Help us improve Clozemaster! What would you most like to see added, changed, or improved?

This is one that has been a little on my mind of late. It’s not at all a critical issue, but a “nice to have”.

When I review my custom collections I generally only do a certain number. Say, 30 questions from “The Senses”, then 30 from “Medical Matters”, then 30 from “The World of Work”. The order isn’t important; I usually go for whichever collection has the largest number of review questions. The problem is this; if I FINISH the collection, then I get to choose which collection to move on to. If I don’t, however, my only option is to continue with the current collection. The only way to move to a new collection is to go back to the dashboard and start again.

It would be nice to always have the option of the drop-down at the end of a round, both for reviews and new sentences. (Probably with the current collection still being the default one.) It would also be nice to have the OPTION of having the collections from the other languages that you study displayed too.

This would to some extent tie in with ofthefrog’s suggestion, though it’s slightly different. (In my suggestion the order would be selected as you go along and would (in my case at least) vary by day. However I can see the use for predefined lists as well to make it less likely that you’d miss a language.)

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hehe ofthefrog. that seems to be a common one.

Anyway, I can see this being added as a kind of cloze playlist of sorts. There could be a button at the end of each list to continue with the next thing on the playlist, or this could be broken from as desired if this day has some special attention.

This way would probably be easier to implement anyway, especially if you wanted a mix between listening and non listening, and typing vs multiple choice.

That would still be quite a few interface changes though! Not to mention the way of even adding different settings. The beta on the app with passive listening has been great, though.

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I signed in just to say that this is an excellent idea and something that could be very useful for myself too. I see the benefit of hopping around sets and even languages, but it it would be perfect if it could be made easier.

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One small addition that might be nice for the leaderboards is when you check someone’s profile if it showed their sign up date. Like the person I see with 5 million points, did they sign up 3 months ago? 6 months ago? 7 years ago? Would be nice for having a small way to compare my pace maybe. Thanks!

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Related to that, I’ve been thinking it would be nice to know when you started a language too. Clozemaster is the only place I’ve done any studying of Slovak and when I decided to go listen to some spoken Slovak somewhat recently, it blew my mind how comprehensible it was. The only thing is, I have no idea how long I’d been working on Slovak up to that point. I know the answer is somewhere in the word list, but I don’t think you can search or sort by date a word was first seen for me to definitely find the earliest date.

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Unrelated, could it be possible not to use apostrophes as word delimiters? At least on a language by language basis? For example, Ukrainian uses an apostrophe where Russian would use ъ, which is to say, the apostrophe doesn’t have anything to do with word contractions. When those words come up, you end up practicing only half of the word.

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Yeah, I agree. Maybe your date of the first cloze. It would be cool to see a display of ‘Started [date]’ may help people see how much they’re learning.

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Oh yeah, I love Papiamentu and would be thrilled to see it. All the coolness of a Romance language and none of the pain.

On a related note, I’d like to see Interlingue (Occidental) added. We’ve contributed over 5,000 sentences to Tatoeba over the years and I imagine that should be enough, and I could do an overview of the existing sentences to correct any errors, since it’s by nature a second language for everyone and each user has a differing level of ability.

Edit: here are all the Occidental phrases on Tatoeba so far.

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This actually brings up a good point for me - it’d be nice if the Fluency Fast Track was on a bit softer of a learning curve so that it weighted “easier” words (i.e. words from the more common groupings) to show up more often early on rather than dunk you right in with anything and everything. This would allow Fluency Fast Track to be a nice “auto-learn” mode rather than a “trial by fire” test of discipline and brute force.

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What I currently would MOST like to see added is:

for each missing word in HSK collections of Mandarine Chinese (which are a pro feature by the way!), scrap the requirement “At least 75% of words in each sentence are at the HSK level indicated.”.

Every collection up to HSK4 isn’t impacted by this. So by the time the user reaches HSK5 and HSK6, he’ll already love the app and won’t bother more complicated sentences (which at this stage are useful anyway).

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The number one improvement for me would be to make the reporting of my activities (starting on a new language pairing and leveling up) to my followers voluntary; with today’s automatic and compulsory reporting it feels like constantly having Big Brother breathing down one’s neck.

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@mike Several months later, still happy but still not able to use Speaking. Have checked everything possible but no go. Otherwise I am more than happy with everything as it is and look forward to logging on every morning.

Thanks and best wishes to you and the team.

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I’d like to be able to see how many people have used my shared collections. Thanks!

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When I double tap on a word to make it the cloze, it defaults to including the following space in the cloze. This makes the card nonfunctional. Thanks!

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@BanachTarski: I have seen something similar when a word is followed by a double quote, but not with ordinary spaces.

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I would LOVE to see a random play option for “Favorites.”

As per an excellent suggestion from a fellow user I have grouped my mastered words there to play in a different format, so I can test my recall as well as listening skills. However, I seem to be getting the same handful of favorites playing over and over. It makes what I am trying to accomplish less than effective.

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A few weeks back I noticed a “new” feature (first time I’d noticed it anyway) on Clozemaster whereby a new button had been produced, after a sentence had been answered, which gave a word by word grammar breakdown of the target language. However, this button has recently disappeared. Is this coming back? It was really useful. Apologies in advance if I’ve missed any separate discussion this elsewhere in the forum.

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I had also noticed and appreciated it, and then noticed recently it seems to have gone missing again :frowning:

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@BanachTarski thanks for letting us know! We’re having some trouble reproducing this issue. In the meantime you should also be able to click and drag to highlight the word - please let us know if you notice any issues with this option.

@Dcarl1 thanks for letting us know! Is it the same sentences each round?

@AlexG71 @sindaco we’re rolling this feature out slowly - it’s currently only available for the 100 Most Common Words and Fast Track collections for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Japanese. I wonder if perhaps you saw the button while reviewing sentences that included sentences from other collections? Please let me know of course if you think there’s a bug or something else might be going on.

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Hi Mike, I was doing Polish. Maybe I was doing the 100 Most Common collection when I noticed it in place. I’ll check back. Definitely looking forward to this being available for all the main collections e.g. 1000 Most Common etc, it’s a really useful feature. Thanks for adding this. It makes Clozemaster an even stronger app.

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