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I think "low" priority isn't appropriate.
Deleting a site from database cut many many mb! Just think about the visit_log, and shrinking visit_log leads to a optimized archive process, smaller archives tables, a quicker db, etc.
(In ) refs #585 - add SitesManager.deleteSite hook
(In ) fixes #2148, refs #585
(In ) Fixes #585 Now, every entity linked to a site is deleted when a site is deleted.
Only the logs and archives are not deleted, because it could result in severe data loss. Better deal with this later on..