# Expire Old Sandboxes

They were built to be temporary. I understand keeping the nth and n-1th sandboxes because people still use those. Every time I search for things on meta I get so many trash results from sandboxes it's unbelievable.

In my opinion, the benefits of being able to actually use the smart-search feature on meta outweigh the extremely rare chance that a shining gem of a challenge will be found among the below average, months old challenges.

Delete all but the latest and second to latest sandbox.

• Would the downvoter care to explain why you want to keep old sandboxes around? What value have they to future visitors? If you have a compelling argument, make it an answer so people can vote, refine, and comment. – Rainbolt Jun 5 '14 at 1:13
• I suppose one reason to keep them around would be so that people could look at "failed" proposals to re-design it in their own fashion. – Kyle Kanos Jun 5 '14 at 1:25

But I also don't really understand the reason for wanting to delete them. Can you do -sandbox or something to exclude the undesired search results?