MSN QnA Beta Is Closing On May 21st

All things come to an end, same goes for the QnA beta. The team just announced the end of the beta and the closing of the QnA site:

We are ending the QnA beta test and are closing the QnA site on May 21, 2009.

First and foremost, we want to thank you for your participation. Since we introduced QnA, we’ve learned a lot about this new way of communicating and creating valuable content. At this time, we are closing the QnA site, but the experience of running QnA and gathering all of the great feedback you’ve shared with us will certainly influence future product direction.

When QnA moved from the Live Search organization into MSN we announced that we’d be looking for new ways to share questions and answers across MSN and provide new opportunities for you to engage with each other and share your opinions, ideas, and knowledge. That mission has not changed. Questions and answers are still important to MSN and your feedback has been very valuable for our future product strategy. You’ll see more ways of how MSN will empower people to connect and communicate over the coming months.

QnA has been a wonderful opportunity for us to learn from you, and closing the site is a sad occasion for those of us who worked hard to create this site and build this community. Again, we thank all of our wonderful contributors for your participation. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of the community that we all created together. See you on MSN!

-QnA Team

In their blog post you can find information on how to stay in touch with your QnA friends. Furthermore they point out that you can ask questions, get answers, and have discussions on a variety of topics in the message boards throughout MSN; Airfares & Travel, Autos, City Guides, Games, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Money, Movies, Music, Real Estate, Tech & Gadgets and TV. You can do so with the same account you used for the QnA message boards. Windows 7 Beta and RC users can now ask their questions on Microsoft Answers.

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