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Why You Should Never, Ever Use Quora – Waxy.org

Quora has:

No public API.
No backup or export tools.
Restricted access to answers without an account.
Blocked scrapers and unofficial APIs, and deleted questions related to scraping on their site.


What a, uhm, surprise.
quora  walled.gardens  web  internet  history  data.hoarding  archiving  internet.archive  rent.seeking 
5 days ago by po
Never use Quora
Nice essay on how awful the closed system is
quora  freedom  internet  tootme 
8 days ago by nelson
Why You Should Never, Ever Use Quora – Waxy.org
Forget about Quora's security breach. Their ongoing efforts to block access to their content, including a multi-year ban on the Internet Archive, are reason enough to never use them.
quora  api  archival  internet  platforms 
8 days ago by coldbrain
Quora security update • The Quora Blog - Quora
<p>For approximately 100 million Quora users, the following information may have been compromised:

• Account information, e.g. name, email address, encrypted (hashed) password, data imported from linked networks when authorized by users<br />• Public content and actions, e.g. questions, answers, comments, upvotes<br />• Non-public content and actions, e.g. answer requests, downvotes, direct messages (note that a low percentage of Quora users have sent or received such messages).

Questions and answers that were written anonymously are not affected by this breach as we do not store the identities of people who post anonymous content.</p>


Neat way of getting in that you have at least 100 million users, but also that few people send messages. Meanwhile: another day, another big hack.
quora  hack 
9 days ago by charlesarthur

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