I am enraged.
Yes, some trolls get banned, some of the time. Yes, there’s an inordinate number of users to monitor. Though then again, noone told Quora to abandon community moderation.
Meanwhile, we have posters on this very thread defend the robotic application of rules, that putatively are meant to encourage a civil environment.
- Yes, block Habib Fanny for a joke answer that was found not to be a joke after all: Habib Fanny’s answer to Was it bad I called my partner Donald Trump?
- Yes, block Michael Masiello for calling a fictional person Yip F*ckwad: Michael Masiello’s answer to What are you banned from? Why?
- Yes, block Jeremy Markeith Thompson for standing up for himself against racists. While he’d deactivated his account. After months of not saying a thing, for fear of BNRB bans. Jeremy Markeith Thompson’s answer to Why are so many Black Quorans deactivating their accounts?
And all that blocking has led to a safe and comfortable space, has it?
- While Sierra Spaulding is forced to deactivate her account?
- While a Quora bod runs after Jeremy, to ask what they can do to keep him on the site? (Pro Tip: Maybe try not edit blocking him.)
- While Lara Novakov gets threatened with rape, and… well, you tell me what happened with this interaction with Tatiana: Comments: Prevention rather than Cure? by Nick Nicholas on Rage against Quora
- When Quora is more concerned with the privacy of dick pick posters than with being seen to prevent what happened in Red Subijano’s answer to Without naming them are there any Quorans you despise? Why?
- Oh, and let’s not forget: while blocking people, and leaving them scratching their heads about what they were blocked for. Leading to shenanigans like Alec Baldwin Is A Sensitive Soul by Gigi J Wolf on Rage against Quora
Don’t piss on my shoes and tell me it’s raining. This. is. not. working.
And have we noticed how quiet it’s been on Rage against Quora lately?
We have an expression in Greek. Με πνίγει το δίκιο. Justice is choking me. One’s sense of justice, frustrated, stymied.
I’m deactivating my account, until I’m numbed to my sense of Justice again.
EDIT: An illustration, if you will, of the principles at work.
(Hic explicit sermo = Here endeth the lesson.)
The drones are from Jeremy Markeith Thompson’s answer to Why are so many Black Quorans deactivating their accounts? It’s how the cumulative microaggressions have made him feel. The drones are of course buzzing “N*g n*g n*g”, for plausible deniability.
What’s that? Why yes. That question has indeed been deleted.