After using WaniKani for half a year i started to see some common types of WaniKani users.
I tried to categorize them into these seven kinds. Where do you see yourself? What kind did i miss?
Don’t take it too seriously
1. The god:
These users already reached level 60 twice. They are still very active in the forum, sharing their story, providing useful information and helping out newcomers. It makes you think what they are doing with their lives.
2. The lost one:
These kind of users only posted on the forum once after reaching level 3 about how much they love WaniKani and how motivated they are. The post was two years ago and the user is still level 3. Realizing this makes you kind of depressed.
3. The forum kid:
These users are on WaniKani since quite some time. While they are only around level 15 they basically live in the forum. They created hundreds of topics, gave 2.500 replies and received 7.500
Their user profile is basically full of Ks. They are like the “god” but without actually learning a lot.
4. The complainer:
These types only do the free trial version on WaniKani, decide that it is shit and post about how basically every other Kanji learning system is way superior. They also make a Youtube video about it.
They use terms like “in context” and “out of context” learning and are basically linguistic professors
5. The silent one:
You propably don’t even know these users exist. They never post in the forum but do their reviews and lessons every day. They finish WaniKani faster than all of us while keeping their secrets to themselves.
They then continue their lives, start using their japanese abilities for something actually useful and never look back.
6. The script abuser:
Since level 1 this user has at least 20 scripts installed. Not only do their burned items do a little dance and start a firework, theses users often tend to “override” minor mistakes thinking “Aww come on, i KNEW that one!”
In combination with the “reorder” script they quickly realize that they didn’t really learn a lot after level 20 and reset to level 8.
7. The motivated beginner:
Admittedly we all have been here. They started learning japanese just a month ago, are highly motivated, discovered WaniKani aswell as Kaniwani, Anki and Duolingo. They use all of these services at the same time. There is a 100% chance these users will create a topic complaining about the slow speed of WaniKani at level 1 and having to wait for new reviews. They then evolve into one of the six kinds above.