What are your reasons for doing so?
- Opacity of moderation.
- Lack of Quora staff engagement with writers.
- Commoditisation of the community.
- Opaque corporate direction, and what I can see, I don’t like.
- Mistrust of Quora longevity.
- Everything that Scott Welch has ever said about Quora.
- In sum: what Quora Inc does—or fails to do
What are not your reasons for doing so?
- The failings of the Quora community:
- Lapses in BRNB (I’ve been online for 25 years, I can deal)
- Low quality questions, particularly in my home fields
- Anon (though I take solace in lampooning Anon when they deserve it)
- Controversies (I keep well away, I’m a pretty irenic sort)
- Homework questions
- Mistargeted A2As
- The astonishingly poor research done on some questions (that often ends up being an incentive for me to do better).
How long has this been a consideration?
- Since Jimmy Liu was banned, so two months ago. On strike in support of Jay Liu by Nick Nicholas on Opɯdʒɯlɯklɑr In Exile, I will not hit your Report button by Nick Nicholas on Opɯdʒɯlɯklɑr In Exile. The first ban of someone I followed, which got me researching the innards of Quora.
- No, I’m not fricking over it.
What prevents you from doing so?
- The friends I’ve made. I love youse guys by Nick Nicholas on Opɯdʒɯlɯklɑr In Exile. (I’ll update it eventually.)
- The writers I’ve admired from a safe distance.
- The opportunities to do research and learn something.
How long have you been active in Quora?
- A year this month
What Topics do you most frequent?
- Not US politics
- Definitely not anything to do with guns
- Nothing to do with theism/atheism. (Academic interest in religion as an atheist is fine.)
- Language stuff
- Greek stuff
- Increasingly, Quora meta-debates
- Occasionally, music and conlangs