Frequently Asked Questions

  • What’s Staance all about?

  • How do I work this thing?

  • Wait, what’s an assertion?

  • Is an assertion the opinion of Staance?

  • Can I contribute assertions?

  • Why can’t I delete or change my opinion after it’s made?

  • Are you hiring?

  • What if I encounter a bug on the site?

  • Is there a Staance app?

  • What is Staance all about?

    Staance is your dashboard to the world. It is a new way to explore the stories unfolding in the world right now. But unlike news sites, Staance gives you the power to reach out and influence each story.
  • How do I work this thing?

    With a click, you can compare your thoughts on current events and trending topics with real-time opinions from around the world. Here’s how it works:
    • Staance presents you with an assertion
    • You agree or disagree, and immediately see how your “Staance” stacks up
    • You can then share a more detailed opinion in real-time and see how others respond
  • Wait, what’s an assertion?

    An assertion is a bold point of view you either agree or disagree with. It’s not a statement of fact but an absolute statement of opinion.
  • Is an assertion the opinion of Staance?

    No, absolutely not. It’s created to simply spark the conversation, but it’s up to you and everyone else to guide the discussion. Some assertions are, however, quotes from prominent voices.
  • Can I contribute assertions?

    Yes, we welcome all voices. But we are a tad picky still. If you’d like to apply to be a contributor, click here.
  • Why can’t I delete or change my opinion after it’s made?

    We think there’s a lot of power in real-time opinions. You can always use the comments to let people know if you’ve changed your mind on an issue.
  • Are you hiring?

    We’re always looking for intelligent, witty and personable people to add to our team. If you’re interested in learning more, click here.
  • What if I encounter a bug on the site?

    Don’t freak out. Since we’re still at the beta stage, we welcome all feedback. Please report any bugs or issues here.
  • Is there a Staance app?

    Yes! Click the links in the top nav to learn more.