I asked if there was an SE site where I could ask driving questions, and I was told in a comment that someone tried to start an Area 51 proposal called "On the road", which covered what I wanted, but it failed.
I can't find any such proposal through search, so I assume it's been deleted.
I'd like to see this proposal to see if any lessons can be learned about what went wrong, and if/how a similar proposal could maybe succeed in future.
Is this possible? If not, could we make it possible? For example:
- Keep a minimal amount of data on deleted proposals. Content of discussions with vote scores (but no data on who voted), stats on the numbers of followers (but not data on who followed), sample questions which got 5+ votes (without comments or data on who voted), etc.
- Hide deleted proposals in searches unless a "Show deleted proposals" box is ticked
- Links to deleted proposals don't just show as dead links, they have a page saying something like:
This proposal was deleted on [date], after [X] days of inactivity. Only a minimal amount of data on this proposal has been kept.
[Show me anyway] _ [Find similar proposals]"