What a great loss.
So much worthless knowledge soon to be consigned to the bit bucket in the sky.
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 …
"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.
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!
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".
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!
> 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
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