Why do we have to do the question again if we get it right but add a synonym?


#1

I recently picked up the great idea of shortening most meanings to save typing and therefore time. So I add synonyms to most. But I have to re-do the question even if I got it right. Why? It’s a pain.


#2

I don’t know, but it’s been an annoyance for a lot of people for a while.

I just wait until the test is all done and then do it from the review results screen - clicking on the individual item pages. *shrugs* I don’t know what to tell you other than that.

Maybe it can be something looked at during the general overhaul…


#3

There’s a script that lets you add synonyms during lessons. Maybe that helps?
https://community.wanikani.com/t/userscript-wanikani-lesson-user-synonyms-v2/?source_topic_id=24428

Don’t ask me why that isn’t a default functionality (I think it should be :wink: ).


#4

excellent, should help, I go slower in lessons anyway


#5

Wouldn’t be so bad if we had to do the meaning again, well it would, but I’m pretty sure you have to do the meaning and reading.


#6

btw., since what you are doing is about saving time: I very briefly thought about tdoing the same thing but it is just sooo annoying in my opinion and such a waste of time. What I do instead now is use the Anki userscript.

I still say the answer either aloud or in my head (in a way that makes it clear how I would have typed it, no cheating about おう vs お、ぞ vs そ, etc.) and I feel like it is just as efficient. I have been more relaxed and have been enjoying my reviews more ever since. To me it seems like I can focus more on the meaning than on typing and getting everything right.


#7

What I do to combat this is open a second window, go to the information page of the item in question, then add the synonym there. When I still had lessons, I would forget to add the synonyms using the above-mentioned user-script and would be put in a situation like the one you’ve mentioned. Yes, it takes a little more time, but it certain eliminates the annoyance of having to do the item over again.


#8

good idea, cheers.


#9

I don’t really understand this tbh.


#10

What the Anki mode does is: that it shows you the answer and you just decide whether you knew that answer or not so you don’t have to type anything. You should of course only use it if you are not tempted to cheat.

And I started my own slightly modified version with buttons instead of just shortcuts. It works for me but isn’t really well tested yet: Userscripts on Android (Browser)


#11

oh I see, sounds interesting


#12

Just tried Anki Mode, blimey what a revelation! I’ll be using this a fair bit from now on I reckon. I’ll try yours too.


#13

Tried yours, works well. I use the shortcuts, and yours are easier than the other one for me. I can’t type numbers without looking. Cheers.


#14

That’s nice to hear. In case you need mnemonics for the shortcuts (because we are all about mnemonics here…) mine are:

  • correct = K like “oKAY, I got this”
  • incorrect = L like “I’m a loser, I got it wrong”. Although you are of course not a loser if you got it wrong but it works for me as a mnemonic :wink:

I mainly made my modified version to make it work for me on Android. If you have an Android device, you can install scripts in Firefox via violentmonkey. This is how I do most of my reviews now.