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Frustrating to use
The biggest problem with Quora is with asking questions. Quora content review is all out there to ruin your questions and drive you crazy. It will change your question, change your topics, censor you for no reason, and it will never give up. There was once I asked a question about chemical paint strippers, and my question was flagged as adult content and I was barred from requesting answers, and the topics 'strip clubs' and 'strippers' were forcibly added to my topics. (A few minutes after removing those unwanted topic tags, they would automatically reappear; so in the end I just gave up.) There was also once when I used a possessive 'its' in my question, and Quora content review changed it to 'it's' (short for 'it is'). Recently I asked a question about 'faded impressions', but Quora content review wouldn't allow me to name my source (David Hume, a philosopher) in the question or in the topics. It also kept on adding 'philosophy of everyday life' to my topics, even though it was a question about knowledge and epistemology, not about everyday life.
If you're going to ask a question on Quora, be prepared for insane edit wars with Quora Content Review. You will frequently have to accept the fact that your question will be defaced and distorted. (Or merged with other questions that are not really that similar.)
Great, if you can see past the trolls
Quora can be quite addictive. I spend time on it every day. You can learn a lot of interesting things from some very knowledgeable and entertaining writers.
However, you will also find a great number of trolls who delight in winding others up on hot button topics like gun control, religion, politics and climate change. Want to know where to find some of those flat earthers you've heard tell of? They're here. Evolution deniers, ultra left and right wingers, cranks, weirdos, conspiracy theorists and people with a grudge about anything and everything, and even some who seemingly would love to see an end to civilisation as we know it.
On this site they can put their views across to a worldwide audience completely anonymously. It can be quite depressing, but at least there are also some very sensible and eloquent people around to set the record straight. Quora certainly opens your eyes to the kinds of people you’re sharing a world with, and I’m not so sure that’s a good thing because it seems like a losing battle at times.
Some fascinating and often detailed answers from clearly intelligent people,intermingled with more than a few very naive and half baked questions!
It can be engrossing,although it would be unsafe to assume the views expressed are always correct or valid.
One problem:- I’ve often followed on to other related topics and then been unable to get back to the item I started from. Maybe a BROWSING HISTORY would be a good idea,such as you find on Safari.
Recently,I’ve noticed a lot of news items mixed in amongst the questions. Why??
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