gregoryhouse

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I've been having this problem with anki where it is showing me due cards out of order. Because of this, there are cards that were due back on 11/20 that I still have not reviewed. I don't understand why its doing this, but I was wondering if there is a way to schedule the cards so that the oldest due ones are shown first.
 

lovemango

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Under Study Options for the deck, do you have "random order" or "show me new cards in order added" selected?

Alternatively, you can try this method that I found in the manual awhile back:

"Filtered decks can be useful for catching up when you’ve fallen behind in your reviews. One Anki user describes the way they use the filtered decks to catch up as follows:

I did this for a backlog of 800 cards with filtered subdecks. Worked very well for me.

  1. Just Due filter with: "is:hungover:ue prop:hungover:ue>-7"
  2. Over Due filter with: "is:hungover:ue prop:hungover:ue<=-7"
The Just Due deck will then contain cards that became due in the past week. That's the deck you should study every day as it gets the cards that become due regularly. With this you can study as if there wasn't any backlog.

The Over Due deck will contain your backlog, cards which you didn't study in time. You can study them the same way you would study new cards. They go back into the regular cards, so the number of overdue will never grow as long as you keep your Just Due deck in check.

How long it takes depends on how many overdue cards you study each day in addition to the ones that become due regularly. You can still motor through them when you feel like it - or you can do a specific number per day like you would for new cards. Up to you."
 
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gregoryhouse

gregoryhouse

Head of the Department of Diagnostic Medicine
Nov 6, 2013
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I do have it on random order, that hadn't even crossed my mind but that makes sense as to why I haven't seen some cards that are over due. I'll change the setting and see if it helps. Thanks for the tips