Scatter lifts off, with a bazillion other things! Woohoo!
Because of the all the big changes listed below, many of the files on Quizlet have changed (71 of them, in fact). If you have any issues with Quizlet's looks or functionality, you probably don't have the right files. To make sure you have the latest copy of all the files, you'll need to empty your b…

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Posted by Andrew February 21, 2007 · View post
On bugs, and how I recently squashed a particularly nasty one
Bugs are a fact of life for software programs, and Quizlet is no different. The extended 450-day testing cycle I put Quizlet through before it was launched to the public helped get rid of a vast majority of them, but there will always be those that get through. The feedback feature at the top-right…

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Posted by Andrew February 17, 2007 · View post
You are a chatty bunch! 20,000 discussions
I was browsing the database statistics this evening and noticed that there are now more than 20,000 discussion messages logged in the database. That's very surprising, considering there have only been 4,300 sets created. So I dug a little further and discovered 3 sets with over 3,000 messages each.…

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Posted by Andrew February 12, 2007 · View post
Learn mode restored
This afternoon, the file for Learn mode get mysteriously wiped. I've restored it from my code repository and it should function fine now. I'm looking into the cause of this problem, and if you notice any other issues, post them here. I was making some small updates to Quizlet today, and some saving…

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Posted by Andrew February 10, 2007 · View post
The most missed term on Quizlet, and other stats
More than anything else, people are missing Menstrual Cycle. It's the most missed term on Quizlet, with 188 incorrect scores logged. That's just funny :) Also near the top of the list, is Jefferson City → Missouri. I guess we can call that the least well-known of the US State Capitals. Sorry, Jeffer…

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Posted by Andrew February 9, 2007 · View post
Sneak Preview: The Scatter Game
I've got a sweet little demo video of a new feature I'm working on. Using 5 random terms of a set, the game scatters words and definitions all over the page and has you drag correct pairs onto each other. It's a game similar to Memory, but more fun. To compete with yourself, the game includes a time…

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Posted by Andrew February 8, 2007 · View post
5000 users and going strong.
Quizlet passed 5000 registered users Monday night, all in just 19 days since launch! As I write this post, the current count is 5327 users, and 290 in the last 24 hours. Thank you to everyone who has blogged about it, referred their friends, and added their contributions to the rapidly growing datab…

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Posted by Andrew February 7, 2007 · View post
Quizlet gets smarter: Private Messages + Autosave + Sticky Accents
I just pushed through another big update to Quizlet. I gotta say, it feels good to spend a good hunk of time programming. After all the business stuff I've been doing the past couple weeks, it's refreshing to do something that will directly help users. What's new today: Private messages. They allow…

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Posted by Andrew January 30, 2007 · View post
Quizlet on your site - send in your API suggestions
A lot of people have been asking for some way to hook into Quizlet on other sites to use its data and functionality. This is, of course, a great idea. So I'm in the process of gathering ideas on what an API for Quizlet might do. So far, I think: Embeddable lists: JavaScript embedded code that displ…

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Posted by Andrew January 29, 2007 · View post
Mootools: the perfect JavaScript framework
Quizlet users - this is a technical post about the wonders of mootools, a programming framework I used to build Quizlet. Feel free to move along. Short story: Mootools is awesome because:- Above all, it's intuitive. You can read mootools code and it makes perfect sense. The code is compact. With e…

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Posted by Andrew January 28, 2007 · View post
Graph: Quizlet user ages
Hey. No sweet feature updates today, but I do have this cool graph to make up for it: It shows age (years) and the frequency they occur among Quizlet members. There are a few interesting notes: It's hottest among 15-17-year-olds (the high school crowd). It hasn't gained much popularity among colleg…

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Posted by Andrew January 27, 2007 · View post
A Quizlet limerick + New stuff
I went to SFBeta last night to present Quizlet in front of a bunch of Web 2.0 types. That was a lot of fun. What was not so fun was the fact that I had my AP Bio final the next morning! I survived... During the presentation, we were required to recite a limerick. So here's my beauty: There once was…

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Posted by Andrew January 26, 2007 · View post
Video: Andrew Explaining Quizlet
On the day of Quizlet's launch (January 17th) I went to this thing called Stirr founder's mixer. Stirr is an organization that puts on networking events for startup founders, and it conveniently had an event on my launch day. Right at the beginning, I was asked if I had a "pitch" - a quick explanat…

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Posted by Andrew January 23, 2007 · View post
Quizlet passes 1000 users and 1000 sets - at the same time!
Just nabbed that screenshot. I'm happy to announce that Quizlet now has more than a thousand users. That's more than 800 new users in the five days since it launched. At the same time, Quizlet surpassed a thousand sets. I've been very impressed with the types of stuff showing up on the site. I've s…

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Posted by Andrew January 22, 2007 · View post
New Feature - Printable Flashcards
A lot of people have been asking for printable flashcards on Quizlet. There's the print mode that makes a nice list, but it really isn't good for offline studying. The new flashcard print mode makes simple and beautiful flashcards. They come five to a page. Tell me what you think of this new feature…

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Posted by Andrew January 20, 2007 · View post
Better Tags and Groups pages
Howdy. I just updated the Tags and Groups pages. They list each type of data in aggregate, ordered alphabetically. I may break them into individual pages for each letter, but for now it looks pretty nice. Your thoughts, as always, are appreciated in the comments.

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Posted by Andrew January 20, 2007 · View post
Launch Day Synopsis
In the excitement of a launch, it's easy to forget to properly introduce oneself. So allow me: My name is Andrew Sutherland and I created Quizlet. I made it because learning vocabulary is hard. And a lot of people have to do it. So my goal is to make learning vocabulary easy for a lot of people. For…

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Posted by Andrew January 19, 2007 · View post
LAUNCHED!
Hey everyone, After 450 days of intense development, it gives me great pleasure to announce that Quizlet is finally open to the public. Anyone may join and use the site now. I don't have much else to say I guess. It's been a great ride so far, and it's just getting started. Digg it! Later! Andrew

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Posted by Andrew January 17, 2007 · View post
Ready to go (email fixed)
I'm back. Camping was cold and excellent. Quizlet's awesome host Textdrive fixed the emailing problem while I was gone. So as far as I can see, Wednesday's launch is on schedule. I couldn't be happier.

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Posted by Andrew January 15, 2007 · View post
Fine-tuning the new set up (email alerts are down)
Hi. Just a quick note - the server transition went beautifully and everything is on track for the 17th's big launch. One thing that stopped working was email alerts when new sets are created for groups. I'm working with my host on that and should have it resolved by Tuesday. Tuesday, because I'm goi…

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Posted by Andrew January 13, 2007 · View post