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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →

      You may like to try the new auto-highlight feature: You may like to try the new auto-highlight feature

      If you click on a previously translated word/phrase it will present a pop up allowing you to delete it without opening the sidebar.

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        I agree that the difficulty grades are very rough and not as useful as they should be. I’ve been planning for a long time to open source the algorithm, which is very simple, with some tests, so that others could help improve and calibrate it for different languages. The trouble is I have a lot of other things to do and extracting this code, creating tests, and documenting it never seems like a high enough priority. I would make it a priority if I were convinced that enough people would contribute to it.

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        I agree this is not super-urgent. I think it's a nice feature even if rough. I guess the pedantic side of my nature doesn't like seeing the books listed as "B2" etc, because such labels seem unjustifiable given the roughness of the ranking, but it's still useful.

        What about giving a numerical score? Or just "easy" "intermediate" "advanced"?

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            I’ll think about adding an option for this in future because it’s been suggested a couple of times, but I actually prefer the way it works now. Let me explain.

            If you click on a word or phrase, it means you don’t know what it means, or at least weren’t sure what it means. Therefore you should work on learning it in the “Learn” section, or if you made a mistake and accidentally clicked a word you already know, or it’s not useful to you, just delete it as soon as you encounter it in the “Learn” section.

            I don’t like the idea of an extra click to favourite each word as you are reading because one of the key motivations of the site is to make reading as distraction free as possible, adding only tools that help you understand the text and then get out of the way. This…

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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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