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Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Postby eido » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:44 pm

zenmonkey wrote:Download the following extension: https://github.com/wilddom/memrise2anki-extension

I downloaded this extension. I tried to extract to the add-ons folder but could only copy and paste it because the option didn't come up. The code can't possibly be 'deleted', can it? Otherwise I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I'm computer clueless.
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Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Postby zenmonkey » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:57 pm

eido wrote:
zenmonkey wrote:Download the following extension: https://github.com/wilddom/memrise2anki-extension

I downloaded this extension. I tried to extract to the add-ons folder but could only copy and paste it because the option didn't come up. The code can't possibly be 'deleted', can it? Otherwise I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I'm computer clueless.


1) Extract it first to a folder outside of Anki.
2) Copy and paste then to the add-on folder.
3) Restart Anki.

You should see on Tools the new Import Memrise option
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Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Postby languist » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:10 pm

I only have access to a Mac, if anyone happens to figure out how to do it, I’d really appreciate it if you could post a comment here.

I really like memrise, it’s such a pity they won’t just make a duplicate app for the community courses (like their old app before the fancy update?).
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Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Postby zenmonkey » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:45 pm

languist wrote:I only have access to a Mac, if anyone happens to figure out how to do it, I’d really appreciate it if you could post a comment here.

I really like memrise, it’s such a pity they won’t just make a duplicate app for the community courses (like their old app before the fancy update?).


On my Mac I created a virtual machine (I use it for other stuff) that runs Windows when needed. But you need a lot of space and fine to get that in place.
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Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Postby Christi » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:23 pm

I want to add my two cents for those who don't want to use Anki.
I'm moving all my courses to Quizlet since its interface is similar to Memrise, it has an app, ability to add new content through the app etc.

The way I export my courses is as follows:

You copy this script:
(() => {

function getWords(courseId, level) {
const url = `https://www.memrise.com/ajax/session/?course_id=${courseId}&level_index=${level}&session_slug=preview`
console.log('Fetching words from ' + url)
return fetch(url, { credentials: 'same-origin' })
// parse response
.then(res => {
return res.status === 200
? res.json()
// map results
.then(data => {
return data.learnables.map(row => ({
original: row.item.value,
translation: row.definition.value
}))
})
.then(words => {
return getWords(courseId, level + 1)
.then(words.concat.bind(words))
})
: []
})
.catch(err => {
console.error(err)
return []
})
}

// fetch
const start = 1
const courseId = location.href.slice(30).match(/\d+/)[0]
getWords(courseId, start)
// format as csv
.then(words => {
console.log(words.length + ' words')
return words.map(word => word.original + '\t' + word.translation + '\n').join('')
})
// print
.then(console.log)

})()

Go to the course you want to export and right-click your mouse, go to inspect properties, then paste that script in the white text area (don't know what this is called :lol:). The script will then collect all words which you can then copy and paste into Quizlet.
I've been making courses with levels on Quizlet by creating a ''folder'' (a book or other resource) and then creating a ''set'' (a chapter from the resource the words are from). This way my content is still semi-organised and I can just click on a folder if I want to study a specific module.

Hope this makes sense and will be of use to someone :)
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Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Postby languist » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:26 pm

zenmonkey wrote:
languist wrote:I only have access to a Mac, if anyone happens to figure out how to do it, I’d really appreciate it if you could post a comment here.

I really like memrise, it’s such a pity they won’t just make a duplicate app for the community courses (like their old app before the fancy update?).


On my Mac I created a virtual machine (I use it for other stuff) that runs Windows when needed. But you need a lot of space and fine to get that in place.


Unfortunately, my MacBook literally crashed earlier due to having only 400mb free (this situation has since been rectified, but not by much), but thanks for the suggestion !
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Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Postby ロータス » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:06 pm

I have the memrise2anki addon on my Mac now and it still works. (Anki 2.0)

https://www.reddit.com/r/memrise/commen ... l/egum8cs/

You can try the addon code from this link.
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Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Postby barrybounce » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:22 pm

Well this annoying - I loved Memrise.

I also just paid for an annual subscription in December. I hope they realise that they'll be needing to refund the unused portion! :?
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Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Postby Cavesa » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:06 am

I totally agree this is unfortunate. The combination offline app+user made courses was the best thing about Memrise. The same problem resonates all over the language learning internet, it seems now.

I am not too surprised, I was the most disappointed with the switch from Memrise Beta to the full version with everything being the opposite of what the old users had suggested en masse on the feedback forum. And various other changes were definitely pointing in this direction.

My guess: the Decks website will get less and less support and functionality and die out because of neglect. Memrise wants to be the new Duolingo, with low level (and in my opinion low quality) courses being the main product. In two or three years, it will be closed.

About the Memrise Pro refunds: I've read posts by people elsewhere, that they are not getting answers from Memrise, except for generic links to info about the conditions of refunds (which do not apply to anyone, who has paid at the end of the year, as you have one month to ask for a refund). However, it seems that Apple may help, if enough people complain. They have pushed some unreasonable app sellers to more logical and customer friendly solutions in past too. So, perhaps asking Apple is an option for at some of you.

The separate Decks could have a lot of potential. If it had a simpler less childish design than Memrise and a fixed search function, it would already be a good standalone product, that could earn an app too. But I don't think that is the intention of the Memrise staff.

As far as the alternatives go, there is Anki and Quizlet. But I would also like to remember Memcode here, the creator of which was exactly fed up with some of the Memrise's changes and disrespect for the users, and made her own site. There is no app, but the cards are very easy to make in two main formats (fill the gaps, classical cards), the design is very simple and refreshing compared to the wild colours of Memrise, the SRS is good, and I think this alternative could serve some learners.
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Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Postby eido » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:09 am

zenmonkey wrote:1) Extract it first to a folder outside of Anki.
2) Copy and paste then to the add-on folder.
3) Restart Anki.

You should see on Tools the new Import Memrise option

I think that's what I did and it's not showing up where I'm looking, which is clicking the Tools bar. Eep!
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