sorry : D should just be points : P I am thinking of something else
I personally like the current system. Because if we create arbitrary cut-offs for points per word, won’t some people stop learning particular words before they actually know them? Some “words” on Memrise are much, much harder to internalize than others. For example, in Chinese, 4 character idioms where you are forced to type Chinese with an English prompt is much more arduous than one of those multiple choice courses. It may take much longer on average to learn those words, or to retain them. So, why should there be a line drawn in the sand for this? So be it if a few people cheat the system, it’s truly their loss not ours.
Well, they should give less points for multiple choice questions, that’s quite obvious I think.
multiple choice questions are great for kanji, kanji are difficult to type, technical problem
also: it is you who decides who’s on your leaderboard, if you think they get points to easily, stop following them
it doesn’t make any difference for the course leaderbord
and there’s no global leaderbord, so that doesn’t matter either
the 1st spot on my leaderboard is firmly in hands of an overloard, if i would really be annoyed by the fact i can’t keep up with her, i would simply kick her out
the real problem is that almost nobody uses the full course creating possibilities of memrise, most stick to using it for excercises or simply flash cards
private-peek’s all time Top-288 as of April 30 12:30 pm UTC. Accounts with the ratio points/words = 5000 or less have been included. If you can add any names into this list, please let me know.
I am thinking about closing this project.
You’re joking, aren’t you?
not really… actually I am not sure as of how many people need it so I cannot judge if it is worth the time. Not that it was too difficult to maintain the leaderboard but the lack of feedback kind of embarrases me
Ah, you mean you stop. You don’t mean you “close” the thread. So, somebody else could continue.
Thank you for the work. It’s interesting to see how many oveloards there are, and where your own favorite overloard is.
Maybe you just tried to do too much.
BTW, this account follows all the overlords that were not included in private_peek’s leaderboard.
Aww, please don’t stop! People aren’t posting all that much, but if you look at the number of views this thread has had, it’s incredibly popular.
@ gardariki : I have found this thread to be amazingly useful. Thank you for your hard work setting up and maintaining the list. If you are done now, that’s cool.
Memrise’s changes over the past few days have basically said that they no longer see themselves as a community of learners supporting each other anyway. I think that change will effect the mood of everything else on here. Competing in a community, where users have the opportunity to contribute to each others’ learning, is a fun thing. Competing on a learner board that measures consumption of a product isn’t particularly yummy.
I look at this thread as another way to gauge how I’ve done for the month, but I’ve been remiss in never thinking to thank you for taking the time to aggregate. So - thank you! If you feel like stopping, I completely understand, especially with each update being more demoralising.
Thank you for your work, for me it’s very important! I’m always waiting for the new list.
Thank you for your kind words guys, I really appreciate them. I think I should have a break for now, maybe I’ll return to it sometime in the future.
If someone else decides to continue the user-created leaderboard, I am ready to assist.
I also appreciate the work you’re doing. I’m delighted every time I see you’ve posted the latest list.
I’ve made a new account - new_peek2017 - that’s following everyone that private_peek was following. I’ll try to work out how to take and upload screenshots every week or so.
I was going to reply earlier, if once a month is too much you could try doing once every 3/6/12 months.
I really appreciate your work and I am always curious about new update of the leaderboard.