Hi there. I have been having repeating cards come up right after finishing them (and pressing easy which is 4 days) and its extremely frustrating.
Essentially, I was messing around with some of the delay add ons yesterday to see if I could delay my cards bc i usually have about a thousand a day. I also updated to the new version of anki. After deleting the delay add on and doing my decks, I will finish all my cards and then the same cards that I had just seen (and pressed easy for) will show up again a couple of minutes later.
I spend so much of my time using anki and really need to fix this. I attached a pic below of what it says after I finish my deck. Any help would be extremely appreciated.
This does seem like one of the worst ways to deal with a backlog though. It’s an entirely cosmetic fix to a real problem.
It would be bad enough that it just allows you to avoid dealing with your overdue cards, but it actually compounds the problem by pushing the rest of your cards to be overdue as well. For a day here or there, at least it is probably only detrimental to short-interval cards. But for weeks or months? This must hurt you more than it helps you.
Even if the add-on can be fixed, I hope both of you will consider better methods.
I know, but I think it’s the best compromise there is to solve the backlog. I’m preparing for an exam and each subject has potentially thousands of cards to study. If I don’t push them back, then there will be no way to keep everything on track though
When you have a 1, 2, 3-day backlog – wouldn’t it be better to cull those overdue cards off the top and bring them back into your studying gradually, while keeping everything else on schedule? They are already overdue, so isn’t it better to limit that damage to just those cards?
But haven’t the wheels come off entirely at that point? That seems like a situation that needs a major intervention, not a throw-a-blanket-over-it-and-no-one-will-notice bandaid. I suppose I am suggesting that with a good plan in place for dealing with a backlog quickly, you won’t have to get to that point.
It goes without saying (does it?) that while you have a backlog, you should stop adding new cards. But yes, I agree – delay should be the last resort.