Questions on Deck handling and burying on the v3 scheduler

Hello there!

So in the image you see the parent deck “Aktiv” and its subdecks. My question is about review limits (as im facing a backlog). The option for “Aktiv” has no review limit. “UG” and its subdecks have the all the same Option group with a review limit of 100. All UG-subdecks show less than 100 reviews because of burying. Yesterday the first subdeck “Capital-Country” showed 100 reviews, all other showed less and less, which made me think that Anki looks for cards to bury in alphabetical order of the deck names. Today no of the decks show exactly 100 cards (although all decks have way more than 100 due.
So my first question: Why is that? How does Anki actually look for cards to bury?
Also when I have a review limit of 100, I think it would make sense if Anki filled up these missing buried slots with other cards that would only be seen tomorrow, so that all decks would still show 100 cards. What do you think about that?

Next topic is about the card count of “Aktiv”. It seems to show the cards from all its subdecks added up, which does not make sense to me. I made the option in a way that I only get 100 cards max of all subdecks combined when I go into “UG”. It would make sense to me that the "Aktiv"Deck only looks at supdecks in it subdecks, so it would look at what “UG” and “Sprachen” had to offer.

Lets imagine, I had the same options group for the "Sprachen"Deck and its subdecks as I have for “UG” So the deck “Sprachen” would only show me 100 cards. But when the Deck “Sprachen” has like 10 subdecks (all the same 100 review limit option group), it would lead to the "Aktiv"Deck showing approximately 1000 cards out of “Sprachen” and its subdecks. The point of having the "Aktiv"Deck in the first place is however, to mix the cards of “Sprachen” and “UG” but I still only want 100 cards out of “Sprachen” and 100 cards out of “UG” so the "Aktiv"Deck should show 200 cards.

So to explain it better, lets say “Aktiv” is a parent, “UG” is a child, “Country-Flag” is a grandchild.

So the behavior now seems to be that parents only look at their children, if there are now grandchildren in that line. If there are grandchildren however, the parents only look at their grandchildren. For me it would make more sense the other way around: That parents only look at their direct children, ignoring if they have grandchildren at all. Because the children themselves will look at their own children (the parents grandchildren), so the parent doesn’t have to. I guess this behavior would also be easier to calculate: If there are 100 grandchildren, of one child, it would be less work for the parent to only look at its child, ignoring the grandchildren.

I hope this was understandable. Am I missing something or is that a fair point?


Burying happens as you review cards. At the start of a new day, the counts shown on the deck list are the counts before any cards have been buried. You are using the v3 scheduler, and in it, interday learning cards also contribute to the daily limit, but intraday ones do not.

If you click on Aktiv, UG’s limits will only affect cards from UG, not cards from its subdecks: V3 Scheduler: Parent/Child Review Limits and Deeply Nested Decks

Thanks for the reply and thanks for the link to the other thread. You wrote there that youll keep an eye on the demand for that feature, so take my thread as a +1 for that :smiley:

Apart from that: Some great changes in the v3 scheduler! makes backlogs so much easier and also more efficient to deal with! thanks for the great work over all these years! -:slight_smile:

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