PBworks Spring Cleaning: Reclaiming idle workspaces May 15

29 Mar

This May, PBworks celebrates its 8th birthday.  We have thousands and thousands of workspaces dating back to 2005, many of which have lain idle for years.  The problem with these idle workspaces is that they take up a lot of valuable URLs without doing either us (PBworks) or their creators any good.

That’s why PBworks is doing a little spring cleaning to prepare for our birthday.  On May 15, 2013, we are going to reclaim any workspaces that haven’t been changed (page edited, comment made, file uploaded) since May 15, 2012.  In other words, if a workspace has been inactive for more than a year, we’re considering it abandoned, and will reclaim it and delete the data.

Reclaiming these idle workspaces will free up thousands of potentially useful URLs for people who will actually put them to use.  This won’t affect our paying customers (though we’ve checked–no one who is paying us has left their workspace/network idle for an entire year!) or anyone who has actually used PBworks since the middle of 2012.

If you have any old workspaces you’d like to keep, all you have to do is log in to them!  We’ll know you’re still getting value from them, and they won’t be reclaimed.  We’ll also post warnings on your workspaces prior to the reclamation date, so if you don’t see any warnings, your workspace is safe.

One Response to “PBworks Spring Cleaning: Reclaiming idle workspaces May 15”

  1. tiffinyloftis.newsvine.com December 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

    I tend not to drop a bunch of remarks, but i did some searching
    and wound up here PBworks Spring Cleaning: Reclaiming
    idle workspaces May 15 | PBworks Official Blog.
    And I actually do have some questions for you if it’s allright.
    Could it be only me or does it appear like a few of these comments look like they are coming from brain dead people? :-P And, if you are posting at additional online sites, I’d like to keep up
    with anything new you have to post. Would you make a list of the complete urls
    of all your community sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin
    profile?

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