Today, like many of you, I was outraged to hear the news about the end of community courses on Memrise and the inadequate move to migrate them onto the browser-platform Decks. I don’t want to go into the ins-and-outs of why this is a bad decision here, but you can follow the discussion here
Needless to say, the response from Memrise core users has been overwhelmingly negative, and many are bewildered by what seems to be a massive act of self-harm on the part of Memrise.
However, I’m here to suggest we do more than just vent on the forum, where we can easily be ignored. I suggest we make our voices heard en masse, so that Memrise gets the message at how angry many of its fans are. This may ultimately not sway their decision, but it’s worth a shot. Here are some ways we can do this (will do in multiple posts as only 2 links allowed per post)
- @Memrise on Twitter: Here is the Twitter Memrise account:
Let’s flood it with our response to the update. I’ve kicked off with:
@memrise Outraged by decision to migrate user-courses to Decks. User-courses are the core reason I use Memrise. A browser-platform + lack of offline capability is entirely inadequate and unacceptable. Urge you to reconsider - otherwise cancelling subscription and closing account