Bunpro Changelog


#10

UPDATE - June 21, 2018

Cram

  • You now have the option to choose what you study in Cram. You can choose to study all of the grammar and sentences from a particular JLPT level, only the grammar points that you have studied or only the sentences that you have reviewed.

  • Cram now also has a dedicated summary page where you can review your previous session data or all of the cramming that you have done in the past day.

Notes

  • Notes now have a more modern look.

  • Bunpro is now more intuitive about how you take notes and will let you know if you have any unsaved changes to your notes so that you never forget to save again!

N3 Lesson 4

N3, Lesson 4 now has 12 example sentences and 12 study questions. We apologize for the delay in getting everyone new sentences for N3 material and beyond! We will be pushing more frequent updates in the weeks to come. Stay tuned!

Cheers!


Feedback - Bug Reports
#11

Update - June 26, 2018

Page numbers for the first seven chapters of An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese have been added to Bunpro. Very special thanks to @conan for taking the time to provide us with these resources and making Bunpro more accessible to everyone! Cheers!


#12

Update - June 28, 2018

  • Page numbers for the remaining chapters (8~12) of An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese have been added to Bunpro. Again, these were made available to everyone by @conan. Thank you so much for helping us bolster Bunpro!

  • Autoplay Audio You can now have audio auto-play in reviews, study, and cram after submitting your answer. Just go to your settings and change Autoplay Audio to “On”. If you get a sentence incorrect, it will not auto-play until you click or press ‘a’ to show the answer.

  • N3 Lesson 5 - N3, Lesson 5 now has 12 example sentences and 12 review questions!

Cheers!


#13

Update - July 6, 2018

Ghost Reviews

Introducing Ghost Reviews

  • Ghost Reviews are reviews that you have gotten incorrect and come back to haunt you (leeches). If you get an item incorrect, that particular sentence will automatically be added to your review queue in addition to your normal reviews.

  • Ghost Reviews utilize a separate SRS so that you can devote extra attention to a specific sentence/nuance while you continue to receive new sentences and progress in your normal reviews.

  • You will see your Ghost Review sentence six times over the course of one month. The SRS intervals for Ghost Reviews are: 4 hours, 8 hours, 24 hours, 2 days, 4 days, 8 days, 2 weeks, 20 years. *Intervals will be shorter if you get the sentence incorrect.

  • With the implementation of Ghost Reviews, you will no longer get stuck in a review loop where, if you miss a sentence, you go back and see old sentences again. Instead, whether you get a grammar point correct or not, you will be able to further advance through the sentences on Bunpro! *Grammar points will still drop an SRS interval if incorrect.

Mobile

The navbar has been removed on mobile for Reviews, Cram and Study quizzes to give you a more seamless and intuitive study session.

Summary Page

The summary page has a new look!


List of Scripts
#14

Update: July 12, 2018

Choose Ghost Review Aggressiveness

  • When Ghost Reviews are set to ‘ON’ in settings, a Ghost Review will be created for a sentence if you miss it once in your reviews. Set Ghost Reviews to ‘Minimal’ to only add a sentence to Ghost Reviews if you miss the same sentence more than once.

Tweaks to Ghost Review SRS

  • Ghost Review intervals are now 4 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours, and 48 hrs, meaning that you will see your Ghost sentence four times over the course of the next four days.

Ability to remove all Ghost Reviews

  • You can now remove all Ghost Reviews from your review queue by clicking on Profile, Reset and selecting Ghost Reviews from the dropdown menu.

Reset Progress

  • You can now reset your Bunpro reviews! Click on Account, Profile, Reset and select the reviews that you would like to reset. Select Normal (All), Ghost Reviews, or a JLPT level and click reset to remove reviews from that particular category. Reset reviews will behave as if they have never been added to your review queue; there will no longer be any statistics or SRS level associated with them. Think of resetting your reviews as a way to wipe the slate clean and start anew.
    *Resetting your reviews will not affect Self-Study questions.

N3 Lesson 6 - N3, Lesson 6 now has 12 example sentences and 12 review questions!


#15

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#17

August 11, 2018

・Implemented fix for autofocus in reviews when clicking on a kanji to toggle furigana.

Marugoto Elementary 2 (A2) Rikai Page numbers have been added. Page numbers graciously provided by @Ambo100. Thank you!

Japanese Ammo with Misa - Grammar Lessons for Beginners videos have been added to their corresponding resources. We will be updating Bunpro with more of her content daily.

Cheers!


Feedback - Suggested Improvements/Feature Request
#18

September 3, 2018

New Content:

  • N2 Lesson 6 is now live! Over 20 new grammar points!

  • N3 Lesson 7 & Lesson 8 now both have 12 example sentences and 12 review questions!

Font Sizing:

  • Bunpro is now scaleable. Simply change “Font Size” in your user settings. You can select from 12px, 16px, and 20px font sizes.

UX Changes:

  • The Study button now takes you directly to the grammar to be studied.
  • Based upon feedback the community has provided, we have made various small changes to the size/spacing of elements across the site as well as to how some parts of the site work to improve your overall experience.

The text you input is now yellow to match the example sentences and so that you can better distinguish the grammar points from the surrounding information.

Your input also changes depending on whether or not you get an answer correct so that you can better visualize your progress.

New Topic

The community has a new topic! If you are looking for a place to gather and talk about whatever tickles your fancy check out Bunfire, our new off topic category. This space is for talking about anything that otherwise may not fit in with the other categories.

Please let us know what you think! Cheers!


#19

September 11, 2018

N3 Lesson 9 now has 12 example sentences and 12 review questions!


#20

September 14, 2018

N3 Lesson 10 now has 12 example sentences and 12 review questions! This means that all N3 grammar points are now accompanied by 12 example sentences and 12 review questions. Cheers!


#21

October 7, 2018

New N2!

N2, Lesson 7 is now available! 20 new grammar points to further your studies!

Dark Mode

After introducing a new look for Bunpro, we received a number of requests for a modern look with a darker color palette.


Go to Account, Settings, Site Theme, and choose Modern Dark to try it out. Please let us know what you think!

Related Grammar

N5 and N4 lessons have now been populated with over 900 related grammar structures.


Compare and contrast similar grammar structures, nuances, and example sentences side-by-side, all in the same window.

New Audio - All of N4 now has audio accompanying each example sentence and study question!

Bug fixes:
・Japanese and English sentences that require two or more lines should no longer overlap each other.
・Notes no longer preserve styling when copying and pasting from other sites, which means they should now display normally and not interfere with any content on the grammar page.

Thank you for all of your kind words, support, feedback, bug reports and suggestions. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to improve your experience! Cheers!


#22

October 12, 2018

New N2!

N2, Lesson 8 is now available! 24 new grammar points!


#23

October 18, 2018

N3 Related Grammar

N3 is now populated with over 600 related grammar points so that you can compare and contrast similar grammar structures, nuances, and example sentences side-by-side, all in the same window.


#24

November 12, 2018

New N2!

N2, Lesson 9 is now available!

Cram Update!

With the December JLPT less than a month away, it is the perfect time to start cramming!

We have added a few features to Cram to enhance your grammar studies.

  • You can now see stats about your cram sessions. These include stats such as overall accuracy, total time spent cramming, and reviews per cram session.
  • In addition to All, Studied and Studied Sentences, you can now choose to study ‘Troubled Grammar’. This is grammar that you have missed more than four times during your normal review sessions.

We have also made additional changes to the summary and stats pages for both normal reviews and cram sessions. Instead of showing your accuracy percentage as a whole number, it will now show up to two decimal places so you can see and measure your progress in finer detail.

What's Cram, again?
  • Cram allows you to review random example sentences from a particular JLPT level.
  • Cram draws from every available study question in our database to cover a variety of situations and nuances.
  • You can cram for as long as you like without affecting your normal review SRS.

If you would like to see a certain stat, or you have any suggestions on how to improve Bunpro, please let us know!

Cheers!


#25

November 14, 2018

Improved Search

  • Option to search within a specific JLPT level or textbook.

  • Search results dynamically reflect what is typed to find grammar points more quickly.

  • Each grammar point now displays offline resources and page numbers to immediately reference textbooks for more information.

  • Searching in English now automatically returns results in English!

Cheers!


#26

November 23, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We are thankful for all of your kind words, support and feedback. We hope that we can continue to live up to your expectations!

New N2!

N2 Lesson 10 is now available! While we still have some sentences to add and there will inevitably be some grammar points that we will include in the future, the core of JLPT N2 is finally here! With just over a week until the December JLPT, we realize that this does not give you ample time to study all of the newly added grammar points, but we hope that you can brush up on some points that you might be having trouble with and maybe even get a few cram sessions in.

N2 Lesson 1 now has 12 sentences and 12 review questions!

Happy studying and good luck to everyone taking the December JLPT! Cheers


#27

December 3, 2018

  • Track how many days in a row you have studied.
  • Get motivated to make progress by earning XP, leveling up and collecting badges.
  • Block out distractions and focus during reviews.

Study Streak

Bunpro now tracks the amount of consecutive days you have signed into Bunpro and have done at least one review.

XP

Everyone will now earn experience points from reviewing grammar on Bunpro. Every time you put in a correct answer for a grammar point in reviews, you will receive XP. The amount of XP you earn is directly proportional to the grammar point’s current streak.

XP Breakdown by Streak

Streak 1: 10XP
Streak 2: 20XP
Streak 3: 30XP
Streak 4: 40XP
Streak 5: 50XP
Streak 6: 60XP
Streak 7: 70XP
Streak 8: 80XP
Streak 9: 90XP
Streak 10: 100XP
Streak 11: 150XP
Streak 12: 200XP

The amount of XP you have earned can be viewed under the Account dropdown or on your Profile page.

Levels and Badges

You can now level up in Bunpro! Your level corresponds to the amount of XP you have earned from reviewing grammar. The amount of XP required for reaching the next level is shown on the right side of the XP progress bar in Reviews or in the Account dropdown.

You will also be rewarded with badges, medals and other achievements for earning a certain number of XP, leveling up, staying consistent with your studies, or completing hidden challenges.

Focus

To better maintain focus on your studies, you now have the ability to hide the heads-up display (HUD) in reviews. This includes the top menu bar, your remaining review count, percentage, SRS and ghost review indicators, and your XP progress bar.

Simply click Focus On in the dropdown menu in reviews to turn on Focus. Set Focus to your default review set up in Settings.

Full Announcement


#28

December 4, 2018

N4 Audio - All N4 example sentences and review questions have now been updated to include audio.

Discourse Links - All of N5 grammar points are now accompanied with links to the forums so that you can discuss grammar points in greater detail.


#29

December 5, 2018

Your Bunpro level will now appear as flair on the Bunpro community! Just log out and back in on the forums to display your level next to your profile picture. Cheers!