OK, I KNOW I'VE BARELY BEEN BLOGGING LATELY...
But is that any reason to for the blogging gods to be so harsh and wipe the slate so completely clean?
THE DEAR JOHN LETTER
Dear ClustrMaps user,
Many thanks for being a loyal ClustrMaps user for the past year.
Now that a year has elapsed since your account was registrated or archived, we are writing just to let you know that an annual automatic 'archive' of your red dots has taken place, meaning that all your 'other' (previous) red dots are safely stored in the Maps Archive.
Although the map archive has already happened, your existing map will stay displayed until the NEXT update of your map. This helps to avoid displaying a totally empty map until there are fresh dots to show.
We sincerely hope this has not caught you by surprise, BUT we fully appreciate that it may have come at an unexpected moment! You may not have been aware of this.
We know that people always like to have ever-more-dots, but the regular archive is the only way we can avoid having the maps turn into a 'giant red smear', and continue delivering the scalable service that everyone has come to expect.
The good news is that all of your totals are stored correctly, i.e. the new maps include the old archived totals in the grand 'running' total.
If this has caught you out by mistake, then we apologise and will endeavour to make this action much clearer in the future.
In the meantime, here is wishing you all the best, and thanks again for using ClustrMaps!
-The ClustrMaps Team
YIKES! NOW I FEEL NAKED.
I WANT MY RED SPOTS BACK.