# The circle of 51

I am the circle of life and death

I gave birth to puzzling

I gave death to literature

As I'm associated with the number 51,

One may call me the circle of 51

What am I?

• I don't like this kind of riddles. The answer is related to this site when I'm trying to think in generic terms. It's disappointing. Commented Jan 9, 2016 at 17:16
• @cst1992 Thank you for your input. I will take it in consideration when creating a new puzzle. (But, judging by the number of votes on the question, I don't think that many people agree with you.) Commented Jan 9, 2016 at 17:18
• That indicates that the question was good; not the expected answer. You'll find more votes on questions that are really difficult. That's another matter that people may get frustrated if a riddle is too hard or has a very boring answer or similar. If I'm not wrong, you have another question which is very similar? Commented Jan 9, 2016 at 17:21

You are

Area 51

I am the circle of life and death

I am the place where stack exchange sites are given life -- or not.

I gave birth to puzzling

See previous clue with regard to this site.

I gave death to literature

"The Literature site didn't have enough activity during the beta, and has been closed. You can download the data dump of all questions here."

As I'm associated with the number 51,

The site's name is "Area 51"

One may call me the circle of 51

Not sure of this; there is a portion of a circular two-dimensional depiction of a planet or moon at the top of the Area 51 background, or perhaps it has something to do with the fact that a circle is a geometric figure whose area is often calculated.

• Correct. Usually answers also include a justification of the answer, i.e. an explaination why the answer is correct with the clues. Commented Jan 7, 2016 at 20:56
• @wythagoras Ok, I'm not sure on all the clues but here goes. Commented Jan 7, 2016 at 20:58
• @cst1992 perhaps you should post that comment on the "question" rather than on the answer. Commented Jan 9, 2016 at 13:56
• @phoog You're right. I've moved it. Commented Jan 9, 2016 at 17:16