In this blog post it is stated that:

The latest version of the Stack Exchange Creative Commons Data Dump is now available. This reflects all public data in …

  • Stack Overflow
  • Server Fault
  • Super User
  • Stack Apps
  • all public non-beta Stack Exchange Sites
  • all corresponding meta sites

Could you include the beta Stack Exchange sites?


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I guess the reason is that beta sites could be closed, if they don't respect some parameters; it is probably not worth adding a site when it's not clear if the site will pass the beta phase.

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    On the other hand, there is (or was?) a promise to provide a data dump if a site is closed (so all the questions/answers are not lost). If you have to do this anyway, why not include it in the dump? Commented Sep 20, 2011 at 13:43
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    Perhaps because generating the dump for a closed site is a one-time-only procedure, not something the team has to do every quarter. @PaŭloEbermann
    – Pops
    Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 13:44
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    @PopularDemand - Isn't generating the dump just a cron job? With 64 sites and counting, I hope they've got it automated by now... Commented Sep 23, 2011 at 17:38
  • @KevinVermeer, yes, there is some sort of an "automated process", but running it is still "quite a bit of work for" the team. As a side note, I see that most of the "new data dump is up" announcement blog posts have been deleted; I wonder why.
    – Pops
    Commented Sep 23, 2011 at 17:46
  • @kiamlaluno - The reason stated here is that there isn't enough data to be useful. Commented Sep 23, 2011 at 17:49

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