Memrise as it was is dying. As I predicted earlier today ( in Save our courses! Any web developers able to help? ) and as Memrise themselves partly-confirmed (in Has there been a change in the way memrise treats commas? ), Memrise the web site and community platform are on the way out. User-created courses are deprecated and no longer matter. The web site, as we all know from this spring, is not something they want to work on anymore, and they keep breaking it.
Eventually they’ll almost certainly get rid of the web site, and all user-created courses, and all topics other than the big popular languages.
The struggle to get Memrise to become better is probably over. There’s no hope. It’s over, soon.
Unfortunately, as I can see based on the responses so far in my question about alternatives to Memrise ( Alternatives to memrise? ), there’s nothing else out there that’s like what Memrise was but will soon cease to be. There’s no platform for people to flexibly create spaced-repeat courses, make them public, connect with others taking those courses, build and improve those courses together, and learn about a very wide variety of sometimes-obscure languages and topics.
Such a thing is so extremely valuable! Yet Memrise is going to destroy it.
Can we build another? Are there web developers and others here who want to get together and try? I’m serious. I’ll participate. I’m considering learning AppEngine to try starting something like this, but I haven’t done web programming since the late 90s, so others with current skills would make this much more likely to succeed.