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Aug 14, 2023Liked by πŸ…ŸπŸ…πŸ…€πŸ…› πŸ…œπŸ…πŸ…’πŸ…šπŸ…ž

Paul, thank you for all the information you share!

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Jan 9Liked by πŸ…ŸπŸ…πŸ…€πŸ…› πŸ…œπŸ…πŸ…’πŸ…šπŸ…ž

I've never been on Quora so I have a question. Can you drop a link in your Quora Q&A post? Otherwise, how does a post over there drive people to your Substack?

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I have a link in my bio. When you click the account name. (https://www.quora.com/profile/Paul-Macko)

Thanks for reading!

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Jan 9Liked by πŸ…ŸπŸ…πŸ…€πŸ…› πŸ…œπŸ…πŸ…’πŸ…šπŸ…ž

Ahhhh thank you! I think I need to investigate this thing called Quora lol. Appreciate it!

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Aug 14, 2023Liked by πŸ…ŸπŸ…πŸ…€πŸ…› πŸ…œπŸ…πŸ…’πŸ…šπŸ…ž

Next time you’re on Quora, just drill into the questions to find out who asked them. Quora runs its own bot engine that generates questions that it thinks people might one day ask. Thankfully it is transparent about it if you care to dig a little.

Maybe it’s a fair compromise given that the human participants are generally more helpful than other platforms?

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I will check this out. It may be a feature?

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Aug 14, 2023Liked by πŸ…ŸπŸ…πŸ…€πŸ…› πŸ…œπŸ…πŸ…’πŸ…šπŸ…ž

Hi @Paul, I’ve tried Quora, but found it quite β€œspammy” insofar as the ratio of questions asked by actual subscribers to those generated by the Quora bot seems very low.

Have you noticed this? Does it actually matter? It is quite tedious to click through to determine if a question originated from a human or bot, but answering questions that nobody asked seems like a waste of effort.

Keep up the great work!

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Hi Simon. Thanks for the comment! I didn't get the spammy vibe, but there seems to be more diverse folk on it. Compared to Reddit, I haven't seen too many bad actors on the platform.

As far as the human or bot question, I guess I've not been on the platform enough to think about that. I bet every platform will be overcome, in time, with this exact concern.

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Yes, that link. There is not a lot of choices unfortunately. Thanks for your comment, Mitchell!

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