“Dear Quora Community,

Well, the inevitable has happened. I’ve been banned from Quora. I say ‘inevitable because I used a fake name. Many of you know me as Sam Fairlie, later Samantha Nolan, or, simply, the pink rose that would sometimes pop up in your feed. I changed my name after my parents discovered my account. We mutually decided that it would be best for me, as I had been on the receiving inappropriate advances from strange men not just on Quora, but off (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.) I won’t go into too much detail, but let’s just say these advances ranged from minor offenses to unwanted photos of a suggestive nature. As a MINOR, I elected to change my name to hopefully avoid future conflicts. I assumed that Quora would understand my predicament and be a bit more willing to protect their underage users. Looks like I was wrong. I’d like to thank each and every one of my 3.4k followers for going on this journey with me. It’s been a wonderful year, and I hope that I was able to enlighten you as much as you did me. I had dreams of being a Top Writer someday, and although those dreams will never technically come true, you all made me feel like a TW each and every day.

Thank you. I’d like to give a special thanks to Brooke Schwartz, Caroline Plowe, Stella Chen, Emlyn Shen, and of course Mariana Ferreira Albuquerque for your friendship, kind comments, and support in times of need. None of us wanted this, but I respect Quora’s right to uphold their policy. I just wish that they were a bit more concerned with protecting their underage users rather than enabling those who harass them. That being said, it’s their prerogative. If you’d like to check in on me for some reason, you can contact my friend Katie Chilelli. I’ll likely create another Quora account to keep tabs on the community and provide support to the writers who I’ve befriended; however, I won’t continue to write.

I wish you all the best of luck, and happy writing.

Yours truly,

Sam Fairlie (the girl with the rose.)”

Edit-Blocked, Quit

Note: I’ve been edit blocked due to my name and I probably won’t be back because you know, crazy Muslim parents potentially finding out that I’m trans and whatnot. Apologies for having horrendous parents! 🙂

I’ll be on discord if anyone wants to talk to me.

To all who knew me as a guy with a different name, I’ve changed it out of sheer paranoia. Being a trans son of conservative Muslim parents is a pretty real danger if they were to come across this profile. To keep things as blunt as possible, I don’t want to be physically punished and disowned because of what I am.

Sorry 🙁

(I’ve discussed this with a few Quorans already, and now it seems as though I have finally “jumped ship” so to speak, we’ll see how this goes.)

Posts on this blog will only point to the profile of users, and mention any reason for sanction given in edit profiles. Speculation about why people have been banned or blocked will not be entertained. BNBR applies in comments.