Feature request: When a Stack Exchange website is shut down (e.g. as a failed beta), please email users who previously posted content on the site.

Productivity.SE was closed some time ago. I had 10 questions and answers there, and I believe I should have been notified out of decency for people contributing to content.

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    Are you specifically asking for email notifications? There are other options, most notably a notification in the global SE inbox.
    – bobble
    Jul 18, 2021 at 21:58
  • @bobble Good point, I think it's important enough for both global SE inbox. and email. Jul 18, 2021 at 22:00
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    These are a tiny bit far from duplicates, but of note: Reminders or emails to either save or say goodbye for sites goes against an internal philosophy - that people should have worked so such a state never happens, not be told before or after (sometimes during, in the case of Elections): meta.stackexchange.com/a/360166/282094 meta.stackexchange.com/a/215537/282094 meta.stackexchange.com/a/207295/282094
    – Rob
    Jul 18, 2021 at 22:36
  • @Rob it's not reasonable to ask me to work to avoid the closure of the 100 SE sites where I've at least one post. Jul 18, 2021 at 23:10
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    @Franck, that's not what my prior comment, or non Staff answers, in those posts suggest. I upvoted this FR, because maybe the new company disagrees with the former methods. - Don't conflate your click-thru on every site where you are a member (all showing "today") and sparse actual participation on all but a few sites with what the other people say (I have no answer or comments there) at those links offered - it's what the answer from staff might be; and knowing what is said there provides the solution you seek.
    – Rob
    Jul 18, 2021 at 23:27
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    As an aside, there's datadumps for closed sites on closure right? In theory letting a user know that/where along with the potential closure of the site feels useful should this be done. Jul 18, 2021 at 23:48
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    I disagree with the dupe closure; the dupe is about getting a notification prior to site closure (in an effort to save the site), this post is about getting one after closure. Those are arguably very distinct, and the reasons used against the former (eg. artificial inflation in traffic) would not apply to the latter.
    – zcoop98
    Jul 19, 2021 at 14:55


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