We need the real INTERLEAVING thing!

Hi folks,

WHY it is not possible to study Anki (2.1.41) subdecks randomized instead of alphabetical???
In my opinion, this is not an interleaving feature that Anki advertises to everyone. It is an option that Anki should provide by default. This “feature” can’t be so difficult to implement.

I don’t want it randomized by default.

Anki does not have the word ‘interleaving’ in the Manual;
but Sub-decks option is a simple and effective method to switch from subject-to subject - which is what the interleaving is; too many people think that a randomization is, but . it is not.

We do random review to keep the ‘closely-related’ cards apart in order to fight wasted reps. Anki’s ‘bury related cards’ needs to be supplement by the add-on ‘Rememorize …’ the’ siblings’ part.

NOTE: @/dae
this add-on is in works now - implementing the ‘Rescheduling’ part.

Hi, I found a way to interleave my decks and subdecks. It works this way
Create a custom deck from any deck.
Then you should go to the options of this deck and do this:

is:due is because I want only due cards in this deck
deck:* is because I want to interleave all my decks
-deck:Inglês is because I want to interleave all my decks except the deck “Inglês”.
Random is to randomize the cards.
I did the same to new cards

Wasn’t this introduced at some point and is now part of 2.1.54?

I don’t think so, I think it just randomizes the cards from the subdecks. So only the cards from each deck come at a time. In other words, first comes the English cards, then the math ones, but they don’t mix

The way I did it, it mixes all the cards from all the decks I choose. That is, math cards are mixed with engineering cards, with English cards, and so on.

Are you still with the v1 scheduler? Are you talking about new cards?


No. I use the lattest Anki

To me, decks are shown always in alphabetical order, like this:
Sometimes, it randomizes the cards, but not totally. It is like 4 cards from the first deck, then 2 cards from the seconds and so on. Using custom study I managed to get totally random cards