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Welcome to the world of Quora, where the hypocrisy is everywhere.
Type of site: Question and answer
Language: English, French, German, Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Norwegian, Finnish, Marathi, Dutch, Tamil, Swedish, Danish
Owner: Adam D'Angelo
Date of launch: June 2009
Status: Active

Quora is a website where people ask and answer questions.

Bad Qualities

  1. Once you post something, you are not allowed to delete a question once it is posted.
  2. They give out BNBR (Be nice be respectful) warnings over everything. Someone even got one just for telling someone not to kill themselves, while people who ask very rude/passive aggressive questions get away scot-free.
  3. One of the rules is that if anyone sends you threatening messages or anything of the sort, you are allowed to post screenshots publicly as proof. However you have to censor that perpetrator's name for some reason.
  4. If you refuse to answer a message you can get reported for "being rude".
  5. Plenty of people waste others' times by asking extremely stupid questions, such as "Should we ban black cars?", "Can snails explode?" or "What happens if I masturbate?". Also, there are many simple mathematical questions that can easily be answered with mental math or a calculator, with the submitter very likely already knowing the answer.
  6. Your answers can get collapsed for dumb reasons like "it hurts feelings".
  7. On November 30th, 2018, the account data of 100 million site users was revealed to have been stolen by a "malicious third party", likely a hacker or group of hackers. This information included stuff like encrypted passwords.
  8. Convoluted and forced sign-in process that feels like a Facebook profile creation. The worst offender being the "interests" section, which doesn't have a search bar unlike every single other data you can introduce, only shows completely general stuff until you click on something (which is inconvenient when even Facebook has a search bar) and it forces you to pick 10 things before letting you progress.
  9. You are required to use your real name as your display name. You cannot use an anonymous username.
    • You may answer questions anonymously, however, your profile will be hidden.
  10. They don't allow the Wayback Machine to crawl the site. This allows Quora to rewrite history if a user wants them to.
  11. In August 2017, they removed question details, limiting complex questions that cannot be fully described in the question title.
  12. Often, Quora merges together questions which are not similar enough to warrant merging.
  13. Some users try way too hard (and done very poorly for most of the time) to debunk things they don’t agree with, no matter how inessential the things are.
  14. There are a lot of SJWs on the website.
  15. Many people are trolls who post blatant lies repeatedly.
  16. It is a nightmare to navigate the site on a mobile device. Often, you won't even be allowed to open more than one page on the site without logging in, and the site will constantly prompt you to download the app.
  17. Despite the amount of trolls on the site, it suffers the opposite problem as Yahoo! Answers; a majority of users are too naive to tell when a question is being asked by a troll.

Good Qualities

  1. There are comical moments when a stupid question gets answered by an equally dumb answer.
  2. There exist many professionals who can give out useful advice or knowledge on otherwise lesser known subjects.
  3. Many people have expressed their tragic lives stories and received support
  4. There can occasionally be genuinely productive discussion in the replies to an answer.
  5. Many people who are struggling in their lives can receive advice and reccommendations.
  6. As many trolls and low-effort posts as there are, it is still far better moderated than Yahoo! Answers.





Perry The Chiweenie

8 months ago
Score 5
I used to have a Quora account, but I deleted it, since the admins keep blocking me for using dog names, which got really annoying for me.


8 months ago
Score 1
Another bad quality is when people keep on arguing in the answers and comments section about controversial questions like "What's the worst state to ever live in?".


5 months ago
Score 0

It's better than Yahoo Answers, because at least Quora has decent moderation.

Allegedly, Yahoo Answers moderation is automated.


4 months ago
Score 1
I have a quora account, but hey blocked me for not using my real name.


4 months ago
Score 1


one month ago
Score 0

I use this name all the time and no matter what answers I respond with everyone still thinks I'm a 20 something Hispanic actor living in California.

Sucks that your account got blocked.

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