First of all I’d like to clarify that I initially loved wanikani for giving me a way to learn kanji and considered paying for it too.
But now I’m disappointed.
I’m a person that does not have the kind of mind to rely that much on memory. I use patterns and logic in order to learn things. When you put a needless ammount of extra fake meanings to the same radical instead of making it a note that “this radical can look like this when used in a kanji” I get really confused.
The amount of threads I’ve seen on wanikani talking about this as if it doesn’t matter is absurd.
They take your money for this after level three. They literally take your money to lie to you.
I feel it’s missleadning.
There chould be an option to opt out of this, I don’t care if you can’t write a short story for it, I just want to learn the real radicals. Otherwise I get confused writing the kanji.
Every thread on this on wanikani’s forum speaks so well of it and how it doesn’t matter and how people are just complaining, but many threads outside of wanikani’s own forum agree that it’s ridiculous. Stop the nonsense. Stop wasting my effort. Give me the truth.
EDIT: I’m still not agreeing with calling the radical for small “triceratops” just because it was shifted when used in a kanji, (to me personally that causes too much memory load) but I’ve read some good responses on this thread and I understand that some of them aren’t that bad and can be, both helpful to some, and harmless to others. And I respect that.
EDIT 2: I understand that my post may have been based on a lof of missconceptions I had about the learning systems, but my opinion in edit 1 remains true. Think what you will of this.
FINAL EDIT: I’ve decided to fix the last of the passive aggressive text in my post from when I initially missunderstood how it worked. I apologize to the wanikani admins for being rude in my blunder.