Getting the same words over and over in Timed Practice
Timed Practice used to be great. It was constantly throwing out new words. In the past few days it's been giving me the same words and sentences over and over again. Is anyone else having this? Did they change the algorithms?
Hello Tatou. The variety is better today. The practice is presenting a more varied range of sentences.
However the updating of the 'last practiced' counters is still a bit dodgy. I saw 'los tiempos' a few times just now but the last practiced counter for 'tiempo' says 'one month ago'.
I don't know if you want clues, but I saw something unusual today.
I went to my vocabulary list and sorted by last practiced time - newest to oldest. It says tiempo was last practiced 1 month ago (wrong - it makes me practice it all the time...).
However it was in the sorted list in between words that are shown as practiced 2 minutes ago!
Today I figured out the problem. In the vocabulary tab, there are a bunch of words whose "last practiced" counter is frozen. These are the words that keep repeating over and over again. Even though I just saw those words today, the "last practiced" field still says it's been weeks or months. Today I got a few other words, and on those ones the counters updated immediately.
On the other hand, there are some words that say I practiced them today, but in reality I haven't seen them in months. Maybe the system is crediting the wrong words when I practice them? So it sends me a word, but then updates a completely different word? Then it looks and sees the same words in the "weakest" category.