Alternatives to memrise?


(Overlord Hydroptère) #82

you find it cumbersome to click on a tab??? what ever. Good luck with pen and paper, that is not a baad solution


(Ultra-Sadist Delinquent) #83

I used to hate that. Now I’m used to it because Pleco also uses it and it’s making sense to me. If you use the app or a shortcut you get used to it very quickly.

Only problem I still have with Anki is that it wants to unreasonably lengthen the review interval after I’ve been away for a while, I couldn’t get that to work the last time I tried it.

It does. You just have to give it right spacing algorithm to use, which you can edit in the settings.


(Ichigo Smof) #84

pity i already deinstalled it


(pdao) #85

I installed the Memrise-to-Anki add-on in Anki but it keeps failing for me with the log-in credentials. It seems others mentioned this failure in the review notes as well. I was able to import (through copy and paste) part of one of my courses into Anki as a test case, but I could only bring over the text parts. No audio files. That’s a bummer, since it would be too time consuming for me to have to go through that exercise again in Anki (with literally hundreds or thousands of entries in some of my courses). Doing it once in Memrise was enough for me.

Also having to set up Notes fields to accommodate more than just the basic front/back test scenarios is (to me at least) not very well defined. I liked using some of the shared decks, but in all honesty, I have no real idea how they were set up, even after watching a lot of Youtube videos about the program.

There seems to be a definite learning curve with the setup of Anki, and I guess I am too old to try to re-invent the wheel again.


(Overlord Hydroptère) #86

give yourself some time to get re-accustomed to Anki, it will come back to you :slight_smile:

Anki looks for me a mess right now, but I know, if i use it again, maybe I can learn how to edit entries in the pre-made decks (which are inedeed fabulous, audio, images, sentences, everything one needs, but no communication with other users and no mems to choose from :cry:)


(Rabbit Who) #87

we are specifically told not to do audio on memrise unless native speakers. My Spanish pronunciation is pretty good but I wouldn’t dare, all the audio I add comes from forvo and it’s all natives.

If you hear a non-native recording of a pronunciation you can report it to be deleted or to have the course unlisted.


(Overlord Hydroptère) #88

I beg your pardon??? why something should be deleted because it is not native???


(Rabbit Who) #89

How can you even ask that question? If you want to do it with your own course that’s fine, but then make the course unlisted.

It used to be in the guidelines for the wiki, but I guess since there isn’t a wiki any more anything goes.


(Overlord Hydroptère) #90

really? then Ben should have never made his Chinese courses, I guess - without those courses, memrise would be dead since inception (or even before it)

of course I can ask, or is there such an holy interdiction? in your opinion, foreign language teachers, people who lived abroad for decades, those who grew with 4 languages at home, etc should not dare to load audio on memrise, but the most uneducated native can? really? I prefer a good course with a slight accent audio to a course with worthless-to-me content and “puurrrrfect native” audio. Anytime


(Rabbit Who) #91

What are you talking about? Ben didn’t do the audio on those Chinese courses

You are just looking for an argument


(Amanda Norrsken) #92

You’re missing the point here!

The issue here is AUDIO content, not general content.

I agree that anyone, regardless of their nationality or native language, can create courses, BUT, I do think that the audio input on a language course should be provided by native speakers.

forvo is an excellent and easy-to-use resource for that kind of thing.

I have used forvo for various Swedish courses and it is no problem to request new audio. I usually get a reply within days that the word I requested has now been uploaded.


(Lurajane) #93

Source, please?

If you cannot cite serious peer-reviewed research, then you are sharing an opinion about using native audio.

I don’t think Memrise works quite like that.


(Overlord Hydroptère) #94

maybe you’re missing the point!

of course the ideal isutation is to have native audio. But I can do without, and many others as well.

Why do some people think they have the right to tell others how to make their courses or what to take as courses, to act as censors? don’t take a course you don’t like, period, Stop trying to forbid this and that.

memrise@discoursemail.com wrote:


(Amanda Norrsken) #95

Fair enough.

You are right that it’s nobody else’s business how you make your courses.


(Robert Knight8a) #96

The people who own this site have the right to make any rules for course creation they want. Censorship is done by the government. Memrise is not the government, it is a business. Be thankful they still allow people to make their own courses, at least for now.


(Lurajane) #97

@ RobertKnight8a,
I don’t think they are arguing about Memrise’s right to make rules.
A few members are stating opinions, and claiming that their opinions are rules.


(Robert Knight8a) #99

Ah, I see. An argument with no purpose.


(Overlord Hydroptère) #100

well, thanks goodness that pope robert came to translate the will of god to me … I’ve been using memrise for the past 4 years, I might know one thing or two…

( what is your problem? too much free time or too alone? user created courses do not harm any of you in any way)

memrise@discoursemail.com wrote:


(Robert Knight8a) #101

Seems I misunderstood the argument. Regardless, there is no reason to be an ass about it. All I did was state some facts. If you can’t deal with facts, well, that’s entirely your problem.


(Nanno Nanno8) #102

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