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Don't dump closed wikis
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A number of projects were closed/deleted but are still dumped regularly, e.g. (

Those projects should probably not be dumped anymore.

The difficulty is to have an up to date list of such projects. A good start would be this category: or this page:

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Why not dump them? They aren't so big that the add any appreciable delay to the runs, afaict. And this way anyone who wants a copy of a closed wiki has a dump that's up to date with the latest MediaWiki version for import.

Most closed wikis are basically empty, I don't see any use for their dump for anyone, up to date or not.

If they are not costly to dump, then that's OK.

I just wish there was an easy way to to flag those mostly useless dumps as *closed wiki*, rather than looking at the hard to reach page that @Peachey88 mentioned.

Where would you want such an indicator to show up? That might be doable with not too much effort.

Some wikis have a "(private data)" in a similar "(closed wiki)" label would work.

Change 285187 had a related patch set uploaded (by ArielGlenn):
mark closed wikis as such on the main index.html page for downloads

Change 285187 merged by ArielGlenn:
mark closed wikis as such on the main index.html page for downloads

This will happen for all new dumps of closed wikis going forwards. I did a manual test on one wiki which can be seen marked as 'closed' on the main download page.

I see wikis showing up in the main index page marked as closed, as expected, so closing this task.