What to do if the author of a community course is no longer around?


(Olaf Rabbachin) #1

The author of a course I’m currently working on is no longer around, she/he has obviously deleted her/his account. The link to the course author is _deleted_160726_1009_5713 which obviously leads straight to … Nirvana.

Is there any official/fundamental approach about what to do in such cases? There’s a few errors in the course material, some bad audio files etc. I wanted to contact the author to offer my help, but since there’s no one there anymore, is there a way of requesting to take over the ownership? Somebody invested a whole lot of work (817 words, all with audio, albeit many artificial voicings), it seems like such much a waste to just let it sit there!

(Overlord Hydroptère) #2

one contacts one of the memrise mods and asks kindly to be added as a contributor…

I guess the author left memrise because - among others - some people complained about slang on memrise, kiddies, god forsake, should be not confronted with such filth (sarkasm off…)

(Olaf Rabbachin) #3

Thanks. I know that people have been complaining about slang and - particularly - swear words and bad language. I see the dilemma regarding children, but personally, I can only say that the two slang courses (one finished, one on-going) have tremendously improved my ability to understand movies (for most of all times) and the quality of my conversations with natives (the few times I had the chance). So I really do fancy them. :blush:

Re the mods: how do you find their names?

(Thomas Heiss) #4

Hi Olaf,


(Olaf Rabbachin) #5

Danke, Thomas!

(Olaf Rabbachin) #6

@MemriseMatty or @MemriseSupport, could you kindly transfer ownership of this course to me, or at least make me a contributor? The author is no longer around and I’d like to to make a few corrections and amendments.

(Olaf Rabbachin) #7

Hello @fanny_sta, would you be the right person to talk to since you’re the French Language Specialist (see the top post)?

(Memrise Support) #8

Hi @Olaf.Rabbachin,

You are now a contributor to this course.

You can read more about what a contributor can and cannot do here.

I hope this helps. :slight_smile:

Best wishes,

Memrise Team

(Olaf Rabbachin) #9

Thank you! :grinning: