Has any Area 51 proposal failed the beta phase and been closed? If so, is there a list of them?


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You can find closed sites by searching for site:area51.stackexchange.com "didn't have enough activity during the beta, and has been closed".

1 "Pruning season"
2 "No Artificial Intelligence in Area 51"
3 "When a Site Grows Quiet"

  • @ShadowWizard - odd that Relationships and Dating did not show up in the Google search (unless it is outside my "Google bubble"!). Commented Jul 31, 2014 at 15:00
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    @Wikis for some reason the proposal on Area51 for R&D does not have the banner like the others, and no data dump, maybe because it was closed rather quickly or did not reach public beta. Commented Jul 31, 2014 at 15:03

Atheism closed. Ironically, not enough people believed in it.

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    hahahaha oh, the irony.
    – Petruza
    Commented Dec 31, 2011 at 18:09
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    @Petruza: actually, they "simply ran out of questions", to be fair. :) Commented Dec 31, 2011 at 20:58
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    That's hilarious, being an atheist, I fully believe that... what type of questions would you even ask? :P
    – Jakub
    Commented Jan 1, 2012 at 1:38
  • @Jakub: you can check out the link I provided to view a data dump of all the questions. Commented Jan 1, 2012 at 12:25

There's been two that I know of, Electronic Gadgets and Artificial Intelligence. There were blog posts about both, Pruning season and No Artificial Intelligence in Area 51. I don't think there is a complete list, since it's pretty rare


Artificial Intelligence has failed. So has Electronic Gadgets.

It's not looking good for Atheism either.

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