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    Being able to tweak the algorithm is important, because I have the opposite problem. I want the cards to be more lax to free me up to read more. SuperMemo has a concept called the forgetting index, where you can modify how likely you will forget an item when it comes up for repetition. The default is 5%. That means that it spaces the testing out far enough that there is a 5% chance that you won't remember the answer when it comes up. I prefer to have my forgetting index to 15% which for me finds a healthy balance of reviewing previously known material and getting new input.

    Also, it would be nice to know more about the algorithm to inform my decision on whether to keep more words in Readlang or move them into SuperMemo.

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    Steven commented  · 

    I had a similar issue for words I found in paper-based books and notes from classes. I got those sentences and words into Readlang by using the "Upload Text" option. Pasting my sentences (one per each line). Then opening the text in my library and clicking on the words that I didn't know. Not ideal, but worth it for me.

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    In the "Public Texts" tab in the "Library Section" you can like texts and can see which texts are most popular.

    Or do you mean, getting some "premium" time for getting someone else to sign up and pay for the service?

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    Steve, I know you are hard at work at Duolingo and have the site in maintenance mode, but I hope you give this feature your consideration. The auto-highlight mode is an amazing, killer feature. It is so much more useful than if it merely highlighted every word that a user looked up before. And being able to see the other contexts in the pop-up really helps improve my understanding of the word and how it used.

    Part of why it is great, is that it creates a feeling of progress. There’s nothing like getting further in your text and seeing the number of underlined words gradually dwindle.

    I feel like this feature would be relatively simple to implement and would be a big boon to reading with auto-highlighted words.

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    One way to to accomplish this is to always include the article (e.g. in English a, an, the) along with the word. The idea of Readlang is to always learn words or phrases as they appear in a given context.

    I do agree that it would be nice to show the gender information without needing to include other words. Just offering a alternative solution that may help.

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    I deal with this with the "Deutsch Alternatives" window. First, I click to edit the card. Then I scroll down to the dictionary window and grab the full noun with the article (and plural too) and put it in the "Deutsch Alternatives" box. This way, I can see the article during every review.

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