I understand why the closing of such redundant groups would be necessary or those that were extremely inactive, but I do not think I understand the necessity of closing down every private group(or large groups). Especially if there was no 'drama' or 'drama had been resolved'.
Some groups meant a lot to the people who owned them, and it was a special place full of memories for the people in it. Such as The Planetary Pitstop, and a group that was private, the Zexalia Hideout. Those two places were very dear to me and a lot of others, and they were shut down before anyone even got a chance to perhaps save those special times.
You had told us 7 days were to be given before it was deleted. For the Zexalia Hideout and other groups such as The Planetary Pitstop and The Resistance, we barely got even an hour. It just doesn't sit well with me that we weren't given hardly any notice and also the fact that this now leaves many people without places to converse freely without it being considered 'off topic'.