Proposal: Artificial Intelligence
According to the blog post "No Artificial Intelligence in Area 51", there once was an AI site which was closed down on 2010-12-22.
StackOverflow generously describes the problems encountered and the reasons for the shutdown of ai.stackexchange.com and even writes
AI has become the new baseline for “failed to make it out of private beta.”
This is alarming, to say the least.
Looking at the blog-post descriptions of problems that were encountered back then… what exactly will prevent this proposal from crashing into the same problems again?
EDIT – Feb. 25, 2014
Just an update to note what happened… After 18 days in beta, the AI site didn't have enough activity during the beta, and has been closed. In the end, the private beta had 2.8 questions per day, 80% answered, 21 avid users, 434 total users, a 2.0 answer ratio, and a mere 111 visits/day. That’s what I was afraid of and the initial reason why I asked. Turns out, my worries made sense.