Abandoned Groups, or groups whose owner has gone inactive, have been
an issue within the Groups community for some time. While it may seem
as though this is a simple issue to address, it's actually fairly
complicated. There are several factors involved that make it
difficult for us to re-assign ownership responsibilities without the
original owner's consent.
In order address this on-going issue, we are going to create a new
Guideline regarding owner responsibilities to lay the groundwork for
transferring the ownership of a group where the group owner is not
fulfilling his/her responsibilities. For example, this Guideline
might inform group owners that they are responsible for monitoring
group activity to make sure the group remains true to its purpose and
that pending messages and members are processed in a timely fashion.
To read more and offer feedback to help shape this new Guideline,
please visit the Groups blog here:
Groups Community Manager