- Comment on answers only if you have something to add to the discussion. Comments like “Lol”, “+1” etc belong in the trashbin. If your comment simply states that you agree/disagree with the answer, just replace it with a upvote/downvote and move on.
- Don’t just message a simple “Hi” or “Can we talk?” or “May I ask something?”. If you are messaging someone privately, say what you want to say. Waiting for an affirmation from the other person just adds one more transaction to the process.
- Wait patiently for the person to reply. Don’t accuse them of “having time to write answers but not to reply to PMs” or anything of that sort. A person’s mailbox is their personal business. And furthermore, they are not obliged to reply.
- Do a bit of “community work” every now and then. Cleaning up topics, rewriting questions, suggesting edits, reporting content and users who violate policies etc.
- This isn’t a dating site. It’s fine if you like someone. It’s also fine if you approach them once. But once the other person declines, back off politely.
- Don’t add to the noise. Do not propagate misinformation. If someone points out a factual error or inconsistency in your answers, delete/edit it.
- Don’t make it a circle-jerk. Quora isn’t > Facebook or Twitter. Each has its own use-case.
- If you don’t like a user or a topic, mute/block them instead of ranting about it.
- Go easy on the admins. They have a lot on their plates (more so ever since the voluntary mods were removed).
- Don’t act entitled. Quora doesn’t owe you anything. Nor do the other users here. If someone turns down a request of yours, accept it and move on.
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