READ ME: Abandoned Course Requests

How will the review and granting process work?

Step 1 - Request to be a contributor from the course creator by starting a thread in the relevant forum area

  • If you would like to be a contributor on a course that you believe is abandoned, search for the course author in the forum, and if they are in the forum, start a thread with them in the relevant course category.
  • The course creator is free to decline your request.

Step 2 - Request to be a contributor from Memrise in the Abandoned courses forum area

  • If the course creator is either not on the forum or doesn’t reply to you within a week, you can then request a contributor status to be granted by Memrise.
  • Please start a thread here and include:
    • The name of the course.
    • A link to the course.
    • A link to the thread where you have already reached out to the course creator.
    • A couple of sentences on why you want to be a contributor.

Step 3 - Memrise reviews contributor requests

  • We’ll review requests at least once a month, sometimes more frequently.
  • If we see that a course creator has been active on Memrise in the past 6 months, we’ll decline the request since we don’t consider the course to be abandoned.
  • We’ll consider granting contributor status to users who:
    • Registered on Memrise/Decks at least 6 months ago.
    • Have been active in that time.
    • Have created at least one quality course
  • This is in order to reduce the likelihood of courses being broken by contributors.
  • We reserve the right to grant and revoke course contributors at our discretion.

Step 4 - Memrise emails the course creator

  • Providing the above requirements are met, we’ll email the course creator regarding your request
  • If the creator says no to us via email, we won’t add the contributor
  • If the creator has unsubscribed from emails from us, we can’t email them. In this situation we won’t add contributors to their course.

Step 5 - Memrise adds the contributor

  • If the creator says yes to us via email or doesn’t respond within a week, we will go ahead with adding the contributor

For more information on why we decided upon these steps, please see this thread

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See also this thread.


Thanks, the updated process is now reflected here


Hi @DW7. We’re only emailing creators who have been inactive for >6 months, so I think waiting a week for them to reply is ok actually.

If it becomes an issue then happy to adjust.


Hi @MemriseMatty & @kevin5284, as some 6 weeks have passed, is there any news on when you will get a chance to look at the first requests?

Will you be posting here to update us (or perhaps with a new thread)?

And will you post on each thread requesting to become a Contributor once you have established that we can be a Contributor, to inform us?.

PS I’ve deleted two posts above to clean up this thread.

Hi - We actioned the first batch of requests roughly 23 days ago. We have notified the topic creators in the relevant threads here:

We’ll look at the next batch tomorrow (last working day of the month).