I have a question regarding the intended behavior of daily review limits on nested decks. The FAQ page (The Anki 2.1 scheduler - Frequently Asked Questions) has the following line:
When a deck has children, reviews are taken from all children decks at once, instead of showing each deck’s review cards one by one. The review limit of the child decks is ignored - only the limit of the deck you clicked on applies.
It seems that this behavior is implemented as advertised on Android, but on desktop (Linux client, 2.1.35), the limits of child decks are first applied, before the parent limit is applied. That is, say parent has limit of 20, child has limit of 10, and child deck has 15 cards due. On Android, the parent deck would have 15 cards to review, but on desktop it shows 10.
Personally, I find the current behavior on desktop to be more intuitive. It also supports my use case where I use a parent deck only as a grouping mechanism. So I set daily review limit to be very high for the parent, and each child deck’s own limit would kick in.
In any case, which behavior (Android vs desktop) is the intended design going forward? It’d be helpful to know when structuring my decks. Also, if the Android behavior is indeed the correct one, is there a workaround to support the use case I mentioned above?