Launching: Classic Review alpha


Where are you getting your feedback? It is certainly not here. Is it on the Apple store and or play store? Those are phone users if so. So where again, are you getting your web user feed back?

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Hi Geil! Memrise looks for user feedback in quite a few places - user research involving user interviews and observational studies, user testing new features, surveys, web and app analytics, forums and app store ratings and reviews. Many of our users use Memrise on both either Android or iOS and web. I hope that provides you context.


you are not getting feedback here. No one here has ever said we want less typing. And the user reviews and rating are for the phones. I use Memrise for my phone as well and I actually prefer no typing on that. But I have never read a review on your app in the playstore that says, ‘‘hey memrise, I want to type less on the website’’.

What is going to happen with the audio review I pay for, since your are turning classic review into audio review?

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@MemriseSupport , Please feel free to move my post …

Problem with courses with multiple images in Web Alpha

to this Thread if more appropriate.

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This is not so much a bug as an oversight, unforeseen consequence or observation.
@MemriseSupport please feel free to move it to wherever you think is appropriate.

On the Web Alpha revision I think I have noticed a change in the way courses with multiple images behave.

When learning, initially I am able to scroll through multiple images (as always).
[This is better than the Android App where it is not possible.]

However when revising (watering) I am shown only one image that I have hopefully seen before.
ie I can not scroll to a more familiar image.

When I get it wrong (in ALPHA), I am only shown one random image, and not the image I was shown and got wrong, making it harder to learn.

Examples of courses are nature courses or art (paintings).

Have others noticed this too?

Eg UK Trees - Fruit/Flower Identification

Although it is a more thorough testing method (which is good) I have now noticed a problem as the top image is no longer shown.

This is a problem with a course where one image is not a photo but the Latin description.

Common & Native Plants of Britain - by marysiakay - Memrise


I have decided I prefer this Alpha testing mode on the web, but I will have to solve the problem by moving the Latin images to a new column (which as a Contributor I am not able to create).

My solution was to move a familiar image to the top (first position) so it always appeared and avoided the Latin name (as an image) appearing.

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I may be wrong in my thinking, but I have just reviewed a course that has multiple images (the Mary Siakay one) and although I got it right, I was told I got it wrong and it showed another image of the correct answer.

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Can the ‘Correct answer’ button be moved elsewhere. Far too often I’ve clicked it, and then it’s also marked the next question as ‘I don’t know’ before that question is even loaded

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A better solution would probably be to disable the ‘Don’t know’-buton for a couple of seconds when reviewing the next item. It wouldn’t make sense to press that button that fast anyway.

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Still having an issue where it doesn’t wrap the word properly. It shouldn’t be cutting words at weird points, it makes it so much more difficult to read and understand.

That’s not the new alpha version. Try the new alpha version and see if the issue persists.

Please stay on topic.

Hey how to bring back old good style? I opted out Beta but still I am forced to use the new style.

Go to you “Settings” > “Learning” and then turn off “Memrise Labs experiments”.


Thanks, I just opted out an another option :smiley: Looks good now :slight_smile:


Thanks for raising the issue of the button marking the next item incorrect. @MemriseSupport, for awareness. Please could you share what course and item it occurred on.


I’ll echo some similar sentiments that I think the new version of “Classic Review” is too easy and doesn’t have enough typing. Multiple choice questions are great early on, but I find that I can answer them way before I actually know the words/sentences I’m learning because you can use context clues/process of elimination. The old classic review was often hard, but I think that was what made it so useful. In the current format, I feel like I am getting “points” towards learning a word/phrase, when in reality I haven’t actually made any progress because the multiple choice was too easy.

I would be in favor of a more delineated system that allowed you to perhaps build out your own review formats. So, imagine you could do an Audio Review, Multiple Choice Review, Typing Review, etc all individually, but you could also select a review mode that combined them together.


How do I get rid of this? I just want to type in the answers.


Go to settings, then Learning, and at the bottom opt out of memrise labs. This allowed me to access the old classic review.

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When I use this on some of the spanish courses I use (like “AQA GCSE Spanish Vocabulary”) I get an error for exercises like “tan … como” where I am meant to select the words that are pre defined. If I select “tan” then “…” then “como” it highlights orange for close but there is no way to pass it

The new version seems a step backwards…change for change-sake?

  1. I use the website version and it has significanlty reduced the amount of typing which is a disapointment to me.
  2. if you click the ‘ignore’ button when first presented with the word, it still includes it.
  3. my settings opt-out of the tapping tests, yet it still gives them to me.

Hey there. An update on the test types in Review mode is in development. The test mix is being updated to:

  • reduce the number of audio tests
  • increase the number of text typing tests

We’ll update here when the changes are able to be used. Thanks!