ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community  

Go Back   ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community > ADDForums FRONT OFFICE > Site Suggestions & Feedback
Register Blogs FAQ Chat Members List Calendar Donate Gallery Arcade Mark Forums Read

View Poll Results: What do you think of the ADD Forums?
Its amazing! Where have you been all my life?! 388 72.25%
Its great, but...(please post your wish list below) 149 27.75%
Voters: 537. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #406  
Old 04-23-13, 05:21 PM
Subtract81 Subtract81 is offline
Banned
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 884
Thanks: 468
Thanked 498 Times in 287 Posts
Subtract81 is a name known to allSubtract81 is a name known to allSubtract81 is a name known to allSubtract81 is a name known to allSubtract81 is a name known to allSubtract81 is a name known to allSubtract81 is a name known to all
Re: What's your honest opinion of the ADD Forums?

I used to, until i realized the real agenda.

I am talking about bias, something most members will unlikely be aware of as they have not been victims of prejudice, and various actions that we are not allowed to discuss.
Reply With Quote
  #407  
Old 04-23-13, 05:31 PM
midnightstar's Avatar
midnightstar midnightstar is offline
Purriendly feline moderator
 

Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 17,517
Blog Entries: 10
Thanks: 16,428
Thanked 20,824 Times in 12,235 Posts
midnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What's your honest opinion of the ADD Forums?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Subtract81 View Post
I used to, until i realized the real agenda.

I am talking about bias, something most members will unlikely be aware of as they have not been victims of prejudice, and various actions that we are not allowed to discuss.
I've never seen any bias here, I've seen power-tripping happen elsewhere but not here

This is one of the only two forums I feel safe on, having come from other places where members get routinely treated roughly just because mod "A" (for example) doesn't like them
__________________
Beauty (12th August 2007 - 3rd November 2008 )
Dylan (4th November 2008 - 23rd March 2012)
Tom (29th August 2014 - 17th October 2014)
Ebony (1st January 2014 - current)
Tigger (31st October 2014 - current)
"No human should ever hurt an animal" Jessie, Animal Farm
Hope you all have a beautiful day
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to midnightstar For This Useful Post:
Abi (04-24-13)
  #408  
Old 04-23-13, 05:32 PM
Subtract81 Subtract81 is offline
Banned
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 884
Thanks: 468
Thanked 498 Times in 287 Posts
Subtract81 is a name known to allSubtract81 is a name known to allSubtract81 is a name known to allSubtract81 is a name known to allSubtract81 is a name known to allSubtract81 is a name known to allSubtract81 is a name known to all
Re: What's your honest opinion of the ADD Forums?

This is nothing to do with threatening behavior or power tripping. (well maybe the latter a little)

It is a matter of not having double standards.

It has to do with certain obvious biases.

Funny you should use that letter.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #409  
Old 04-23-13, 05:35 PM
midnightstar's Avatar
midnightstar midnightstar is offline
Purriendly feline moderator
 

Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 17,517
Blog Entries: 10
Thanks: 16,428
Thanked 20,824 Times in 12,235 Posts
midnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond reputemidnightstar has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What's your honest opinion of the ADD Forums?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Subtract81 View Post
Funny you should use that letter.
It's an example, I should have used the letter J but chose not to. As Andi said, if you don't like it here there's always other forums.

/leaves thread so as not to derail further
__________________
Beauty (12th August 2007 - 3rd November 2008 )
Dylan (4th November 2008 - 23rd March 2012)
Tom (29th August 2014 - 17th October 2014)
Ebony (1st January 2014 - current)
Tigger (31st October 2014 - current)
"No human should ever hurt an animal" Jessie, Animal Farm
Hope you all have a beautiful day
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to midnightstar For This Useful Post:
Dizfriz (04-24-13), Fortune (04-23-13), sarek (04-24-13)
  #410  
Old 04-23-13, 09:40 PM
Andi's Avatar
Andi Andi is offline
Forummarm
 

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: ?
Posts: 4,870
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks: 1,434
Thanked 7,899 Times in 2,455 Posts
Andi has a reputation beyond reputeAndi has a reputation beyond reputeAndi has a reputation beyond reputeAndi has a reputation beyond reputeAndi has a reputation beyond reputeAndi has a reputation beyond reputeAndi has a reputation beyond reputeAndi has a reputation beyond reputeAndi has a reputation beyond reputeAndi has a reputation beyond reputeAndi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What's your honest opinion of the ADD Forums?

Substract, as you clearly illustrate here, you have a difficulty taking responsibility for your actions and display your level of maturity by claiming bias because you are clearly unaware that other members have received the same infractions and warnings as you have. Why are you unaware? Because those that have also been impacted do not whine or complain about the actions taken against them. They clearly accept their responsibility in their participation that has warranted formal corrective action. I recall having to deal with similar behavior with my children when they were little...he started it...why didn't he get punished...that's unfair.

I will warn you here and now, as I am tripping on absolute power, that your continued engagement in this thread will warrant formal corrective action. I suggest that you either find solace in participating on these forums within the confines of our guidelines, move on to another forum, or continue to break guidelines that will result in banishment.
__________________
Be nice to me, I have powers and Andrew no longer compensates me with shoes!!
Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.--Eleanor Roosevelt
I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters. --Frank Lloyd Wright

Everything I write is fully substantiated by my personal opinion.
Reply With Quote
The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to Andi For This Useful Post:
Abi (04-24-13), amberwillow (04-24-13), Amtram (04-24-13), BellaVita (04-27-13), Dizfriz (04-24-13), Lunacie (04-24-13), midnightstar (04-24-13), peripatetic (04-27-13), sarahsweets (04-24-13), sarek (04-24-13), Spacemaster (04-23-13), tazoz (04-24-13), TygerSan (04-24-13)
  #411  
Old 04-24-13, 08:00 AM
Lunacie's Avatar
Lunacie Lunacie is online now
ADDvanced Forum ADDvocate
 

Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: south-central Kansas
Posts: 17,982
Thanks: 18,232
Thanked 24,129 Times in 11,164 Posts
Lunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What's your honest opinion of the ADD Forums?

This may be a dumb thing to post, but I have one of each on my UserCP
right now (infraction and warning). And I DO whine and complain, but I
don't do it on the open forum. I send PMs to friends who remind me of
the rules and advise me to put certain posters on "ignore."
__________________
ADD is not a problem of knowing what to do; it is a problem of doing what you know.
-RUSSELL A. BARKLEY, PH.D.


As far as I know, there is nothing positive about ADHD that people can't have w out ADHD. ~ ADD me
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Lunacie For This Useful Post:
Amtram (04-24-13), Andi (04-24-13), Dizfriz (04-25-13), midnightstar (04-24-13), silivrentoliel (04-24-13), TygerSan (04-24-13)
  #412  
Old 04-24-13, 12:51 PM
qanda qanda is offline
Contributor
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: nowhereland
Posts: 391
Thanks: 109
Thanked 264 Times in 166 Posts
qanda will become famous soon enough
Re: What's your honest opinion of the ADD Forums?

I find this forum very helpful & am grateful for all who post their successes and failures. If my daughter was on prescription meds or I was considering it I might feel more welcomed by the masses here. What this forum lacks however is a general sense of open mindedness. This is very different from a bipolar forum I am a member of where all solutions are valued by all the members, even if that is not the route they choose.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to qanda For This Useful Post:
Subtract81 (04-24-13)
  #413  
Old 04-24-13, 01:34 PM
sarahsweets's Avatar
sarahsweets sarahsweets is offline
Mod-A-holic
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: nj, usa
Posts: 25,487
Thanks: 5,569
Thanked 29,808 Times in 13,545 Posts
sarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond reputesarahsweets has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What's your honest opinion of the ADD Forums?

I dont have the words to express the thanks I feel for this place.
__________________
President of the No F's given society.

I carried a watermelon?
Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to sarahsweets For This Useful Post:
Amtram (04-24-13), BellaVita (04-27-13), BR549 (04-26-13), Dizfriz (04-24-13), midnightstar (04-24-13), sarek (04-24-13), stef (04-26-13)
  #414  
Old 04-24-13, 06:12 PM
mildadhd mildadhd is online now
ADDvanced Forum ADDvocate
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: America
Posts: 11,066
Thanks: 1,343
Thanked 917 Times in 678 Posts
mildadhd has disabled reputation
Re: What's your honest opinion of the ADD Forums?

I agree with Sarah Sweets, ADDF has made a important contribution in my understanding of ADD.

My honest opinion is that Subtract is not one to complain unduly about personal treatment,

I don't think he was talking about biases against him personally,

but bias against subjects he sees as important such as the etiology and underlying causes of ADHD.

I agree with everyone that genes have a role in ADD.

And ADD is very real.

But lots of times when I try to discuss factors other than genes, etc..

I feel attacked for speaking what I think is the truth and research does not rule out.

I hope these conversations today will promote all people to express their opinions openly,

and respectfully agree to disagree.

I don't think anyone is doubting that ADD is real.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to mildadhd For This Useful Post:
qanda (04-24-13), someothertime (07-22-15), Subtract81 (04-24-13)
  #415  
Old 04-25-13, 05:48 PM
mildadhd mildadhd is online now
ADDvanced Forum ADDvocate
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: America
Posts: 11,066
Thanks: 1,343
Thanked 917 Times in 678 Posts
mildadhd has disabled reputation
Re: What's your honest opinion of the ADD Forums?

I just had a thread removed and I didn't break any guidelines?

Could someone explain to me privately, I tried to use the red triangle but it would not accept my message?
Reply With Quote
  #416  
Old 04-25-13, 05:58 PM
Lunacie's Avatar
Lunacie Lunacie is online now
ADDvanced Forum ADDvocate
 

Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: south-central Kansas
Posts: 17,982
Thanks: 18,232
Thanked 24,129 Times in 11,164 Posts
Lunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond reputeLunacie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What's your honest opinion of the ADD Forums?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peripheral View Post
I just had a thread removed and I didn't break any guidelines?

Could someone explain to me privately, I tried to use the red triangle but it would not accept my message?
Most of the mods here will send you a message telling you why your post /
thread was deleted. If you don't get one, the best thing to do is look and
see which mods oversee the section you posted in and send them a private
message asking why it was removed.
__________________
ADD is not a problem of knowing what to do; it is a problem of doing what you know.
-RUSSELL A. BARKLEY, PH.D.


As far as I know, there is nothing positive about ADHD that people can't have w out ADHD. ~ ADD me
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Lunacie For This Useful Post:
meadd823 (04-29-13)
  #417  
Old 04-25-13, 07:59 PM
Flory's Avatar
Flory Flory is offline
ADDvanced Forum ADDvocate
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Stockton 209
Posts: 4,855
Thanks: 7,991
Thanked 6,390 Times in 3,052 Posts
Flory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond reputeFlory has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What's your honest opinion of the ADD Forums?

I love addf I feel kind of corny saying it but it has changed my life I found th balls to accept myself and stop Hating myself I'm slowly coming out of the life long guilt and self hatred trap I have had to cope with I have met truly some of the bravest and most awesome people here My entire mindset has shifted and I would honestly say that this feels more like home at times than anywhere else i have IRL

People here have literally talked me down from the ledge I don't think I'd be here if it wasn't for the continued support love and understanding people have given me here so thank you all of you
__________________
Vice President of the no F's given society
Trigger warning specialist- ask me for details on your nearest safe space
I identify as a unicorn
Reply With Quote
The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to Flory For This Useful Post:
Amtram (04-25-13), APSJ (04-27-13), BellaVita (04-27-13), Dizfriz (04-25-13), doiadhd (04-25-13), Fuzzy12 (04-26-13), ginniebean (04-25-13), midnightstar (04-26-13), namazu (04-25-13), peripatetic (04-27-13), someothertime (07-22-15), stef (04-26-13)
  #418  
Old 04-25-13, 09:50 PM
doiadhd's Avatar
doiadhd doiadhd is offline
ADDvanced Forum ADDvocate
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 4,489
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks: 9,416
Thanked 3,266 Times in 1,840 Posts
doiadhd has a reputation beyond reputedoiadhd has a reputation beyond reputedoiadhd has a reputation beyond reputedoiadhd has a reputation beyond reputedoiadhd has a reputation beyond reputedoiadhd has a reputation beyond reputedoiadhd has a reputation beyond reputedoiadhd has a reputation beyond reputedoiadhd has a reputation beyond reputedoiadhd has a reputation beyond reputedoiadhd has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What's your honest opinion of the ADD Forums?

All I can say is if anyone is looking for perfection
any where in this world,good luck.

In times of desperate need,this place has actually
saved my life,as in talk me down off a skyscraper
type of help.

In this world,my son and close friends on here
know exactly who and what I am. Not my family or friends
although they prob think they know me better than I know
myself.

Help and support,if you don't need those two things
you will not understand,recognise or appreciate
the full extent,reason and need for this place.

We,re all the same,just at different points
in our lives.

Peace
out
__________________
Everything is everything,thats the thing. . .
Reply With Quote
The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to doiadhd For This Useful Post:
Abi (04-26-13), Amtram (04-25-13), APSJ (04-27-13), BellaVita (04-27-13), BR549 (04-26-13), Flory (04-25-13), midnightstar (04-26-13), namazu (04-25-13), peripatetic (04-27-13), sarek (04-29-13), someothertime (07-22-15), stef (04-26-13), tazoz (04-27-13)
  #419  
Old 04-26-13, 02:49 AM
Drewbacca's Avatar
Drewbacca Drewbacca is offline
ADDvanced Forum ADDvocate
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: …tats-Unis
Posts: 4,231
Blog Entries: 5
Thanks: 6,776
Thanked 6,259 Times in 2,929 Posts
Drewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond reputeDrewbacca has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What's your honest opinion of the ADD Forums?

I'm thankful for this site, as traveling alone can be boring. Many here have helped me to learn more about my disorder and my brain in general. I'm thankful for those who have given me the benefit of their research... I'm thankful for those who helped me to question my own understanding... I'm even thankful for those who have crazy personal theories that are truly one-of-a-kind because those crazy theories forced me to look at different angles and strengthen my own opinions.

The moderators don't make the forum. The admins don't make the forum. Our own individual interactions make this forum. If you don't love this place as much as I do, then you have no one to blame but yourself.
Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Drewbacca For This Useful Post:
Amtram (04-26-13), APSJ (04-27-13), doiadhd (04-30-13), meadd823 (05-01-13), midnightstar (04-26-13), peripatetic (04-27-13), stef (04-26-13)
  #420  
Old 04-26-13, 11:39 AM
TygerSan's Avatar
TygerSan TygerSan is offline
Secret Squirrel!! Moderator
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Mid Atlantic
Posts: 7,194
Thanks: 7,317
Thanked 13,007 Times in 5,260 Posts
TygerSan has a reputation beyond reputeTygerSan has a reputation beyond reputeTygerSan has a reputation beyond reputeTygerSan has a reputation beyond reputeTygerSan has a reputation beyond reputeTygerSan has a reputation beyond reputeTygerSan has a reputation beyond reputeTygerSan has a reputation beyond reputeTygerSan has a reputation beyond reputeTygerSan has a reputation beyond reputeTygerSan has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What's your honest opinion of the ADD Forums?

Quote:
Most of the mods here will send you a message telling you why your post /
thread was deleted. If you don't get one, the best thing to do is look and
see which mods oversee the section you posted in and send them a private
message asking why it was removed.
Another thing to keep in mind is what ties us together on this forum. . . This might lead to an occasional lapse of communication. . .We're all human here
__________________
"You don't pass or fail at being a person, dear"
Neil Gaiman

"being lost,/ being crazy maybe/ is not so bad/ if you can be/ that way/ undisturbed."
Charles Bukowski
Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to TygerSan For This Useful Post:
Amtram (04-26-13), BellaVita (04-27-13), doiadhd (04-30-13), Flory (05-30-13), Fuzzy12 (04-26-13), namazu (04-26-13), someothertime (07-22-15)
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free ADD Teleclass. The Imperfect Guide to Starting an ADD Support Group ADDCoach4u ADD Events 2 01-09-10 03:43 PM
Recent ADD Forums outrage Heidi-S Chit-Chat 19 01-29-06 12:12 AM
How do I report a post to the ADD Forums Staff? Tara Forums Help, Q&A 22 04-12-05 12:03 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(c) 2003 - 2015 ADD Forums