If you’re inactive long enough IMO gleam club should pause until you return. It would also be nice (long shot here) if people had to sign up for forums and read their messages at least once a month to keep gleam club from pausing. There are a LOT of permanent eyesores and holes that we can never ever get rid of with the current system (and this is the reason I myself still haven’t signed up for gleam club, I think this aspect is bad for the game)
You especially shouldn’t be allowed to have an extended inactive plot with gc AND plot protection on.
Gleam club was intended to save you the trouble of fueling beacons manually. In my opinion, it wasn’t meant to let people stick a hole or unused abandoned shop somewhere and then quit the game.