Cubit MEMBER issues forum: Abandoned Cubits

 
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Imagethreegardeners
Jun 2, 2010 12:45 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
There isn't much sadder than finding a cool Cubit for the first time, making a post, and then never hearing back from anybody.

How can we, as members, help rejuvenate a Cubit that has lots of potential and yet seems to be abandoned by its owner?
ImageTrish
Jun 2, 2010 12:48 PM CST
Name: Trish Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX
Helper and Wife of the Cubit Master
There isn't a lot you can do.

Cmail the cubit owner encouraging him/her. (I do this in my "spare" time). Sometimes they ask to have their cubit removed, sometimes they just explain that they are busy...and sometimes they never respond at all.

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Imagethreegardeners
Jun 2, 2010 12:50 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
**sigh**

That's a shame really...although I can understand being too busy...but otherwise...
ImageTrish
Jun 2, 2010 12:56 PM CST
Name: Trish Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX
Helper and Wife of the Cubit Master
I agree, and it is a shame.

I understand that things come up that sort of take over your life. I think that a lot of cubits were set up without realizing that they take a "bit" of work.

I usually encourage people to either jump in, or let go.
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ImageZanymuse
Jun 2, 2010 4:53 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Is there anything in the T.O.S. that states that a site which is inactive for longer than...a specified time...may be removed ?

I know
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could technically cover it but perhaps a seperate notice when a cubit is being started a statement with an I agree/do not agree would cause people to pause before starting and abandoning a cubit and make it easier for you to keep a clean house. Anyone who knows they are going to be unable to continue for a period of time could take their cubit non public and notify you they plan to return to it later if they needed an extension on the time limit...
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ImageTrish
Jun 2, 2010 5:08 PM CST
Name: Trish Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX
Helper and Wife of the Cubit Master
zany- we do plan to be more aggressive toward "ghost town cubits" (as we call them) in the somewhat near future).

There's no point in taking up good cubit names and wasting resources on abandoned sites.

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ImageZanymuse
Jun 2, 2010 5:10 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
ghost town cubits...Hey that could make for a fun cubit in itself...There are fascinating stories to be heard in and about ghost towns.
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Aunt_A
Jun 2, 2010 6:18 PM CST
My cubits appear to be abandoned.

They are not; I just don't have the time or energy right now to do them justice.

Now that I've quit DG, it might be better. LOL

\"One moment, please.\"
Imagethreegardeners
Jun 2, 2010 6:20 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
But at least if somebody posted something you'd notice and maybe reply....
Aunt_A
Jun 2, 2010 6:21 PM CST
Maybe...I hope...

I'm thinking about in the future, making my cubits article cubits only. Whatcha think?
\"One moment, please.\"
Imagethreegardeners
Jun 2, 2010 6:31 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
I think it's a good idea. That's what I did with my houseplant Cubit. Articles and just 2 forums in case someone has a question. Getting decent traffic.
ImageTrish
Jun 2, 2010 6:32 PM CST
Name: Trish Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX
Helper and Wife of the Cubit Master
Aunt A- I've always asked before I delete :)

I have a whole folder for this very thing :)
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Aunt_A
Jun 2, 2010 6:38 PM CST
Thanks!
\"One moment, please.\"
ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 3, 2010 8:28 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Please don't delete Ceramics by Vavak as her mother is dying of cancer and she may not find time to work on it until winter. I believe they have only given mom 6 months or less to live. She discontinued treatment several months ago as it wasn't helping.

Diane is devoting all her time to spend with her mother.
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ImageTrish
Jun 3, 2010 8:36 AM CST
Name: Trish Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX
Helper and Wife of the Cubit Master
Arelene- as I said before- I don't just go around deleting cubits. I always check with the person first.
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ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 3, 2010 9:03 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Thank you, Trish. That is very accomodating of you. We sure couldn't ask for anything more. Are those idle cubits taking up a whole lot of space? Maybe not now but could in the future as we grow. Must be frustrating to not get answers from people. I feel for ya.
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ImageTrish
Jun 3, 2010 9:53 AM CST
Name: Trish Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX
Helper and Wife of the Cubit Master
Everything takes up space. Granted, it isn't much, but they are still there anyway.

Also, it takes away cubit names that others could use for a potentially thriving cubit.
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Imagegardener2005
Jun 3, 2010 10:02 AM CST
Name: Karen
Zone 8b
Perhaps the ghost town Cubits could go into temporary "ghost townships" where noone can see them and then maybe get deleted after 3 months of non participation. The members who notify Dave or Trish of circumstances can be given more time. I know I will completely lose my online mailbox after so many days or months of inactivity so perhaps this kind of idea might help if it gets to be a problem as Cubits grows? I`m just adding to the ideas expressed here. Thanks for listening! Karen
ImageTrish
Jun 3, 2010 10:07 AM CST
Name: Trish Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX
Helper and Wife of the Cubit Master
That's my idea, Karen.

I keep a close eye on the area, and sent lots of emails out. For those I haven't heard back from, I figure to give them a definite time frame, and close it down after that.

I just haven't gotten that far yet!

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Imagegardener2005
Jun 3, 2010 10:16 AM CST
Name: Karen
Zone 8b
Good luck on those too! It is only a matter of time.Cubits is going to be catching. The Cubit bug has bitten me. I go though times when I wonder what I`ll do next and feel as if I lack inspiration for periods of time but then I just relax and take it like life one day at a time. Karen

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