Title asks the question - is there a way to transfer the ownership of a guide currently owned by someone who has clearly left the site ?
deletee or absentee? (I don’t know the answer, just prompting info that might help who does)
I would assume if you delete your account, it deletes any guides you were the owner of, but dont know that for certain.
So absentee. There is a flag for curators related to concerns there are inaccurate species listed in a guide, but the author of the guide has been off the site for 3+ years, so there is no way to reach out to them.
the inat admins have never allowed for transfer of anything from an abandoned user to anyone else that i am aware of so i am guessing this won’t happen, though i could be wrong
That’s kind of my assumption, presumably the author of the guide still retains copyright over any text or content they added, so without their permission it can’t be transferred. i don’t think there is anything whereby when you do a guide you release the license of your text into the public domain.
I guess the inaccuracies need to stay.
i think the response would also be that barely anyone uses guides anyway and they are depreciated