I thought I’d found a website where open discussion would be cherished and embraced, Quora, but in the last month, I’ve had 90% or more of those answering my questions or commenting on an answer I’ve given lash out the same as snowflakes on Twitter or Facebook used to when I was there. Quora seems to support this too, as the most recent “violation” proves. I commented about how Tim Scott, a black man, is a Republican, was told that my answer was “horseshit” and when I rebutted, my answer was pulled for “violating standards” because apparently I can’t point out that a Democrat in office called Scott an oreo, which did happen.
So, here’s my proposal, when you are facing this, send a simple message to those who run the site: “YOU WILL DELETE MY ACCOUNT IN FULL, YOU DO NOT HAVE MY PERMISSION TO HOUSE ANY OF MY DATA, IF I DO NOT RECEIVE PROOF OF THIS HAVING BEEN DONE IN 72 BUSINESS HOURS, I WILL CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MY ATTORNEY.” I’m betting you’ll hear “your content has been restored, we apologize for our system being incorrect.” When they pull that, reiterate your demand, and the first few, who see it ignored, SUE THE HELL OUT OF THEM! Personally, I expect Quora to ignore me, then I send a certified letter to the person in charge. Then I contact an attorney, as once I tell them they are not allowed to hold my data in any form, I will sue.