Feedback - Suggested Improvements/Feature Request


#171

This is a very valid reason, and something I often do


#172

I thought same way initially. First thing I did with BP was skip the beginning and go to the N3 grammar lists since that’s what I’m working on. However, I decided to go to the beginning within BP and work my way up (then use it as a grammar dictionary). I’m glad I did this and I see they have a method to the madness.

I think one may miss out grammar building skills by skipping around on BP but to each their own. One can easily go free-style with grammar study…I think everyone does this a bit and Anki is a great way to organize a custom platform for in the wild learning. However I think if someone doesn’t have the basics of a verb conjugation then they probably are not ready for the grammar point that uses it. The Japanese aesthetic of 芸道 comes to mind.


#173

We could do with being able to search in English. I wanted to see if there was a grammar point for ‘or’ but nothing came up.


#174

The search does need an overhaul.
For ‘or’ specifically, try , but searching for ‘or’ did bring that up.


#175

And also accepting both kanji and kana searches.


#176

@Pushindawood Regarding this:

Can you mark when resources are videos? I often skip or delay those depending on my environment, and it would be nice to know ahead of time.


#177

Hey! :grinning:

Like @s1212z says, I think the minimum requirement to learn Japanese out of order is to know all conjugations, explanatory, case marking particles, ending particles, nominalizers(の、こと), ことている,てしまう and とか.

To be honest, this is enough to start reading manga like 徒然チルドレン.

Conjugations:
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/416
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/121
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/110
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/132
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/164
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/416

Particles
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/3
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/4
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/6
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/10
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/15
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/21
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/25
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/32
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/36
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/38
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/52
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/81
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/435
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/8

Ending particles:
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/71
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/78
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/88
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/175

Conjuctions, often used to make phrases less direct:
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/88
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/131
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/141

Conditionals(remember, たら can be used as a time expression like “then/when”):
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/88
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/123
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/143
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/149

Someone doing something for someone else:
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/114
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/103
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/92

Explanatory tone:
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/17

Stating reason/cause:
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/45
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/62
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/215

Stating purpose:
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/205
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/440
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/348

Nominalizers(words changing verbs/phrases into nouns)
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/16
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/98

Expressions used to express similarty of someone/something to someone/something or conjecture
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/149
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/97
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/107
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/138
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/373
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/155
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/105
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/166

Other, important:
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/172
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/27
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/159
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/162
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/195
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/35
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/67
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/106
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/54


#178

Not on my computer. I’m using Firefox on a Mac.


#179

SRS improvement: the time between SRS level 8 and 9 seems to be too long. I realized that the majority of items which I get wrong are on SRS 8. I don’t have that much problems on other SRS levels. Maybe you could reduce the interval between SRS 8 and 9.

Would also be interesting if you can generate statistics about the accuracy for each SRS level. You could use this information to improve your SRS (for example, if a lot of users fail items on SRS 8 or whatever, this would be an indicator to reduce the interval on this SRS level)


#180

Is there any possibility of getting slightly larger furigana, maybe as an option? It’s a little hard to see on my phone since i’m visually impaired, everything else is big enough so zooming in isn’t great. I understand there could be many reasons why not. Very nice job on the site, and thank you for reading!


#181

And for the third time, can somebody please reduce the font size of the example sentences in the “view grammar” section during reviews?

Two sentences fill the whole screen!


#182

@Anthropos888 @pirouette
I will pass those suggestions to the programming team :+1:

@pirouette
Also, welcome on community forums :wink:
(By the way, extremally cute avatar :astonished: )


#183

Please add in options for multiple choice. Not everyone like to type in especially so many equivalent grammars.


#184

Multiple choice in general, but specifically for grammar, sounds useless. So many of the grammar points are so different that the correct answer would almost always be obvious, even if you didn’t know the answer. If you don’t like fill in the blank, maybe Bunpro just isn’t for you. :man_shrugging:


#185

The whole point of BunPro, and wanikani too, was to have a way to make you have to recall something without a primer (and SRS), which multiple choice would inevitably do. Multiple choice would defeat the whole purpose of BunPro. I have to agree with seanblue on this one.


#186

I recommend increasing the CSS line height throughout the site to let the text breathe. Here’s an example:


#187

Once you add all 12 sentences to n3 7+ can you please downgrade my SRS to 4 so that I get all the new sentences?


#188

Can you make a mistake delay? please
its really annoying when I mistype something and press enter and go to the next review and am now downgraded for that grammar point and my %correct rate


#189

Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately without a big overhaul on how the database is set up there isn’t an easy solution. Like @s1212z mentioned, there was a method to our madness and that was to make everything build off of everything else and to intentionally use earlier grammar points in later grammar points’ sentences to help reinforce stuff. That being said, we do have some interesting plans for the future and we can see about generating more control over what you see based on what you have studied on the site.

@FranCott @nitzi @seanblue Full search overhaul is near the top of the to-do list.

@pirouette @Anthropos888 I intend to fix the font size site wide and give you the ability to scroll to a percentage that is best for you. It is right there at the top with the search overhaul.

@yuugi99 Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, we do not have any plans to add multiple choice as an option anytime soon. When we get around to creating special quizzes for related grammar points, multiple choice is something we had considered, but that would be separate from the normal review quizzes.

@justinzaun Most excellent suggestion. We will make it happen.

@nitzi I will let you know when the rest of N3 is in. For the mistake delay, it is something we can look into. I am not sure what the best delay would be. I am guessing some people wouldn’t want it so it would need to be a setting. Maybe @Kumi would be willing to whip up a script for you to test to give us a better idea of what to implement? :bowing_man:


#190

Thank you so much! Can’t wait and I appreciate all the work that’s already been put in the site. :+1: