I know a lot of us use flashcards, and I seem to recall reading something about Steve not thinking that the SRS systems were the most important thing. I’ve noticed that a lot of my cards disappear faster than I’d like them to - that is, they don’t pop back up 3 months down the road, even if I haven’t been adding new material. I end up getting basically the same deck of the last weeks cards. Is there some way we can get the flashcard system to scoop a little further back and show cards more frequently? Even if it’s just a personal setting?
We don’t currently offer customization options for the SRS system. You can actually see the full list of cards that are due to be reviewed by going to the Vocabulary page and clicking on "Due for Review (SRS). If there are more words due than are able to display in the LingQs of the Day email then they will not appear in the email for that day. However, you can view the full list from the Vocabulary page.
I have the opposite problem though - my recently added cards just seem to repeat again and again, while cards that I haven’t seen for months just don’t reappear - or at best, reappear one at a time in large groups of words that I’ve seen 4 times this week.
Thanks for the additional information on this. I’ve asked one of our developers to take a look at the algorithm here to see if everything is working properly. I don’t have an exact time frame for this, but we will hopefully have a chance to look into this soon and I will let you know if we need any further information in order to figure this one out!
Hi! Sorry for the delay on this. Our development team looked into this quite extensively and wasn’t able to find any issues in the code related to the SRS system.
If you notice this still happening, I wonder if you might be able to take record of what the status of a word was, what actions you took with it and when it next showed up in your Due for Review or LingQs of the Day list so we might have a better idea of what is causing this.