Like, I want to give some feedback on why I think the behavior in the German course is sub-optimal and strange. I am doing Spanish, German, and Russian on this site. I know German much better than Russian. In the Russian course, I make a ton of mistakes. I'm currently at 63% correct Repeats and after 86 words, it gave me a new word.
This doesn't seem all that strange to me...but it does seem super strange that I had to go only 86 words in Russian to get a new word, whereas in German I had to go 97 words, given how much harder I'm struggling in Russian, and how many more mistakes I'm making.
Both my Russian and German courses started out today with 80-something cards on the repeat stack. I noticed that in the German course, as I made a small number of mistakes, it would prolong the amount of time I needed to go through the repeat stack before getting new words...whereas in the Russian course this wouldn't happen.
Sometimes I've even seen the algorithm lower the number of words in the repeat stack, when I make a mistake. It's confusing to me what is going on.
The Russian course feels good to me, it feels like a natural level of challenge and the pacing or timing with which I receive words feels natural. If I have any complaints, it would be that the Russian course actually is giving me too many new words and is not giving me old words often enough, i.e. there are a number of words I remember struggling with at the beginning of the course that I haven't seen in days, and I find this a bit strange, as they're not giving me practice with them. I wouldn't mind the Russian course slow me down more and make me get to an 80% or so level before getting new words.
With the German course it's the other way around...I'm performing much better at the course and yet the algorithm keeps throwing words at me that I know really well and that are boring me, and I have to go through more words to get a new word.
It doesn't make sense.
I know this stuff is hard to tweak but like...surely there is a way to solve this? I think the contrast between the two courses is what makes this all seem strange to me.