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Do you use Yahoo Answers?

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by The SEO Man, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. tareqjhe1

    tareqjhe1 Well-Known Member

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    #21
    I think yahoo answer is good. I used it for long time. Then however for some reason I forget my id. And I moved other country. But Now I think stackoverflow, quara is best.
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    tareqjhe1, Apr 22, 2020 IP
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  2. Ron Peters

    Ron Peters Greenhorn

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    #22
    No, I stopped using Yahoo answers around 2013, sadly.

    Pre-2011 Yahoo Answers was actually utterly different, and some of the topic groups had very good userbases (I used to hang out in Mathematics, Physics, Wordplay, Science, Travel, History, Language and so on). You would be surprised to learn that the quality of answer back then was often higher than Quora, and (for maths) sometimes not too much lower than MathOverflow, and occasionally better. Pre-2011 YA also had much less cliquishness and broader appeal than Quora: answerers could be math professors, inquisitive teenagers, retired people, average people from all over the world and all walks of life. For a window of ~2007–2011 YA used to work quite well.

    Nothing like the spamfest Yahoo Answers later disintegrated into post-2011, after Yahoo first offshored then laid off all the human moderators, then tried machine moderation with a skeleton support staff, then mothballed Y!A around 2013 (along with many others of their online properties, as they trimmed costs and tried to shop the company around).

    It’s truly quite sad to reflect that almost a decade before Facebook existed, Yahoo had created a vibrant worldwide community between Yahoo Games, Yahoo Messenger, Mail, chatrooms, news, sports, customizable homepage with lots of content, Yahoo Personals etc. But then Yahoo failed to do anything with that huge community of online properties, to deal with spammers, excessive advertising, and totally missed the Web 2.5 transition to mobile (think Zynga/Facebook) or to add more user-customizable social media functionality (feeds, photos, and later video clips). Also, Yahoo’s products were balkanized and the different parts of the company didn’t interoperate, or couldn’t access each others’ data.

    There’s a morality tale in there, that stickiness is not as strong as you think it is, and that internet properties can fall just as fast as they rise. Think Zynga, Facebook, MySpace, linksharing/curation/discovery engines (remember Digg, delicious, StumbleUpon, Mixx?), MSN Messenger, Google+ and Hangouts. Who will be the largest social network in 2028? if social-media is still a standalone proposition by then.
     
    Ron Peters, Aug 12, 2020 IP
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    zingolbala Peon

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    #24
    It's sad to see them go :( https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/5/22368488/yahoo-answers-shutdown-may-4-internet-era-over-rip
     
    Edna Welburg, Sep 2, 2021 IP
  5. spencer audrey

    spencer audrey Greenhorn

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    #25
    Ohhh those days ahhaha i used to use Yahoo but not anymore
     
    spencer audrey, Sep 4, 2021 IP
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    MrTrapzy Peon

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    #26
    Back when i was in school yes! LoL! not anymore to me google is better :) have a great day!
     
    MrTrapzy, Sep 8, 2021 IP
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    Theicemann Greenhorn

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    #27
    Yahoo answers works but I would rather use quara I just feel that it's so much better but Yahoo answers have helped
     
    Theicemann, Sep 27, 2021 IP
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    Đặng Văn Bình Member

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    I never use any of the answer services. In theory, they should be effective, but in fact the "best" answers are often the dumbest, people write a lot about what they don't understand. That is, it turns out the forum, but... only by asking a question you are waiting for an answer, not a conversation.
     
    Đặng Văn Bình, Sep 28, 2021 IP
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    #29
    Yes, I have used Yahoo Answer Once. but this is not too good because, no one replied in comment section. Quora is much better than Yahoo Answer.
     
    jessicaherron9, Sep 30, 2021 IP
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    Never. It think it is not exist in 2021.
     
    arrisweb, Oct 8, 2021 IP
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    Đặng Văn Bình Member

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    #31
    Yahoo shut down Yahoo Answers as of May 4, 2021
     
    Đặng Văn Bình, Nov 16, 2021 IP
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    Azharuddin Sheikh Active Member

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    #32
    I was used to Yahoo Answers, but it has been shut down for several days...It was also a good platform where we could have a good discussion on it
     
    Azharuddin Sheikh, Dec 28, 2021 IP
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    #33
    Yes Quora is becoming popular now a days but we need to sing in to view the answers , but that is not the case with Yahoo answers , any one can view the answers
     
    rarnet, Mar 6, 2022 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #34
    How are you accessing Yahoo Answers?

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    sarahk, Mar 6, 2022 IP
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    janeront Peon

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    #35
    I'm a Quora user. It's easy to use.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2022
    janeront, Mar 19, 2022 IP
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    You're what?
     
    qwikad.com, Mar 19, 2022 IP
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    mmerlinn Prominent Member

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    #37
    That means that I can never use Quora. My singing is terrible, so bad it even scares away the bots.
     
    mmerlinn, Mar 19, 2022 IP
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