If you have been frequenting the inter-webs like me in the early 2000s you must be very familiar with Experts Exchange. For those of you who are not familiar with it, here is a link to an Expert Exchange search result that shows what I am talking about. Just scroll down and you’ll see what I mean. They show a perfectly valid question that you would ask, tell you that there are answers to it but obstruct the view by blurring it so you cannot see it without signing up. What a waste of bandwidth and your time!
A couple years ago when Quora first started, it was a very promising start up that I thought would replace Experts Exchange and fix the issues of the Q&A world. They had a promising idea that would help thousands of people.
It is now clear to me that instead of fixing the problem that Experts Exchange created by polluting the internet with obstructed Q&As, Quora is following the exact same route.
Clearly, I am not the only person frustrated with this. Scott Hanselman shared his frustration with Quora in the blog post I’d like to use the web my way, thank you very much Quora. – Scott Hanselman.
Thankfully, folks at StackExchange have nailed the problem! Good riddance to Quora.