Questions tagged [closed-sites]

Questions about how closed Stack Exchange sites affect other sites on the network.

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Can graduated Stack Exchange sites get closed too? [duplicate]

For Beta sites, it is not uncommon to get closed if they for example don't fullfill the desired activity criteria as explained in Stack Exchange blog post When a Site Grows Quiet (2012-04-24). My ...
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Why did Theoretical Physics fail?

Theoretical Physics (TP or TP.SE), a Stack Exchange site for research-level questions, is going to be closed. It was clear that the traffic was declining, even though the quality of questions (...
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Keeping links to the closed sites

Is there any way to keep links from the closed sites, so they can redirect to the migrated questions? See here for the migration of the recently-closed sites. The problem is with links on external ...
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Salvage questions on closed sites via migration

I was pretty sad to hear that some sites are being closed. I understand why it's necessary, though. But, some of the sites have overlap with other, established sited. TheoreticalPhy.SE and Astro.SE ...
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Keeping dead beta sites as “archive sites”

This is not a duplicate of Keeping closed sites in suspended animation: a modest proposal because the main point of that is to allow for a process in Area 51 to "reopen" a closed site, while this one ...
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What happened to Startups SE?

I really enjoyed that site. I've only posted on it once, but I enjoyed seeing other people's posts and appreciated reading about entrepreneurial dilemmas.
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Why did Literature fail?

In the interest of not repeating the same mistakes if another book- or literature-related site is proposed: why did the first incarnation of Literature Stack Exchange (2011–2012) fail? What should we ...
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Where is the list of closed beta sites?

When I know the name of the site that was closed during public beta, I can search for that site in Area51 search. However, is there any place where I can find the list of all closed public betas? I'm ...
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Closed site is not being removed from app favorite sites list

Recently I was in the private beta for Game Theory, however it didn't take off and the site was closed down. When the site was closed, it was automatically removed my from my favorites in the drop ...
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Data dump of closed beta sites

The data dump of some closed beta sites are available in xml format. Is it possible to see their content in a more readable form? Why are not these data available in HTML format too? One of the ...
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Why has the closed beta site “Big Data” no dump available?

I wonder why the closed beta site Big Data has no dump available.
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Keeping closed sites in suspended animation: a modest proposal

At the moment, when a site is closed to due to insufficient activity, it's taken offline and archived. I'd like to propose an alternative approach. Let's keep all the content online. Keep the "link" ...
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Can I make the data dump of a closed SE site public?

Let’s say I download the data dump of a closed site. The SE site is not available any more and not every one can read the data dump easily. Am I allowed to display the data in readable form on a ...
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Is it allowed to read the data dump of a closed SE site into a clone SE site model to start a new Q&A site?

Is it allowed to read the data dump of a closed SE site into one of the Stack Exchange site models listed for example here and use it as a base of questions to start a new Q&A site (or continue ...
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When a beta SE gets closed, make the data dump available on Area 51

When a beta SE gets closed, a data dump can be downloaded for a few days right after, then it's not possible to have access to the dump. It's annoying for several reasons: People who took part in the ...
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What happens to chat rooms whose parent sites get closed?

Stack Exchange sites can get closed if the become inactive.. The site contents are removed and are available only as data dumps. However, chat rooms have a more liberal retention policy: they are ...
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What should have happened to make Arduino.SE a real SE site?

What sort of things were overlooked by the community that caused this site to fall short? Here's a screenshot of the original "Arduino.SE is closing" post Also relevant: What should be the scope of ...