October 16 2020 Content Updates

Radicals

(35) - added “fake” to block list

Kanji

Listed (25) & (30) as visually similar kanji of each other

(35) - added “fake” to block list

(41) - added “sake” to block list

Vocab

(14) - added “bond” to block list

路地 (10) - added “alleyway” and “dirt path” to allow list; updated meaning explanation

形容動詞 (21) - added “adjectival noun” and “nominal adjective” to allow list

皿洗い (20) - moved “washing the dishes” to allow list and added “doing the dishes” and “washing up” to allow list; updated meaning explanation

無休 - (17) - added “nonstop” to meanings, and "without a holiday and “without holidays” to allow list; updated meaning explanation

劇団 - (19) - added “theater troupe,” “theatre troupe,” “theater company,” and “theatre company” to allow list; updated meaning explanation

震度 - (20) - added “seismic intensity” as a meaning, moved “magnitude” to allow list, and added “seismic magnitude scale” to allow list; updated meaning explanation

消す (12) - added “to release” to block list

経験 (20) - added “experiment” to block list

腹が減った (29) - added “angry” to block list

(3) - added “father” as a meaning

嬉々 (40) - updated meaning explanation

(41) - added “sake” to block list

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Thanks, Jenny!

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Thank you, Jenny
Thank you, @Kumirei

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Why are you thanking yourself

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What’s the block list?

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Thank you Jenny!

There is a system that allows typos, which means that words that are kind of similar are also accepted.
For example, if you write “udnerstad” instead of “understand”, wanikani will still accept the answer. It’s kind of based on an acceptable percentage of the word being wrong. (For more info, Google Levenshtein Distance.)

However, sometimes a word that is wrong is unjustly accepted due to this.
For example an older issue was “mother” and “father”, or “winter solstice” and “summer solstice”.

For the first blocked kanji in the list, the meaning of fake (which is described with the kanji 偽) is blocked for the kanji sake (為). You can see how they are similar and easy to confuse. Someone who would fill in fake for both or sake for both would incorrectly believe that they are doing the right thing due to the typo correction. This is a nice balance of typo acceptance and the removal of incorrect answers.

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haha, oops!

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Thank you :bouquet:

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Thank you, @Joeni for thanking Jenny and @Kumirei

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They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery, but this is my thing god damn it!

THANK YOU, JERRY

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Thanks for the update! :bouquet:

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