Incorrect English answers being accepted


#1

Today I answered a few reviews incorrectly (not on purpose!) and it accepted them, but only in English. They weren’t spelling errors, alternate meanings or synonyms. When this happened I got the “your answer was a bit off message”. At first I thought it was just me but then when 一流 came up and I typed “First Wave”, knowing this wasn’t the answer but hoping I was close, it happened again. I had a look at the word to see the actual answer and “first wave” isn’t close at all. I’m sorry I can’t tell you what the others were but I’ll pay closer attention to future reviews. I do use the iPhone and Android apps for my reviews but it’s happened through both of them and I don’t have any scripts installed that should let me skip incorrect answers.


#2

Its not as off as you may think. First rate is only two letters off and its 10 characters including the space. R and w are pretty close to each other too.


#3

It’s only two letters off, so yes, it is close.

First Rate
First Wave

WK lets you get a certain amount of your answer wrong. It judges correctness on the letters used, not so much the meaning.


#4

We would need one of those google neural network thingamajigs to be able to judge if your typos were actually the wrong meaning on the fly.


#5

If you want to be really honest with the SRS system and you don’t know an English translation, you can always enter a nonsense answer e.g. fkdjwpofqqd. That way, you will definitely not get the answer right and have another chance to repeat the practice more times. Especially if it’s for a vocab or not a levelling-dependent answer, there is no shame in spending more time with problem vocab/kanji!


#6

Thanks everyone for your help. I guess the others could have been close on the keyboard too, I didn’t know you could be that far out. If I genuinely don’t know I just write a single letter because I tend to remember the single letter answers better. If I know I’m wrong but think I get the gist I’ll write down what I’m thinking and if it’s close enough I’ll look it up in the dictionary and maybe add it as a synonym.


#7

If you’re interested, this will stop “close” answers from being accepted:


#8

Awesome thank you!