From this answer it seems that it should be possible to search for terms such as "closed:0" to get not closed proposals, which is the expected behavior in all the sites of the network.

But as can be seen in this screenshot - it doesn't work, and there doesn't seem to be an option to filter to see only open proposals.

Any reason it no longer exists?
Is it possible to add?

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  • A reasonable suggestion; but just to provide a bit of context, the devs are not likely to back port any of the newer features (newer, as in stuff added after Area 51 was created) back into Area 51. Something as major as fixing search almost certainly will not be on their short list. See What's going on with Area 51? May 10, 2018 at 0:19

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Quoting from What's going on with Area 51? (thanks Robert):

The gist of it is "it works well enough for the site proposal process, and we have a lot more higher priority work to do on Q&A + other projects".– Anna Lear♦

In short, it's so hardly un-updated that it's not worth the time and effort to improve it, since it somehow works. Maybe they're thinking of creating a new proposals sites, and therefore don't want to invest in this current site.

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