According to the Sites policies, sites that have not been updated in two or more years will be removed. Recently, an old sites cleanup was executed. Sites that had been previously deactivated* were permanently deleted. Sites that had not been updated in two or more years were deactivated and will eventually be permanently deleted. All users of deactivated sites were given several email notifications prior to the cleanup.
Here are some numbers from the cleanup process:
Total Sites Before Cleanup: 2,423
Sites permanently deleted: 302
Sites deactivated: 804
Active Sites: 1317
Another cleanup to delete users who are no longer at the university will be run within a few weeks. Keep an eye out here for details!
* When a site owner deletes their own site, it becomes “deactivated” within WordPress.
If there’s any questions or problems, open a ticket!