Help understanding card scheduling


I’m having difficulty understanding why one of my cards is being scheduled the way that it is. It’s possible that I’m overlooking something simple or just don’t understand part of Anki scheduling, but I have reviewed the documentation and am only posting here after still being confused.

Please find attached screenshots that show the deck settings and card info. The different time periods for various review options are:

Again: 20m
Hard: 8d
Good: 6.4m
Easy: 8m

What is confusing to me is what is causing the 6.4 month review period for “Good.” I would expect something dramatically shorter. I had thought that by resetting the card (2021-09-30), I had restarted the learning for the card, but perhaps that is incorrect?

Thank you for any help anyone can offer!

Please see Due times after a break - Frequently Asked Questions


I finish my reviews pretty much every day so had never thought about this, but this is pretty great and good to know!

Follow up question to this: does the card consider suspended time as unseen? I’m thinking how this affects when I have a card automatically suspended and come back to it later, which could be months. If I study the card and then unsuspend, answer correctly, does the card get slingshotted to a few month interval? (not good)

Would it be better to reset the card if this is how it works?

If you answer good or easy, the delay will be factored in. If you don’t want that, you can answer hard or reset the cards manually.

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The idea behind that is: if you don’t review a card for some time, and the card becomes overdue, and when you review it once again you still remember perfectly the content of the card, then it means Anki was seriously underestimating how well you know the card, and therefore it will assume you don’t need to review it before a much longer time than it was previously scheduled for. The fact is that, if Anki is not wrong about how well you know a card, you shouldn’t be able to answer “Good” or “Easy” to long overdue cards.

I get that, but in this case Anki is incorrect about it, since I manually unsuspended the note and saw the answer and purposefully tried to study it then.

Well, now your asking Anki to know beforehand whether you know a card because you are rightfully memorizing it, or just because you just “cheated”, don’t you?

No? Did you read my use case? In no way is that cheating. I’m trying to figure out why a leech didn’t stick and unsuspend it. How would I do that without looking at the card? I was only asking whether the suspended time was taken into account, which could be possible. In this case I would prefer to reset it if it only looks at the overdue amount.

What I meant by “cheating” was: if you look at the answer at the moment you restart reviewing your cards, no wonder Anki is wrong.

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Ah, I see. But even if I wait after studying them until like the next day, a card that has been suspended for a year will get a ridiculous interval, so I guess I have to reset them.

Thank you so much for your help!