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Which was the first Q&A website?

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Mar 19, 2017 in Websites by Kninjanin (3,533 points)

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Marianne Mar 19, 2017

Internal Q&A websites (for scientific and military research, experiments and communication) existed certainly before Internet became the international network system linking various regional and specialised networks for professional and personal communication in all domains, but little is known in this regard.

As for the oldest Q&A websites, here's a link:

Some of the oldest Q&A sites seem to be:

Kninjanin Marianne Mar 19, 2017

Thank you!

Marianne Marianne Mar 19, 2017

You're welcome, Goranko. :)

Rooster Mar 19, 2017

Maybe as it was created in 1996 but I know of many others that are no longer around.

Kninjanin Rooster Mar 19, 2017

Probaly, Ask is the oldest.

Marianne Rooster Mar 19, 2017
Skunky Stinkerson Mar 19, 2017

My first Q&A was Yahoo Answers back in early 2007. Second was Sodahead in 2013-2015, Blurtit 2015-2017.... now this site and Answermug...  my fave out of these? well... Sodahead no doubt..

Hitman Mar 19, 2017 Have no idea when they built that damn site and don't give a shit either.

carbonproduct Jul 2, 2017

2010. Microsoft Q&As. It was a Beta experiment for Q&A sites, one of the firsts. It went well for a while, then it got carried away with the Code of Conduct rules and started feeling more like a communist ruled country than a community website. Needless to say, lots of people were kicked off because of moderator infractions and the site closed down. Most people moved to Answer Bag then 10 years later, IT closed down. Now , there are a scant few left, mostly not like those of the past, but things change and Im getting use to the change. I do miss my old friends however.

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