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Impressions of Quora Autism and Aspergers Groups

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Rasputin, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. Rasputin

    Rasputin ASD / Aspie V.I.P Member

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    I was curious if anyone had joined any Quora groups, and what your impressions were.

    I joined a few groups and recently tried to participate in those groups. People post questions for group members to answer. A few of the questions made sense, and I answered. However, most of the questions either make no sense or they ask questions that anyone with a PC with internet access can find answers to. Still other questions seem to be staged so that certain individuals can draft in-depth responses.

    Has anyone else made similar observations?
     
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  2. Au Naturel

    Au Naturel Au Naturel

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    I find it difficult to avoid responding with "Google is your friend!" Other times I just want to reply, "Baka!"

    A lot of people hang out on Quora just for opportunities to show off their expertise - whether they really have it or not.
     
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  3. zurb

    zurb Eschewer of Obfuscation

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    I avoid Quora at all costs. I accidentally clicked on them once and got spammed badly until I worked out how to unsubscribe. YMMV.
     
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  4. Rasputin

    Rasputin ASD / Aspie V.I.P Member

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    I did make one friend there, so it wasn't a total loss.
     
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  5. Rasputin

    Rasputin ASD / Aspie V.I.P Member

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    It took a while, but I deleted my account last night
     
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  6. Raggamuffin

    Raggamuffin Well-Known Member

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    I found it more civil than Reddit, but I tend to only read it for history related topics. I didn't realise they had groups.

    I agree, when you sign up - the spam is nonstop.

    Ed
     
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    Mia Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Glad I didn't, many of the long-term members at Yahoo moved to Quora after it was sold the the first time. And some were quite knowledgable on various subjects. I took a look around at one point, but there seemed to be various cliques of people forming. Similar to Yahoo and Reddit and even WP.

    The problem with small cliques is they rarely let others in. And to be frank, I'm more than a little annoyed that my knowledge of various subjects and research, given freely to people could be sold as an asset by one company to another.
     
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  8. Stardust Parade

    Stardust Parade Well-Known Member

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    Tbh I feel that way about this forum sometimes.
     
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  9. Kit

    Kit Well-Known Member

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    I have never participated on Quora. I have only read stuff there I would find via google. I didn't know they had groups there either.