The Q&A platform will be closing its doors in May, Yahoo announced with a banner posted to the top of the website this week. The forum will enter a “read-only” mode on April 20, which will prevent users from submitting new questions or replying to threads.
Then, on May 4, anyone trying to access Yahoo Answers will be redirected to the Yahoo homepage, which apparently means users will be locked out of the vast reservoir of content that has been posted to the site since its launch in 2005.
Users will have until June 30 to request their data, including any “user-generated content including your Questions list, Questions, Answers list, Answers, and any images.” Other users’ info won’t be available for download.
Over the last 15 years, Yahoo Answers has become known for its wild and humorous questions, which are often met with equally entertaining replies.