Why does my stuff I build despawn after a few days?

Just what the title says.

Why does it de-spawn??

things do decay over time if not used. Going into your house once a day and starting a fire will stop this from happening.

Hmmm maybe so the world doesn’t overload. Still. I think it’s not a good system.

Look at this thread from earlier today: http://forum.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1340585

If things are decaying, you can load wood (if its wood items decaying, like spikes and such) into your hot bar and then press the number when facing the decaying item; it will repair it and will give you a message saying so at the top of your screen. If it’s just straight-up despawning, I’m not sure what to tell you.

with out this think of how many wood shelters would be in the world…

my understanding is decay effects anything placed, objects not on a foundation start decaying immediately (or 24 hrs)

anything linked via foundations, should be linked for decay, so anything that is attached if activated (doors fires etc.) resets this decay timer

Apparently no one noticed this…
This has everything you need to know about decay.
Look at this thread from earlier today: http://forum.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1340585