Your credential is unhelpful

Reportedly, joke credentials are now being reported as unhelpful—a functionality was always in place, but now comes with a big yellow alert sign in your credentials list.

The fact that credentials are being policed more stringently is consistent with Quora adopting credentialism in its UX, over the looser and less regimented bios.

So, one would think:

Except, David Friedman’s answer to Why did Quora suddenly get so picky on credentials? reports:

As best I can tell, there seems to be some bug where certain users are being told that their credentials are being tagged as unhelpful.

At least, this is what I was told by one of Quora’s employees.

Which brings us back to:

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