uclue: A questions and answers site staffed by former Google Answers researchers
March 7, 2007 8:14 AM   Subscribe

uclue is yet another questions and answers site. What's special about this one? Well, it's staffed by former Google Answers Researchers, and operates in a very similar way (although with a few differences) to the now-dead Google service. (via Ars Technica)
posted by chrismear (14 comments total)

 
First impression: The page is a professional-looking white and not some hideous shade of green. So clearly they mean business.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 8:27 AM on March 7, 2007 [3 favorites]


G#000gle Answers had everything g#000ing f#000r it; where did it g#000 wr#000ng?

Damn you, Terminal Verbosity
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:48 AM on March 7, 2007


This site has temporarily exceeded its connection limit. Please try again in a few minutes.

They're not helpful enough.
posted by ardgedee at 8:58 AM on March 7, 2007


People paying up to $60.00 to get a question answered? Matt, don't get any ideas.
posted by Roger Dodger at 9:01 AM on March 7, 2007


It's gotta be better than yahoo answers.

via Ars Technica

There's really no need to give credit when it's a story that has been making the rounds for several days now. This isn't breaking news. This is like when your grandmother sends you a link to the dancing baby.
posted by justgary at 9:10 AM on March 7, 2007


There's really no need to give credit when it's a story that has been making the rounds for several days now.

Who the hell cares?
posted by mendel at 9:13 AM on March 7, 2007


Next!....
posted by fire&wings at 9:27 AM on March 7, 2007


Are they hiring?
posted by malaprohibita at 9:35 AM on March 7, 2007


Yeah, that was my first question too--I was a Researcher too, back in the good ol' days (*cough*), as were a number of MeFites, if I remember from the MeTa that popped up when they closed the service. Can former Researchers sign up with the new service, or is it closed beta/fill-out-an-application?
posted by Mayor West at 9:45 AM on March 7, 2007


Question: How does one become a Uclue researcher?
posted by cenoxo at 2:16 PM on March 7, 2007


So I clicked on the link for "Frequently Asked Questions" and was both pleased and surprised to find out they were free. How do they expect to make money if they give away their most popular product? :-)
posted by Robert Angelo at 5:36 PM on March 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Note to self: Web color code jokes and half a bottle of Buckley's Cold & Flu do not mix.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:11 PM on March 7, 2007


Their Spanish translation of "We are pleased to answer questions in the following languages: English, German, Spanish" is a bit off. Sounds like they at least need a more proficient Spanish speaker.
posted by vacapinta at 8:29 PM on March 7, 2007


First impression: The page is a professional-looking white and not some hideous shade of green. So clearly they mean business.

Hee. Precisely what I was going to say. Serious business.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:28 PM on March 7, 2007


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