simply not accepted. Your study sessions should be distinctly apart from each other (by a number of hours preferably) if you cannot sleep between them, but they still must be on separate days, and you must have a fair reason for such study methods. In the end use your own judgement, or if unsure seek some feedback.

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:46 pm
by PeterMollenburg
I am yet to receive a score from the following competitors for January. This is not a ‘name and shame’ message, but a simple chasing of loose ends. I’m not likely to chase such loose ends so much in future, but given this has been the first month completed, best get onto it.

Ani
atiekay
chamomile232
Iceberg
fjib

Iszlak
jacquemarie
Jaleel10
-JM-
kathrs

languist
miho
Sarafina
Skynet
Soclydeza

thoughtlessboy
Virat
Cavesa
ilolwhat
inkypod

Xenops
SDPhil
MaryP
humerusthings

This was a PM sent to the numerous competitors above of the 365 Day Challenge from whom I am yet to receive a score for January. I decided to post it here to ensure I capture those who may not see or have access to private messaging. Don’t feel pressured or that this is an attempt at shaming you in public. It’s not - it’s just a reminder on the processes for scoring for the challenge. You can simply ignore this if you’re incredibly busy.

I ask that you please post your score for January in the The 365 Day Challenge - Scoring thread. Please include your username, language(s), adjusted score and number of missed days (so that I can see that your calculations make sense).

If you have already done so, my apolgies for missing it. Please remind me of your score.

If you did not begin on the 1st of January 2019, I ask that you still post your score as it was at the end of January anyway with a remark noting your later start date.

If you are busy, please post later when you are free.

If you decline to post your score altogether, I encourage you to do so for the benefit of others in the challenge, but it is not compulsory.

If you have ceased participating, please announce this in The 365 Day Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion thread, or please at least PM me back.

*****
Some perspective:

Please forgive me if I’m way off and have totally missed numerous scores being posted or some other major blunder. As I said to another forum member recently-

I’m Chasing 24 ppl yet to post scores, a few others with unclear scores, adjusting rules and keeping up with my language studies let alone attend to work, children and an upcoming relocation to back of beyond means I miss things. Oh and the forum still keeps endlessly signing me out after 5 seconds of activity.

This isn’t so much as me whingeing but just to illustrate why I might miss some things (oh and sometimes I just miss things, busy or not).

Hope everyone is well and learning plenty!

Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:16 pm
by Serpent
PeterMollenburg wrote:I decided to post it here to ensure I capture those who may not see or have access to private messaging.
Just to clarify, new members can't send messages but they can receive them. For example, f I need to PM a new member as a mod I generally mention my email and twitter so that they could respond.
(It's perfectly fine to make an announcement here as well, I just want to avoid misconceptions about how the forum works)