EskimoJo said…It’s unnecessary imo, as it’s faster to type something than fiddle with the mouse and less likely to result in a mistaken ‘idk’
Thinking back on the request, it’s really not about the practicality of it. It’s more on how, psychologically , it felt strange and unnatural having to type a wrong response to an item you didn’t know, as opposed to having a button that has a purpose of telling the system that you didn’t know the answer to said item. I didn’t mean to type a wrong answer, all along I didn’t know the answer to begin with, so typing a wrong answer seemed like a strange thing to do instead of typing no answer at all.
It’s not necessary because the system was never designed to make that wrong answer/no answer distinction; if you don’t know the answer, then both ways it’s wrong to the system so yeah, no real difference either way. But mentally to myself I still think it’s worth it to have such a button because that way, I don’t have to consciously type a wrong answer to a question I had no answer to begin with. I’m hitting a button that was designed with the purpose of “I don’t know the answer to this” and that makes me feel a little better about it.
It’s all about how you think, I guess.
FlockOfFlames said… Try space and enter, is easier to type and you don’t risk having a correct answer (if a kanji happens to have a reading of あ)
This is actually not a bad way to do it either. I’m surprised it wasn’t suggested in the original thread.