The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

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

Postby PeterMollenburg » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:26 pm

Serpent wrote:
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)


Thanks Serpent! I wasn’t totally clear on how PMs wirk for new members myself. I didn’t know whether or not new members would receive my messages.
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Postby Xenops » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:07 am

Sad news: I am withdrawing. :( My main challenge (ha ha) has been keeping track of both this challenge and the 6WC. At present, the 6WC suits my current situation better, where I can skip on day but binge study the next day.

I still think this is a great idea for a challenge: it's helped me with consistency. Maybe next year I can try again, but for this year, I must throw in the towel.
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Postby PeterMollenburg » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:31 am

Xenops wrote:Sad news: I am withdrawing. :( My main challenge (ha ha) has been keeping track of both this challenge and the 6WC. At present, the 6WC suits my current situation better, where I can skip on day but binge study the next day.

I still think this is a great idea for a challenge: it's helped me with consistency. Maybe next year I can try again, but for this year, I must throw in the towel.


Sorry to see you go Xenops, but your decision makes sense. What was your final day of study, and therefore your final score?

Edit:

Note the following rule addition related to withdrawing:

If you withdraw after a string of missed days, and are wanting to calculate and provide your final score, calculate only up to your last day of study. For example, you have a score of 10 on January the 10th, 2019, with no missed days, then miss 2 days and decide to withdraw on day 13, your final score will be 10. Missed days will not be counted post your last day of study even if you decide to withdraw some days later. Thus according to the above example, your final score would be 10, not negative 4 (10 - 2 missed days, i.e. 10 - 14) for the 2 days you missed before deciding to withdraw.
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Postby kaktus » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:07 am

I'd like to sing up for German starting from today (19.02.2019)
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Postby PeterMollenburg » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:09 pm

Jaleel10 has withdrawn on Feb 19th. Final score unknown.
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Postby iwanttolearn » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:56 pm

Is too late to join?
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Postby PeterMollenburg » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:49 am

iwanttolearn wrote:Is too late to join?


No, definitely not. Still, please take note of the following points taken from the rules. I've highlighted sections in red that are particularly relevant to your late (but very welcome) arrival.

3. You can start after the 1st of February, 2019, but you must finish 31st Jan 2020. Therefore, you can still participate, you just won't be participating for a full year.

4. If you post that you want to join the challenge on a date earlier than your post, you can do so. For example if it's February 17th and you post that you want to join but your start date is January the 21st, this is acceptable. If you have studied every day since January 21st the same language(s) you are announcing to participate with and you have been completing 30 minutes a day for your language(s), then there are no penalties. If you have missed days, then the usual penalties apply from your back-dated commencement date (in this case January 21st).

As a reminder, if your official start date is between Jan 1st 2019 and February 1st, 2019, your finish date will be after 365 days of study (if you take one day off the same date the following year - eg. you first day of study is Jan 27th 2019, your last day of study will be on Jan 26th 2020) However if you sign up for a commencement date after February 1st, 2019, the latest possible competition end date remains Jan 31st 2020, so the competition will not be a full year for such competitors.

There is currently no limit set on retrospective start dates, as to how far back your start date can be, so for the moment this will be a case by case discussion until further notice.


MAIN POINTS:
** So, yes you can join, by all means.
** Your challenge will not be a full year (there's an exception, see next point below).
** You can have your start date set earlier than your request to join (provided you've been studying as per the rules). You can even start months ago if you've been studying according to the rules of the challenge for months, but just haven't joined officially. So how long have you been studying as per the rules? Not at all? Since the start of the year? A week? A few days? Set your start date as the date you started studying as per the rules and requirements of this challenge (even if you didn't know what the rules were at the time- as long as you were doing what's required).

Feel free to message back if anything needs further clarifying. Oh, and if you are joining, announce it as such, tell me your official start date and which language(s) you're joining with.
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Postby iwanttolearn » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:38 pm

PeterMollenburg wrote:
iwanttolearn wrote:Is too late to join?


No, definitely not. Still, please take note of the following points taken from the rules. I've highlighted sections in red that are particularly relevant to your late (but very welcome) arrival.

3. You can start after the 1st of February, 2019, but you must finish 31st Jan 2020. Therefore, you can still participate, you just won't be participating for a full year.

4. If you post that you want to join the challenge on a date earlier than your post, you can do so. For example if it's February 17th and you post that you want to join but your start date is January the 21st, this is acceptable. If you have studied every day since January 21st the same language(s) you are announcing to participate with and you have been completing 30 minutes a day for your language(s), then there are no penalties. If you have missed days, then the usual penalties apply from your back-dated commencement date (in this case January 21st).

As a reminder, if your official start date is between Jan 1st 2019 and February 1st, 2019, your finish date will be after 365 days of study (if you take one day off the same date the following year - eg. you first day of study is Jan 27th 2019, your last day of study will be on Jan 26th 2020) However if you sign up for a commencement date after February 1st, 2019, the latest possible competition end date remains Jan 31st 2020, so the competition will not be a full year for such competitors.

There is currently no limit set on retrospective start dates, as to how far back your start date can be, so for the moment this will be a case by case discussion until further notice.


MAIN POINTS:
** So, yes you can join, by all means.
** Your challenge will not be a full year (there's an exception, see next point below).
** You can have your start date set earlier than your request to join (provided you've been studying as per the rules). You can even start months ago if you've been studying according to the rules of the challenge for months, but just haven't joined officially. So how long have you been studying as per the rules? Not at all? Since the start of the year? A week? A few days? Set your start date as the date you started studying as per the rules and requirements of this challenge (even if you didn't know what the rules were at the time- as long as you were doing what's required).

Feel free to message back if anything needs further clarifying. Oh, and if you are joining, announce it as such, tell me your official start date and which language(s) you're joining with.


Ah ok, I think I've got it, in that case my official start date is February 14th, I've missed 5 days since my start date
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Postby iwanttolearn » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:50 pm

I am joining the challenge. My official start date is February 14th, I've missed 5 days since my start date.

The languages are French and Spanish
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Re: The 2019 365 Day Language Challenge - Sign Up and Discussion

Postby PeterMollenburg » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:12 am

iwanttolearn wrote:I am joining the challenge. My official start date is February 14th, I've missed 5 days since my start date.

The languages are French and Spanish


If you have missed 5 days since then, my advice is that you don’t have to (officially) start then (14th Feb), because each time you miss a day you are penalised 7 days + missing the actual day of study itself, which equates to 8 total lost days for each actual day of study missed. 5 x 8 = 40 days lost. Best to start from the first day after your last missed day. However it won’t be a full year of study for you starting later than the cut off date for the full challenge.

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