Re-prompt to publish project (project became unpublished)

Jul 15, 2008 at 11:28 AM
Something seems to have caused one of my projects (Xim) to become unpublished twice.  In both times, I recieved an automated email reminding me that I had 30 days to publish the project or it would be deleted. 

Is there a bug in CodePlex causing this or is this some other "feature" somewhere...?

Thanks,
Oren
Jul 15, 2008 at 5:44 PM
Hello,

Sorry about the inconvenience.  We have a filter that runs occasionally and unpublishes projects that seem to be abandoned.  The Xim project must have gotten caught in that filter because it hasn't had a check-in or discussion post for over 18 months and has less then 100 downloads total.

Thanks,
Jonathan
Jul 15, 2008 at 7:11 PM
Okay.  Can this policy please be stated somewhere more visible? 

Thanks!



jwanagel wrote:
Hello,

Sorry about the inconvenience.  We have a filter that runs occasionally and unpublishes projects that seem to be abandoned.  The Xim project must have gotten caught in that filter because it hasn't had a check-in or discussion post for over 18 months and has less then 100 downloads total.

Thanks,
Jonathan


Jul 17, 2008 at 7:30 PM


jwanagel wrote:
Hello,

Sorry about the inconvenience.  We have a filter that runs occasionally and unpublishes projects that seem to be abandoned.  The Xim project must have gotten caught in that filter because it hasn't had a check-in or discussion post for over 18 months and has less then 100 downloads total.

Thanks,
Jonathan


In addition to having this stated somewhere in site documentation, shouldn't the project owner(s) be notified before something gets unpublished? I'm happy with the filter you guys have but I would think it would be courteous to let the manager of the project know about the check and let them act accordingly.

This of course could start a bit of a controversy. If you alert someone that something is about to get unpublished (or even deleted) they simply go in and post something (say change the status of a task) and they're good for another 18 months. Maybe the check could be a flag to let the owners know, then do a review within say a week that something substantial has happened on that project and perhaps even put the project on a 3 month probation (meaning they have to be active for the next 3 months or lose their published status).

All depends if abandoned projects are a problem here or not.