First reviews with very long intervals for 'good'

Hi,

I have a lot of reviews that I haven’t done for 2 months. Some of them are cards that I haven’t reviewed once, so when I review them for the first time, the interval for good is very long (e.g. 1 month) compared to a new card that I learn today and review tomorrow (the interval for this card will be e.g. “2 days” tomorrow when I review it for the first time). Can I somehow adjust the interval for these very old reviews so that they don’t have such a long interval?

Thanks in advance!

Regardless of which interval repetition algorithm you use, this behavior is the norm. Have you not seen the card for 2 months but were able to remember it? You have a good memory or a light card. In any case, the card deserves such an interval.

If you don’t remember these cards, but the only correct answer is again.

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Thanks for your reply.
No, I couldn’t remember it. I had to click “again.” The problem is that I’m reviewing these cards for the first time after 2 months. I’d like to see these cards a few times before the exam to make sure I don’t forget anything after such a long interval. Is there any way to adjust the interval?

if you can’t remember then the again button is the right option. Also in this case, you should not get a long interval. You cannot disable this behavior.

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ok thanks

If you have FSRS enabled in the deck options, at the risk of higher workload, you can try increasing your desired retention and then reschedule cards on change.

I have a related question and don’t intend to hijack the one above, but new here and don’t see a way to post yet, and it seems relevant…

Wondering if a good interval of 4 years and 11 years for easy is abnormal ? Too extreme for me. I’d prefer good to stay at 2 years or less and easy at 4 years or less.
Possible?
Thanks

It sounds like what you’re seeing is rooted in the same space – cards that are overdue are given longer intervals when you get them correct – so it’s not that bad a hijack! The basics of why it is happening are explained in the FAQ – Due times after a break - Frequently Asked Questions (that’s specific to the default algorithm, but FSRS follows a similar logic).

Are those intervals abnormal? No. But that doesn’t matter much if they are longer than you are comfortable with!

You can’t set a maximum interval on a per-button basis – but regardless of which algorithm you’re using, you can set a max interval overall in your Deck Options > Advanced – Deck Options - Anki Manual. The default max of 100 years (36,500 days) is too extreme for plenty of users – especially if their studying is headed toward an end goal. It sounds like something under 5 years would be a better fit for you.

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