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I'm sorry if this is not the right place to ask this, but I was wondering what happened to and if it is now permanently closed.

Also the primary answer to this question is per the comment by "Cody Gray" which states "As for the rest of your question, Career Overflow was a SE 1.0 site that is no longer being maintained". It is unfortunate that he chose not to leave an answer as I would have voted it up and accepted his answer.

Also it is really unfortunate that they chose just to pull the site without an announcement, or even put up a sign saying "We have decided to permanently end please see this FAQ for career questions on stackexchange in the future". Instead you are greeted by the message "The website "" has been disabled". That does not tell you whether it is permanent, or even why. I did searches on stackoverflow, and to try to see what was up and found nothing. Ultimately I think this is not a demonstration of good customer service/community relations.

Even the answer given "no longer being maintained" doesn't really say much but at least it gives a solid answer that is now dead and you need to look at the alternatives for these kinds of questions.

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As for the rest of your question, Career Overflow was a SE 1.0 site that is no longer being maintained. – Cody Gray Jul 22 '11 at 14:39
@Cervo the answer is as simple as Cody makes it. But I agree it isn't really a duplicate. – Marc Gravell Jul 22 '11 at 19:37
This definitely was a duplicate when I voted to close it. Editing the question after the fact doesn't change that. It also invalidates the answer that you've received. It no longer answers the question. Please don't do this. – Cody Gray Jul 23 '11 at 9:24
@CodyGray I'm not trying to deceive anyone here but this is a good question that I have no doubt other people will be curious about. I searched on stackoverflow, meta.stackexchange, programmers.stackexchange and did not see the fate of careeroverflow. The sign does not say permanently closed so that leaves the future ambiguous. Overall I think this is a good question and probably the answer should have been in a FAQ, or the sign should have said has been permanently closed...please see this FAQ for where to post careerquestions. – Cervo Jul 23 '11 at 23:55
@CodyGray I also think you are a bit dillusional, the question was not "definitely" a duplicate as the main intent (per subject, first main question, and even the beginning of the second question) was clearly what happened to That is most certainly NOT A DUPLICATE. The edit history is clearly there. I strongly suspect once you voted to close and suggested a possible duplicate the others just jumped on the bandwagon without thinking for themselves. The subject and main question were completely different from the suggested duplicate... – Cervo Jul 23 '11 at 23:57
@CodyGray also I asked a question about what to do to fix this situation at…. No offense, but I don't trust your judgement so I am letting the community figure it out. – Cervo Jul 24 '11 at 0:01
@downvoters care to explain why? I'm thinking maybe it's because in the faq this is meant to ask only about area51/ but I just want to confirm it. – Cervo Jul 24 '11 at 0:10
@Cervo Why do you think that or would announce the closure of another site? – Adam Lear Jul 24 '11 at 6:33
believe me, SE 1.0 sites have had almost a YEAR of notifications that they would be closed unless their traffic was at a certain level. It's up to the site owners -- remember SE 1.0 was a pay-to-play model -- to take action on that information and it is not our responsibility if they don't. – Jeff Atwood Jul 24 '11 at 8:35


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Where do you see career development in that list? Most career development questions end up being too localised (specific to the OP) or off topic (not unique to software development). – ChrisF Jul 22 '11 at 14:55
@ChrisF I added the career related FAQ Section and some questions. – Marcelo Jul 22 '11 at 15:02
Which emphasises my point about most career questions been too localised ;) – ChrisF Jul 22 '11 at 15:09
@marcelohernandezrishmawy Thanks this is a great answer. The main thrust of my question was what happened to careeroverflow and that is the only reason that I cannot accept this answer. Also due to it beign a duplicate I had to delete the duplicate part of the question. – Cervo Jul 24 '11 at 0:07

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