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Issuepedia's mission is to aid in the process of making important decisions which affect large numbers of people, either directly or indirectly.
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==About==
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Issuepedia is the encyclopedia of issues, analysis, thought, and opinion. As with [[wikipedia:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]], anyone can edit; unlike Wikipedia, we encourage opinions and rants as well as carefully considered analysis and purely factual writing.
  
Issuepedia's immediate function is to document:
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* [[Issuepedia:Mission|Mission]]: what we're trying to do
*significant [[issue]]s
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* [[Issuepedia:Role|Role]]: how Issuepedia is different from all those other wikis, and how it fits in
*[[opinion]]s held on those issues along with any reasoning or background necessary to understand those opinions
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===Projects===
*analytical tools available for attempting to reach a reasonable decision on such issues
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Projects that originated or currently operate within Issuepedia:
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* [[InstaGov]]
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* [[Issuepedia:Structured Debate]]
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* [[Issuepedia:Link Filing]]
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==Administration==
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As of this writing, Issuepedia is solely administered and mostly written by [[User:Woozle|Woozle]], who invites others to participate. To help support Issuepedia, see [[Issuepedia:site support]].
  
It is also intended as a forum for further discussion, and to provide a central point for information about other forums where issues may be discussed in a productive way.
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And yes, I need to do some banners and buttons; nobody's been asking for them, though, so it hasn't been a priority.
  
By providing a location where points of argument on an issue can be referenced whenever needed, Issuepedia hopes to eliminate much of the endless circular arguing and side-tracking which has always plagued such discussions. The fairly new technique of embedding hyperlinks within a discussion makes it easier to check the cross-reference if desired while reducing the amount of distraction to those who wish to continue reading uninterrupted.
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''The section named "User Roles" has been [[/archive|archived]] in case it becomes useful later.''
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The Issuepedia bug tracker is [http://rm.vbz.net/projects/issuepedia here].
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==Related Pages==
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Some of these pages need to be updated or reconsidered with regard to how they fit in, or at least tagged for update:
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* [[Issuepedia:Commons]]: general discussion about the site
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* [[Issuepedia:Frequently Arising Questions]]: ask questions, find answers
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* [[Issuepedia:Governmental Brainstorming]]: fix the government
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* [[Issuepedia:Prediction Registry]]
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* [[Issuepedia:Wanted Pages]]
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* '''[[:Category:Need.update|pages in need of updating]]''' (use <nowiki>{{notice/need/update}}</nowiki> to tag pages)

Latest revision as of 22:14, 21 January 2015

About

Issuepedia is the encyclopedia of issues, analysis, thought, and opinion. As with Wikipedia, anyone can edit; unlike Wikipedia, we encourage opinions and rants as well as carefully considered analysis and purely factual writing.

  • Mission: what we're trying to do
  • Role: how Issuepedia is different from all those other wikis, and how it fits in

Projects

Projects that originated or currently operate within Issuepedia:

Administration

As of this writing, Issuepedia is solely administered and mostly written by Woozle, who invites others to participate. To help support Issuepedia, see Issuepedia:site support.

And yes, I need to do some banners and buttons; nobody's been asking for them, though, so it hasn't been a priority.

The section named "User Roles" has been archived in case it becomes useful later.

The Issuepedia bug tracker is here.

Related Pages

Some of these pages need to be updated or reconsidered with regard to how they fit in, or at least tagged for update: