Forum Rocket 2019 Wishlist

Rocket 2019 Wishlist

夫婦茶碗

As I use Rocket, which I think is fantastic, I often think of little things that IMO would make it better. I've mentioned some here and there in other threads, but I'm creating a "Wishlist" thread to keep them centralized. (It's also possible that there are already ways to do some of these things—please point them out if so.)
  • Add the ability to take 'notes' outside of a module.
  • Add the ability to view only threads a user is currently participating in.
  • Provide quick navigation to the top and bottom of pages for multi-page items (like forum threads or vocabulary lists).

Specifically for Rocket Japanese:
  • Add the ability to use furigana/Ruby text.
  • Add ability to quickly show/hide individual English / kana / kanji lines in transcripts (without affecting 'global' settings).
  • Teach the kanji for vocabulary words in the modules where words are introduced.

jason-oxenham-ceo

Hi  夫婦茶碗 - Your ideas are noted and will be passed onto the development team! Thanks!

夫婦茶碗

If I may add one more request: make the the full text editing toolbar available in forum reply windows.

When I start a thread or reply, I have only a few options: bold, italics, underline, strikethrough. However if I edit my post I'm given options for creating bulleted lists, indentations, block quotes etc. I wish I could access those options without having to post then go back to make edits.

Peter--252

I have another possible item for the wishlist (I've been thinking of this for some time):
At the end of each module would it be possible to add some text or audio in the target language, tailored to the level completed, for entertainment and consolidation? It probably shouldn't count to the points?
(This is more of a 'language' type wish than a technical wish.)

For the first two or three modules it might be simply some variation on the dialogues, perhaps with any new vocabulary presented up front, but for the later modules it could be authentic French (or whichever language) from a novel, newspaper, or whatever (which might involve copyright issues), again chosen for the level currently achieved.

An example of a theme where it could be useful (from my own French studying) is after reflexive verbs are introduced: examples of sentences are provided, even related, but some more instances would surely help.

I realise this could mean a lot of work for the tutoring staff rather than the technical guys, so I accept I might be disappointed in this!
Apart from this I agree with the OP, Rocket Languages is excellent!

Peter--252

To clarify: the extra text or audio would be a sort of stand-alone 'lesson' after the main lessons.

ClaudiaR13

I would love if the latest post in a forum would be placed first instead of having to go to other pages  to find it.  Thanks.

sfpugh

How about making it possible to mark a post as helpful if a forum member answers a question and it helped.
This would provide positive feedback to encourage people to help, and maybe they could also get a few extra points. 

jason-oxenham-ceo

Hi Peter - Good idea, but there is a bit of work in it!

Hi Claudia/Sfpugh - Will add these to the forum list!

70Augsburg

Maybe add to the end of each lesson a short story that would develop reading ability and introduce some new vocab.  I have found that reading short stories in German has helped me develop proficiency in understanding the language beyond what is in the lessons.

Erubar

I really like your idea, 70Augsburg! I would love to have some "baby" stories to read in Vietnamese. I really wish Mango had a forum like this one, because it (meaning the forum) has been so helpful! 

夫婦茶碗

Another one: periodic forum clean-up.

Threads that are outdated (up to nine-years-old and refer to features that have been discontinued) pop-up all the time when using the search feature. Getting rid of them would help streamline search results and free up server space.

JayG-zyUo

Is it possible to download The Conversations and Reviews?  I'd like to get a more immersive experience by listening to just Japanese, especially the completed lessons so I can follow along without hearing a bunch of unknown vocab.  Should be easy to do.  Thanks!

jason-oxenham-ceo

Hi JayG - These tracks already exist and can be found in the last Module of each Level. So, for Japanese, have a look in Module 7 for the various tracks.

JayG-zyUo

There they are!
Thanks Jason!

dennis-b899

I do have a suggestion. 

Please add the ability to rewind the audio in segments of 15sec.  As it is, when you are listening to a lesson and want to repeat something you have to use the slide bar.  It's really easy to either go back way too far or not enough.  It would be really  nice to be able to rewind or fast forward  15sec at the push of a button.   For an example just look at Apple Podcast.

Other than that, more audio in each lesson would be great.

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