Yahoo Answers will shut down for good next month

Yahoo Answers will shut down for good next month


Yahoo Answers — perhaps the internet’s largest repository of stupid questions — is on its last leg.

Yahoo plans to shut down the question-and-answer message board for good in May, ending a nearly 16-year run.

The Verizon-owned media outfit announced the move at the top of the Yahoo Answers homepage. The forum will stop accepting new submissions on April 20 before it becomes inaccessible and redirects to the Yahoo homepage starting May 4.

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Yahoo reportedly attributed the move to waning interest in the forum, which launched in 2005 as a place for internet users to crowdsource answers to their most burning questions and went on to become a gushing font of viral humor.

“While Yahoo Answers [was] once a key part of Yahoo’s products and services, it has become less popular over the years as the needs of our members have changed,” the company wrote in a note to active Yahoo Answers users, according to The Verge.

“To that

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