Alright then, I cannot find the suggestions area, doubt they listen to often though.
But here it goes.
It would be fantastic to have a course split option to split longer courses into two or three parts,
Like a 6,000 word course into the same course but part 1 and 2 at 3,000 or even 3 parts at 2,000 each.
It would help to speed along learning because no matter how you look at it, the fact of the matter is that, the more words you have in a course, the more stress you have, the more words you have to review, and the more random it gets to the point that some words you have trouble with you almost never see or are so burnt out by the time you reach it you can’t answer it.
You could say, do it in smaller sections but that isn’t going to help.
Because when its split into smaller sections you usually review them more frequently every day and in small clusters that allow you breaks in between, not only that, have 5-6 courses with 30 words each is a lot less daunting then only 3 courses with 100-200 or sometimes 300 words to review and mow down.
It would also be nice to allow users to edit courses created by others with incorrect translations and fix them to the correct translation so that it is still usable or over complex answers or bad wording to more direct and clear translations to assist us so we don’t have to use two separate courses to figure out one lesson that the one course of clearly did if it didn’t have the mistakes.
It would also be nice to post it as private or post it as the correct translation and either let the person who created the course choose to accept it, which some of those users don’t come on memrise anymore, so option 2 would be to allow other users taking the course to vote on it if they also know the translation is better or correct. That way old courses can still be fixed and be used and useful.
Honestly, most Italian user created courses I find are beyond better than memrise and I would prefer to be able to fix a few of my more favorite ones instead of just ignoring the word and having to find or create my own courses with them.
Another would be to block memrise users from following you, especially ones you do not enjoy.
Not to mention that it would be nice to see others users progress in there own courses if your friends or following each other that way you know could either be encouraged to try a course or also see what there learning and know what conversations you should be able to have with them when speaking a language that you may be helping them to speak.
Would also help friends compete against one another.
Would also be cool to see how many words people learn a week instead of just there uselss points going up and to see just a saved number of words from the end of each week like three months ago they were at 140 now there at 872 or something. I don’t know.
But while you may think having competition or a bunch of options drive people away, let me explain something.
HAVING FRIENDLY COMPETITION, and the ability to customize your learning experience, is the ultimate level of learning because you can make it enjoyable, give your self motivation and make it comfortable for yourself and a almost at home type feeling.
The fact you have such an awesome website that does as much as it does, explains your popularity, but the fact that you are not thee biggest company and are not advertising about learning languages on tv like they do about ancestry and learning about your heritage is because you are missing the key point to making all of this work.
And you know what, I’m going to stop right there
I see you have openings for jobs on your memrise, I will work for you if need be.
I will literally sketch you out plans and explain to your team what it means to build a learning website and what it takes to inspire and get people motivated to learn…
I mean the ziggy thing, these ranks, your user system and courses and the all the other issues, they are minor but they are the one thing that doesn’t have people thinking wow, I would like to be on memrise today and learn something. I really feel good and enjoy it.
Sure the hardcore people like myself do, but not the average people you should be selling it to and those are the people you want because the population is so uninspired to learn and thats why they cannot think for themselves, and they should be wanting to learn and be better thinkers.
And communication and languages and learning and increasing your memory, I mean all of that leads to better thinking, better compassion for others and understanding. It works out your brain and social skills. This could be so much more then what you guys are doing. I’ve been here 5 years and only seen about 3-4 learning options added and some playing around with the ranks.
I’m sure you’ve been making the learning engine better for helping with time intervals and smart learning, but there is a lot more you can and probably should be doing,.
I realize I can get a bit off track, but I swear, I wish I could explain to you in person, the logic of how this could all work better. The vision I see for you all & how great this could be.
I was going to give you more ideas and plans, but I have dreams of my own and would prefer to be paid as a consultant or employee of some kind for my time, and honestly I would like you to take me seriously as well.
Lets make something cool that people want to be apart of and have in there life, lets make learning a language something cool and honorable, something fun and enjoyable and a place you want to be, to experience that with others.
Contact me if you actually want to do something with this website and your business. Not much of a coder except basic html or website coding.
That’s why I keep using the word consultant, because I feel like I can provide expert advice when it comes to making people want to be apart of this community and website & have a more enjoyable experience with it.