On Quora, spam is defined as one or more questions, answers, posts, comments, or messages whose purpose appears to be to direct traffic to external commercial sites while providing little to no value back to the Quora Community.
Answers that refer to external websites to answer the question should provide a summary of how the reference answers the question. If the gist of the answer is not understandable by the writing on Quora, then the question will violate answering policies and guidelines. Answers that drive traffic to external sites for promotional or commercial purposes and do not sufficiently answer the question are considered spam.
Questions that are created with the purpose of attracting spam content are also considered spam and may be deleted.
Astroturfing is when a user creates a large amount of content on Quora at a fast pace with a desire to promote content that is deceptive or factually incorrect. Astroturfing is considered spam and may also violate our self-plagiarism policy.
It's alright to post about your product or company on Quora, either in an answer to a relevant question or as a post on your Quora Space; however, repeatedly posting the same information or intentionally misapplying topics on posts in order to gain more visibility may be considered spamming.
Misapplication of Topics
Quora moderation may take action against inappropriately applied topics. When questions include too many topics, moderation may take one or more of the following actions:
- Questions may be reported for having irrelevant topics
- People who repeatedly add or remove topics inappropriately may be edit-blocked or banned.
Affiliate links are not allowed on Quora and any content that use affiliate links will be considered spam.
Consequences of Spamming
If it's determined that a user is violating our spam policy, this may result in one or more of the following actions:
- Content identified as spam may be deleted.
- The user's account may be blocked or banned for repeatedly violating this policy.