Talk:Just asking questions

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Would the Bill O'Reilly show's ambush journalism also qualify as JAQing off? LimpWrist (talk) 23:33, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

I suppose this is not entirely unrelated to the principle that if a journalist has a question as their article title, the answer is more than probably "no". Scarlet A.pngd hominem 12:19, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Drink!

Keep an eye on this page. JAQoff possibly inbound. EVDebs (talk) 01:35, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Ooooh, cryptic! Scarlet A.pnggnostic 00:52, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Looks like a false alarm at this point. Got into an argument with a loony the other day that led him to referencing this page. I was afraid of him trying to come in and screw with the page. EVDebs (talk) 17:28, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

[edit] Redirect swap

Anyone else find the title a little... juvenile? I'd much rather, if it has to exist, just have the title as Just Asking Questions and have "JAQing off" as a joke at the bottom. Cow...Hammertime! 22:12, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Yes. Sure. Evil fascistoh noez 22:13, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, seconded. Have just arrived here at RationalWiki, and this was an article I would have shared (and linked to in future discussions when people were doing it) if it didn't have the sniggering title. --Gurneyslade (talk) 14:46, 21 March 2013 (UTC)
It is a bit. OTOH, it's the jargon now - David Gerard (talk) 11:54, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
Everywhere, or just on some particular forums? I'm only an occasional reader of skeptic websites, but haven't ever encountered this phrase outside of this wiki, and googling around I see a lot of people talking about "just asking questions" in scare quotes. No reason not to mention "JAQing off" as an aside in the opening sentence, it just seems unnecessarily crude for an article title. --Gurneyslade (talk) 17:12, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
Bumping this a few months later: Googling for "just asking questions" "skeptic" turns up a lot more results than "jaqing off", with plenty of them in the quote-marks context of it being an argument tactic. (In fact, even a straight search for "just asking questions" is dominated by quote-marked observations on conspiracy theorists and Glenn Beck.)
It seems a bit glaring to have a sniggery masturbation joke listed in the broadly sober fallacious arguments category. --Gurneyslade (talk) 13:44, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
Concur. Moved - David Gerard (talk) 13:55, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
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