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