What is the level distribution on here?

They released a graph a while ago - from memory, it was basically an exponential decay curve, but with a big spike at level 60 where everyone piles up against the wall. Wonder if anything’s changed since then.

Wonder if @Kumirei is making a new graph, or just digging up the old one.

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That is a really weird pattern though.

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How so? Isn’t that like a perfectly normal and expected pattern…?

In case you’re imagining it wrong, here’s the old ones

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Making a new one since WK data is opaque and rfindley’s data was based on roughly 20k users whereas there are 67k now.

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Ohhhh. Yes, I was imagining like a TON of people at 60, which is why I was confused. Thank you.

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I’m not the best at presenting data, so here is a link to the spreadsheet. Anyone can edit, so if you want to create a new graph or whatever, feel free.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hPFXSerMrlDsMne2hpq-N7lykrINJieOoqO0X9RmNHI/edit?usp=sharing

Breakdown of levels 1-60, including the subscription frequency.
Free%2C%20Paid%20and%20Lifetime%20(1)

Same as above, excluding levels 1-4.
Free%2C%20Paid%20and%20Lifetime%20(2)

Simple line plot of the totals on each level.
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That is AWESOME, thank you so much! How did you get the data?

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Anyone who has visited the forums has the “Basic” badge, and everyone on the forum has their level and subscription stored as a Discourse group membership, so I went to this page and fetched all the 66,628 users and their groups.

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Not many at my level it seems :eyes: that makes sense though haha

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There are 58 users on level 58, lol

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That was clever… I feel better about my level seeing how few people have made it this far.

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There are 8,391 users who got past the free levels and gave up along the way (and didn’t have lifetime)

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It’ll be 59 tomorrow if all goes according to plan :eyes:

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AMAZING that makes me happy. Anyway I have been 58 for more than a month but soon…

@jacobalbano I guess you will join, make it 59, and then I will leave and it will be 58 again lol

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I reset a few levels back thinking it’d take off some of the reviews that had piled up (I had a few thousand), and none of them came off, lmao. I reset for nothing. Made it back on track though.

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A month is nothing. My longest level up is like a year, because I was in Japan and had no way of paying for the subscription from overseas. (; u;) (This is why you should just get lifetime I guess…)

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Relative change in number of users per level. Might be interesting for seeing which levels are “harder”. Level 60 is excluded because it is +1210%

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I went to school in Japan, and a few of my other foreign friends there were also using WaniKani, but the highest any of them went before giving up was around levels 23-26. That’s when they all just got sick of it. Looking back at 23 in particular, I see a few items that still come back to haunt me to this day. I understand now.

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My longest is also a year :flushed: I was also in Japan haha! I could still pay but the issue was that I was taking some kanji classes and I couldn’t balance wanikani and regular kanji classes (and more classes of course). So I took a ‘break’ (very long break) but I don’t regret it at all. I got back into wanikani pretty easily once I recovered from my 2000 review backlog and now I got used to taking regular breaks, usually every 10 levels, to solidify kanji and vocab I learned

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That’s awesome! My kanji classes started at N2 level, even though I was probably N4 in kanji at that point, so I needed WaniKani to survive. ;__; It’s not too bad to take a break from it when you’re actually in Japan surrounded by kanji though. I bet you run into stuff on WaniKani you learned in Japan anyway.

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