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http://physicsoverflow.com/ is a SE-1.0 zombie where one or two questions are asked each month and completely ignored since no one is there anymore... Why does this site still exist despite the announced shutdown of bad SE-1.0 sites and the existence of physics.SE?

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Also, what happened to meta.stackexchange.com where I wanted to ask this question first due to the SE-1.0ishness? –  Tobias Kienzler Mar 17 '11 at 13:32
    
meta.stackexchange.com is just an alias for this site. (I don't believe it was ever anything else.) –  Marti Mar 17 '11 at 13:35
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@Tobias It was deleted about a month or two ago, and now redirects here. Those who are still operating SE 1.0 sites are now encouraged to post here, however SE 1.0 is deprecated and thus no new development will be done on it. –  Adam Davis Mar 17 '11 at 13:37
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@Marti: it was a different site for the SE-1.0 modell up to about two months ago, but as @Adam (are you notified too?) stated due to the deprecation it has now been deleted (or maybe moved somewhere obscure? I think pages like mathoverflow.net that run good still get support) –  Tobias Kienzler Mar 17 '11 at 13:45
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No, Tobias, @Adam wasn't notified from that. It hasn't been moved anywhere obscure, it's simply now redirecting to here. –  Grace Note Mar 17 '11 at 15:01
    
@GraceNote: thanks, I was wondering since I got notified twice when an OP replied to my comment without @replying whether this got improved as well. So what do SE-1.0 guys do if they need support? I think MO is successfully refusing to switch to SE-2.0 –  Tobias Kienzler Mar 17 '11 at 15:28
    
@Tobias If you have not read about it yet, here's the scoop on the new comment notification enhancement –  Grace Note Mar 17 '11 at 15:34
    
@Tobias Here's the question regarding meta.stackexchange.com: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/81087/… All SE 1.0 support is now handled here, and unfortunately all the old discussions are simply gone. It doesn't appear that they ever released a data dump for meta.stackexchange: clearbits.net/creators/146-stack-overflow-data-dump/contents –  Adam Davis Mar 17 '11 at 15:57
    
@Grace thanks, I even upvoted that feature-request but forgot to fav it... –  Tobias Kienzler Mar 17 '11 at 15:58
    
thanks @Adam PS Robert added an official date to your answer - april 13th –  Tobias Kienzler Mar 17 '11 at 16:04

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It is now deceased:

Expired

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Those sites that were active during the original change were given until April 13th of this year before their sites were turned off. Those that were inactive were given less time. Presumably this site was active enough at the time the decision was made to be given the longer period of time, but facing the prospect of having the rug pulled out from under them, they may have chosen to stop promoting the site, and the activity has died.

It will go away in a few months.

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I don't think the site ever had much promotion and back in SE-1.0 times there already was another SE-1.0 site at physics.stackexchange.com, causing both sites to stagnate. Until SE-2.0 started of course –  Tobias Kienzler Mar 17 '11 at 13:57
    
I thought they were only given till April. Would be nice to have official feedback. ;) –  jcolebrand Mar 17 '11 at 15:05
    
@drachenstern: And I thought they'd all be gone by now... yeah, an official statement (or a link to such) would clarify –  Tobias Kienzler Mar 17 '11 at 15:30
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@drachenstern: April 13th is when their official stay with Stack Exchange will expire (with few exceptions) and are eligible to be removed. –  Robert Cartaino Mar 17 '11 at 15:38
    
Thanks @RobertC –  jcolebrand Mar 17 '11 at 15:46
    
thanks @Robert. Does that include physicsoverflow? Could physicsoverflow.com redirect to physics.stackexchange.com for a while? –  Tobias Kienzler Mar 17 '11 at 16:03
    
@Tobias The physicsoverflow.com domain is likely owned by whoever started the SE 1.0 site. Unless that person hands that domain over to Stack Exchange, Inc, or redirects it themselves, it won't happen. Stack Exchange has no power to do so themselves. –  Adam Davis Mar 17 '11 at 16:17
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It looks like there's real contact information in the domain name record: whois.net/whois/physicsoverflow.com so it may be possible to encourage that person to redirect it. They renewed it November 2010, long after notice was given that the site would be going away, so they appear to be somewhat interested in its fate. Honestly, though, the name is a simple alteration of stackoverflow, a since it draws so little traffic anyway, I doubt the domain is of much use to the new physics site. –  Adam Davis Mar 17 '11 at 16:20
    
@Adam thanks for looking it up, and you're probably right. I just hope they don't switch to an SE clone and keep draining audience. (dramatization, these two users per month aren't many but still...) –  Tobias Kienzler Mar 18 '11 at 9:42

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