(Posted this in the wrong memrise announcement, so repeating here.)
It seems there is a way for course creators to override the awful anagram/jumbled letters issue that is plaguing non-language courses (and language courses without special alphabets).
Under ‘edit course’, ‘edit column’, ‘testing’, ‘keyboard characters’, entering any characters will override the anagram-of-the-answer feature. For instance ‘a’, ‘thewholealphabet’ or just a full stop. Users can still of course type what they want and are not restricted to what is entered in this box.
I have now done this for my created courses - I hope the course creators do this for the ones I’m a consumer of.
A further workaround I have used for the other problem of auto-acceptance is to change my target words to begin with capital letters. Since most people won’t naturally type the capital letter, it doesn’t trigger the auto-accept when correct. ‘Mark typing strictly’ needs to be turned off, it should be said. Not appropriate for every course, I know - and a faff to implement.
This has saved memrise for me - at least for my own courses.