List of question-and-answer websites

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The following is a list of websites that follow a question-and-answer format. The list contains only websites for which an article exists, dedicated either wholly or at least partly to the websites.

Website Founded Description/focus Languages available Copyrighting of user contributions Registration required?
3form 1998 Many topics English
Answerbag 2003 2000s Yes June 1996 Many topics Yes 2010 Many topics 38 languages Yes
Ask Me Help Desk 2003 Yes
Ask MetaFilter 2003 Many topics English All posts are copyright to their original authors[1] No to browse, yes to contribute
Askalo August 3, 2010 Topics for answer by local residents 5 languages No
Askbot 2009 English and a few others Yes
Avvo 2006 Legal and Medical English No
Baidu Knows Many topics Chinese
BlikBook 2010 Academic English Yes
Blurtit 2006 No to browse, yes to contribute
Brainly 2009 Homework Help 12 languages Contributed content owned by its author(s) No to browse, yes to contribute 2013 mathematics, physics, computer science problems & discussion English User retains ownership; Brilliant can use, distribute, modify[2] Yes
ChaCha 2006 Many topics English Owned by ChaCha.[3]
Chegg 2005 Academic English Owned by Chegg Inc.[4] Yes
Experts-Exchange 1996 Information Technology Yes
Fixya 2005 Consumer product related problems and solutions English Yes
GirlsAskGuys June 2007 Love, sex and relationships English Yes 2006 German Yes
Google Questions and Answers Many topics Russian, Chinese, English, French
HealthcareMagic February 2008 Health and Wellness English Yes
HealthTap 2011 Health Information from U.S. Licensed Physicians English No
Internet Oracle 1989 Humorous answers to almost anything English No
Jelly 2013 Image-based q&a app on all topics English
Jobstr 2011 Jobs and careers English
Knowledge Search 2002 Many topics Korean
LinkedIn Answers January 4, 2007
MadSci Network 1995 Science English 2006 Many topics Russian
Mahalo May 30, 2007 Many topics English
ProfNet 1992 Connecting journalists with experts in specific fields English Yes
Quora 2009 Many topics English Contributions owned by the author. Quora granted "worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license" to content use, distribution, or modification.[5] Yes
Sharecare 2009 Health and wellness English No (previously known as Formspring) 2009 All topics English Yes
Stack Exchange Network 2008 English Contributions owned by the author. Contributions "perpetually and irrevocably licensed to Stack Exchange under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license."[6] No
The AnswerBank 2000 English Yes
The Experts Network April 26, 2011 English No
The Straight Dope 1973 (print) Many topics English No
Transtutors 2007 Academic English Owned and operated by Transweb Educational Services[7] Yes
Uclue February 28, 2007 Many topics English Yes
Wikipedia Reference Desk 2001 Many topics English CC-BY-SA 3.0 and GFDL dual license No
Yahoo! Answers July 5, 2005 Many topics 13 languages Contributions owned by the author. Yahoo retains rights to the use, distribution or modification.[8] Yes

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  1. ^ Haughey, Matt. "FAQ: Who owns the copyright on MetaFilter content?". MetaFilter. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Terms of use". Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Terms of use of the Chacha service". May 31, 2011. Retrieved November 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Privacy Policy of". Chegg. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Terms of use of the Quora service". Quora. February 19, 2014. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Legal — Terms of Service". Stack Exchange. December 11, 2014. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Terms & Conditions of". Transtutors. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Terms of use of the Yahoo Answer service". Yahoo. November 24, 2008. Retrieved November 5, 2011.