I received this in email today and am passing it on, anonymously.
I am a moderator of that subreddit r/indianpeoplequora.
With reference to your blog post: How Reddit trolls have infiltrated Quora:
I have removed all those posts where the users show they have asked troll questions on Quora. I have even updated the rules of the subreddit to not allow such things in the future.
I’ve created that subreddit a long time ago just for posting funny Quora question/answers written by Indians. Here’s an example of one of the earlier posts:
I didn’t know all this would have happened.
Regarding trolls, I’ve seen a few on Quora before the subreddit even existed. I’ve seen one vandalize content and ask harassing/creepy questions. I’ve reported them to the Quora admins and had them banned.
The ones you have pointed out:
- Hardick Chopra seems to have been banned by Quora moderation. https://www.quora.com/profile/Ha…
- Raden Smith has apologized for trolling and said he will never do it again. https://www.quora.com/Where-can-…
Regarding the Reddit accounts,
The Reddit account of Raden Smith has deleted his 1-yr old account, and the other has been banned from r/indianpeoplequora.
I am not that active on either Reddit or Quora these days, so I have added more moderators to keep things under control.