@rbwhitaker Yup, just noticed it myself a few minutes ago. Very disappointing. It would have been nice to have gotten a final "it's really happening" notice on meta. And they got rid of all the content too. Such a shame.
BTW, good catch that the chat room is still working! I assumed that was gone too.
I seriously doubt the topic will get picked up again on Area51.
Best of luck to you! Thanks for everything you did to try to keep the site going, and many thanks for all the great and helpful answers and comments you posted. I'm sure your contributions helped lots of people move forward with their startups. I wish you much success!
Yeah, I was expecting a similar post that, yes, they're really going to shut the site down. I was surprised when it redirected me to the Area 51 page. I think I tried to load the page three times before I caught on.