If a site in beta seems to have taken a wrong turn somewhere and has serious issues in developing and retaining an active user base and community,
- Can the residual community somehow recommend the site for closure?
- What would be the path to reopening?
- How could any existing high-quality content on the site be preserved (simply for posterity, or possibly for re-incorporation into a successor site) ?
(I'm not thinking of this in relation to all sites that simply currently have low levels of interaction - many of those are still useful and developing resources and have well-functioning communities.)