There have been other threads about this, but most of them have been ignored so far. So here’s another suggestion:
When I’m doing lesson quiz or review, often the meaning and reading of the same item will appear back-to-back. WK’s own philosophy is that it is better to do randomised review to reinforce the memorisation process.
One possibility to do this is for the “random” algorithm to be tweaked so it’s not 100% random but rather taking into account the above scenario, and to prevent back-to-back meaning and reading item reviews.
The other possibility is to build a “delay” button (also named “hold” button in another thread) so we can do this ourselves. This can also be used if we are not sure about the answer yet but don’t want to be stuck on one item. The delay button does not change the correct percentage of the review session. If you delay the item to the very end and still don’t answer, at some point the session ends and the item goes back into review queue (same thing that happens now).
The delay button is not ok for wanikani’s “we can NOT let the user cheat” mentality. People could keep on delaying vocab and never learn it while advancing the levels - obviously nobody is gonna do this unless they want to cheat themselves but it’s the same mentality that will never let us have a typo button natively.
I don’t personally think it matters if the meaning and reading show up back to back.
That said, I don’t really see the point of the “don’t let users cheat” mentality. I mean, people do it with scripts anyway. People even look up meanings in another tab while they do WK. That may seem stupid but at the end of the day it’s a learning software, not your taxes. If users sabotage their own learning that is only their own problem.
Refreshing the page essentially does this. All current progress on the review session is maintained but the remaining items, including the one you’re currently on, are shuffled. A delay button would be a nice QoL improvement but there is that current workaround.
Back to the initial request then, I drew the conclusion that the only times really when items appeared back-to-back, was when I had made a mistake on either meaning/reading and/or checked the correct answer.
That would que getting a review of the other side of the coin next.
Which makes sense, since that would help me repeat the correct answer - and I’ll still have the item knocked down SRS-stages to test the full answer again - but at a later time.
I don’t think back-to-back review are common outside of those instances, but I could be wrong.
I don’t blame them. It was pretty clear such a thing was not gonna happen.
But honestly, I like it this way. Needing scripts to possibly cheat yourself.
THEREFORE: WaniKani Later Crabigator we can just use this : D