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How does the points system work on here?

Delirium
Asked 8 years ago

I had over 10,000 points yesterday, then today I logged in and I was down to like 8,300 or something...

Now I logged in again and I'm at 7,230. Every day that gain points I lose 2-4,000 for no reason. 

The drills expire so you can do them again. The payoff is you get more points each time you answer correctly. It helps you burn the info into your memory. Each time you answer a drill correctly, it takes a longer time to expire. If you get it wrong, the points and time reset to 1 point and 1 day. This is what I think, anyway.

jepps
Commented 8 years ago

I've been over every single drill over ten times each, though. All of the JPLT 5 Kanji, Intermediate, Hiragana, Katakana, Phrases, you name it…I've done it over ten times now. I don't get why I grind through over a thousand drills and get about 99% right and end up losing 2-4,000 points of my earnings every day. [shrugs] just curious. I had 11,583 or something like that, and I got knocked down to 8,400 something, then later to day dropped even lower to like 7,500 something. It just confused me.

Delirium
Commented 8 years ago

The loss of points is probably severe because, as you said, you're doing thousands of drills each day. So they are all expiring and returning in big chunks. Notice when the ranking goes red it means a drill has expired. You are very proactive and went through a lot of the content in only a few days, so it's no wonder the expiring hits you hard. However you've probably notice each time you redo all the drills you have more points than before. You are really good!

jepps
Commented 8 years ago

Know someone who might be able to answer this question?

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Jepps has it absolutely right. The way you keep scoring high is if you continue to answer those drills! The expiration of points is a way of pushing you forward in doing your drills. One of the hardest things about repetitive practice is...well...the repetition! Hopefully in this way, giving you more points each time you answer it correctly will help drive you to keep doing your drills daily.

And yes, if you perform a LOT of drills in one day, they will all expire pretty close to each other (if they're on the same schedule). As you continue to do your daily practices and unlock more drills, the spread of the drills will become a bit more distributed, which will result in less of a point loss.

We are also introducing more ways to score points that do NOT expire which will continue to give you new ways to keep high scores and battle each other.

Taylor
Answered 8 years ago

Sounds good. I believe that there should also be some sort of a ranking based on levels, like the highest points scored by people who are just starting, the highest scores by those who are intermediate, and eventually the highest scores by those are advanced. That way it wouldn't just be a "whoever answers the most questions daily gets the title" kind of thing. Do you know what I'm getting at? If it were broken down by level it would also give those starting out a little more confidence that they have a chance for their efforts to be noticed. I guess it is really just an idea of fairness, but it seems like it would really help grease the wheels of community standings a little better. Overall, I would like to help improve this site.

Delirium
Commented 8 years ago