Bogus follower / spam / sexual language


Nobody is asking for classified profiles, but private profiles. There is a difference between the meaning of those two words. If somebody wants their profile to be private that should be their right and is frankly none of your business. If somebody doesn’t want a public profile littered with links to pornographic websites, that should be their right too. In fact that is the only reason I want a private profile.

As for people with too much time on their hands, I can see why that might be a concern for you given the summary of your forum activity. Psychological projection and all that eh?

(Memrise Matty) #22

We are aware of the situation, and are working towards a long-term solution for the bogus followers and Mems. We will update you once the most recent batch of bogus followers have all been reviewed.

Although it may be a good idea, we have no current plans to introduce the ability to block followers or make profiles private. I will update you if this changes.

Pretty sure this is a fake account,
Spambot accounts
(Ian) #23

Hi @MemriseMatty

The problems might be lessened by including a reasonable daily limit on the number of new “following” links any user can create. For example, a 20-per-day limit may be reasonable for genuine users.

Currently, these unwanted followers appear to be setting up new accounts, and immediately adding ~500 links along with an offensive Mem.

(Baite) #24

Agreed. I am not meaning to vote people up or down. I’ve never liked that.

Voting in the first place refers to the usefulness/appropriateness of mems. Or, perhaps even more simple, a statistic how often a mem is used.

Also agreed. Though, since this a collaboration community, some possibility for communication to a course creator is highly appreciated.

Thank you! looking forward to it.

((ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧) #25

Good to hear that this problem will soon be erdicated. :slight_smile:

(Memrise Matty) #26

The reported Mems and users have now been reviewed and actioned. You should not see these messages at this time. If you do come across any more, feel free to report them to us for review.

Thanks again.

(only one user) #27

Hi. @MemriseMatty, can you review these too?

Thanks :slight_smile:


Hi @MemriseMatty,

Of the five I reported in my post above, the following three haven’t been actioned:

Is it not possible to remove all these people as “followers” as part of the clean-up action?


Most of those I reported are still following me and still have sex link messages.

There’s no way of getting rid of them bar deleting my account, right?
If I delete my account when my subscription ends, will my public profile be removed?

I ask because when you delete your account with some websites, the public profile is never deleted.

(Memrise Matty) #30

Thank you for reporting this. We reviewed the majority of the Spam Mems, but some have clearly slipped our net. We will review these cases mentioned and keep you updated.

((ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧) #31

Yeah. Also ive just noticed once one started following my alternate account. More and more kept coming. Really hope this stops as this is getting out of hand. I deleted the account but it didnt matter as it only had 500,000 points

(Ian) #32

Hi @MemriseMatty - a few more for your attention - these have been around for at least a couple of weeks:

(Ian) #34

@MemriseMatty - a couple more probables.

((ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧) #35

they just wont stop coming… needs to be eradicated

(☄✨MemriseMasterSherwi✨☄) #36


(Rainbow Meow Face) #37

I agree with the concept of “approving” followers (and being able to remove any that followed you before such a system is/was implemented), due to the above described issue. >_<

(Memrise Matty) #38

Thank you for these cases. We have released some new internal features which should prevent this type of content being created moving forward, and we are now working on retrospectively erasing these existing Mems.

(Pearl Uni) #39

Hi, (Sorry if I used the wrong English. I’m Japanese)
I want this user blocked too.
They’re not good URL notes.

I want you to check people like them.

(Mr Cuesta) #40


Please can you remove these users. Two students showed me how these users are advertising sexual websites during our lesson today. Not great.

Thank you


I got something like 15 of those accounts following me. I think memrise should make it a requirement to reach a million points or so before the follow feature is unlocked.