Online Marginalization, or Why Everyone Around You Is An Asshole

“A radical minority ruins the experience for the majority. “ — said by someone, about everything ever.

I’m active on Quora, a popular Question and Answer site. Active enough that I’ve been Top Writer for 5 years. Every month or so, someone asks a question claiming that the site is going downhill. “The questions are repetitive,” they say , as they ask the millionth iteration of this question. “/Some group/ is ruining it for everyone.” They then go on to note either the nature of the “radicals” (almost always a…