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#939

Possible to master? Sure. But look at it like this - whatever you learn is more than zero, and it’s fun. It’s like doing crossword puzzles or whatever else people do, but you get something lasting out of it. So don’t shoot for ‘master’, shoot for ‘more than yesterday’. Then just keep doing that, when you can.

By the way, your English isn’t any worse than a whole lot of people here who have been successful. (In fact, to be honest, I wouldn’t have known it wasn’t your first language from your post if you hadn’t said so.) And the forum people are friendly, so get involved as much as you’re comfortable with - it’s easier to keep it up when you have friends doing the same thing.

Welcome!


#940

Hello there again. As I said before, I can recognise hiragana and katakana slowly but surely. Should I start practice writing them down to memorise the stroke order before digging into kanji ? I tried a few vowels and they looks really bad x))


#941

Recognition is all you need to get started. Recall will come with time and practice, but there’s no need to hold back on learning Kanji for it


#942

I’ve read on some god-forgotten site that writing is not as important as the ability to read. Sounds false as for me.


#943

I didn’t say it’s not important, just that you don’t need to know how to write it to begin with kanji


#944

If you’re like me, learning to write may reinforce the recognition, so I used Anki decks for hiragana/katakana when I was learning them. Now I have a WK-ordered Anki writing deck for kanji that supplements my WK study.


#945

Writing is objectively less important than reading. That doesn’t mean it can’t be helpful. It’s just that reading will always be the thing that you can do better and can get more benefit from.


#946

hello guys, just wanna say I’m new here xD


#947

Hello there, welcome!


#948

Why did I get my congrats email for reaching level 2, when I reached level 3? Is level 2 the new level 3? I’m a bit perplexed…


#949

Level 3 is the new Level 2…

A long, long time ago, only levels 1 and 2 were free.

@Kristen @koichi @CyrusS

Some of the automation should be fixed, I guess. XD


#950

LOL! Thanks!


#951

There’s a bug with the email client that causes it to lag a level behind with those auto-messages. It only happens with some people, though, and I’m not sure why. It’s rather annoying. :unamused:

Anyway, that means you’ll probably be getting your level 3 congrats message around when you hit level 4…


#952

That reminds me of an interesting story where a university IT department got a complaint from the head of the statistics department saying that they couldn’t send email more than 500 miles. [true story here]


#953

That is very strange, but totally sounds like the kind of thing my friend (who was the head of my old University’s IT department/oversaw the servers, and taught basic web design classes as well) had to deal with. It’s funny, he did our anime club’s website and taught me some basic PHP back then when I took it over for a year.

XD

Good times…


#954

How can I edit a wiki? I’m on level 2 trust level, but I still can’t find how to do it…


#955

There’s an edit button to the right of the REPLY button


#956

Does anyone know the word limit per post?


#957

There’s no word limit, but there is a character limit. The largest character string Discourse supports is 1GB, but the maximum is likely less. The largest single post I can think of is 43,229 characters.


#958

Cool.
Cheers!
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