It’s becoming more and more evident that sometime in the next year or two, memrise will either shut down their web site and go mobile-only, or maybe keep the web site but officially deprecate the idea of user-created courses, and focus memrise entirely on memrise-managed language learning. Either way, we course creators and the courses we’ve created will be left in the dust.
Some of us have spent literally thousands of hours gradually building up rich, complex courses here over the years. When memrise does this, all of our work will be lost, and we’ll never be able to set it up somewhere else without recreating from scratch. Unless memrise provides a way to make local backups of your courses - which they will not. People have been asking for it for years, and they’ve never even bothered to comment on the idea. It’s not happening.
What we need is someone who knows how to write browser scripts and is skilled at it, to develop a backup solution for us, before memrise cuts off the web UI for course editing. How much time do we have? I don’t know. It could be just a few months, or it could be a couple of years. But I’m worried that it’s less than that.
We need a course backup option that’ll download everything. Multiple columns, column settings, all the alts, and the audio and video files, including which database rows each audio or video file is from.
Is there anyone here who has the skills and wants to work on that? Or several people, who might work together?