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After months of debating and knowing we had a bad situation on our hands, and after a flurry of negative posting earlier today, I finally decided to ban Peregrinus, Wise owl chick, SaraH, Oak, Lance Manion, Wulfgar, Hua Hua.
As you know, I wanted this forum to be a place where people could argue without being censored or banned, so this was a very hard decision to make. I investigated it to the best of my abilities, and came to the conclusion that they needed to be banned, but hesitated because I really didn’t want to do it. The posting frenzy today made me realize I had no choice.
In short, the reasons for Peregrinus and Wise owl chick being banned was treachery, and the other five were clones.
Confessions of a troll
A few years back, on HTLAL I thought I (leosmith) had been banned. There was no warning, but I couldn’t get access. So I created Wulfgar. Shortly after that, I realized leosmith was still alive, but I liked Wulfgar and decided to keep both. I’ve always been...
My main method of learning vocabulary is SRS with Anki. I only add words that have a more or less 1 to 1 correspondence between L1 & L2, i.e. those words that make good candidates for flashcards.
Of course this leaves a big gap: those L2 words that don't map quite so nicely to a single L1 word. So am wondering how people tackle learning these words. I am interested in hearing about different approaches because, as always, not all methods work for all people and I'd like to find something that would suit me. And of course, hopefully it will be a useful resource for others.
Interesting article from the NYT. A few years old, but seems to back up spaced repetition for vocab and review as well as studying in multiple places.
Searching for tips on acquiring Russian cases, this title caught my eye in the youtube suggestions. Imo, these tips can be applied to learning not just languages or guitar, but just about anything. Well, maybe given some tweaks here and there.. What do you think?
1. Practice what you can't do, not what you can.
2. Never practice making a mistake. Get it right.
3. Start slowly and get it right before you speed up.
4. Using a timer saves time.
5. Focus on one element of practice at a time.
6. Try and practice a little every day, rather than practising a lot all on one day..
7. Keep track of your practice: use a practice schedule..
8. If it sounds good, it is good!
9. Playing and Practicing are very different, don't confuse them.
10. The more you think, the more you stink! Practice until it becomes instinctive.
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