Feature request: daily lesson limit overclocking

I’ve been using Hanzihero for a few days now, and, so far, I’m loving it.
The UI is stellar, the mnemonics make sense and so does the order in which things are presented.

I would love to grind away on HH for a few hours at a time, or at least have the opportunity to do so. The daily limit puts a cap on that ambition, unfortunately.

It feels wasteful to wait for the next set of lessons while being in a position where I can study more.
The superb “extra study” widget helps to grind out a few extra drops, but after more or less getting all known items to stick, there’s nothing left to throw oneself at.

I understand the load will ramp up as I go on, but I would love to get there sooner, and for the lesson ceiling to be just a little higher.

I’ve checked out recent blog posts touching on this topic, and I completely understand the general need for a cap.

I’m wondering, however, if there’s a way to integrate a feature that allows a user to effectively ‘overclock’ the limit. Maybe it’s possible to present the option in such a way that clearly shows how generally irresponsible an (e.g.) 40 lesson/day limit is, while still giving the user this option.

I really like HanziHero, and I’m dreading the idea of having to jump fence to Heisig’s RTH just because it doesn’t (physically) enforce a limit.

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Welcome to the forum!

We’ve discussed adding a “jump-start” lesson limit for those onboarding onto the app so they can get to a healthier amount of reviews earlier, and then it is reset back to 20 items/day. I think this ought to solve this issue for you, but

I can’t think of anything at this time to solve this one. Ideally with a high enough daily lesson limit, one wouldn’t need to “reset” for more lessons.

I guess one option we could offer is “tap into the next day lessons” or something along those lines. Would you mind explaining your main objective here? If you want to basically “time travel to the next day” to do more reviews and lessons, then I would understand what you mean :slight_smile:

Or, in another view, maybe to keep the “healthy” limit of 20 items/day, but if you’re feeling more motivated, then you can request to see more lessons that day.

Here’s a thread with more context:

Thank you so much for your response!

That would be an absolutely stellar feature. What could that look like? The user gets served the usual N of lessons with an option to continue past the limit as per desire?

I’ve just now realized that traveling to the next day won’t up the workload in the grand scheme of things anyway🤦. Please disregard my initial comment.

I think this sort of thing could be covered by a “Target Study” idea previously discussed. With “Target Study” one could select the items they want to review and jump into an Extra Study session with them :slight_smile:

In the meantime, I’ve added Jump Start mode 🏃 which you can use to speed up your onboarding :+1:

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I didn’t wanna start a new topic cause I have some thoughts on the daily limits but it has been discussed so much already.

At the moment i wish there was a way to only limit the new characters but not the words. Cause i really wanna catch up on all the “easier” words but also don’t want to compromise on learning new characters.
In addition it would be cool to have the ability to study 40 new items one day and then do only reviews for the next 3 days. Because the time and energy one has for lessons can vary a lot by the day at least for me.
I have days where i love every new word and character and i could keep going for 20 more. Then there is days where i do my reviews and then dread doing the lessons at all. For me lessons take a lot more concentration then reviews.
But maybe this is just my personal view cause i am not scared of suddenly having 300 reviews.

An idea would be that if you haven’t done the lessons the day before you get double. Or an option to do double today and then get 0 the next for when you know you’ll be busy the next day.
Or maybe if you don’t do them each day, have them accumulate until a certain threshold? this way it doesn’t feel as bad to miss or skip a day of lessons or two.
Or maybe there is a weekly joker for 10 extra lessons : P (just random ideas at this point)

I admit this is complaining at a high level and not something that is a big problem.

I wanna hear how other people that are already a few months into hanzihero feel about this! Do you still sometimes wish for more lessons or has this craving vanished over time?

I could see this being useful. Doing 10 lessons everyday vs. 20 and 0 alternating wont make a big difference in review toil long term. But like you said, maybe you have the energy to do 20 lessons some days, no energy other days.

To allow this, they should just have a user setting to remove the lesson cap. Ive been at this almost 300 days consecutively. Im experienced enough to manage my lesson cap. However I think the average new user would abuse it, wind up with 200-300 reviews and terrible retention rate, and just quit the website.

This should be possible by configuring the daily word limit to be very high. Though called a “word limit”, it behaves more like a “daily word target”.

Yes but then i won’t learn any new characters.
I don’t want to learn more than 5 to 7 new characters in a given day anyway but I’d love to learn more than 13 words since they’re easier to recall and really help solidify the characters.
But this is only true on days when i am especially motivated and on others i don’t wanna learn anything new.
So i was more thinking about making use off/ accommodating for jumpy motivation levels.
But as i said it’s not a huge deal, i just wanted to add my thoughts on it so you have more opinions to go off of, if you think about changing the daily limit setting in the future :slight_smile:

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