First, I’ve searched for someone already suggesting this, but maybe I’ve searched for the wrong thing, it seems like it would be something someone had suggested.
I find I get up at 8am to find ~100 reviews out of the ~160 I have for the day, then feel like I have to smash then out because I feel that huge number is weighing on me all day until I get it out the way, and to get them out of the way before I start work, and then when I want it to be the end of my day, I’ve still got them trickling in until 11pm.
For a while I was turning on vacation mode at the time I went to sleep to the morning, but then my SRS was being damaged, I’d have too few to review in the morning, and not get a full days worth of reviews for the day.
Firstly, this is not like vacation mode, it would not affect your SRS any more than not doing reviews in the night and deliberately rationing yourself already does.
The idea would be that, for example, you could tell wanikani in your account preferences, turn on this feature, and set that I want reviews between certain hours.
spread my reviews evenly over my selected hours.
start time: 9am
end time: 6pm
So on a day where you have 100 reviews it would give you 12 reviews every hour from 9am onwards - 100/9 rounded up, and the remaining 4 in the last hour, and you’d be done for day.
On a day when you have 160 reviews you’d get 18 per hour - 160/9 rounded up, and 16 in the last hour.
When they would come in the day is in the order of what’s due earliest. Ones that would have fallen after the end time because of when you did lessons or reviews would fall to the next day, maybe it would mention this in the settings so people are bought into the idea when they use the feature.
So the idea is that the load would be spread evenly throughout the day, and be a good few minutes break from work each hour, or whatever’s not done by lunch time it would still not be a huge load all at once.