I absolutely agree with the sentiments here, I’ve been slowly learning Italian for 18 months now, first on Duolingo, then in conjunction with Memrise for the last 11 months. I have done Memrise Italian 1-7 and have added a further 7 community created courses which have provided me with a lot more depth and understanding. I rotate and clear review words from each course, never treating one as finished. The majority of which is done via the app.
How can I now use the courses offline if the content is no longer available via the app? again another reason why I went pro in the first place,
The community created courses were and still remain the main attraction to using Memrise because they go beyond what the Memrise courses provide; they compliment and enhance how far one can take the learning experience, also something that other sites/ apps don’t provide.
Losing community courses to another site is more than fracturing the learning experience, the convenience particularly because of the incomprehensible decision to remove them from the app.
You say you can continue via the decks website, all well and good, but here’s a couple of thing about that:
Using mobile internet, at least for me, isn’t as responsive as just using the app which just plane interferes with the flow of the learning process.
The experience just isn’t the same, for example, both classic review and learning new words are timed on the website, they are not on the app. The app also provides the accumulation of hints points which can help nudge or jog the memory both with new words and when reviewing words, the website does not.
So why give differing learning experiences for the courses.
I’m sure you have plans not yet revealed for Memrise, but there has already been a reduction in available community content since I have been a member, this only increases the divide between Memrise and community content and I can only see that as a weakening of one of Memrise’s great strengths and attractions to it.
At the very least please, please reconsider the decision to stop supporting community content on the app, that by far is the biggest blow.