Why do memrise keep removing features (especially strict typing)?

I can understand them getting rid of mems due to the problem of curating them to make sure they aren’t hateful etc. I also get that they want to change the look and feel of the site, make it more mobile friendly etc.

But I have been a memrise pro member for 5 years and the site is now less usable for its main function (learning something) than it was when I started. This isn’t progress, this is regression.

Why have memrise completely removed the strict typing option on courses? I now have to use a script on a tampermonkey chrome extension to allow me to do strict typing reviews of languages (which isn’t 100% reliable). It’s a complete pain and multiple choice/audio review doesn’t cut it. To learn the spelling and accents on a word you need to strict type it, nothing else can replace that.

I understand the desire to appeal to a more casual audience but why not bury a strict typing option in account settings so that users that want to access it can access it. It would take such a minimal effort on the part of the web developers at memrise and massively help the more in depth users.


all of this. well said.

I’ve seen several posts about Mems having been removed.

But I can still create them and see them.

And I can still see mine and others I’ve selected in my profile.

Are they no longer shared and I can I no longer access other people’s Mems?

It’s probably the alfa or beta settings. They haven’t implemented several features there (yet).
Go to your profile and switch off The new Memrise experience (Beta) on the profile tab and Memrise Labs on the learning tab.


@Olaf.Rabbachin comment is helpful:

They now moved these settings to the profile tab. And you can’t select the Alpha independently from the Beta anymore.

I guess you’ve answered your question. :slight_smile:
Under this pretext they removed many good things and almost stopped in developing.

Please please please, don’t get rid of the strict typing function. It is so crucial for all language learners.