Why do my projects get automatically unpublished?

May 23, 2013 at 6:49 AM
Edited May 23, 2013 at 6:50 AM
Every now and then, one of my ~10 projects here on CodePlex get automatically unpublished, resulting in an email
Your project is currently unpublished.

Right now, the project is only viewable by team members until you publish the project.

This project will be deleted automatically on 6/21/2013, if not re-published.

To publish it, simply go to http://zetabackupvalidator.codeplex.com, sign in, and click the "Publish This Project" button.

Thanks for using CodePlex.com!

-The CodePlex Team
I then do as instructed and the project is back online again.

My question:

Anyone has a clue why this happens every now and then?
May 23, 2013 at 5:07 PM
The system automatically unpublishes any projects that appear to have been abandoned. The filter to determine if a project seems abandoned is if it is at least a year old, has not had any check-ins in over 12 months, and averages less then 4 page views a month. If you'd like to keep the project then simply re-publishing it will keep it going.
May 24, 2013 at 4:31 AM
Thanks a lot!