I understand that a collaborative project like OGF is in a constant change and that mappers leave the project—and thus their countries are "lost". In the case of Pretany this is not very relevant for me, as (unfortunately) I did not work very much within "my" regions next to its former western border.
With Vinnmark, the situation is much different: The former owner once asked if other people would help him to map his country. I offered my help and so I put much effort into designing the general layout of the southern part of the country next to Kalm and Ventria. Now, all this work suddenly disappeared from the map. I'm sad and even angry.
Don't misunderstand me: Of course such a step might be necessary from time to time in OGF. And I'm sure that I will find a good solution in cooperation with the new owner of Lentia. But: At least the owners of neighbouring countries should be contacted before such an important step of replacing a whole country (or removing a large part of it, in the case of Pretany) is being taken. Even though there may be one specific owner of the country, the respective mapping might have been developed in close cooperation with the owners of neighbouring countries.
I hope that we will find a good solution in this case—and that for future cases there will be a better communication of such steps.