Why I quit Quora and Medium for good

It’s not a temporary rage-quit; I’ve deleted both accounts. I have zero followers, no content, and no username. I’m outta there.

This is going to be more interesting than it sounds, I promise.

When I first joined Quora in 2011, I loved it, with a few small reservations. Then, after some run-ins with what I regarded as unreasonable moderation, I started to dislike it; I even temporarily quit in 2015. Then the events of 2018 gave me a new perspective on social media in general. I re-evaluated Quora again, and found it wanting. So I deleted my account today, for good. All my followers and articles are gone.

I went through a similar process with Medium two weeks ago.

Why? Glad you asked.

Digital sharecropping

Until maybe 2012 or so, if you had asked me, I would have said that I am a confirmed and fairly strict open source/open content/open data guy, and the idea of people happily developing content, without a financial or ownership stake, to benefit a for-profit enterprise had always bothered me. It bothered me in 2000 when Jimmy Wales said the job he hired me for—to start a new encyclopedia—would involve asking volunteers to developed free content hosted by a for-profit company (Bomis). I was happy when, in 2003, the Bomis principals gave Wikipedia to a non-profit.

(Ironically, not to mention stupidly, in 2011 Jimmy Wales tried to blame me for Bomis’ original for-profit, ad-based business model. Unfortunately for his lie, I was able to find evidence that, in fact, it had been his idea.)

In 2006, technology journalist Nicholas Carr coined the phrase “digital sharecropping“, saying that “Web 2.0,”

by putting the means of production into the hands of the masses but withholding from those same masses any ownership over the product of their work, provides an incredibly efficient mechanism to harvest the economic value of the free labor provided by the very many and concentrate it into the hands of the very few.

This bothers me. I’m a libertarian and I support capitalism, but the moral recommendability of building a business on the shoulders of well-meaning volunteers and people merely looking to socialize online struck me, as it did Carr, as very questionable. I even remember writing an old blog post (can’t find it anymore) in which I argued, only half-seriously, that this practice is really indefensible, particularly if users don’t have a governance stake.

The moral recommendability of building a business on the shoulders of well-meaning volunteers and people merely looking to socialize online struck me as very questionable.

The rise of social media, and joining Quora and Medium

By 2010, despite having been an active Internet user for over 15 years, my perspective started changing. I didn’t really begrudge Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube their profits anymore. The old argument that they are providing a useful service that deserves compensation—while still a bit questionable to me—made some sense. As to the rather obvious privacy worries, at that stage they were mainly just worries. Sure, I knew (as we all did) that we were trusting Facebook with relatively sensitive data. I was willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. (That sure changed.)

If you were plugged in back then, you regularly joined new communities that seemed interesting and happening. Quora was one; I joined it in 2011. It struck me as a somewhat modernized version of the old discussion communities we had in the 1990s—Usenet and mailing lists—but, in some ways, even better. There was very lightweight moderation, which actually seemed to work. A few years later I joined Medium, and as with Quora, I don’t think I ever heard from their moderators in the first few years. If I did, I was willing to admit that maybe I had put a toe over the line.

Within a few days, Quora actually posted a question for me to answer: “What does Larry Sanger think about Quora?” Here is my answer in full (which I’ve deleted from Quora along with all my other answers):

Uhh…I didn’t ask this.  It’s a bit like fishing for compliments, eh Quora team? But that’s OK, I am happy to compliment Quora on making a very interesting, engaging website.

Quora is pretty interesting. It appeals to me because there are a lot of people here earnestly reflecting–this I think must be partly due to good habits started by the first participants, but also because the question + multiple competing answers that mostly do not respond to each other means there is more opportunity for straightforward reflection and less for the usual bickering that happens in most Internet communities.

A long time ago (I’m sure one could find this online somewhere, if one looked hard enough) I was musing that it’s odd that mailing lists are not used in more ways than they are. It seemed to me that one could use mailing list software to play all sorts of “conversation games,” and I didn’t know why people didn’t set up different sorts of rule systems for different kinds of games.

What impresses me about Quora is that it seems to be a completely new species of conversation game.  Perhaps it’s not entirely new, because it’s somewhat similar to Yahoo! Answers, but there aren’t as many yahoos on Quora, for whatever reason, and other differences are important.  Quora’s model simply works better.  Quora users care about quality, and being deep, and Yahoo! Answerers generally do not.  I wonder why that is.

But unlike Yahoo! Answers, Quora doesn’t seem to be used very much for getting factual information. Quora users are more interested in opinionizing about broad, often philosophical questions, which I find charming and refreshing. But for this reason, it’s not really a competitor of Wikipedia or Yahoo! Answers (or Citizendium…). It’s competing with forums.

I think it needs some more organizational tools, tools that make it less likely that good questions and answers aren’t simply forgotten or lost track of. Or maybe there already are such tools and I don’t know about them.

As I re-read this, some points have taken on a new meaning. I chalked up Quora’s failure to provide more robust search tools to it being at a relatively early stage (it was started in two years earlier by a former Facebook CTO), and the ordinary sort of founder stubbornness, in which the founders have a vision of how a web app should work, and as a result don’t give the people what they actually want. I see now that they had already started to execute a new approach to running a website that I just didn’t recognize at the time. It was (and is) very deliberately heavy-handed and top-down, like Facebook. They let you see what they want you to see. They try to “tailor” the user experience. And clearly, they do this not to satisfy explicit user preferences. They don’t care much about user autonomy. Their aim is apparently to keep users on the site, to keep them adding content. If you choose to join, you become a part of their well-oiled, centrally managed machine.

Quora and Medium, like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, make it really hard for you to use their sites on your own terms, with your own preferences. You’re led by the hand and kept inside the rails. Before around 2008, nobody could imagine making a website like that. Well, they existed, but they were for children and corporations.

I could see this, of course. But all the big social media sites were the same way. I guess I tolerated what looked like an inevitable takeover of the once-decentralized Internet by a more corporate mindset. I suppose I hoped that this mindset wouldn’t simply ruin things. By 2012, I was already deeply suspicious of how things were turning out.

But now it’s just blindingly obvious to me that the Silicon Valley elite have ruined the Internet.

Increasingly heavy-handed and ideological “moderation”

Maybe the first or second times I heard from Quora’s moderation team, I was merely annoyed, but I still respected their attempts to keep everything polite. I thought that was probably all it was. That’s what moderation used to be, anyway, back when we did it in the 90s and 00s. But I noticed that Quora’s moderation was done in-house. That struck me as being, well, a little funny. There was something definitely off about it. Why didn’t they set some rules and set up a fair system in which the community effectively self-moderated? They obviously had decent coders and designers who could craft a good community moderation system. But they didn’t…

I see now only too well that the reason was that they wanted moderation to be kept in house, and not just because it was important to get right; it was because they wanted to exert editorial control. At first, it seemed that they had business reasons for this, which I thought was OK, maybe. But as time went on and as I got more moderation notices for perfectly fair questions and polite comments, it became clear that Quora’s moderation practices weren’t guided merely by the desire to keep the community pleasant for a wide cross-section of contributors. They were clearly enforcing ideological conformity. This got steadily worse and worse, in my experience, until I temporarily quit Quora in 2015, and I never did contribute as much after that.

Similarly, Medium’s moderators rarely if ever bothered me, until they took down a rather harsh comment I made to a pedophile who was defending pedophilia. (He was complaining about an article I wrote explaining why pedophilia is wrong. I also wrote an article about why murder is wrong.) I hadn’t been sufficiently polite to the pedophile, it seems. So, with only the slenderest explanations, Medium simply removed my comment. That’s what caused me to delete my Medium account.

They don’t care much about user autonomy. Their aim is apparently to keep users on the site, to keep them adding content. If you choose to join, you become a part of their well-oiled, centrally managed machine.

You don’t have to agree with my politics to agree that there is a problem here. My objection is not just about fairness; it’s about control. It’s about the audacity of a company, which is profiting from my unpaid content, also presuming to control me, and often without explaining their rather stupid decisions. It’s also not about the necessity of moderation. I’ve been a moderator many times in the last 25 years, and frankly, Internet communities suck if they don’t have some sort of moderation mechanism. But when they start moderating in what seems to be an arbitrary and ideological way, when it’s done in-house in a wholly opaque way, that’s just not right. Bad moderation used to kill groups. People would leave badly-moderated groups in droves.

Lack of intellectual diversity in the community

Being on the web and not artificially restricted by nationality, Quora and Medium do, of course, a global user base. But they are single communities. And they’re huge; they’re both in the top 250. So whatever answer most users vote up (as filtered by Quora’s secret and ever-changing sorting algorithm), and whoever is most popular with other Quora voters, tends to be shown higher.

Unsurprisingly—this was plainly evident back in 2011—Quora’s community is left-leaning. Medium is similar. That’s because, on average, intellectual Internet writers are left-leaning. I didn’t really have a problem with that, and I wouldn’t still, if we hadn’t gotten absolutely stunning and clear evidence in 2018 that multiple large Internet corporations openly and unashamedly use their platforms to put their thumbs on the scales. They simply can’t be trusted as fair, unbiased moderators, particularly when their answer ranking algorithms and the moderation policies and practices are so opaque.

In addition, a company like Quora should notice that different cultures have totally different ways of answering life’s big questions. The differences are fascinating, too. By lumping us all together, regardless of nationality, religion, politics, gender, and other features, we actually miss out on the full variety of human experience. If the Quora community’s dominant views aren’t copacetic to you, you’ll mostly find yourself in the cold, badly represented and hard to find.

Silicon Valley, your experiment is over

Look. Quora, like Medium, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others, have been outed as shamelessly self-dealing corporations. It’s gone way beyond “digital sharecropping.” The problem I and many others have with these companies isn’t just that they are profiting from our unpaid contributions. It’s that they have become ridiculously arrogant and think they can attempt to control and restrict our user experience and our right to speak our minds under fair, reasonable, and transparent moderation systems. And while the privacy issues that Quora or Medium have aren’t as profound as for Facebook, they are there, and they come from the same controlling corporate mindset.

So that’s why I’ve quit Quora and Medium for good. I hope that also sheds more light on why I’m leaving Facebook and changing how I use Twitter.

As if to confirm me in my decision, Quora doesn’t supply any tools for exporting all your answers from the site. You have to use third-party tools (I used this). And after I deleted my account (which I did just now), I noticed that my account page and all my answers were still there. The bastards force you to accept a two-week “grace period,” in case you change your mind. What if I don’t want them to show my content anymore, now? Too bad. You have to let them continue to earn money from your content for two more weeks.

Clearly, they aren’t serving you; you’re serving them.

We’ve been in an experiment. Many of us were willing to let Internet communities be centralized in the hands of big Silicon Valley corporations. Maybe it’ll be OK, we thought. Maybe the concentration of money and power will result in some really cool new stuff that the older, more decentralized Internet couldn’t deliver. Maybe they won’t mess it up, and try to exert too much control, and abuse our privacy. Sure! Maybe!

The experiment was a failure. We can’t trust big companies, working for their own profit, to make good decisions for large, online communities. The entire industry has earned and richly deserves our distrust and indignation.

So, back to the drawing board. Maybe we’ll do better with the next, more robustly decentralized and democratic phase of the Internet: blockchain.

We’ll get this right eventually, or die trying. After all, it might take a while.

We’ve been in an experiment. Many of us were willing to let Internet communities be centralized in the hands of big Silicon Valley corporations. Maybe it’ll be OK, we thought. … The experiment was a failure.




, , , ,


Please do dive in (politely). I want your reactions!

43 responses to “Why I quit Quora and Medium for good”

  1. Terrence Yang

    Thanks Larry. Can you please share a good example of this?

    “But as time went on and as I got more moderation notices for perfectly fair questions and polite comments, it became clear that Quora’s moderation practices weren’t guided merely by the desire to keep the community pleasant for a wide cross-section of contributors. They were clearly enforcing ideological conformity.”

    1. I can’t remember all the examples. There were several between 2014-2018. One type that sticks in mind is when I ask a question that is actually perfectly objective—yes or no, and the wording does not favor one side or the other—but is for some reason embarrassing to the left. (Not because it’s a loaded question, but because they don’t want to answer the question, period.) I go out of my way to word it in as neutral a tone as possible. It doesn’t matter. The censors will remove it half the time. Sometimes the excuse they use is that a question is “insincere”? WTF does that even mean? One isn’t restricted, on Quora, to asking only questions about which one feigns total ignorance. Sometimes you ask a question in order to compare interesting answers.

      One thing that’s happened two or three times is I’ll be getting into it with someone on a political issue, and we’re both saying things that are unpleasant but not formally impolite. It’s happened, as I say, 2-3 times where the other person was clearly losing the argument, and then they go tattle to the playground lady, who finds fault only with me. That kind of thing is bullshit. I have very little patience for it.

      I don’t think I’ve gotten *more* abrasive or combative. I think Quora has gotten a lot more intrusive and heavy-handed in the last few years (maybe since Trump was elected). It’s become quite noticeable.

      1. Isabel

        I agree. This tattling happened to me too, and also they refused to let me share what an abortion at 12 weeks looks like with ultrasound video, as an answer to a question Should I abort at 4 months? Obviously someone should know the medical reality of any procedure right? My answer was the 1st and upvoted many times quickly. They removed it within 1 week so that the boring leftist canned answer would be #1.

        1. Wow, if they removed the video simply because it was of an abortion at 12 weeks—well, that’s just ridiculous.

      2. Domino Petachi

        This is exactly why I quit using Quora and will also delete my account despite being a popular writer in the Narcissistic Personality Disorder sector. I was also starting to get a lot of moderation notices and answers removed because they were not politically correct and violated the BNBR policy. Of course when I asked which parts of my content violated that policy so that I didn’t make that mistake again, no answer was given. Just the “decision is final” automations.

        Another, probably more important reason, is the privacy violation. I am from the old school 90s Internet. We protected our privacy and it was unheard of to use our real names. We used to be smart. Then social media came along and people were forced to use their real names. I believe this started with Facebook. Quora demands that you use your real name and provide a government issued ID to prove it. Yeah, that’s not happening. In today’s society of political unrest and the very real threat of doxxing and SJW revenge tactics, I’ll simply stop using the site before I’ll hand over my identification. I have a child to protect.

        Quora is gone. I rarely use Facebook and I wouldn’t touch Twitter with my worst enemy’s finger tips. YouTube is becoming more Leftist as the months pass. I am non-partisan but I don’t like what I am seeing in terms of censorship on YouTube where Conservatives are concerned and even Libertarians for that matter. Any censorship under the guise of a BNBR policy is highly suspect to me. Who decides what is nice and respectful? To a Leftist, any dissenting view is disrespectful and criticism is actual physical violence to them.

        Yeah, I’ll take my business and my capacity for critical thought elsewhere.

        Scary times. Sad times. A Brave New World and 1984 have never been more relevant works of art.

        1. Meanwhile, they think you and I are mere steps away from embracing full-on, bona fide fascism. How can you argue with someone who thinks you’re a fascist, when you aren’t one, there’s no good evidence that you are, and that merely taking certain points of view (which are or have been regarded as mainstream views for a very long time) is evidence that you are?

          What on earth is this going to come to? That’s what I want to know.

        2. Catabrian Light

          If I must be labeled as a fascist, then let me be:

          1) The one on TV shouting, screaming, and accusing Quora and Medium of being the scourge of what’s plaguing the Western World.
          2) The one to demand the President step down and elect me as President using emergency powers.
          3) The one to develop the Youth Loyalty Program where all the youths will end up wearing the Brown Shirts with red armbands.
          4) The one to militarize the army and force the American populace to give in their firearms via registry.
          5) The one to reform the FBI and turn them into the Waffen SS and the Gestapo in modern times.
          6) The one to unleash the military in brutal, conducted night raids on Quora and Medium, their user base, and all its employees. Brand them enemies of the State then execute them quietly without any media attention.
          7) Be the one to encourage a new Kristallnacht where my Youths will beat up anyone who doesn’t believe that being fascist is the right way to live.

          But do we have anyone, including me, doing any of those things right now? Ha, hardly.

          It seems leftist ideology, leftist moderation, and leftist admiration have turned platforms like Quora and Medium into a cesspool of “pedestalizing” the left and it’s “reverent” concepts.

    2. As a former reporter, who lost his job when several of the pubs I worked for closed as a result of losing ads to online search engines and craigslist, I never thought much of Quora, Medium or Facebook.

      However, after Quora contacted me, asking me if I would write questions for money in a new pilot program, it suddenly was on my radar screen.

      As a former reporter, I ended up writing political questions because, frankly, they drive the most users, which is how you make money in the program. As you so correctly pointed out, you are just a sharecropper with them, paid by results only — nothing for time or effort.

      I kept my questions balanced, but always asked both sides of an issue. This boosted my hits, comments and revenue, but attracted the ire of left-wing members of Quora and its doctrinaire moderators. As you know, anyone can edit your questions and they edited mine constantly. I would protest and change them back because their edits made the questions all lean left. There was no balance.

      Finally, one morning when I had earned a total of $60, which I worked day and night for over a 10-day stint, I got a message from Quora telling me I was permanently banned. There was no explanation why, they simply said I had violated their policies. When I asked for clarification; I got none.

      Meanwhile, during the period I had worked for Quora, I received tons of profanity-laden messages from leftist activists attacking me personally and not my ideas. I also received several physical threats.

      Anyway, I never cursed or called anyone out, I only debated their ideas, logically and unemotionally.

      Bottom-line: Quora would not reinstate me and would not pay me the money I earned because they said I violated their terms. Now, let me tell you something to underscore the unfairness of this company. I am 70 years old and only took the gig because I really was desperate for money. There I have said it. At the time I was housebound taking care of an ill wife. Quora, did not care on iota. This bastion of liberal morality, cared not for this old man and his sick wife. So it goes.

      Quora would not pay me and refused to answer any of my emails. If I was younger and in better health, I would sue this company. I wonder how many they have summarily canned like me, who worked for the few bucks, not to get them, ” because they violated Quora’s terms?”

      I also have horror stories from my posts being censored or ignored by both Facebook and Medium.

      These companies are on the wrong track. I never thought that in my lifetime I would find myself living in a country that had such people with censorship powers able to silence the majority with a few keystrokes, but it is the reality. 1984 is here. War is Peace.

    3. Diane Rovedo

      Trying to delete Quora account. Unsuccessful. Had to contact them. They deleted post on memories of 9/11. Don’t know why. Nothing illegal or profane. Subsequent posts started to edit themselves. One actually added..By bye in front of post. Quora contacted me. I accused them. They denied it. Less than 2 min. later received notif from Quora, which it showed their actual edits of my post saying so and so Susan or Mary Madden, Quora supervisor, just edited my post. Everything was shown in multi colored highlights. Fuck!!!! My phone died. Got a little charge, tried to delete. Checked out account settings. Fuck me. …They accessed that too. Set to only receive mail from Quora!!! No user could contact or like it, make comments. Is that even legal??? Quite brazen..and disrespectful. My answer was a personal accounting of 9/11 while working on national security project for White House and FBI . All content in Public Domain per Obama. Nothing comprising. I am particularly insulted, as I lost someone I knew in 2nd tower. No respect at all. Will not sleep well tonight. Quota must be headed by Josef Goebbels.

  2. “It’s about the audacity of a company, which is profiting from my unpaid content, also presuming to control me, and often without explaining their rather stupid decisions.”

    Exactly, well said. That is the part that really resonated with me.

    The good news is, we don’t have to go back to the drawing board. As these corporate giants arose to power and created the illusion that they are the Internet, there exists growing, distributed, open source systems that they have no power or control over. One example is right here, with WordPress, open source, running on an open sourced server (likely Apache2) running on a variant of Linux server. The existence and nature of the greed of these companies was well known when people realized there was a need for open source licenses, to protect us from these companies who would want to take it all away to sell it back to us, to control us to their will and twisted ideals. Today, we have the Diaspora project, which may be the biggest threat to these giants, but it’s up to people like us to embrace these open source initiatives and contribute to them like we did for the evil corporations. https://diasporafoundation.org/

    1. I’ve heard about the Diaspora project but haven’t come across it for a while. Ah…I see it was started in 2011 and never really took off in a really big way.

      As with most blockchain projects, the problem about projects like Diaspora (and another distributed one, Mastodon) is that they are evidently made by and for geeks. The problem with most of such projects over the years has been that they are designed by back-end people who know little about UX, marketing, and “social media” generally. They’re well-meaning, and I wish they’d succeed, but they won’t take off until they learn some basic stuff about how to appeal to the masses.

      The reason I’m sticking with email and blogs for now is (1) everybody has email and (2) everybody has a web browser. But not everybody owns the relevant blockchain token, or has a Diaspora or Mastodon account. The whole, giant problem is creating sufficient shared awareness that everybody wants to join some other network, and that they’re going to do so.

      And it doesn’t help solve the problem if some new network really is insecure or centralized.

      I really do think we’re going to figure this out soon. A lot of people are really, really, really pissed off at Big Tech now. I mean, before 2018, hardly anybody was even using the phrase “Big Tech.” Now it rolls off the tongue…

      Thanks for your many comments, Paul!

      1. I think the reason why projects like Diaspora lack the appeal of something like Facebook or Quora is simply because the tech giants make use of “Influencers” – attractive, charismatic people – and create the illusion that, by being on their platform, people will be closer to those they wish to be closer to. With six degrees of Kevin Bacon, it’s easy to see how they can become so popular so fast. I think we can agree that Linus Torvalds is anything but charismatic, and I think we tend to be more like him than we might want to admit. A few good “Influencers” would drive the change we would like to see.

        1. You’re right. But…the projects (like early Quora and Twitter) that featured a lot of “influencers” have also all had a great deal of thought put in about UX, usability, and overall a not-just-for-geeks vibe.

        2. That’s the beauty of open source, we can get involved and be the change we want to see. That’s how we got LibreOffice from OpenOffice.

  3. Sally

    Thank you, i’m deleting. I had just looked up question “does Quora lean left?“ Yes, yes, and HELL YES! And I’m seeing the discussion Control heavy handedness. No thanks. Thank you for sharing your experience!

    1. I wouldn’t mind if they merely leaned left. I’m ready to say that most websites lean left because most people online lean left of the American center. I knew this soon after joining Quora. What I mind is the increasingly heavy-handed enforcement of ideological conformity and contempt for user autonomy.

  4. Meh

    They are not actually left.

    The signup dark patterns & anon admins telling everyone to real name while their backend drips.

    Sure, pass from day one.

    1. Not sure why you don’t think they’re left. Their editorial, I mean moderation policy sure seems to lean left.

  5. fred j

    I’m about to write a Medium post about you quitting Medium and Quora. Hope you don’t mind.

    Do you remember approximate how many followers you had on Quora? Was it 500, 1k, 5k, 10k or around what number are we talking?

    1. It was over 5,000 I think.

  6. Jaba

    Quora is a totalitarian social media platform. It is pure dictatorial censorship. They are restricting users of freedom of speech. They use same tactics as Nazis were using -  spreading their propaganda to keep their narrative & anyone who doesn’t agree with them are silenced and trumped. They use their “be nice and be respectful” policy to censor any information these dictators (sorry moderators) don’t agree with. Their mission is not to spread knowledge and information (as they claim), but to keep their side of the narrative on the front page. I’ll give here few examples of their dictatorial practice:

    For example: Question was asked: If you think Jehovah’s Witnesses are a cult?”. I sincerely answered yes and provided information with link of cult experts to why they qualify as a mind controlling cult. I didn’t insult any users or anyone, just provided my answer with facts. Yet Quora collapsed my answer & sent me an email that my answer violates Quora’s “Be Nice, Be Respectful” policy. So, I didn’t even have an option to choose yes? Then what was the point of question if I couldn’t choose between yes or no?

    They also removed my comment when after reading someone’s answer about animal slaughtering festivals of Faroe Islands and China (with pictures) I said: “Shame on you Faroe Islands and China for your bloody barbarian traditions!”, which was very adequate answer after looking at those horrible photos. Quora once again removed my comment and sent me their notification about “violating” their favorite “be nice be respectful” policy.

    My last straw was when, I saw really hateful comment from one guy, who literally was sending whole country to hell, asking Russia to nuke it, calling it evil, unchristian and other nasty names, freely expressing his hatred to that country and it’s people, calling them r*tards. His comment was clearly violating their “be nice and be respectful” policy. I reported it and guess what? They didn’t remove it. It’s still there, however they were pretty quick to remove my comment when I criticized those slaughtering festivals… What a hypocrisy!

    It’s a very hypocrite & dishonest website! Moderators are obviously deciding what is or isn’t allowed based on their own personal bias. You can’t even provide your opinion honestly, because they will delete it, sending you their “be nice and respectful” violation notice emails.

    Quora is also very pro left-wing site. It is run by Californian feminazis & it is home of aggressive extremist pro liberal leftists.

    I deleted my account and I suggest you to do the same, folks. Don’t be part of their system. Protest injustice and leave their platform.
    P.S. Try to silence my criticism here, Quora.

  7. Robert Wayne

    I’m on two weeks probation merely for defending President Trump against the left wing radicals who are constantly attacking him on Quora. After I come back I’m going to continue to defend him against these radicals who have this obsession with impeaching him. To them, I’m not nice or polite because I have the audacity to be honest about what’s been going on since election night 2016. I told them that they were nothing but a bunch of crybabies and sore losers who want President Trump impeached, not because of any crimes committed by him, but because they lost the election. I’ll continue to defend President Trump on Quora until they ban me for good.

  8. I absolutely can’t believe Quora still exists. This is the 21st century for f—s sake. No matter what you answer, you stay within their guideline, and you get rapped over the knuckles. Why the f— don’t the moderators get a life !!??? I am so done with them.

  9. Roger

    As a programmer, i say, without too much fear of making mistakes, that today all these ‘social media’ are nothing more than a kind of experimental AI (Artificial Intelligence) to, in a near future, shape the language of the internet. It is simple too much money “invested” just to let people express their opinions and publish pictures of their pets.

    You think you deleted your account, but it is still there, stored in petabytes of data, being used ‘statistically’ to shape the future internet (or worse: shape the future of something else that I’m afraid to speak, but it was already the subject of a book/movie – a horrible story).

  10. D Larsen

    I’ve only been using Quora a couple of months and already I’m running into these mysterious policy violations. I’ll spend time fact checking an answer, provide links to support my findings, like the CDC and legitimate news sources and then poof! Your answer been collapsed for violating policies. No explanation of exactly what policy, no specific reason.

    At first I just went, meh, no biggy. But when they do it on an answer I spent a lot of time on and was very careful not to offend anyone, it’s becoming more and more clear they are heavily biased and have a political agenda.

    It seems to them, facts DO NOT matter.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *