I think at this point the cheating has become so widespread that the leaderboards are essentially pointless. I would prefer disabling them, or at least having the option to disable them or block specific users that are obviously cheating.
Trying to get an idea of where you are on a course is pointless when people are hacking through two million points a day.
Not sure what the other learning sites are doing about similar issues, but this phenomenon has the potential to be a fatal flaw for the website. I can’t imagine ever renewing this service when the mems don’t work on the mobile app, the leaderboards are so inflated by cheaters as to be meaningless, and the ability to focus on trouble words is not available on the mobile app.
Basically, the site is very easy to manipulate by cheaters that have no interest in learning, and discouraging to use for people trying to master a new language. I am close to dropping this app altogether and going back to Ankii, which really sucks.
What is going on? How come things are such a mess? This place has so much potential.