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ADQ is a community of individuals brought together to exchange ideas.
Participation requires an open mind and a sense of humor. We want contributors who bring their own ideas to the table and walk away with many more.
Every person in the group deserves to be heard. Without human respect, there is no ADQ. Help us maintain a reasonable corner of the internet and keep the trolls under the bridge.
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Agree Disagree Qualify is a community that allows members to post claims. ADQ provides a broad range of opinions on a broad range of topics, and allows those who are interested to pinpoint their exact position to questions chosen by members of the group. The goal of Agree Disagree Qualify is to encourage learning, discourse, and respectful discussion.
ADQ tests, adjusts, analyzes, assesses and collects insights using mixed methods and sharp management. Our unique community positions us perfectly to provide:
Our magnificent mods keep the discussion on track and the community honorable
while our founders work hard on what's next.
“ADQ: Parents that refuse to vaccinate their children jeopardize disease control within society. “
“ADQ: It would be socially and economically more productive to improve public school education for the long term rather than offer free community college to improve the American education system in the short term.”
“ADQ: Personality tests are valuable and integral to understanding others.”
“ADQ: A child in the age range of 6-10 who has been diagnosed with ADHD or ADD should take medication if all other alternatives have been exhausted.”
“ADQ: Paid paternity leave should be legally required to be provided to all workers in this country.”
David Furcas Hayes
“ADQ: Semi-Self Piloting Vehicles are a relatively easy and major step forward in helping to relieve traffic congestion in many of our major cities.”
“ADQ: The stigma against office romances is unfounded and the default should be that they are allowed rather than discouraged.”
“ADQ: Blackmail should not be illegal.”
“ADQ: Police should not make arrests unless absolutely necessary for safety.”
Jennifer Patterson Wright
“ADQ: It’s wrong for media and activist groups (public and private) to show graphic and grotesque images/video to report news or try to gain supporters”
M. Nathan Wilkinson
“ADQ: The rise of the use of the internet for event sharing and proliferation of alt culture means there is no longer a such thing as a “Weird City”. (Keep Austin/Portland/Parts of Baltimore Weird).”
“ADQ: Content paid for by advertising is worth the expense of exposure to that advertising.”
“ADQ: One has an obligation to help an immediate family member who is in a bind with all means at one’s disposal (skills, tools, capital, etc.).”
“ADQ: on a social level, the encouragement of a virtue can simultaneously, inadvertently encourage a vice.”
“ADQ: Instant ramen replaced Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup as your sick food.”
“ADQ: Anonymity is the enemy of privacy.”
“ADQ: While some of the services provided by governments can be effectively provided in competitive markets (like mail delivery), others can not be provided except by a monopoly.”
The most common questions about our claim-based community.
Eager Education – participation in Agree Disagree Qualify requires an open mind and a sense of humor. We want contributors who bring their own ideas to the table and walk away with many others, as well.
Utmost Respect – every person in the community deserves to be heard. Without human respect, there is no ADQ. This includes verbal abuse, personal attacks, etc. Further discussion on abuse of ADQ Core Values can be found here.
If you are curious to see what others have said about this or would like to weigh in, use the “search this group” function in our Facebook group to find the thread on it, searching for “three main values”.
Free Expression by making it our first value. What makes our ADQ community so great are the differing worldviews and perspectives of our members, who come from different places, backgrounds, ethnic origins, religions, and cultures.
Eager Education is the sincere disposition toward openmindedness and curiosity. It’s what keeps our threads moving as intelligent discussions, rather than crumbling into flame wars and personal attack. In terms of Eager Education, the correct way to respond to a comment or claim that you disagree with is stating your own position and the reasons why you disagree. You may consider backing up your own position with links to sources or other types of evidence that defend your position. This is in stark contrast to questioning the integrity or intelligence of the person that made the claim/comment, or by calling the claim/comment “stupid”,etc.
Utmost Respect is absolutely critical to the integrity of our community. By participating in this group, you will be exposed to distinct perspectives and worldviews, some of which may conflict with your own. You must be aware of this potential conflict before you engage and consider the diversity of people in the thread. Always remain polite, courteous, and civil. A great strategy is to remain objective, which means refraining from taking personal offense to the views presented here. Nobody likes to be dumped on, attacked, personally criticized, belittled, etc. Nobody wants to feel that their personal identity is being questioned or discredited by another commentator. Everyone wants to be treated as though their opinions matter. And in ADQ, every opinion does matter.
- Attack arguments, not people.
- Phrase all ADQ posts in the form of a claim. Never post as a question.
- Initial statements in the comments section that are not asking for clarification should also begin with A, D, or Q. If the commenter has posted Q, they should qualify their position or ask the poster for more clarification about the claim.
As far as behavior, there is no official set of rules, per se. However, if the Mods determine you are in egregious and open opposition to the ADQ Core Values, you may be warned or asked to leave. Each Mod issue is handled on an individual basis.
Early experiments show that the most common issue is disrespectful discussion. Insults break the lines of communication more quickly than any other encroachment. Mods are here to ensure discussions continue to flow organically and without interruption.
“D!! Bananas suck! You suck! Monkeys suck! Everyone here is stupid!”
Truly, abuse and disrespect are serious issues for ADQ. We take them seriously because we take you seriously, so please give others the respect and civility that we all deserve. If you believe a rule has been violated you can 1) private message, or PM, the mods; 2) tag the mods in a thread; or 3) select the “Report to Admin” feature from the dropdown menu (topright of any post in ADQ).
Because our mods require administrative rights to manage ADQ, there are a couple of conditions to your continued use of the ADQ community. We ask that you:
2. Refrain from over messaging a mod.
Mods care a great deal about your ADQ experience; however, being available to thousands of members at any given time is no easy task. They take time to reply to each mod and member requests, so time and energy are always in short supply. Just be sure to thank any mods that assist you and they’ll love you always.
“ADQ: Bananas are fantastic.”
“A. Bananas are ripe with energy, vitamins, and essential minerals. And monkeys love them!”
- Follows Standard ADQ Format, beginning with “ADQ,” followed by a claim
- It is not insulting to others (read, insulting rather than “offensive”. You may offend people. If you call someone a name though, you are being insulting)
- It is something that makes linguistic sense
Excepting any claim that would break one of these three guidelines, feel free to post away!
State your claim now.