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Puppy Reinforcement

2.34MB. Updated 2020-03-03.
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     Uses intermittent reinforcement with cute puppies to encourage card review streaks. USAGE The following video is a bit outdated, but it does go over the use and configuration of Puppy Reinforcement (including a number of other add-ons that help gamify Anki): FEATURES (compared to similar add-ons) CHANGELOG Version 1.0.0 – 2020-03-02 It took them a while to waddle up the version steps with their tiny legs, but your friendly neighborhood puppies are finally here! Here is everything that's new in Puppy Reinforcement v1.0.0: Added Fixed Changed You can view all past releases here. CONFIGURATION You can customize Puppy Reinforcement by heading to ToolsAdd-ons , selecting Puppy Reinforcement, and then clicking on Config. Please note that you might have to restart Anki for some of the options to apply. Adding custom images You can add your own images to the add-on by heading to Tools → Add-ons, select "Puppy Reinforcement", and then click on "View Files". A file manager window should pop up and in the list of files and folders you should see a "user_files" folder. Please place your custom images into that folder and then restart Anki. You should now be able to see your custom images (alongside the default images) during your reviews. If you want to completely disable the default images you can do so by heading to Tools → Add-ons, select "Puppy Reinforcement", and then click on "Config". In the configuration window, find the "disabledefaultimages" option and set it to "true". Then restart Anki. Please note that only files placed in the "user_files" directory will persist across add-on updates. If you modify the default "images" directory which is next to it, your changes will be overwritten the next time you update Puppy Reinforcement. Enabling puppies for adding cards You can enable the add-on for adding cards by heading to the add-on's configuration window (under Tools → Add-ons → Puppy Reinforcement → Config", and then changing "count_adding" from "false" to "true". The changes will apply after restarting Anki. HELP AND SUPPORT Please do not use reviews for bug reports or support requests. I don't get notified of your reviews, and properly troubleshooting an issue through them is nearly impossible. Instead, please either use the issue tracker (preferred), add-on support forums, or just message me at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com. Constructive feedback and suggestions are always welcome! CREDITS AND LICENSE Copyright © 2015 mbertolacci Copyright © 2016-2020 Aristotelis P. (Glutanimate) With code contributions from: zjosua This add-on is based on Show Cute Dogs by Michael Bertolacci. All credit for the original idea goes to him! Licensed under the GNU AGPLv3, extended by a number of additional terms. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. For more information on the license please see the LICENSE file accompanying this add-on. The source code is available on GitHub. Pull requests and other contributions are welcome! MORE RESOURCES Make sure to check out my socials for the latest add-on updates and news: @Glutanimate | / Glutanimate New: Receive notifications about new add-on releases via @AnkiUpdates Want to hire me to work on add-on for you? Get in touch at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com SUPPORT MY WORK If you like Puppy Reinforcement, please give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends, so that more people can enjoy it! A kind request: Writing, supporting, and maintaining Anki add-ons like these takes a lot of time and effort. If Puppy Reinforcement has been a valuable asset in your studies, please consider using one of the buttons below to support my efforts by pledging your support on Patreon, or by buying me a coffee. Each and every contribution is greatly appreciated and will help me maintain and improve Puppy Reinforcement as time goes by!              Pro-tip: Lots of exclusive add-ons and other goodies await on my Patreon page. Make sure to check them out!


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nice but please add GIF files
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You can change the motivational sentences manually to your own language (in configuration) and also take completely own pictures!
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Love it !!!
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best add on ever
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I love it
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thank you so much and now I put my fav anime Haikyuu photos 😊
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best addon in anki hands down. also the fact that you can put the images of your liking too makes it much better
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best add-on ever
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best add-on. 10/10
on 1666930352
Great addon. If possible, I would appreciate an option for styling the object with CSS in the style sheet. I've been unable to target and style it so far.
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wonderful . now i can study with my beauties ! thx
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Love how customizable it is with adding own images and even personalizing the encouragement! (Is there a way to remove the card count? I find it a little distracting personally, but love the whole thing overall!)
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good add-on that still works.
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Good, good stuff!
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Not working in my anki, but i see glutanimate, i give like.

maybe conflict with another add-on.
Comment from author
Thank you for the very kind rating! <3

Please do feel free to shoot me an email. I'd be happy to take a look to see what's wrong.
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Not the hero we deserved but the hero we needed
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Didn't work for me
on 1644775541
I love this add-on. I switch out the images and messages with my own, and it makes long Anki sessions a little more fun
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pretty cool, although I wish it was easier to adjust the size of the images displayed. for some reason it glitches at 1024 and cuts off most of the images. A friend helped me find a workaround but it's not very elegant
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This addon is excellent, I love it. it would be great if we could add gifs ...
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Love it!!
Is it possible to have a puppy showing up when one has finished a deck for the day?
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Great add-on!!
Is it possible put the images to appear in the center of the screen?
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This may seem trivial but it really does help me focus more. I'm at vet school and using anki for 3+ hours every day. At this point, these puppies are the only things keeping me going
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This is amazing for ADHD people, I'm an adult and I can assure that. lol
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["count_adding": true] only works in English-Version Anki
I changed language from Chinese to English , Then it works
Sorry for my bad English
on 1627051864
Great addon! Although you might consider making the default setting to be that of random reinforcement, as it has been shown by Pavlov and others to be the most effective in making behavioral changes.
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I love this addon!! It really helps a lot. I changed all the pictures of puppies into Hololive members so it looks like they're cheering for me! Also, another reason to continue to learn Japanese for me, so that I can better understand their streams.
I would love if we could have some more options for the CSS, I would love to be able to make the edges of the box rounder, as well as change the color of the text. Is it possible to do that currently? It makes sense to add since we now have dark mode on Anki.
Have a wonderful day!
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Not working
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It's great! Thank you!
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Very cute and motivating! Thank you Glutanimate you are the best.
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I love it
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Definitely does not work, beginning to wonder who all the reviews are really from. I even emailed the creator for help and never heard back. Upsetting that this is kind of scam.
Comment from author
Hi there! I'm sorry to hear that Puppy Reinforcement doesn't work on your Anki installation. Add-ons can sometimes interact in weird ways, both with each other and with Anki. As a result, problems can oftentimes be highly specific to particular set-ups, so an add-on that works perfectly fine for the majority of users might not work on your set-up. That's a frustrating experience, I understand. So let's dig into this and figure out what's preventing the puppies from popping up on your Anki.

To that – I tried looking for your email, but wasn't able to find it. Would you mind sending it again, describing the issue as best as possible? I receive quite a few support requests per day, so sometimes messages can go under, or get caught by spam filters, and such. Thanks!
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It makes my study time happier.
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Surprisingly effective motivator.
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one of the best addons, please come back soon glutanimate!
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Honestly this addon is one of the only things that keeps me going during hours-long anki sessions
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I had sporadic Anki use before installing this, and after using it, I Anki every day! I changed the interval and spread settings, so the reinforcement comes at a random interval, it's like a slot machine but for learning.
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It is very useful and keeps you motivated. I know it might be a hard work but I want to suggest that you make "gifs" available since it would make the add on even funnier!
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Thanks! I put some my favourite photos in it, which really reinforced my study.
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It works.
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Add-on's great!
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This is so amazing omg
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I love this!!
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Great reinforcement. Love the add-on!
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Such a lovely addon!! Thanks a ton.
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I feel more motivated after had added the Rate Puppy Reinforcement! Thx from Brazil.
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Really amazing add-one! The puppy idea is absolutely brilliant.
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Cheers, I'm Bruno from Brazil. Very Nice add-on. Thank´s! Does it support Gifs? It would be even funnier.
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You can just add memes and have a laugh while doing anki....... it makes it so much more fun
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This add on has become crucial to me and I love it.
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great reinforcement. who doesn't like puppies?
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love it. Could you PLEASE add the config that can adjust the image size and location??? I want it to appear in the center of my screen!! It's now a lit bit far from my vision focus so kind of tired of making saccades once in a while... PLEASE!! God bless you!!!
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A welcome change to monotone flashcards :)
This addon really puts a smile on your face
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Pleasant add-on on the whole. Pics can be changed for memes or other pleasant images.

One puppy looks as if it was displaying the Hitlergruß: It-was-me...-I-let-the-dogs-out-l.jpg
I suggest we change that.

I just got a puppy right before the card for "chien"… Well, take care if you want to memorize dog breeds.

edit: Nice – the tooltip shows up just above the Straight Reward tooltip!

edit2: It should damn sure feel guilty! See if we should give it a second chance.
Comment from author before post was edited
I think it's just raising its paw guiltily, but I was meaning to update the puppies anyway, so I'll make sure to do a background check to see if that puppy had any far-right affiliations in its past.
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Thanks for the update! <3
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Thank you, finally! Du machst mein Leben mit deinen Addons besser :)
Comment from author
Kein Ding! Freu mich, dass ich helfen konnte!
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Good one. Anki can always get better.
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It works well and increases my motivation to keep up heavy Anki use.
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Mendatory add-on for ANKI
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A 2.1 version would be wonderful!
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please update to 2.1 :)
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Please please update for 2.1! My favorite add-on!
on 1537878253
cute. love it.
on 1535834631
Not gonna lie, works like a charm. I just put hot girls instead of puppies because I'm horny 17 year old. Only problem is that sometimes my mom can come in room and see hot girls. By brain likes to do anki so much now.
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i will put porn in the media folder,
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Has a rather flawed counting system. When I decided to try this out, I was rusty (and there were new cards, too), so I kept missing the same handful of cards several times. However, it kept counting up, turning more into a "You failed this many times" counter.

If it's going to do something like this, it could at least try to be encouraging, instead of rubbing in the fact that I'm rusty.

I may try this again later, when I'm more up to speed. Even then, I think I'll tweak its behavior.
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Not a fan of default pictures, but it works incredibly well for what it is and brings me much more joy to my *gamified* learning experience :)!
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Wonderful idea to leverage the findings of learning psychology in order to learn better and enjoy it more.
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This is adorable without getting in the way (unlike other add-ons which shall remain nameless)

thanks so much!
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I just started using this after having anki for years and this add-on quickly became my favourite!!!!!
on 1516492800
Very good!
You can change the pics to anything you like by pasting to the add-on folder, so that's great.
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Is it possible change the picture?
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Simple and elegant

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Only one problem

If you undo a review, the card is counted anyway. So revieqing one card and pressing Ctrl+Z also shows cute doggys.