I’ve looked through and haven’t been able to see any other threads on this same topic, but there’s a few issues I have with how verb meanings are handled in WaniKani, when evaluating right or wrong answers.
Some verbs seem to accept the imperative form as a meaning, while others do not. From first glance, this appears to be that verbs that are longer in English (to rise up, to correct) seem to accept the imperative form of the verbs (rise up, correct) while shorter verbs (to pull, to climb) require the full infinitive. Whether these are accepted should be consistent, and I’d lean towards suggesting they should consistently be rejected. Given the frequent reuse of the imperative form of verbs either as a noun (as in demand) or an adjective (as in correct) it doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense to accept them as equivalent answers for the verb form of the word.
An option for stricter meaning requirements for transitive verbs may be a good idea. Some verbs (to stop, to stop something being one example) accept the same definition (“To stop”) allowing us to possibly inadvertently get one right that we actually DIDN’T really get right. An example of this is I put “To stop” for one, and “To stop something” for the other. I got “To stop something” wrong because it was actually the intransitive verb I assigned it to, but I progressed the transitive form to the next SRS level although it was equally wrong, just my wrong reading was also “Acceptable”. I know a lot of people don’t necessarily care or will argue that “To stop” is probably an acceptable meaning for both in English, but for those of us who really care about getting verb forms down, stricter matching could be important.
If this topic exists elsewhere please let me know and I’ll delete it or whatever I can.