Note: This is a post from the Meta of TP.SE. Nothing has happened to PhysicsOverflow.
Looks like the union between the theoretical physics community and the stack exchange network in now dissolving. This is not to say that this sort of site cannot be useful, or is doomed to fail, but that perhaps we need to maintain our own infrastructure, and set our own rules and priorities. Our model has been all along the math overflow site, and the professional math community runs it themselves, maybe that is not an unimportant detail.
So, I'd like to gauge, in the couple of days that are left here, whether people would be interested in maintaining an independent site, to continue the experiment here. More importantly, whether someone has the will and the ability to maintain the infrastructure (I have to admit that it is beyond me). Perhaps, if this idea catches on, the interested parties can find another place to communicate after this site is dissolved.
UPDATE: discussion can continue after the site is closed, here: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/1350/theoretical-physics
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