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Answer buttons have peculiar intervals

I have Anki 2.1.43, with Win 10 Pro

I’m seeing some strange intervals for the Answer buttons on one of my cards:
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Note that I applied Tools > Check Database.

AFAIK, there are no crazy values in my Options. All values are based on the @Suppy YouTube video on avoiding “Ease Hell”:
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“Guide to Anki Intervals and Learning Steps”:

All the Ease Hell videos seem to broadly agree with each other. The only difference might be the Lapse “New Interval”, which they all claim is just a guess anyway. (I’ve chosen the @Suppy guess of 50%)

In Options, here are my steps:

  • New Cards: 15 1440 8640

  • Lapses: <blank> (Note 1)

Note 1: (From manual) “If you leave the steps blank, Anki will not place the card back in the learning queue, and it will be rescheduled as a review with its new interval determined by the settings below.”

I started leaving blank Lapses steps only recently. Maybe that’s causing strange intervals ?

BTW: Maybe I’ve graded this card previously without noticing the intervals. I tend to look only for Good or Again, and ignore everything else.

Any advice ?

Thanks
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Looks like a relearning card. Maybe you have some strange relearning steps or you’ve changed them while this card was in relearning which can also lead to unexpected intervals.

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That makes sense. In my post, I mentioned that I recently changed the “Lapses” steps from the default values to blanks.

Because that card was in relearning, I think I’ll simply copy the Q&A to a new card, and delete the current card.

Thanks.
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