treeswallow 2023-10-28 22:38

Does anybody have a good answer for my previous question?

treeswallow 2023-09-12 13:05

Hey! How do I stop learning a catechism? I can get rid of individual questions, but how do I stop learning the whole thing? Thank you!

Question 2023-05-16 19:31

okay but how does another user able to silence others/ cause FinalAsguard is the one that silenced him for 24 hours and never undid it

onfire247 2023-05-16 19:19

Interesting. I see what you mean. When I go to I see no public comments whatsoever. I suggest your brother contact Luke, the website administrator, at He is pretty responsive to emails.

Question 2023-05-16 19:08

My brothers account is LegendsLiveHere/ all his comments since a little over two weeks ago have been silenced on all groups the user that silenced him silenced several others to, but my brothers was only supposed to be silenced for at most 48 hours/ the group all this went down in was SPYDER 2.O

onfire247 2023-05-16 18:36

Can you clarify what you mean by comment? Is this a post by your brother to a specific group? If so, what group and what comment are you missing? Is this a comment on an achievement? If so, which one? To my knowledge, all comments are public, and there is very little policing on this website. That's why you see names like "deeznuts".

Question 2023-05-16 17:08

*temporarily silenced

Question 2023-05-16 17:06

Jello, I am not seeing comments posted by my brother or several other users there was a user that silence people but that was a couple of weeks ago/ so i should be able to see them now/ I know there are comments that are not there cause they are on my brothers account but not mine

Landonsdog33 2023-05-02 18:00


treeswallow 2023-05-02 17:46

Thank you sir!

spookylukey 2023-05-02 15:55

About the news feed - while most news items appear on everyone's feed, it is customised according to people that you follow and groups that you are a member of, to make it more relevant to you.

spookylukey 2023-05-02 15:53

treeswallow - I've corrected Q61 in the Heidelberg catechism now.

JDJDJD 2023-05-01 10:47

This is the info given on the website for those joining a group.
By joining this group, you will join the leaderboard for the group, and the news stream on your dashboard will be customized to prefer news from the people in this group.

joosep 2023-05-01 01:55

@treeswallow, you're welcome :)

treeswallow 2023-05-01 01:01

Thank you!

joosep 2023-05-01 00:59

Hi treeswallow. You posted a question about something typed incorrectly. For that you'd need to contact Luke, the website owner.

treeswallow 2023-05-01 00:48

Hi, nobody answered my question I posted almost a month ago...

FinalAsgard 2023-04-30 22:58

I believe that everyone has the same news feed, comments show up for everyone. There is an exception. Some groups have been “squelched” by moderators and those groups will not show up in the news feed unless you are in that group.

JDJDJD 2023-04-30 22:20

Each person has there own news feed. It will favour giving you news on anyone that you follow and also anyone that is in any of the same groups as yourself. So if you are only in one group with 9 people in, those 9 peoples achievements or comments they make will show in your news feed more than news or comments by people who are not in that group. So if a 10th person joined that group then his achievements and activity would start to show in your own feed and that of the other 9 more than that of those people not in the group. That would include comments he makes on other groups.
Your personal news feed is different to the group wall where anyone can post a comment and everyone can see it.
At least that's my understanding. Hope that helps.

MarkAnthony 2023-04-30 10:05

Hello. So does the content of a groups newsfeed depend on who's in the group? In other words, nine participants in Group A all get a personal news feed. If the 10th person added is active in other groups, would the activity the 10th person gets, now show on the feed of the other nine? Sorry for the complexity of the question.

Cali2022 2023-04-04 22:13


treeswallow 2023-04-04 21:41

Hi everyone!

I noticed that there was a mistype on Heidelberg Catechism question 61. It kind of drives me crazy. I'm not too sure who can fix it though...

DogLover 2022-11-27 01:40

How do you invite people to your groups? Also, I just joined.

JDJDJD 2022-03-23 23:10

I don’t think you can. I’ve tried to do it in the past.

sydTHEkid 2022-03-23 19:06

How do you change your username

onfire247 2022-03-04 15:53

Previously, we were discussing how sometimes the system will prompt you to review a whole passage set earlier than your expected interval, and how that makes it hard to create a passage set for a whole chapter (e.g., John 6 with 71 verses). I made a discovery this morning. It seems like the reason why the system is prompting you to review the whole chapter early is because one of your verse's review intervals is significantly off from the rest of the set. For example, one of my verses was at 85% while the rest in the set were at 95%.

If you do not want to review the whole chapter for that one verse, you can bypass that feature by clicking on the name of the review set and clicking Learn from the set itself. When you do this, the system does not prompt you to review every verse. Instead, it will allow you to skip through the verses until you get to the one that needs to be reviewed. This feature was my primary reason for breaking up chapters. I may have to reconsider that stance now.

onfire247 2022-02-11 18:52

All credit goes to TMG. I kept seeing Mark 1 - Complete everyday and I wondering why, and then I figured it out. The Learn option combined with test instead of read is a powerful combination. I'm so grateful to TMG for showing me that!

My typical method is to add one to two verses per day, and then I do not review those again until I get to the end of the section. Then, the next day I will cram that section 10-20 times until I do not make a mistake. The next day, I review it and again end up doing between 3-5 repetitions on it. By the third day I have it down to 1 usually. Each new section I review for 21 days in a row. I then move it to twice a week for 7 times. Then once a week for 7 times. Then twice a month for seven times. Then monthly for the rest of time until I get to 100% on that section. Then that chapter goes to read once a month from that point on.

I know that seems like a lot but really it is not. It's all about being as efficient as you can to work less. That's the heart of spaced repetition, after all. The more work you do at the beginning of a section will save you time later. By the time I get to the 5th day I'm flying through the section using the one letter method (it helps that I type fast as well). So, for example, right now I'm doing John 18, 19, and 20 every day (well, I would be if it weren't for work!). That section of 120 verses will take me usually about 20-30 minutes because I make fewer mistakes thanks to the extra work I did at the beginning. Then I spend the next bit working on older verses or cramming a new section.

To answer the other comments, I spend about 40-60 minutes per day. That is my comfort level. There are days where I do 300 reviews in a day and times where I do 2. Actually I've been slacking on here as of late due to work, but I digress. Memorizing here is not a contest. You should not read the above and feel convicted to do more. Do what God has put on your heart with the time you have available. If you add more and become burnt out, what is accomplished? Figure out what your goal is and stick with it. The important thing is consistency and efficiency, not numbers. The numbers will come with time, consistency, and efficiency.

TheMoviegoer 2022-02-11 11:43

I am right in line with Onfire247's method. Also, congrats on 25 million!

So, I start with sections of a chapter. For example, Mark 12-1 The Parable of the Tenants
Mark 12-2 Paying Taxes to Caesar

Once I complete the last section at 25%, I create the following
Complete - Mark 12

I work on the sections in order and repeat later sections more until I bring them all up to about the same percentage, then I move to going over the Complete chapter.

But working on sections at a time really helps, and I can't imagine how I was doing it before.

PeterP 2022-02-11 07:15

Very good comments, OnFire. I too choose to split long chapters into separate verse sets - I find that any chapter longer than 30 verses is inconveniently long for reviewing, so I split it into two verse sets.
And I also use ‘test instead of read’ most of the time, because it helps me reinforce the context. I stop using ‘test instead of read’ only when I have just a few verses left to complete in a given chapter.
And like JDJD, I’m in awe of you having the self-discipline to re-review a passage 10-20 times in a row!

JDJDJD 2022-02-10 22:27

Great to still be learning how the site can be used after all this time. Onfire247 how do you find the time to 10-20 times in a row! No need to answer that 😂 Well done. You are an inspiration!

Belteshazzar 2022-02-10 20:48

good comments!

onfire247 2022-02-10 14:26

Section breaks are all about making reviews easier rather than about how you learn the verse in the first place. You can proceed from verse to verse learning as you please and section breaks will not affect it in any way. They do, however, make it easier to group sections together in a chapter for review. So, for instance, if in John 6 the pericope starts at verse 22 and finishes at verse 34, it would be useful to set section breaks at verse 22 so that when verse 28 comes due, you can read the entire pericope together to solidify your memorization of verse 28 (and the section as a whole).

Like PeterP, I too started out doing whole chapters. But Belt is correct: the further you progress you eventually reach a point where you'll get a whole chapter for review when one verse is due regardless of section breaks. The first time you have to review 71 verses (John 6) because one is due you'll quickly realize how much of a pain it is to learn things as a chapter. It is even worse for people who do a whole book like James in one verse set (yikes!). For chapters that are short like the Psalms, however, it is not too bad. It is hard to separate most Psalms anyway except maybe Psalm 119.

I instead create separate sections for each chapter as new verse sets. In John 6, for example, I have six verse sets. Usually it is easy to see how the chapter should be broken down, but if you struggle with that you can always look at the ESV section breaks on biblegateway. I liked to name them what the passage covers (i.e., John 6:01-15 [Jesus Feeds Five Thousand]) to strengthen my memory.

Separating chapters like this is beneficial in two ways. First, like as not, some sections of a chapter are going to stick better than others. John 6:1-15 is a lot easier for me to remember than the rest of the chapter. Because I know that section better, I rarely get dinged with a full section review. This frees me up time to focus on the sections that I do not know as well in the chapter instead of "wasting time" reviewing a section I do know.

Second, it allows me to review the sections I struggle with multiple times to strengthen my memory. You can do this by clicking the Learn button and toggling it to "Test instead of read." If you plan on doing this, however, never set your verse sets to public because when you click Learn it will spam the chat. There are some days where I'll review a passage 10-20 times in a row. If those sets were set to public everyone would hate me.

Belteshazzar 2022-02-09 09:47

I agree with what PeterP wrote below. I think also that you would have to keep in mind, that as the passage reached the progress percentage of about 75% or higher, the website would start presenting the entire passage as being due. At least, that has been my experience.

So at first you could indeed do as PeterP suggested. And at first not all of them would be due at the same time. But as the progress percentage increases, that wouldn't be the case anymore.

But I'm not sure what you mean by "learn each verse on a different day". Your first review of each verse could indeed be separated over many days. But then since the initial review interval is only 1 hour, when you review the 2nd verse for the first time, the first verse would also be due at the same time.

I hope that makes sense :)

PeterP 2022-02-09 06:52

Yes, Eileen, you don’t need section breaks for that. Just start learning Psalm 1 as a passage, and you can choose when to learn each verse. Nowadays I usually select a full chapter to learn, but I actually learn one verse per day, or every other day.
The only use of the section breaks that I can see is later, after you’ve added the whole chapter, if you don’t have time to review it all in one sitting, you can review it a section at a time. Personally, I don’t find the section breaks helpful. I’d be interested to hear any other views.

EileenS 2022-02-09 03:11

I also posted this on another group:

How does it work to learn a passage?
For example, if I wanted to learn a set of 6 verses, but I wanted to learn each verse on a different day
Example -Psalm 1 has 6 verses
Would a person want a passage on Psalm 1 that had a section break after each verse?
Or would they still be able to learn one verse a day if they chose a version of the passage that had no security breaks?
What is the point of section breaks?

onfire247 2021-12-23 14:19

I had an interesting thing happen today. I had a verse set that covered John 17:14-26. I found that chunk to be too large, so I split it into two groups. That group ended up becoming John 17:22-26. But because I had already learned it, it was saying that there were 12 verses even though it was only 5. This has happened before, and the way to resolve it is to go into my verse set and stop learning it (assuming that it is a private passage, which it is) and start learning it again.

When I went to stop, it warned me "are you sure you want to stop learning John 7:45-17:26." I found that odd since that would be beyond even what the website would allow. When I stopped learning that set, my streak went to zero. This was even more odd since it should have been around 200 even if that chunk of scriptures was removed. Thankfully, when I added the new John 17:22-26 passage back my streak returned. I also had some problems connecting to the website this morning, but that was brief and likely not related.

onfire247 2021-08-07 12:40

Thanks for the info. I have been using Anki myself for about 10 years, so I can attest to the value of it. It allowed me to spend significantly less time studying Greek and Hebrew when I was working on my Master's degree than the rest of my students. Not only that, I was about to retain about 95% of the material I studied even until this day.

I currently have about 20,000 flash cards across a multitude of subjects, and my decks keep growing larger every day. I use it to retain my IT knowledge, memorize quotes, and various facts of interest to me. My friends hate playing trivia with me, and a large part of my success is Anki. I also used the cloze system extensively, as well as setting up a cloze image system as well.

As joosep said, there is a learning curve but it is well worth the time to invest in it. It essentially uses the spaced repetition algorithms similar to this website. For instance, you create a flash card deck and start reviewing it. The first time you see a card, if you get it wrong you will see it again in 1 minute. If you get it right, you will see it in 10 minutes (intervals can vary depending on how the program is configured). If you get it wrong in 10 minutes, you go back to 1 minute. If you get it right at 10 minutes, you see it the next day. The intervals go up from there depending up on success (1 day, 3 days, 9 days, 27 days, 3 months, 9 months, 18 months, 3 years, etc.). I think my highest interval card is somewhere around 3 years.

The program has an extensive instruction manual ( and tons of great addons and resources (check out the Reddit Anki channel). There is a mobile version, but I find that the PC works best. I cannot recommend this program highly enough. It is powerful, flexible, and most importantly, free. People at my college called me the Anki evangelist.

joosep 2021-08-07 04:19

To ChatCat, and also to onfire247, I've lately begun using Anki to strengthen my weak verses. I share this if in case it's helpful to someone.

An important thing to keep in mind, however, is that Anki does have a learning curve -- you have to spend some time learning how to USE Anki before it really begins to benefit you.

What I have been doing with Anki is this: I create a "cloze" card for each passage I'm learning. As I review a passage here on LS dot net, I take note of any words which ended up in "red". (Based on this website's parameters). Then, I create a cloze test in Anki for each of those words. (I have one Anki card for each passage -- but multiple cloze tests for each card).

As I review on Anki those weak verses, I also make a point of reading the verse in question aloud, and emphasizing in my mind that word which had been in red when reviewed here on learnscripture.

There's also a specific Anki addon which is very helpful in doing this. It's called "Fill in the blanks -- Multiple typecloze support".

But I want to repeat, this idea is of the most benefit for someone who already uses Anki and knows how to navigate your way through it. For others, I'd say, it's up to you if it seems worthwhile to invest some extra time learning how to use a new program, in order to benefit your scripture memorization :)

If anyone has questions about this, I'll try to answer them here.

ChatCat01 2021-05-25 23:03

Or I would use something to complement your study, like Quizlet or Anki, and just practice it every few days a couple of times to keep it more fresh

randazz065 2021-05-25 18:18

that should read ''three horizontal lines''

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