I’ve found it’s really nice to get a trickle of new cards. So, 1 new card from both “Real Estate” and “Series 7”; both of these subdeck’s new cards per day are set to 1. I set my “Finance” parent deck to new cards = 2. When I try to study new cards by clicking on the Finance parent deck I’m now prompted with 2 newcards from “Real Estate” subdeck and 0 from “Series 7”.
I’ve read what you sent previously, I understand that I’m going to only get 2 new cards per day if I click on the “Finance” parent deck, my question is why are both of those new cards only from “Real Estate”?
The initial issue I outlined above showed that the parent deck somehow wasn’t respecting the limits that the child decks have in place (as both child decks shouldn’t be able to “feed” any cards to the parent deck), I still don’t understand why this is.
It may feels counterintuitive when you’re not used to that new behavior, but after a while it makes sense. You can deactivate V3 scheduler, but overall it offers many advantages and much more flexibility than V2, and you’ll loose that too.
Please, take a look here, in particular the last post:
You still can use scheduler v2 if you want to keep the subdecks limit thing, but believe me, eventually you’ll get used to “One deck > One limit” philosophy, and v3 offers so many improvements that going back to v2, doesn’t really worth.
Believe me, I’ve given this “One limit” philosophy a fair shot for 9 months; and it was a constant frustration that limit rules weren’t being sensibly enforced. If anything this bug report you link proves the point that Anki is breaking a core piece of functionality.
Well, to be fair that was not a bug report, but a feature request. The change was intentional and the funcionality is still there, but you need to do things a little bit differently, that’s all.
I fully understand your point, because I was also used to use parent limits, but after a few days, I really didn’t miss that at all. However, if using parent limits is important for your workflow, please remember that you can still use scheduler v2 with newer Anki versions
(I’m hoping to leave this thread on a better/sweet note after being confrontational.)
I want to be clear, I’m very passionate about this software BECAUSE it’s so useful to me. It has substantially changed the course of my life for the better. There frankly is such a joy in learning things you’re interested in, and a simplicity in the approach SRS takes. I simply want to see this project (and SRS more generally) flourish, that’s the reason I wrote the bug report; not to waste anyone’s time, or drain/peeve contributors/maintainers.
Damian and “cqg” thanks for maintaining/supporting Anki.