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Lets be fair here...

Griffith
Asked 3 years ago

So when I cant get through a question in English before submitting an answer, you should consider making the points take longer to go down.

 

I'm a pretty quick, fluent English speaker/reader.

 

When I can barely get through the questions before I can submit something... you got a messed up point system.

 

Let be fair here bro's.

 

http://nihonscope.com <-because I can right?

 

Know someone who might be able to answer this question?

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Being 'completely fair here' (there's no being fair here, this is all a matter of taste):

I'm a native English speaker, have spent 18 of months my life in Osaka ahead of a permanent move there next year, N3-N2 so fluent in everyday conversation, read Japanese considerably quickly and I very rarely only get the 5 point multipliers (basically just the audio ones where I can deduce the answer ahead of time or whenever my browser lags on a drill).

For absolute beginner/N5/N4 stuff I've still not 'mastered' on the system here I normally only get the 4 point multipliers, everything else x1 is the standard.

So it's a completely fair system I think, in that it's fast for everyone and when you do actually get to the point where you can blaze through drills and pick up the multipliers (which certainly wasn't the case for me when I started two years ago or so) it's quite rewarding.

And besides no matter the speed someone's going to come along and whinge about it.

PS Cool Japanese culture blog/SEO pit bro, how much did they pay you to link that here?

 

 

番長
Answered 3 years ago

I'll be in Fukuoka in April! I got a client in Osaka though. Cool stuff brah!

Griffith
Commented 3 years ago

I'm not sure what you mean about how much they paid me? I got a link from another page here a long while ago... It's a perfect link for http://nihonscope.com because they also have nihon in their url title... Epic new SEO rules, anchor text and URL/Title are the goodies now days... meaning blog commenting (the right way), works even better then it ever did before. :)

Griffith
Commented 3 years ago

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There are other alternatives we are looking into going.  Instead of going based on timer, we may decide to go with a spree format that works as the multiplier instead and have speed of questions answered determine some other behavior (achievements).

Also, Griffith, please be sure that if you are including links to outside sources, they are relevant to the conversation/question and are not spammy.  We are updating our codebase to ensure external links provided by user content are set to rel="nofollow" in the future.

Taylor
Answered 3 years ago

Not that really means anything... you need help with SEO and spam prevention I can suggest something better things then just changing links to nofollow? Because that doesn't mean A THING to a real SEO. Not one thing. It's based on relevance, I have tons of research that shows nofollows don't do ANYTHING to stop spammer nor does it really effect rankings in a negative way (for them), and to be blunt, many times it HELPS to rank sites higher as long as it's relevant, but to be fair the ones that will benefit are people like me who have a Japanese web blog, so you're safe from any GOOD SEOs that know where they're doing, it all comes down to spray and pray SEOs after that (which is the majority of SEOs). But you changing it to nofollow also means that if I wanted to, I could smash the page with GSA and not get penalized (I'm not going to), but it could hurt your site now because of Penguin 4 (real time - but too not bad because of the honey combing pages Google does now, but it does add up)... It's an SEO safe haven with nofollow... Just an FYI. How do I know? I mentor with Kotton Grammar and Greg Morrison, the best SEOs in the world. But, just note I'm not trying to mean or anything, just telling you how it is. It won't really deter any SEOs honestly. I'd say just work on any spam prevention in any other way, you sure can do nofollow if you feel safer with that. It doesn't look like you have much purposeful SEO spam on here anyway from what I've seen being here for a couple years. But then again, I don't go looking all over the site, maybe you do?

Griffith
Commented 3 years ago

But... word, will do good buddy.

Griffith
Commented 3 years ago