Tips for large flashcard backlog

#1
Hi. For several reasons I couldn't review my flashcards for more than one month and now I have a backlog of 3000 cards to review.
It's quite overwhelming and affects my motivation to resume the everyday reviewing. Other than spending a full weekend devoted to getting it back to zero again, is there any shortcut or trick to make this task simpler?
I tried reducing the "points per day" from 100 to 1, and the cards ready to review become 300 instead of 3000, which helps with motivation, and then I can slowly increase until it's back to 100. But I'm not sure if doing this will affect the SRS somehow.

Any other tips?

Thank you!
 
#2
Hi Kaimi,

perhaps you could back up the database, edit the cards' statistics directly, and then restore the edited database. It would be quite a hack, but you could try multiplying all the cards' scores by a constant factor (1.5 or 2) or increasing the Last reviewed date so that Pleco thinks they need to be reviewed less. If you're into Python, you could use:

https://www.sqlitetutorial.net/sqlite-python/

to program a script that would batch-edit all the cards for you.

Or you could use Organize Flashcards > Batch to increase the score for all cards by a percentage amount. Before trying this, I would also create a backup of the flashcard database first, just in case.

Of course, Mike probably knows best which values to change, and by how much.

Good luck!

You’re welcome,

Shun
 
Top