So I restarted. Again

I started very slowly. I think I spend a few months on levels 1-3, mostly not doing them. I got more serious in December 2014 with a monthly subscription. Yeah, 2014, it’s been 5 years. Gosh.

I can’t remember what level I was in December 2015, but it was obvious I would not finish within a year (thank you WK stats). I got the lifetime subscription, my best decision on WK.

Life got in the way. I can state with great confidence that I am the best at level 10, which I successfully completed 4 or 5 times. And I’m closing this year with the dubious achievement of a lower level on December 31st than on January 1st.

See that little black box on January, 2? Yeah, level 30. And yesterday I finished level 25.

Still, I am hopeful I can do it this time. 頑張りましょう

Happy new year everyone! 今年もよろしくお願いします!

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I’ve only been here since 2017, and only reset once, but we both seem to have found our stride mid-year this year looking at the heat maps (though you are certainly going at a much faster pace).

All the best to you in 2020! :confetti_ball:

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Now’s the easy time: this is the third time I’m going through the twenties. I sort of dread the 30’s now :worried:

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I’ve had a similar journey to both of you and recently reset back to level 6! It’s taken me more than 2 years, I got to level 23 but really wanted to go back to fundamentals again because there was so many burned items (over 2000) that I just didn’t know confidently. I’m making an effort to be more holistic with my learning now, using a variety of sources and reading native material so hopefully more of this kanji and vocabulary will stick long term.

We can do it!

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Will you be modifying your pace when you get to the 30s? (asked by someone who never even got to the 20s before and is realising how much tougher never-before-encountered kanji are than the I’ve-totally-forgotten-that kanji).

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I had the same problem, burned items I could not remember. Also the radicals and mnemonics underwent a lot of changes. Mostly they’re better, but I sort of miss the old ones. “Boob grave” anyone? :grin:

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Noob here with incoming noob questions: what is this cool looking calendar thingy ya’ll have posted and how do I install that on my computer?

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[Userscript] Wanikani Heatmap

# How to Install Userscripts

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I honestly don’t know. It takes a long time everyday — which is why I stopped before. I could limit my time, but I found that if I slowed too much, I would forget kanjis, event burned kanjis.

I’m quite certain I will be slower after level 30, because all kanjis will be new. If I can maintain 9 days / lesson, I will finish by year end (I am at 8 days now). I would like that :relaxed:

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I’ll be dropping from 13.5 to 16.5 days/lvl from the next level (will lvl up Thursday if I don’t stuff up) because the stuff just isn’t sinking in as well. Props to you that you can remember so much stuff at such speed.

( :wave: waving goodbye from in Xtian’s wake)

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It’s a userscript. The first one is a bit tricky to install. After that it’s very easy.
Some are just “feel good” scripts like levelUP celebrator, others will display information or change the WaniKani experience. Look around in the forums, you will find a lot of information.

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Sorry, this link is much better, and more recent, than previous:

Visual Guide on How To Install A Userscript

And following on from Xtian’s comment above, there’s this descriptive list of userscripts, last edited a week ago, so current:

The New And Improved List Of API and Third Party Apps

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ok thanks for letting me know about this! It reminds me of the user-based addons I used to download from my World of Warcraft days. Very cool.

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I will get right on it and install some of these and check them out. Thanks for the information!

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@Xtian you said that you’ve restarted a few times. When you are studying the items on levels you’ve already done in the past, do the memories come back? I am wondering how much do you remember from the past?

I’ve been here for six years now, reset 3 or 4 times, too and am back in the 20s as well. Hello, fellow resetter :smiley:
We will do it! We will get to level 60! I’m absolutely positive about this. Look at how stubborn we are! We always come back haha

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I’ve reset twice back to 1 (highest was 20 something). It’s truly incredible how much you remember. I test myself on the radical lessons where it shows kanji that use the radical. So far I still remember nearly all of the readings which kind of blows me away.

Interestingly now I’m starting again I’m learning all the new mnemonics but I can still remember all the old ones and all the stories. So it really reinforces things!

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@d-hermit Yes they do! When I “first” see the kanji again I have no idea, but memories come back to me, even old personal mnemonics. I don’t think I will be able to sustain my current pace of 8 days per lesson when I get to lesson 30.

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We are the stubborn ones @qiwi ! :grin:

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Same for me James! This is really comforting. I started reading Kiki’s Delivery Service and I find I actually can read kanjis! I’m blown away :grin:

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