|Archiving status||2021: In progress...|
2016: Partially saved
|Project tracker||2021: yahooanswers2|
|IRC channel||(on hackint)|
Yahoo! Answers is currently the biggest Q&A site on the internet.
It is unlikely to go down soon, but given Yahoo!'s record of deleting sites (Yahoo! Messages, Ask Yahoo!), one would be better off using Answers.com or another Q&A site.
In July 2016, Yahoo! has been acquired by Verizon. Rumour has it that Answers might be closed as a consequence. So ArchiveTeam decided to download it. This effort stopped in July 2017 for unknown reasons.
In April 2021, Yahoo! announced that Answers would go read-only on 2021-04-20 and be shut down entirely on 2021-05-04.
2021 Archival attempt
Archiving has started! Follow the instructions on how to install the ArchiveTeam Warrior to help out and join the IRC channel for up-to-date information.
atdr.meo.ws/archiveteam/yahooanswers-grab, see the setup instructions in Running Archive Team Projects with Docker for more details.
2016/2017 Archival attempt
User:PurpleSymphony did a discovery in July–August 2016, on which the ArchiveTeam project is based.
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