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Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:51 am
by ukimalefu

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/5/22368 ... a-over-rip

Yahoo Answers, one of the longest-running and most storied web Q&A platforms in the history of the internet, is shutting down on May 4th. That’s the day the Yahoo Answers website will start redirecting to the Yahoo homepage, and all of the platform’s archives will apparently cease to exist. The platform has been operating since 2005.

So how will people will know if they're preganant?


Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:48 am
by Pariah

Every-time I see Yahoo pop up in the news I am always a bit surprised they still exist at all. They are a name I associate with the late 90s, along with things like geocities, angelfire and altavista.


Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:25 am
by macnuke

Angelfire

There’s a name I haven’t heard in a very long time


Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:13 pm
by Pariah
macnuke wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:25 am

Angelfire

There’s a name I haven’t heard in a very long time

The only time I have interacted with anything Yahoo related was three years ago after a clean install and I needed to change my default search engine away from Yahoo.


Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:27 am
by Metacell

Yahoo became AT&T's email, that's the only reason I have any contact with it.


Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:25 am
by wellfleation

I have a yahoo email.


Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:19 am
by Lombo

One of my favorite podcast use Yahoo Answers for their show (MBMBaM) I wonder if there is another avenue for this kind of site.


Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:08 pm
by macaddict4life

Yahoo is still big in Japan and Taiwan. Not for search, but for other things.


Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:17 pm
by DukeofNuke

Isn't the weather app on the iPhone powered by Yahoo?
Don't they have something to do with USA Today?


Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:20 pm
by DukeofNuke

So, I thought "Is Excite.com still around?"
Typed it in and got a big security alert:
"Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead
Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to excite.com. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details."

So, I guess not, huh?


Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:16 am
by dv

My main email address has been an "@yahoo.com" since 1996.


Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:24 am
by Pariah
DukeofNuke wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:20 pm

So, I thought "Is Excite.com still around?"
Typed it in and got a big security alert:
"Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead
Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to excite.com. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details."

So, I guess not, huh?

Excite is still up. I have one of my email accounts there. It's my spam trap.


Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:14 am
by ukimalefu

Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:09 am
by ukimalefu
Lombo wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:19 am

One of my favorite podcast use Yahoo Answers for their show (MBMBaM) I wonder if there is another avenue for this kind of site.

I believe that would be quora.com


Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:30 am
by Pariah
ukimalefu wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:09 am
Lombo wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:19 am

One of my favorite podcast use Yahoo Answers for their show (MBMBaM) I wonder if there is another avenue for this kind of site.

I believe that would be quora.com

If you are going to sign up for quora be sure to use a spam trap email because they will send you 20+ emails a day and will not stop even if you close your account.


Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:49 pm
by TOS

holy human waste, angelfire is still working

https://www.angelfire.lycos.com/


Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:42 pm
by TOS

who needs yahoo answers when we have reddit?

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