back to article Yahoo! Answers! will! be! wiped! from! the! internet! next! month!

Yahoo! Answers is shutting down in a month's time after nearly sixteen years online. The corporate outfit once known as Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web announced its decision on Monday by posting a note at the top of its now-doomed Q&A website. Users have until April 20 to pose new questions and provide answers …

  1. sreynolds Silver badge

    What a great loss.

    So much worthless knowledge soon to be consigned to the bit bucket in the sky.

    1. Snake Silver badge

      Re: Buckets in the sky

      Can eHow follow right along behind it?

      Please??

    2. RM Myers
      Unhappy

      Re: What a great loss.

      Don't worry - there is still an endless supply of worthless knowledge left on the Internet. This won't even make a dent in the supply.

    3. Blackjack Silver badge

      Re: What a great loss.

      And by that you meant web.archive.org that's quite useful anyway.

    4. fidodogbreath Silver badge

      Re: What a great loss.

      You forgot to put the quotes around "knowledge."

    5. jake Silver badge

      Re: What a great loss.

      "So much worthless knowledge soon to be consigned to the bit bucket in the sky."

      No worries, that's all just duplication of early Usenet, which is archived quite nicely at DejaNews. Or would be, if the idiot kids at AlphaGoo could figure out how to work with simple text files.

  2. D. Evans

    Finally!

    I used to work at Yahoo! and I loved my few years there. Pity the food wasn't free but it was good.

    Things have moved on an "Answers" was pretty sad, even in it's prime. If you used it, be honest, it was terrible.

    Sorry to see it go for the few people who may have got some good out if, glad to see a useless relic being discarded for the rest of us!

  3. sev.monster Bronze badge
    1. FlamingDeath Silver badge

      That, is a terrifying video, showcasing humans

    2. Jonjonz

      Maybe Answers should have been titled "Axed Your Questions Here".

      1. sev.monster Bronze badge

        A correction: Yer can dun axed yer kestin's heer.

  4. MrMerrymaker

    Funny

    Answers was really funny though. The absolutely basic questions people would ask. Then immatediely descending into abuse.

    Of course, now there's everything else for that remit

    1. Vincent Ballard
      Happy

      Re: Funny

      When I moved to Spain, I considered getting a moped but I wasn't sure whether I'd need to do some equivalent of CBT. I searched the web for something like (in Spanish) "What do I need to ride a moped in Spain?", and the best answer by far was on Yahoo! Answers: "Your mother's blessing".

  5. JDPower666 Bronze badge

    You know your brand is in serious trouble when you're making statements like this - "While Yahoo! was once a key part of Yahoo!’s products and services..."

    As for "delivering on Yahoo!’s promise of providing premium trusted content", you only have to look at their current content to see they've not even STARTED on that promise!

  6. jake Silver badge

    Yahoo! still exists?

    Who knew.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Yahoo! still exists?

      Yep my thoughts exactly.

      I've still never quite gotten over having to give up my first email account, which was a Yahoo one, because of their crap security. I made it in 1995.

      I have employees born after that email account

      1. FlamingDeath Silver badge

        Re: Yahoo! still exists?

        Dude, be thankful your dumbass ISP didn’t outsource your ISP issued mailboxes to Yahoo!

        I think the ICO managed to get a deal with Yahoo and received $0.50 per UK individual affected, probably while playing golf together

        1. jake Silver badge

          Re: Yahoo! still exists?

          Dude, I've been running my own email system for decades, around a decade and a half longer than Y!a!h!o!o! has existed. The only dumbass I can blame for email problems is me.

      2. Jonathan Richards 1 Silver badge
        Thumb Up

        Re: Yahoo! still exists?

        > first email account, ... in 1995

        Heh, I was clearing up some old papers the other day and came across the dot-matrix printout from my BIX registration. It finishes with

        Off at Tue Sep 22 05:20:59 1987

        ...

        DROPPED BY HOST

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte_Information_Exchange

        1. jake Silver badge

          Re: Yahoo! still exists?

          I was looking for something completely different a couple months ago when I ran across a complete printout of the fledgling TCP/IP Internet's routing tables from noon on Flag Day (01/01/83). It is not a very large document :-)

  7. Disgusted Of Tunbridge Wells Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    But without Yahoo Answers, where will we get content like this?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EShUeudtaFg

    and

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15nNY7uofNw&t=1s

  8. Hubert Cumberdale Silver badge
    Headmaster

    "since it was getting less and less eyeballs"

    *fewer

    1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

      Re: "since it was getting less and less eyeballs"

      It helped if you squinted at the answers.

  9. fidodogbreath Silver badge

    And nothing of value was lost...

  10. fidodogbreath Silver badge

    Acronym

    once known as Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web

    I thought it was an acronym of Yet Another Hierarchically-Organized Oracle.

    Or, in Reg-speak: Yet! Another! Hierarchically! -! Organized! Oracle!

    1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

      Re: Acronym

      You forgot to ! the !s.

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