I know this isn’t something that will ever be implemented by the site itself since it’s aimed entirely at people who don’t know any kanji, but I hate the massive waste of time most of my reviews are. I’ve seen people be like “Well if you know it just answer it and go on” but being able to burn them would save me literally hours over the course of learning. I’m trying to get to kanji I don’t know. I understand not being able to skip levels since the system is set up in it’s own order, but I would like to know if anyone has made something that will allow me to burn the super low level stuff so I don’t have to waste my time on it.
There are no scripts that you let circumvent the reviewing system, no. You can use scripts like double-check and override to ignore incorrect answers, but the system will not let you raise items to a higher level than they are.
You could, however, implement something that would transparently answer correctly items you’ve “burned”, so that they will never show up in your reviews again.
There’s so much potential for abuse with that kind of thing that I would not recommend it, though.
I considered making it for myself, back in the days, but I thought that it was better not to open Padora’s box.
There is also always the possibility you don’t know it. People forget things, it happens. Is a little refresher/double check really that problematic. If you know it, a few seconds wasted. But, if you think you know it, but don’t, you discover you have some relearning to do. And its easy when you know something, and get it wrong, to go ‘oh whoops, stupid mistake, I did know that… I swear’
Part of why I don’t like the burn system in general. I shouldn’t never see it again. Sure, I get the idea of burning, so you don’t end up with a ginormous review pile later, but I like the idea of randomly every once in a while getting thrown something I’ve burnt, because, maybe I’ve since forget. Burns don’t always last forever.
Eeeeeeh? Not quite sure what you mean.You mean it would essentially auto-answer them without the item actually appearing before your eyeballs? Does sound like huge potential for abuse
Most of these I know 100%. I live in Japan and see kanji every day, I’m not likely to forget them. I just want to not waste time on kanji I know and move on so I can learn the upper level stuff that I’m not familiar with. Something that would invisibly answer them so they don’t show up in a review would work perfectly. I’m not going to use it for things that I don’t know easily so it’s not like I’m cheating, I’m just trying to not waste hours of my time. I personally don’t think “potential for abuse” is any reason for it not to exist? If someone uses it wrong and fucks themselves over sounds like their own problem to me? Why should people who know things be penalized because someone will always be stupid enough to use something incorrectly?
Ok, well since you’re too smart for this site, you can find a different method.
Feel free to ride your high horse out of town.
Yes, and yes. Hence not doing it
Plus there’s the problem mentioned by @DaisukeJigen. I did come across a few words on my way to 60 that I thought I knew, but I thought wrong.
Worse, I was usually close, (one sound slightly different e.g. け instead of か, or じゅ instead of じゅう) and I would probably have told myself “oh oops” indeed. There’s something useful in the merciless judgement of the Crabigator.
There’s no reason to be rude about it? I’m not saying the site isn’t a good set up or that it’s not good for people who don’t know kanji at all. I’m saying I want to learn kanji this way I just don’t need to relearn things I already know and don’t want to waste my time on them. I’m asking if something like this exists, if your answer is no you could just say “no” instead of being preachy about it.
Someone still has to build the script, and that person could feel guilty about the high potential of it being abused. Plus it would be a pain to build a script like this. You could build it yourself of course, but that would also require a large time commitment if you don’t know how to code at all.
Well, it enables them to fuck themselves up, as you say. People can do whatever they want, but I’m definitely not going to help them.
I don’t see why anyone who made something would feel guilty if people make dumb choices with it, but again that’s not really my question. I’m not asking if it should exist, I’m asking if someone has made it for themselves or for others, because I don’t know how to code and if it exists and they are willing to share it would be helpful to me. I don’t really care why people think it shouldn’t exist.
For the same reason that people feel guilty for enabling bad habits in general.
Anyway, it doesn’t exist and it’s unlikely anyone will create it.
The answer is that it definitely doesn’t exist already, or at least hasn’t been shared if anybody has made it. It’s possible that your posting this topic would prompt somebody to share such a script if they haven’t already, but I’d guess anyone who had already decided not to share wouldn’t suddenly change their mind.
You might be able to persuade somebody to make it, but I’d guess your chances are slim. Just want you to have full information if that’s going to influence your decision over whether to continue with the service or not.
Yes my reason for posting was to see if someone would share. Until it was hijacked. I can’t imagine it doesn’t exist at all, but I would certainly think they wouldn’t share it publically here considering the attitude towards it. So to everyone who posted here so far, thanks I guess, but you aren’t really being helpful and you aren’t who I am trying to get input from with this.
Would you rather get no responses if such a script didn’t exist?
How would this even work anyway. You sign up for WK, wait 4 months and the script has been working to level you up in the background the whole time? You can’t skip the time between reviews no matter how you automate the process.
No… I’m asking to be able to put in things I know 100%. Not everything. It would just make my reviews be only things I actually need to learn or that I’m not 100% familiar with. I don’t care about the time between reviews, I just want to only review things I don’t know perfectly. Yes for now it would probably be like ten kanji and vocab and the radical names since those are obviously exclusive to wanikani, but I want to only review those ten things and not the other things I do know.
That still doesn’t really clear up what the process would actually be like… like, in the actual review sessions, what the process of using it would be.
But I suppose you’re not proposing that end of it.