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Apr 15, 2014

Use of experts
Direct democracy should be complemented by publicly-accountable experts. Experts are neede...
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Mar 29, 2014 Balt Baca commented on Improve the Experience of Flying

Balt Baca Mar 29, 2014

Make the seats more comfortable but not adjustable this should be done buy the airlines in submitting the specs to Boeing. Another idea is to make different configurations of airplanes to look more like a bus or metro car for planes that travel short distances, Boston to NYC, etc. This can be done by the airlines. Where is it written that everyone must be seated? Safety harnesses can be used for people that stand.

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Whitewashing in the American media
It seems that whenever non-White people, particularly Asian people, do something interesting or creative, and whenever Hollywood seeks to memorialize ...

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Mar 18, 2014
Nick Pyati upvoted: a comment on Flow of Discussion Topics

Phil Jones Mar 18, 2014

The discuss stream is difficult to read and understand any kind of chronology from. The conversation view is incredibly confusing, and often broken, it seems. Only getting one message, with blurb links to the previous and next messages in a thread really disrupts the flow of reading and understanding.

Natural conversation is linear in time. You can go back to a previous topic, but context needs to be re-established. A group of people can also simultaneously split a conversation in many directions, creating splinter conversations.

Old-school forums only allowed for completely linear conversation, with quoting to return to a previous topic, much like actual conversation. While that actually imitates reality rather well, it's very clunky and poorly organized.

Newer forms of discussion (WordPress, Reddit, etc.) solve the problem of splinter conversations with threading. This helps keep the natural flow, while also organizing in a very legible way.

At the moment you've kind of developed a mid-ground between the two, where new replies to a conversation appear at the top level, instead of nested under the original comment. The replies are kind of accessible in a conversation, but that's also a confusing experience.

I think going with something more like Reddit, where you see only top-level comments ordered chronologically with expandable threads, would give a more navigable experience to the discussion system.

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Mar 18, 2014 Garrett Urban commented on Less Resources

Garrett Urban Mar 18, 2014

To the extent that spying extends beyond what is necessary or within the immediate mandate of the agency, presumably resource cuts would first curtail such expenditures by further focusing on core responsibilities. But its a fair point that if spying is within what the agency considers its mandate (or even worse, if it is one of the more cost effective ways of carrying out what the agency considers its mandate) it presumes a level of oversight from Congress, albeit through the budget, that is likely unrealistic.

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Mar 18, 2014 Phil Jones commented on Withdraw an idea or proposal

Phil Jones Mar 18, 2014

To add to this, what about revisions for an idea? Less than a remix, a revision would be a new version of an idea taking the discussion into account. Revisions would be accessible from the idea page, and maybe discussion would be linked to a given revision, so old topics don't keep bubbling to the surface when they've already been addressed.

A withdrawn idea would be an old version, with a blank revision. Perhaps the title is struck-through.

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Mar 14, 2014 Brian Williams created a new proposal on Online privacy: what is the right balance?

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Mar 14, 2014 Tim Bonnemann created a new proposal on Mass incarceration: what should our society do?

Restorative Justice
Not an expert on this, but sounds like there is a lot of potential for restorative justice or related approach...
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Mar 13, 2014 Megan Eskey commented on Improve Lexpop

Megan Eskey Mar 13, 2014

I am very interested in designing a site for experts to weigh into specific problems that are perhaps spearheaded or coordinated by the White House of the individual agencies. My primary interest in LexPop would be as an example of what can be done when focusing on hard problems that require more in depth discussion or reasoning. I am not really sure what the right format for something like this would be, but I think you are off to a great start with LexPop.

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Democratize privacy policies
Tech companies will be more accountable to users if users have a hand in drafting privacy ...
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Make things undo-able
I think one of the things that concerns me the most is the idea that once something is out...
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