First of all I’ve been enjoying studying on this site quite a lot so far, so thank you for all the continuous effort put into it!
I would like to request the ability to copy a community deck to a personal deck, so one is able to edit cards themselves and add / remove cards from the deck.
I’ve been using @hinekidori 's fantastic 10k deck for studies, but often found myself getting reviews wrong due to words carrying the same meanings or pronunciation and there not being any annotations in the original deck, which allow to distinguish between them. I know you can request changes, but often those never get picked up by the author or you would have to propose them for hundreds of cards, just to suit your own needs, which I don’t think is viable.
As mentioned in other threads, there is the synonym feature and there is also the notes feature, but for many decks, the author did not add the notes to be displayed on the cards, which doesn’t really help if you still get the card wrong to then be able to see the note afterwards, as it does not serve as an aid to get the correct answer. It’s also questionable if some authors will ever add this to their deck or if they are still active at all on this site, making a lot of good decks a lot worse than they actually are. Synonyms also don’t help in my use case, as I don’t want to get いつか(五日) correct when typing in the meaning as “some time” just for the sake of correctness, because there is no way for me to distinguish between them and my last resort is to just accept that and add a synonym for the other meaning. I would like to edit the card myself and add that as a hint on it, problem solved.
Sometimes verb cards in that particular deck have a “to” attached to the English meaning, sometimes they don’t, which leads to incorrect answers, which should actually be correct and no one wants to have to remember which cards the author put the “to” in and which not on top of the reading, the meaning etc. just for getting the review right. If I was able to copy the deck and make it a personal one I could easily fix this myself without having to 3 times add a synonym to the card during review when I inevitably get it wrong by missing the “to”.
In short I would like to be able to fully duplicate the current state of a community deck I’m studying with all study progress on the cards to a standalone personal deck that has no soft- or hardlinks to the community deck. I’ve read somewhere about this being on the todo list but needing some kind of link from the original author, which doesn’t really add up for me. The deck is fully publicly accessible to any member of the site, so I wouldn’t see why this would require the author’s permission. If I wanted, I could painstakingly create every card from that deck manually in a personal deck, as I have full access to the community deck anyways. The author chose to share their deck with the community in the first place, so why gate people from using and building on it? Make studying as convenient as possible for your users and allow them to build on the awesome work others have done.
Feedback much appreciated and I hope I’m not asking for anything unreasonable here. This feature would complete my great experience with this site and aid me in studying immensely.