Unexpectedly, Answerbag shut down on December 15, 2015. Members had no warning, and instantly lost all their data and personal messages that were hosted on the website. Without the opportunity to touch base with friends before AB closed, members were essentially cast to the wind.
It's true. It says so on the Answerbag Wikipedia page. (Since it says so online, it must be true.) No, really, you can see it in a graph of answerMug's traffic.
Can you tell which day Answerbag shut down?
AnswerMug also has a "Baggers Group," which, although created before Answerbag shut down, is now serving as a hub for AB refugees who want to reconnect.
The truth is, nobody with an actual answer is talking. Members on answerMug have talked a lot about it, but all we can do is speculate. For more information on this, you can read some of the following questions asked by Muggers:
Muggy would be fibbing if he said people only came to answerMug after Answerbag closed. Yes, there are other sites out there, and some of the flock strayed into darker territory. We hope they'll find their way here, too. With that said, there is also an ABers Group on Facebook, which is run by a former ABer and, we have to say, we really approve of her style. :)
Former members of Answerbag are welcomed to join answerMug. It's different than AB for sure, but there are a lot of great people here, as well as Q&A and other things to do. If you're not already a Mugger, sign up for an account. From time to time, Muggy locks the doors and approves all accounts by hand, to keep spammers at bay, so if you're account isn't approved right away, don't dismay. Turn-around time for account activation can take anywhere from minutes to a few hours.
Once you're active, you'll find your old friends in the Baggers Group, the Q&A, and on our live chat.