Anki: how to prevent rep time from getting out of hand ?
With this Migaku approach, one could, in a 'New York minute', add lots and lots and LOTS of cards — that's fine and dandy, but someone eventually has to REP all this cards …
What would be a viable strategy to keep daily rep time to […] minutes; and to automatically find the dispensable cards that could be deleted in case there end up being way more new cards than could possibly be learnt/repped?
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If one gives people lifelong access to a free buffet, one should also give them some hint as to how not to get fat …
The more one quickens/automates card creation, the more it becomes necessary to have a strategy to manage rep times.
Many people give up Anki b/c they get smothered with more and more reviews …
But — it's not 'all or nothing': better to rep SOME cards than not repping at all, b/c one has thrown in the towel.
Anki is a powerful tool; alas, the more daily reps start to take over, the more counter-productive Anki becomes.
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Eventually you will run out of new cards to learn. I personally don't think its a big deal to let cards you created "sit" for a bit. For a while I had like 200+ cards saved, but slowly the backlog vanished.
In general it is a good idea to set the "New Interval" of cards you failed to something other then 0%. I would say for most people, between 30-50% is good. This will already reduce your reviews by a lot.
With the next update, the Anki Addon will receive a feature that automatically turns sentence cards into vocabulary cards, once they reach an interval of your choosing. I think this might be another good strategy to reduce your reps, as you can first reap the benefits of sentence cards, and then move them over to word cards so you have the benefit of vocab cards (speed).