Thanks Mike, I take your point that the cloze-collections could potentially be manipulated, in order to take advantage of the point scoring system.
I’ve worked up about 10K points working my own collections (all genuine material). Of course it has been a worthwhile exercise in itself but I do feel a bit sorry that my overall score hasn’t reflected the extra work I’ve put in on them.
What about if scoring from them was permitted but if someone reviewed a mastered sentence ahead of the scheduled review date, then this would not add to the overall score?
- Someone mastered a sentence on 1 September 2018. The review is then not due until, say, 1 November 2018.
- However, the ‘someone’ thinks, “I know, I’ll review this ahead of time on 1 October 2018”. They should be permitted to review the sentence and it would remain as mastered but it should score either 0 (or a token amount e.g. 4 points).
Not sure how easy it would be to incorporate these rules into the app. But if some overall scoring would be permitted from working the cloze-collections, my own opinion is that it would improve the motivation to work them. After all, part of the fun of ‘playing’ on CM is the gaming element and the challenge of ever improving your score and leader board standing.
Best Wishes, Alex