Luís wrote:Btw, I have Anki set up as dEhiN (isn't that the default behavior anyway?)
I would say "set up like" or "set up the same as". For me at least, this is one situation where "like" and "as" convey two different meanings. It took me a few seconds to understand what you meant because "set up as X", for me, means that X is a particular option or configuration. But maybe that's just my idiolect/dialect.
By not adding too many new cards in a single day
If you control new cards and/or spread them out and you get at least 90% of your reviews right, the number of cards you see should be constant or decrease, not increase
And I've found that even if you do end up doing many new cards in a single day (which, for example, I've done when taking a language course since there are time constraints), over time it works out because you might select Hard or Easy for some of them, especially as the review intervals increase. You also will probably end up forgetting a few, and hitting Again. Even a 90% success rate means that you'll forget 10% of them.
księżycowy wrote:I just set my review cards to 500, and I have 500 reviews for my Irish and Japanese decks.
How many cards do you have in your decks in total?! And do you mean that every day you have 500 reviews for Irish and 500 reviews for Japanese?! If you wanted to bring that number down, one option, like Luís said, is to reset the deck(s) and start over. Another option is to split them into smaller decks, like Michael and I do. You could also limit your review count, and then for a period of two weeks, don't do any new cards. That should space out your review intervals a bit more. You could also be a bit more aggressive in your response selection. If I recall correctly, Luís mentioned how if he doesn't remember a card in like 3 seconds or something, he considers it forgotten and hits Again. I have some cards with multiple English meanings, and for those cards, if I remember one or some of the meanings but not all, I'll hit Hard.