Can someone give me some piece of advice on how to handle the situation? Except for the obvious ones, like how to stretch the reviews and not try to do them in one day…
Holy shit guys, I am even scared to start this.
Set the lock to, let’s say, 1100? Do all the unlocked reviews, then decrease the locked number by 25 or 50 whenever you feel like you have those under control. Your “unlocked” reviews will keep coming back on schedule so you can learn them properly and the others will stay at the bottom of the pile until you’re ready for them.
In addition try to do those on a lower SRS level first. For an item that would have reappeared after 2 weeks or a month it doesn’t matter as much if it sits for a day or two longer than with one in apprentice. There’s a re-order script for that, though I can’t remember the name right now. That way you probably have better chances of remembering those.
Or alternatively if you just want stuff to get out of the queue, order it the other way round: the kanji/vocab on higher SRS levels won’t reappear that soon again and you can focus better on those in apprentice. I’m not sure though if that script supports that way of order.