Note: This is a post from the Meta of TP.SE. Nothing has happened to PhysicsOverflow.
As mentioned in the recent blog post, I must reluctantly announce that we'll be shutting this site down on Friday, May 4th, 2012. While a fine topic, progress here has been slow for some time now, and it simply does not appear that theoretical physics has a strong enough following on our network to support the site long-term:
But when a site struggles to maintain any semblance of steady progress — when it's struggling to garner an audience, a healthy core of experts, and a steady stream of questions — it becomes increasingly unlikely that the site will find a core audience to sustain it.
So rather than stringing you along with hope of eventual graduation, I'd like to thank you all for the time and effort you've put in here, and encourage you to continue pursuing your interest in the subject - either elsewhere on Stack Exchange, or elsewhere on The Internet.
I hasten to add, this is not the end of theoretical physics as a topic of interest on Stack Exchange: if you see a question here that would make a good addition to the Physics site, please flag it for moderator attention in the next few days and suggest that it be migrated.
After Friday, the questions and answers posted here will be made available for download and re-use by anyone who wants them.
Just a few hours left... I'd like to thank you all again for your efforts in the migrations and final cleanup. The current plan is to mass-migrate all open questions to Physics, so if you know of posts that would be better off somewhere else (or simply closed), then flag those now. A full list of migrated questions will be posted on Physics later today.
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