I was about to write a long suggestion for how we could use the pronunciation field to better allow people learning Kanji before the Kana, as many users have expressed their desire for. I am a pretty active user of this site and have even done a little curating and moderating. I say this only to prove that even after 2 1/2 months of using the site and doing all that work, I didn't know you could already choose between Kana and Kanji as the information to learn from.
But this IS already possible. If a user goes into a course link and clicks More Learning Options, they can toggle between Reading and Pronunciation. Reading is the Kana (Hiragana field) and Pronunciation is the Kanji.
The main Japanese Database is messy because many people are entering the Kanji in the Kana field and vice versa. This is unnecessary because they can already choose how they want to learn it. (Please correct me if I am mistaken in any of this)
So my main point now is: Is it possible to clean up the Japanese Introduction Information (or create a side/top bar that lists this information)? I'm not talking about the FAQ (which cacoethes did a great job of writing and revising). I think there should be a simple explanation someplace obvious for users to quickly know two things:
1- How to choose what to be taught/tested on between Kana and Kanji 2- How to enter in new lists clearly.
The current information on how to type in individual words or upload a list are very precise and accurate, but too wordy (and hidden in the FAQ, right?). This extended explanation is necessary, but above it (and in a much more simple manner) there should be an easy to understand summary.