LinkedIn Answers Shutdown on 31 January

If you have been a LinkedIn user for a while, you would have noticed quite a few changes in 2012:
(I link each topic to the LinkedIn help centre’s explanation as I don’t want to duplicate it all here)

The above were all changes for the better, and it’s clear that LinkedIn is improving in leaps and bounds!

The latest change baffles me a little, but I’m sure we will soon see why they have decided to shut down the ANSWERS section on 31 January, 2013.  I have always loved this section and found many answers to my questions by searching for answers there.  They promise to develop new and more engaging ways for us to share and discuss professional topics on LinkedIn, but if you have a lot of questions and answers you value in the ANSWERS section you will have to save it somewhere before 31 January!

I’ll be watching their plans and report back here with news!

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Added 28 January 2013:

With the demise of LinkedIn Answers, there is a new place to come to ask any question, any time. We aim to provide answers from people with authority in the topic.

Please visit the new Q&A Forum now (use the link below) and ‘Like’ a Discussion to help promote the Forum amongst your contacts.

And finally, please actively participate. Not only will you be helping others but you will broaden your professional network in the process. If you would like to help moderate any section of this Forum, please contact the group moderators.

MAIN FORUM:
Q&A Forum ►http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4805754