Did Facebook Kill Facebook Questions?

The service is down for almost everyone we know, and many people we don’t. The official response from Facebook:

“We have turned Facebook Questions off for some beta users while we conduct a few tests. You may be in the group that has it turned off, but it is still on for other users.

We are running tests to ensure high quality of questions and answers and we hope to roll it back out to more users as soon as possible.”

Facebook Questions rolled out to between 3-5 million users in late July and has fallen short of being a “killer app” of any sort. Compared to Quora, which was founded by Facebook’s former CTO Adam D’Angelo, the quality of the answers to Facebook Questions has been relatively low, perhaps because of the latter service’s lack of anonymity and/or a culled userbase.

Many users have complained that addition of the Facebook Questions option on the status bar adds clutter to Facebook’s already overwhelming user interface.

This is what my status bar looks like right now. I can’t say that I’m sad to see them go.