Same words in different levels treated as different words, albeit the same database and no duplicates

Hi all,

Recently, I started to work again on a course I made a while ago. It is a course for learning all the countries (in Dutch).

Months ago, it already had the basics, like every recognised country organised by continent. I know those countries by heart. I also had a list of all EU countries. The latter was automatically trained, since it contained the same words as in the list of the European countries.

Yesterday, I thought it would be a fun idea to make more lists like members of the commonwealth, members of the Arabian Liga and so on.

For those new lists, I used the words from the database. I have not added duplicates or whatever. So, I thought it should work like the EU-list I made earlier. But no. It treated a lot of words like a new word, albeit it were the same as in those ‘basic’ lists.
For example, I already learnt the placement of countries like Canada and Australia. I don’t have to repeat those within the next few hundred days. Nevertheless, in my Commonwealth list, it treats those countries as NEW words. I checked if I had these words double in my database, but that’s not the problem. I tried to delete the level and added the words again, but same problem (it now recognises even less already learnt words). It recognises some of the maps I added yesterday, but not all. It seems it does not recognise the words I have added when I started the course months ago. I did not add the words in bulk, I did all manually.

I only have one database. I don’t have duplicates. How can I solve this problem? The solution would be that Memrise sees a word as one word, even if it’s used more than once in a course.

I’ve seen similar things in courses, including being presented both (entirely identical) answers as choices, but only accepting one as correct (happy guessing…)
I’m waiting for a moment where I’m quick enough to take a screen shot of the effect.

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here’s a screen shot of the query - I wasn’t quick enough to get one of the system’s reaction (I picked on, it was flagged as wrong/red).
Screen shot is from general revision, so these could be from the same or from different courses. Either way, not helpful…

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Hi @tmrps, hi @mthierst !

Any news on the said issues?

I noticed something similar in context with alternative solutions.

The Memrise system offered different answers as choices. 2 of them were set as alternative solutions for the questions. In other words the answers to chose from contained 2 correct choices.

Happy guessing :thinking: … as to which alternative solution the system picked to be considered “the one” it is asking for in that specific questions. 50/50 chance to pick “the one” out of the 2 correct ones. If you don’t pick “the one” out of the 2 correct choices, it is recognized as an error. That is annoying and certainly not motivating.

Any help to fix this issue would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Brainessa

Hi everyone!

I just got time to again to add some new things to the course. The problem has not been solved ever since. I made the same Commonwealth list again, and it only recognised a few countries. It can’t be new data entries however, since they all contain a map and I did not add these manually this time.

Most words have no alternative option, or alternative answers that only apply to their country/entry. For example: if the map of Eswatini gets prompted, both Swaziland and Eswatini get accepted as a correct answer. Countries like Canada or India only have one correct option and entry.

So, long story short: I still want Memrise to treat one database entry as one database entry.

Update: I made a different new list of words I already learnt (this time it was a list of all the countries to ever participate in the Eurovision). It recognised every country, except Israël and Morocco. I also tried to remove and re-add some words from the commonwealth list, but that made no difference.

In other words: still no solution.