Checking up on Interest Checks
How long do you wait after someone responds in an Interest Check or Out-of-Character stating they are interested in the Role-play to see if they're still interested?
Many times I have people say they are interested and then never show back up with questions or a character sheet, etc. I know this happens sometimes and people tend to just claim interest without any actual interest in playing, apparently.
It's awkward when you notice they haven't really been on since they claimed interest in your RP. This makes me adverse to VMing them about the RP. This seems to be the bulk of this particular occurrence and something that's not entirely avoidable as attendance to this site is quite varied among players.
How often is it that someone actually forgets? I don't find this particular excuse legitimate, but I'm curious.
And can people really be that fickle in expressing interest in an RP? I try not to join or express interest in something I'm not going to follow through in, but is this not the norm for some others?
How should this be dealt with, or does it even need to be addressed?