2017–08–29

Quit, deleting account:

I’ve deleted my Quora account.

I no longer permit the “nice and respectful people” who run that website to profit from my content. In 14 days it will be gone. I encourage others to do the same, because honestly, I’ve never known a site’s moderators to treat its volunteer content creators with such utter contempt, and this is the only thing that’s going to hit them where it hurts.

I got properly distracted by Quora about 3 years ago when my end goal of spending so much time scrolling through content was to get inspiration for my next book, a project which has barely moved on since, because Quora happened to be a lot of fun back then. It just isn’t remotely fun any more.

Now I feel like I am overcoming a harmful drug addiction, and I’m looking forward to life on the other side, spending more time in the studio and so on.

Anyone who’s interacted with me on Quora, please feel free to add me on Facebook and stay in touch, and thanks for the memories. I might start lurking on r/linguistics or stackexchange eventually. Lots of you are talking about Medium but it looks a bit too clickbaitish for my liking.

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.

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3 thoughts on “2017–08–29”

  1. You’re going to be missed, Zeibura. I wish I had known you better… Rozloučení friend.

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