My Journey of 368 days (+ The Ultimate Guide for WK 📖 )

Both to break and create D:: I have quite some free time every day, but I’m struggling on a daily basis to create some of the habits I want. Aaaaa it never ends xD

Maybe give tea a try instead! :grin:

Sorry that it took me this long to reply back :pray:


It’s step by step, day by day :muscle: :triumph: :3


February is a short month, but it still counts as a month right? :stuck_out_tongue: I’ve had your post bookmarked from only a couple of days after I signed up to WK, and it has been an invaluable resource both for advice and motivation. I’ve now hit level 5 and I’m signed up for at least this next year, hoping to reach at least level 30 by the end of it and hopefully go even further.

The information about how leveling works and your script recommendations are my favourite sections - I now have a setup of about ~20 scripts that I use to enhance WK, and I honestly think that double-check is the main reason I’m sticking with WK after all this time. Gamified learning is fantastic, but I get extremely annoyed when a misspelling or a misreading means a massive setback in the game, and it could easily have killed my focus on learning if I didn’t have that script. Now I understand how the levels are set up, so I can make sure I’m pacing my learning for each level, and I can choose to mark myself as wrong or correct as needed, so I can enjoy all of the benefits of the setup without getting carried away from the true goal of learning. Massive thanks to rfindley too, your code is my lifeline :stuck_out_tongue:

Up next is trying kaniwani again - I need an equivalent of the double check script for it too, but I think it will be a great resource once I have it. Grammar and language focus I’ll need to start working on soon, and I’m hoping the しろくまカフエ book club starting in a few days will drive that exploration in the coming months.

Thank you again for writing this guide, and I’m so glad to see that it is in the new starter emails, as it’s a fantastic guide for everyone and an amazing source of motivation. Glad to know you’ll be sticking around with us a while longer! I’ll be keeping this bookmarked, and hopefully I’ll be joining you for some cake soon enough :slight_smile: ありがとうございます!


Of course it does :green_heart:

Yuuup. Very much the same. What’s important is being aware that we shouldn’t use it for answers that were actually wrong :slight_smile: Knowing that, it’s a pretty cool weapon vs typos/other things ^^

This :point_up:

I believe that if you backspace after a wrong review, you can nullify your answer ^^

Yup, stick to the book clubs and I’m sure you’ll only get lovely results from it ^^ The book clubs have been going for a while, have a great organization and lovely members behind all that effort. It has everything a beginner needs to get that reading fired up :grin:

Thank you for the kind words and for letting me know where you came from! It’s still mindblowing that this guide is added to the welcome emails :sweat_smile:

Thank you once again! :slight_smile: And let me know if there’s something I can help you with!



Thanks so much for your guide. I am at level four of Wanikani and this is helping me so much. I am trying to access KameSame but I logged in and then everything is blank. Does anybody else have the same problem?



1 Like

Hey, glad it has been useful to you :slight_smile:

I’d suggest leaving a post reporting that on the KameSame’s thread. That’s where the creator of KS can help you out :slight_smile:

1 Like

Sorry you’re having an issue! Send me your OS and browser version. The most common cause for something like this is an older or unsupported browser

1 Like

Hi Searls,

I have chrome in Windows 10. I opened it in Opera and it works there but it is not a browser I normally use.

1 Like

Ok. I just verified the latest Chrome and Windows builds work for me. If you could open developer tools with ctrl-shift-I and click the console tab, it may tell you what the error is.

1 Like

Everyone, I’m in the process of rewriting some parts of the Guide.

I’ve been thinking of removing the reorder script, due to it being easy to be abused. The Guide is being listed in the welcome emails from the behalf of the team, so I think it’s smart to protect the beginners from abuse.

Instead, I’ll be recommending these scripts:

  • Lesson Filter
  • SRS Reorder Button (Still not sure about this one - the only thing I find important is reordering by SRS level as it’s less damaging and more productive from a schedule pov to users).

I’ll be also adding the following scripts:

Do you have default settings for this one @rfindley? If so, which ones? A solid default settings would pretty much remove the need to even play with them in the first place (for the average user).

I’m probably forgetting some relevant scripts right now, so feel free to throw suggestions at me. This is just about the script chapter, but I intend to make a much significant change to the Guide. Vacation mode, full speed, schedule chapter, how to handle WK’s intensity, what to look for, etc… everything needs some sort of improvement :slight_smile:


These are the default settings for Double-Check:

var defaults = {
    allow_retyping: true,
    allow_change_correct: true,
    allow_change_incorrect: true,
    typo_action: 'ignore',
    delay_wrong: true,
    delay_multi_meaning: false,
    delay_slightly_off: false,
    delay_period: 1.5,
    show_lightning_button: true,
    lightning_enabled: false,
    srs_msg_period: 1.2,
    autoinfo_correct: false,
    autoinfo_incorrect: false,
    autoinfo_multi_meaning: false,
    autoinfo_slightly_off: false

Essentially, it’s the normal WK experience except:

  • You can press backspace or click a ‘retype’ button to retype your answer (intended for typos, still requires knowing the correct answer)
  • Button to change answer to correct or incorrect is available. (like override, but can also mark an item wrong in case WK is too forgiving) (Both the ‘correct’ and ‘incorrect’ buttons can be disabled independently)
  • When you get an answer wrong, it locks the ‘next’ button for 1.5sec so you don’t accidentally proceed before taking a moment to review the item info (for people with a habit of double-tapping enter)

Sounds solid! Thanks for letting me know :slight_smile: I’ll be sure to add it to the list then :v:


For beginners, I’d recommend disabling the ‘mark correct’ button. Frankly, I’d delete it from the script if there weren’t other people who like it.

1 Like

Yeah, I think it makes sense? The user can just override the answer and type it again correctly. Somehow I don’t want people hitting it for a spam of correct answers, even if that sounds weird and extremely niche :thinking: I mean, people skip vocab lessons with the reorder, after all :sweat_smile:


I’ll go ahead and change that default and post an update in a few min.

I think I’ll also disable the ‘mark wrong’ button by default, so someone doesn’t accidentally click ‘mark wrong’ and not know how to get it back to ‘correct’. Once they understand the script better, they can change the settings at any time.

edit: done


I wonder if the SRS reorder script writer could change the defaults to something less damaging either - like only priorities apprentice items etc. (and maybe even a settings interface…)

1 Like

Yeah, I’ll contact them tomorrow about that. Now I’m dying and I’m completely avoiding communicating in order not to say nonsense :rofl:




I use it quite often. I type too dang fast and misspell/mistype too often. (Actually, I just hit +)


1 Like