The past is not always better

Some of us complain about how Quora now does not let you customise anything, ever, at all, about your user experience. This is clearly an ideological thing for Quora Design.

Well, lookie here at what user config used to look like on Quora in 2010:

What can we learn from Quora?

That pendulum has swung the other way, hard; and it sure looks like it’s had a long way to swing…

A quote in this StackExchange thread applies to both 2010 Quora and current Quora:

There are two ways of constructing a software design: one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies; the other is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. — C. A. R. Hoareabel Jan 12 ’11 at 13:58

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