Yahoo Answers is shutting down on 4 May 2021 (Eastern Time) and, as of 20 April 2021 (Eastern Time), the Yahoo Answers website will be in read-only mode. There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page.
Who do you blame for yahoo answers getting shutdown?
Everyone is blaming somebody, who do you blame?
- 5 days agoFavourite answer
Perpetually offended liberal snowflakes
- Anonymous3 days ago
yahoo hasn’t been utilized enough from us, and that means it isn’t worth anymore for the company, it’s just about business, not politics
+ if you’d like to keep the archive running there’s a petition
- ?Lv 74 days ago
The liberal Democrats who run Yahoo and don't like people using this forum to express their first amendment rights. Who else should we blame? Oh, right...Trump.
- nineteenthlyLv 76 days ago
I think Verizon neglected it in the hope that it would fall into disrepair, get overrun by trolls etc, so they had a good excuse to shut it down without having to take the blame, because they couldn't easily monetise it. Which is silly because you could just point a generative adversarial network at it and come up with an amazing AI engine, but there you go.
- What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
- 6 days ago
I would like to sit here and blame all of the corporate fat-cats who run Yahoo (along with the one skinny one), but this question hit me in a rare moment of self-reflection. Is chaos at odds with order? Does blame justify culpability? I read this question and a prickling question slowly emerged in the back of my consciousness. I had to get up, pace around the house, eventually daring to look into the mirror. Just like the wild ocean waves beating desperately against the cliffs of Covehithe, I too was wailing on. Beating, crashing, and snarling in the noise, lost amongst the chaos. I too was responsible. Yahoo Answers began with the most noble cause of any website ever built, the Mother Theresa of Silicon Valley, the Ghandi of the web. A place where inquiry would find reason. Chaos meets order. Uncertainty met truth. Yet I, but one particle of water, crashed against the cliffs, joining the disarray, rejoicing in it. And here we are, the inevitable end. The erosion of the cliffs. I knew this was how it must end. But now that the end is here, I take no pleasure in it. There are cliffs and waves still to climb, and Yahoo Answers will slowly fade away into memory like the death of a dying star. And I, knowingly pushing for it. I am not blameless, even though truthfully we were always going to end here whether or not I also drank the hebonen.
But also, if I sit back and think about it again. I don't want to take responsibility for any of the blame. So in summary, I think it's those corporate fat-cats whose fault this is. And the more I think about it, the more upset I get. I'm still ok with the skinny one, he gets a pass.
- 7 days ago
Yahoo Serious, the founder of yahoo.
- 7 days ago
I blame anonymous posters.
- OttomanLv 61 week ago
Yahoo. they just couldn't turn it around. or lack of interest to do it.
- pebblesLv 61 week ago
Yahoo started out shutting down comments on their articles....now its answers. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out this one. Look at what they allow on their page. Democratic posts and cut down the republicans. I will be deleting all my yahoo email accounts and going to google. See ya biased yahoo
- Anonymous1 week ago
It's probably more of a headache to moderate the disinformation. YA is much more popular with the far-right. They probably don't make that much money worth the risk and work to deal with the political section of YA.