Three weeks after opening our new ‘Spaces’ page at Quora, the Q and A website, we’ve decided to move most of our activities in the DB Cooper case over to there, and scale back entries to this WordPress site.
In other words, Everything D.B. Cooper now becomes our main internet discussion site on the Cooper case.
It was an easy decision. Six days after we first opened the page (after an invitation from Quora staff to establish one) we picked up over 150 followers, (now 650+ as of January 2019) with more coming on board daily. We don’t know who thought up the ‘Spaces’ program at Quora, but in our opinion they should get an internet award. New followers, all members of Quora, can also invite THEIR personal followers at the Quora site to come on board Everything D.B. Cooper, and our information says many of them are doing just that. Anyone following the Space automatically receives a notification on any new content posted in their feed. How this system works was covered in this writer’s previous article.
Rob Bertrand and Darren Schaefer have joined as contributors, which is a real plus. Bertrand is the owner of Northwest Escape Experience, a popular entertainment venue in Vancouver, WA. Schaefer is the creator and host of the DB Cooper Vortex, an ongoing series of podcasts about the Cooper case. More contributors will be added as the page expands viewership. (All contributors are added on an ask-only basis from the followers list.)
It hasn’t been all happy-happy roses, however. One thing we established at the start was to say no to online attacks on other users, or allow anyone to contribute or comment who refuses to establish a solid identity with Quora. For example, two people joined Quora today under the username ‘Quora User’ and didn’t fill out a profile, and neither had answered a single question at Quora. Then they ‘followed’ the site.
Both were blocked immediately. Our new Everything DB Cooper page at Quora is NOT the Mountain News, nor is it The D.B. Cooper Forum, two places where people hiding behind usernames and/or false identities have a history of attacking others involved in the Cooper case. We decided early-on not to allow that. If you are a poster, user, or fan of those websites I mentioned, either get with the program or find your Cooper input/output elsewhere. The message is simple:
We don’t need you. Not unless you are willing to come out from behind that rock and tell us who you are, or have a profile at Quora that actually makes sense. This notice is directed at people like Bruce Smith of the Mountain News, Dave Brown, aka ‘Shutter’ of the Cooper Forum, and his members, who have posted hundreds of nasty comments about yours truly and others at both websites. You can view the Quora page, but if you want to comment or add your own material, then you have to be honest.
Otherwise, you can watch from the sidelines, without being able to comment or post.
Consider that when signing up at Quora.
This policy is what makes us different from every other site on D.B. Cooper. And we plan to keep it that way. Right now, things are going better than we expected and we fully believe we will pick up a couple of thousand followers by spring…with every one of them either a contributor, or receiving notifications on new content. And when contributions are backed up by an actual identity, then the legitimacy of contributions can be established with confidence. This leads the public to trust you, as well as your site.
Questions about this article, or questions on how you can contribute to our Space on Quora may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org