Relayed on behalf of Gabrielle Koetsier:
It looks like this is the end.
I’ve written almost 400 answers, gotten over a million views, and gained over 2000 followers all within the span of about 4 months. I quickly fell in love with Quora and was shocked by the response I got from my writing; I never expected it would take me this far. I feel very blessed to have met and interacted with so many amazing people, and being able to speak to thousands of people at once about issues very near and dear to my heart was a priceless experience.
See, I really poured my heart and soul into this. It wasn’t just a way to pass the time. It wasn’t to get views, upvotes, and followers. I really believe what I write. I believe it’s important to say the things that society tries to keep you from saying. I always tried to speak the truth in love. Admittedly, sometimes it was tough love, and I’ll be the first to say that I’m not a perfect person. I’m deeply sorry if I’ve offended anyone by my words.
I appealed the ban. I don’t know if it’s permanent, but it certainly seems that way. I was just browsing Quora last night and it suddenly logged out. When I tried to log back in, I found out my account had been banned for repeated policy violations (most of which I appealed yet never heard a response back). I also discovered that about 10 or 12 of my answers have been permanently deleted (rather than just collapsed). I’m hoping and praying that moderation will relent and allow me back on in good faith (if any of you are willing to put in a good word for me with the admin, I’d be extremely grateful). I will definitely change my topics and style of writing if I’m allowed to return to Quora. It seems there are some views which I just can’t express on this platform and I’ll have to behave myself impeccably if my account is unbanned.
But in the likely event that I’m banned forever, I want you all to know that this really meant something to me. I really felt like I had the ability to make an impact on people’s lives. I started getting messages thanking me for having the courage to speak up, thanking me for encouraging them to rejuvenate their faith, and telling me how I had inspired them. I promise you, those messages really touched my heart. I met so many great people on this platform and I don’t want to be cut off from all of you. Seriously, if we’re friends then send me a friend request on FB and we’ll keep in touch.
Anyways, I’m so sorry, I should have been more careful about what I wrote.
I loved writing on Quora. I love my followers. I wish with all my heart that I could stay.
Blessings to all of you,
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. (Ephesians 3:16-18)