Full post (in easier to read format):
Saying the obvious, “abandoned” courses are:
where the creator is named as “deleted” with a list of numbers or
where they never reply to posts in their Course Forums (as you have found).
If I find an apparent abandoned course I wish to look after, I first
post in the Course Forum and wait an appropriate amount of time (none if
no replies for a year).
I then email the team email@example.com and ask for them to contact
the creator (if possible) to see if they would be happy to have me as a
Contributor. They then action appropriately - ie if no reply they make
me a Contributor. Sometimes the Creator then replies to the post and
says he’s happy and has made me a contributor.
Finally I add to the course description that I am supporting the course.
Hope that helps.
PS - Please note this post was written when MemRise had embedded posts that directly emailed the course Creator (and any Contributors).
These have now gone and we now have this large Forum and rely on the creator coming here to set him/ herself up with an @jjstheman name.
Ideally they should also create an [Course Forum] either for a course of group of courses in a subject area.
This is the way I have done it [Course Forum] Courses by and supported by DW7 ~ READ THIS! ~ START HERE! and I’ve created many dedicated threads for courses by individuals.
Now to request contributing to an abandoned course, we should verify they are not around then make a request in the Abandoned Courses group with all the detail asked for.