Slow down the category reviews?
Is it possible to slow down the category reviews? I turned off the owl notification thinking that might do it. But I'll have 8-10 categories open up for review sometimes per day. Sometimes it's just too much after coming home from work and I have all of that review to do -- I need to be able to slow it down a little. It's not that I don't want to review, but it's just too much some evenings.
you can just ignore them - nothing will happen if you do not keep your skills golden.
Having said this, many of us who are here daily (read: 'I') would prefer for the skills to decay faster rather than slower, as for us, nothing ever decays.
As this seems to be a topic that 'divides' the community (a good percentage would like skills to decay faster, another good percentage would like them to decay slower, and, hopefully, most people like it the way it is…) I guess the decay algorithms won't change much to one direction or the other….. :-)
I too wish they'd decay faster. Or add some option to let us tweak the decay rate to our preference :)
Thanks to everyone. I understand that there is an "optimum" decay setting that (hopefully) DuoLingo has set. However, there are just some evenings that I can't do them all, but if I don't complete them all, then by the next day there are even more. I would like to at least complete the ones that have decayed before even more decay. I personally like to go back and complete the reviews before progressing further down the tree. That way I feel I'm more prepared to continue with the next category. However, the "optimum" setting isn't necessarily right for everyone, as FrankySka said. Why not have an "Optimum" setting that can be individually tweaked (ie. slower than optimum, faster than optimum, etc). The thing is, I'd like to finish the tree, but decaying too fast can bring me to the brink of discouragement where I don't want to go farther. Some days I simply can't get them all done, it's taking hours, and for me, that's not really "optimum." I don't need several hours every single day to stay on top of my Spanish. I don't mean to make a huge deal out of it, I just think it would be helpful to have an adjustable decay rate.
There is some reach to suggest why this is a good thing. arismartin explains it well. Also you can look up spaced repetition, the learning curve, and the forgetting curve: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaced_repetition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_curve http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forgetting_curve