Why is Wikianswers shutting down?

Wikianswers is shutting down as the wiki features it relies on have been broken for quite some time and aren't economically viable for Fandom to fix. Additionally, leaving it up affects Fandom's search engine ranking because spam pages tend to accumulate on it. There are multiple answers wikis on Fandom, so even if a concerted effort could locate and remove all the spam on Wikianswers, the other ones would still be affected.
answered 1 year ago