To be perfectly honest this is what GAG was when I first joined up. There was no social aspect at all, no IM, no ability to friend people, no nothing. Just Q&A. But then in a massive site overhaul at the end of 2008/beginning of 2009, they introduced all these social networking features that made the site blow up in its userbase. Unfortunately a lot of the people it attracted were trolls, troublemakers, and other undesirables who were using the site entirely for the wrong reasons.
Ha you will not get banned and you will likely get to keep this question up. I have seen the live feed action reduced tenfold. I usually get 30 to 60 answers on my questions. Now I get about 10 without meebo. Gag pretty much sucks now.
I wish that I could say something nice about this site but I can't as I recently had a bad experience on here. This site is about asking questions and giving answers. Meebo was just a extra feature. I'm not too bothered about losing Meebo and messaging friends because at least I won't be stuck on the internet spending hours on a computer or phone online to random strangers. I'm more out and about socialising with friends etc :)
I think the problem may boil down to liability and this site may not be able to afford to pay damages if something tragic happens. :)