The junk posts on the site have now been cleaned up, and it's been closed to prevent anyone posting new content. The current situation is that it will remain as a historical artifact.

I was just googling something about Stack Overflow, and I somehow ended up on uservoice. Looking at that page, it doesn't exactly give a very good impression of Stack Overflow. Wouldn't it be a good idea to take it down?

Update: for those who still think that it shouldn't be killed with fire, take a look at the "top" questions on the homepage.

Update 2: If possible, a 301 to meta could be nice?

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    – a cat
    Apr 2, 2012 at 17:21
  • @lunboks exactly :D Apr 2, 2012 at 17:22
  • The title of this post made me think you wanted to get rid of meta--where all the users have a well heard voice. And ponies. Apr 2, 2012 at 17:25
  • @Manishearth god not the ponies. corrected. Apr 2, 2012 at 17:25
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    Oof. I was going to suggest leaving it alone for historical purposes... and then I clicked the link. Kill it with fire.
    – Pops
    Apr 2, 2012 at 17:26
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    The posts that have been vomited on the front page since the site was made obsolete are spam, yeah, but the posts that ended up being declined are still up there and they're somewhat interesting.
    – Jeremy
    Apr 2, 2012 at 17:29
  • @TwilightSparkle - maybe they can keep a data dump or something - it's just that I don't think that the content on there should be representing stack overflow. Apr 2, 2012 at 17:30
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    Browsing through the declined feature requests, I don't see anything particularly interesting there. There's certainly no new information/justifications that haven't already been repeated ad nauseum here on Meta. Why keep it? Apr 2, 2012 at 17:32
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    It's growing weeds. It needs to go away. I'm rather sad to say that, but it needs to go away.
    – user50049
    Apr 2, 2012 at 17:35
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    @JoelCoehoorn Do you still have mod powers on UserVoice? Can you clean it up one last time?
    – user50049
    Apr 2, 2012 at 17:54
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    @TimPost I assume "go away" is shorthand for "be locked for historical significance, and forever preserved as a gem of our history" Apr 2, 2012 at 17:54
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    @MichaelMrozek I was actually alluding to the button most people use when emptying a toilet (or water closet, depending on where you live). Unless it's going to be curated, it doesn't need to become a piece in a museum :)
    – user50049
    Apr 2, 2012 at 17:58
  • The 4th top idea is slightly strange...
    – CoffeeRain
    Apr 2, 2012 at 18:21
  • @CoffeeRain you mean the 4th top comment? If so, this may help. Apr 2, 2012 at 18:22
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    @CoffeeRain exactly.. a great example of why it needs to go Apr 2, 2012 at 18:35

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Yeah, that's a bit untidy...

But, I can't actually find anyone here with a working login! Obviously, the site hasn't been used in a few years...

I've emailed UV's support desk, we'll see what they can do.

Ok, Claire over at UV helped me get admin access - I've removed the trash and closed the forum to new posts. What's there can stand as a historical artifact unless / until we decide to remove it entirely.

Thanks for bringing this up, Alex!

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    Man, that's like boarding NCC-1701 from NCC-1701[letter] and finding out that life support can't be repaired and the warp core is about to explode. There's no other choice than to warp out and launch aft photon torpedoes as we go, or those pesky Romulans will keep trolling. Survivors have been safely beamed aboard.
    – user50049
    Apr 2, 2012 at 19:17
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    Yes, it's exactly like... wait, what?
    – Shog9
    Apr 2, 2012 at 19:28
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    I'm surprised they don't have meta.uservoice.com or uservoice.uservoice.com... Apr 2, 2012 at 19:41
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    Heh, uservoice.uservoice.com actually did exist at one time, I remember posting suggestions there, @Alex. Now it redirects to feedback.
    – Shog9
    Apr 2, 2012 at 19:42
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    No one will know it's a historical artefact unless you have another site talk about the gold in them thar hills. Or tiny text banners on each of the requests
    – random
    Apr 3, 2012 at 23:22
  • status-completed then? Apr 4, 2012 at 3:25
  • Eh, not really @Hod... I mean, it's still there
    – Shog9
    Apr 4, 2012 at 3:26
  • Thanks @Shog9 - that's great - it's probably best for it to still exist now that the junk stuff has gone and it's closed. Apr 4, 2012 at 13:18

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