Hi guys, I want to apologize for the delay in the responding. This was just brought to my attention this afternoon.
I've reviewed the case and we're getting the projects straightened out.
@Kholim, part of the reason why it was rejected was so that you could just take over the old project. Having a large body of duplicate projects doesn't help anyone.
As far as the needing permission, we intentionally take a more conservative stance to continuation projects than some would/do. We do this to attempt to benefit both the authors who may not be aware their work is being picked up, and also the end users who quickly become confused if there is a half dozen continuations of various mods.
@Xocide, if you ever have any issues with any of the moderators here please let me know in private.