Will lesbians and gay men go extinct/ become even more rare as they become more accepted?

Will Lesbians and Gays go extinct/ become even more rare as they become more accepted?

No. As other, non-straight respondents have explained.

What is at some risk of going extinct is queerness as sexual dissidence. Hard to be a dissident when noone cares about your sexuality.

Why is my answer being collapsed after being sent to Quora digest?

It at least proves that Quora moderation is human enough to be inconsistent.

One Quora employee liked your answer enough to put it in the digest.

One Quora user reported the answer for not answering the question.

One Quora moderator agreed with the reporter, and did not care about whether it had been sent out to the digest and was highly popular. That Quora moderator is not the same person as the Quora employee who liked it for the digest. And that Quora moderator is not applying the same criteria as the Quora employee. Nor do they care about whether the answer is popular.

And reluctantly, I agree that is an appropriate action: the moderator is supposed to be objective. (Unfortunately, more popular answers are more viewed, so they are in fact more likely to be reported.)

Whether the moderator actually has a clue or discretion is a completely different question. Quora’s approach on that is in fact that moderators must apply rules robotically, without discretion, so that Quora can’t be accused of favouritism.

(And so that the job can be outsourced to robots or robotic humans.)

So in answer to your question,

Can an answer be reported because people don’t like it even though it is one correct answer out of many.

… well, yes. An answer can be reported for any reason you want; we all have access to the Report button.

Why did you or your ancestors immigrate to your current country?

You know, I don’t exactly know why my uncle George migrated from a village in Cyprus to Sale, Victoria in 1947, to work as a carpenter in the post-war boom. I can pretty much guess though: family with seven kids, of which he was the eldest; in economic hardship; limited opportunities for work; and the streets in Australia were supposed to be paved with gold.

It was likely the same for my uncle Chris, who joined George in Tasmania. Chris had book learning as an engineer, but he settled into retail like his brother.

It wasn’t the same for my father. My father had a series of jobs in Cyprus: nurse, telegraphist, greengrocer. I don’t think he needed to leave. But with two siblings already overseas, he decided it was meet that the whole family join them. He moved out of family loyalty. He even paid for the whole family to get their medical testing done in Beirut.

It didn’t pan out that way.

  • Andrew followed my father, stayed, and did retail too; he eventually moved to Melbourne. When we came back from Greece, dad decided we’d stay in Melbourne too after all.
  • Dora followed my father, couldn’t find anyone to marry, and went back. (My father delayed marrying out of the traditional obligation to see that his unmarried sister was settled.)
  • Helen was already married, and she wasn’t going anywhere.
  • Chris left Tasmania, and returned with his family to his wife’s home town in Greece.
  • My grandparents decided to stay in Cyprus at the last minute, and they kept their youngest, Savvas, with them.

So much for my father.

My aunt Steffie, Chris’ wife, was from a village in Eastern Crete. My father waited to marry off Dora, and gave up waiting when he was 35. (Dora, God rest her, married a year later. But that’s another story.) Just as Dora couldn’t find a suitable Greek to marry in Tasmania, my dad didn’t either.

So he put out word to Chris, now back in Crete with Steffie, whether he might know of any eligible partners.

My mother was from the same village as Steffie. Her family was not quite as poor as my father’s, but as a daughter she still got the short end of the stick. She did not want to be stuck in the village, and she rejected all local suitors. She was, therefore, an old maid by 1970 Cretan rural standards (at 25).

Steffie approached her. She said, why not. Her father chaperoned her to Tasmania, to make sure my dad was a suitable match. And she went straight to work in the fish and chips shop.

A year later, I was born.

Is there anybody annoyed by the button “more stories”?

It is mildly annoying to me, and I note that back in the day when Quora was skinnable on Chrome, there were skins to get rid of it. It is redundant particularly on phone, since refresh by dragging tends to be more effective anyway.

At least it mostly works. Pressing More Notifications rarely works for me on my Android.