by Brandon Butler
Yahoo! Answers is shutting down, won’t be archived, and that’s okay 4/8/2021

Nick Statt for The Verge:

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.

This is probably one of the smartest things Verizon has ever done. Yahoo! Answer doesn’t need to continue to exist and it doesn’t need to be saved. There is no value to the future of humanity in that dumpster fire. Turn it off, format the hard drives, and let’s try to forget that part of the internet ever happened.