- Bugfix: Kanji sight-reading practice7 March 2013
- A minor update today fixes a bug with the Kanji sight-reading practice page ("Reading" tab). Due to some refactoring I did in the last update all RTK kanji were highlighted, regardless of which ones were added to your flashcards.
It's fixed now and should only highlight and display keywords for the kanji that are in your flashcards. Thank to havkai for reporting the bug on the Feedback forum.
- Free Review: Review Known Kanji (and example words)19 January 2013
- Today's update adds a new option on the Labs page.
This review mode will pick a random selection of cards, from all the kanji flashcards which you have reviewed at least once succesfully (hence none of them won't be from the red stack).
As this is a "free review" mode, it means the SRS (spaced repetition system) won't be affected, so the graph on the Review page will not change. It's worth noting that the Story dialog (S key) is available in free reviews, so you can improve your mnemonics/stories during a review.
It's probably best not to overuse this feature while also studying with the SRS. This feature may be useful to do a big review after taking a long break.
Another possible benefit would be when you have completed RTK, and you don't want to feel burdened by the SRS review cycle. With the On/Kun Readings option you could use this to learn words while at the same time doing a bit of kanji reviews.
This option was suggested in this topic. Please post feedback there, thanks :)
- There is NO malware on this website or the forum!15 January 2013
- UPDATE: The Google malware warning seems to be gone now.
Unfortunately Google has flagged an entire ad delivery network (adsbyisocket) as "malware". You can see as of writing here it's not even displaying an ad, but showing a vacant space "Advertise here".
Google flags ad network isocket for alleged malware; Chrome blocks TechCrunch, Cult of Mac, others (Updated)
Also see isocket's feed on Twitter
There is nothing I can do but wait and reply to concerned people's emails. There is no use for me to remove the ad code as the website is already "flagged" on Google's database, there will be no immediate change.
Neither is it any use to disable the ads with AdBlocker. Please disable AdBlocker on this site if you want to support us. This site always partners with relevant and helpful advertisers, it doesn't display random ads like Google AdSense.
I'm sorry there's not much I can do right now. Even if the ad space is currently vacant, I won't remove it as it is a good service, and removing it is no guarantee that the "ban" will be lifted off any sooner. I will issue a request with Google to clear the site.
- Registrations are open again!3 October 2012
- New account registration is available again. As a side note, I got six emails in the last three days from people asking when the registrations would be open. Sorry about that! It was kinda nice seeing people eager to register :)
Please note: forum accounts are no longer linked! If you sign in with your forum account in a public space, signing out on *this* site will no longer sign you out of the forum!
Another change is that updating your password *here* will no longer update your password on the forum. They are completely separate accounts now. Existing members just have the "privilege" that they were able to get the exact same username accross the main site and forum. From now on, you'll need to update your forum password from the forum "Profile" tab.
You now have to sign in, and sign out, on this site and/or the forum, completely separately. If you'd like the "remember me" feature for the forum, go to the forum "Profile" tab > click "Privacy" then check "Save username and password between visits." If you use the forum in a public place, simply make sure to click "Logout" on the forum.
I'm afraid forum registration remains closed and it will probably not be open until next week. This is where most of the work which I hinted in the previous post, still have to be done.
- Registrations temporarily unavailable1 October 2012
- I'm sorry registration on Reviewing the Kanji is currently unavailable. New account creation should be back within a few days hopefully.
One long standing issue with the website registrations is that two accounts are created during registration: one for this site, and one for the community forum.
This was always meant to be a convenience for new members, allowing them to participate in the forum, as well as post feedback without having to register a separate account. Registering both accounts at once, and disabling separate registration on the forum ensured that everyone can use the same account name between the main site and forum. To top it off, logging in this website would log you in the forums automatically, making it easier to log in and log out from the main site and forum.
Unfortunately this also creates limitations for the forum, one of which is that features such as email verification as well as IP bans for spammers are not effective during registration. In practice a lot of spam gets blocked when the bots/scripts try to post on the forum, but they still create hundreds, if not thousands of "dummy" inactive accounts on this site.
TLDR (Too Long Didn't Read): It's time to separate the main site and forum accounts. I think for many users this may in fact be what they would prefer. It may be beneficial for the forum activity as well, allowing people to register directly on the forum, whether they use this website or not.
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