Augur Stack Exchange has been closed down four days ago, according to its Area 51 page. Yet, it's still visible in SEDE. I was wondering how long it would be kept; sites which have been closed for longer (e.g. Startups and Personal Productivity) are not available anymore.

Incidentally, while doing some research for this question I'd expected Arabic Stack Exchange to appear in the list of databases since many of my cross-site queries make an exception for this site. Apparently, that is no longer necessary ...

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    I’ll take a look tomorrow and see what needs to be updated.
    – Taryn
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 0:51
  • Afaik I made a mistake by not watching augur more :-( . The concept - open source prediction market - is so wonderful that we simply coldn't understand it.
    – peterh
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 9:47
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    I can't help but wonder if the system predicted the closure of its own SE site accurately ...
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 14:24
  • @Rob the page 404s because the site does not exist - it's part of the URL. I'm not sure if queries are deleted if their owner is - I don't expect so, just like with Q&A posts. I'm not sure if editing this very question will improve it - it could as well be considered status-completed.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Aug 2, 2021 at 8:06
  • I have noticed that Windows Phone is still in SEDE - according to this query, there were no posts since 2022. I am not really sure whether this should really be considered issue. Should I raise a separate question about this? (Perhaps viewed as a feature-request or a bug-report.)
    – Martin
    Commented Oct 24, 2023 at 11:27
  • @Martin yeah, by this time it's a bug. JMG's answer here didn't receive an official response either.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Oct 24, 2023 at 12:27
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    I have posted a separated question here: Should Windows Phone site be removed from SEDE?
    – Martin
    Commented Oct 24, 2023 at 12:50

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While we automatically add new sites to public SEDE, the weekly refresh process doesn't remove closed sites. That means they are removed when we remember to do it.

I went ahead and manually removed the site from public SEDE and it shouldn't be included any longer when we refresh the SEDE each week. I've also created a To Do item for myself, to update the process to automatically drop databases and sites from the weekly refresh when they are permanently closed.

  • So all the closed sites that have been removed from it, have all been removed manually? Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 14:36
  • @SonictheAnonymousWizHog Yes, that's correct
    – Taryn
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 14:37
  • Because why would programmers program?
    – Luuklag
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 14:58
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    @Luuklag Come on man, I really doubt there are enough closed sites that pop up every week to warrant automation...
    – Krupip
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 19:55

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