Space Gardening :D

In the grand scheme of things this probably isn’t hugely important, but what happened to the old theme of running a little “garden” while you learnt words? That all seemed to disappear when Ziggy the space Pokemon thingy was introduced. There seems to be a theme of aliens and space now (or on the app at least) and I think Memrise has lost some of its charm since then. What do you think?
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I agree @TobyDoodler but they wont change Ziggy and the space theme seems to be working well. And yes Memrise was good at first but when adding too many features it has lost its charm

To be honest that hasnt really changed. Ill set up a poll anyway
What do YOU prefer

  • Space Theme
  • Garden Theme

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I don’t know why I’m saying this, but when I was first introduced to the gardening theme, I had this weird inkling that the flowers would transform into building-crushing monsters if you watered them enough. I was disappointed shortly afterwards, even though I always knew it wasn’t true, but there you go. If they ever put more elements from the original gardening theme into the program, I wouldn’t mind if the flowers did something wild like that. At least, to me it sounds like it could be a compromise with the space theme.

Seems to me it’d be nice if you could choose between the space theme and the garden theme. I know I’d love to be able to opt in to the old ranking system with the cheesy puns and the colorful brains. I miss the brains.

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Maybe we could set up a poll for a NEW theme? Should I do that? @Lien if this WILL be official can you invite users to it so they can vote?

  • Space!
  • Garden!
  • Other!

0 voters

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July 18, 2018 12:01 PM (Europe: Paris), July 18, 2018 3:01 AM (America: Los Angeles) WHEN THE POLL WILL BE SET!
August 1, 2018 11:30 AM (Europe: Paris), August 1, 2018 2:30 AM (America: Los Angeles) WHEN THE POLL WIL CLOSE!!!

Please Comment below on what could be added to @TobyDoodler 's poll instead of “other”

As an alternative to outer space or gardening, there could be something like a “zoo theme,” where when people level up they acquire more exotic animals, as well as keep the ones they’ve already acquired. (I would especially appreciate it if that theme had Godzilla or some other kaiju-esque beast on some of the higher levels, but everyone probably knows that already.)
And it certainly sounds easier to implement than the other alternative that came to mind: a city-building theme. That one was basically an idea where people get to create highly visual mind-maps using elements they acquire as they gain experience, but the more I think about it, the more I realize that that’s very complicated, and would likely not be used the way I’m imagining…

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I wish I could find the Time Machine and go to that moment you posted this. June-July 2018!
The world looks to me like a mega Titanic boat and the forums and the media are the musicians ignoring the drama. Lalala lalalalaaaa.

Memrise forum looks almost dead if it wasn’t for lovely and happy people like the Izzies.

The censorship is brutal and many groups of people and their languages are in danger of disappearing.

Are we really millions of people (souls?) on this earth? Where are you all? Where are your questions, your opinions, your experiences, your ideas?

The garden idea was fantastic, could have made memrise more beautiful and funnier. A chat to practice languages could also have been great.

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I agree with you @KarmenKern! Thanks for referencing me and Izzi :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: (The Izzies :joy:) I had been part of the Duolingo forum for some time but I noticed that everyone was not so friendly and most of them got mad when someone went off topic and I didn’t have so many friends. But when I discovered the Memrise forum, I felt like I was actually part of the community! And now I’m glad I joined and now have met so many people that share the same opinions with me, Like you and Izzi! And other nice people I have met :blush:

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Thanks @KarmenKern
Lol, the Izzies, :rofl:
Yes, I wish people spoke of their experiences and all on Memrise more often. It would make me heaps more motivated, since languages are not really natural for me!
@IzzyFaith09 I was part of the Duo forum since 2016, but whenever I wrote something, I got so many negative answers, I didn’t even understand why! They’d get annoyed at me if I didn’t get the difference between two similar words, and asked for advice, so I just stopped writing on there altogether.
But it’s a relief, that i’m not the only one feeling this way! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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:+1: I still like the Memrise forum better than Duolingo, even though this one is used not so much, because everyone is very welcoming and is eager to help out and it’s great to see so many people get to know each other :grin:

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Hello everyone!

I agree that this Memrise forum is more user friendly and the messages from moderators are very nice and motivating.

But, from what I see here, there are hundreds of users making the courses, being active in the leagues and still the forum looks like “ empty “ . It should be full of energy, with lots of questions, ideas, thoughts, images, experiences.

The evolution of DuoLingo in the last years is comparable to the deterioration of YouTube. More and more obstacles are added, the communication with the company is unpleasant and they visibly disrupt and destroy the communication between users. It is completely illogical in a language forum, so , I can only think it is made on purpose, with malice.
And I came to the conclusion that it is not trolls or users who take their time every day at every minute to downvote any post or comments that are not strictly about grammar or how wonderful Duo is, no, it’s the same moderators who have orders to eliminate them with only 6 negative downvotes. Otherwise they would have done something already to resolve this issue.

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Oh, and I forgot Maalse08Mattias’ l-izzies! :joy::joy:
How many lizards do you have and what are their names?

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I have two blue tongue skinks named Jordan and Bruce. Thanks for asking!

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I’ve never heard of that type of lizard before, It sound really cool! I don’t have any lizards but I really want one. I see some in my backyard but they’re small and hard to catch, Me and my sister named one Buddy :laughing:
Did you catch them or did you buy them from somewhere?

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I caught them. Since I was a little boy I have been catching lizards.

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Do they make some sort of noise, do you catch some lizard language or communication? :grinning:

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Oh yeah, my bro has been catching lizards since we were tiny, I would help him sometimes, and it was fun. :heart_eyes:

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