I purchased the domain name before deciding what to use it for. I did think that "Yappi" sounded like a good name for where people talk.I thought it might be a take on how some forum threads get folks to yapping their mouths.
That's a big part of it. Also had a few other domains lying around. Site could have been called RWOL.com but couldn't figure out what it could be an acronym for.I always figured it was because "yap" is a term referring to when people just kind of chat back and forth. And "Yappi" therefore was a play on that word for a website dedicated to chatter.