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Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:13 pm
by Hashimi
Yesterday, they announced that they are moving all community-created courses to a new sister website called Decks which will go live in early March.

Memrise2anki tool will not work with these courses anymore (unless the developer update the script), so if you find any user-created course interesting for you, import it to Anki, and later you can export it to other formats (txt, csv, etc.)

Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:21 pm
by Cèid Donn
Le sigh. As a daily Memrise user, I guess I will have to prepare for this disruption in my learning routine. I wonder if this means they are planning on expanding their own content, because right now, "official" Memrise courses are a fairly small fraction of courses on Memrise, even though some of them are fairly popular.

Oh, hmm. The page on the Memrise site alerting us about this change does not assure us Pro users that our Pro membership will transfer to Decks. I'll have to look into that. I will be extremely annoyed if it doesn't.

Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:43 pm
by PoeticTragedy
For those that may not have received the email it is as follows

"Hello,

We’re getting in touch because you have previously created your own courses using the Memrise website. We want to let you know that we are moving all community-created courses to a new sister website called Decks, which will go live in early March.

We know that you care about the courses that you have created, and those that you have been learning, so we want to reassure you that very little will actually change. Decks is part of the Memrise brand, we are just giving your courses a new, well-deserved home. Here's a breakdown:

• You can use your Memrise details to log in to Decks
• Your learning progress and the learning progress of those learning your courses will be migrated to Decks
• From mid-March, all community-created courses will no longer be available in the Memrise apps or website. However, the Decks website will be mobile-friendly
• The way you create your courses will be exactly the same as before
• Decks will be completely free

For the full list of features and to answer any questions you may have about Decks, please head here.

We'll get in touch with you again when Decks is ready for you to try it!

Best wishes,

Ed Cooke
CEO"

There seems to be a forum set up with some further information here https://community.memrise.com/t/what-fe ... ecks/33423

I had a look at the forum but there does not seem to be mention of premium membership as it states that everything on Decks is free.

Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:45 pm
by Radioclare
I'm very disappointed about this :( The only reason I subscribed to Memrise Pro was to be able to use courses offline in the app. From what I've read today, Decks isn't going to have an app so it won't be possible to use offline.

Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:54 pm
by zenmonkey
Radioclare wrote:I'm very disappointed about this :( The only reason I subscribed to Memrise Pro was to be able to use courses offline in the app. From what I've read today, Decks isn't going to have an app so it won't be possible to use offline.


I just went to the Q&A and apparently offline mode won't be available.
That sucks!!!

Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:14 pm
by zenmonkey
Hashimi wrote:Memrise2anki tool will not work with these courses anymore (unless the developer update the script), so if you find any user-created course interesting for you, import it to Anki, and later you can export it to other formats (txt, csv, etc.)


Just looked at this tool and it does not seem to work on my mac (generates an error).
Did you use this on a PC?

Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:06 pm
by Saim
I'm so glad I switched over to Anki.

Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:24 pm
by Cèid Donn
Radioclare wrote:I'm very disappointed about this :( The only reason I subscribed to Memrise Pro was to be able to use courses offline in the app. From what I've read today, Decks isn't going to have an app so it won't be possible to use offline.


Oh no. <many rude words> It's one of the reason I got Pro too (that and they offered me 80% off a year's sub to re-sub after I had let my previous Pro sub lapse for over a year). I guess I won't be renewing it this summer.

Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:28 pm
by rdearman
Well I only use it for Setswana, and not frequently at that, so no loss for me really. Anki here I come! BTW instructions for how to export to anki would be welcome?

Re: Memrise is moving our decks to Decks

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:54 pm
by zenmonkey
rdearman wrote:Well I only use it for Setswana, and not frequently at that, so no loss for me really. Anki here I come! BTW instructions for how to export to anki would be welcome?


Yeah. Just went through that.

On a PC (because it won't work on a Mac).

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

Install instructions are on the readme.md file on the github repository.
I'm currently downloading the Intro to Setswana Course. I'll share that with you once I'm done.