Today I knew about the existence of BioStar, a site that I'm quite interested in joining. So, I logged in with the same google openId that I've been using in all the sites. It was quite a surprise to see that I was not recognized there.
I came here and did a search for Biostar and found just a few questions, the two most relevant by Andrew Grimm ( A Stack Exchange site is wrongly saying it hasn't been created yet and http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/72947/is-vote-fraud-detected-on-stack-exchange-sites). The second was even closed as off-topic, with a comment "belongs to meta.stackexchange.com", which redirects to here. (An irony that I actually enjoyed, by the way).
From those questions I learned that BioStar is an SE 1.0 site, as opposed to the 2.0 sites I've been using until now. I then found this other question: what's the difference between stackexchange 1.0 and 2.0? but the only relevant answer points to a wiki list of new features, so it really does not address what is the point of having both versions running.
So, back to the origin: Is it still BioStar an SE site? Is it going to stay alive? If so, will it become a SE 2.0 site (whatever that means)? There is no love for bioinformaticians? (I know quite a few, and I would understand a status-declined for the last question.)