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We’re sorry, so sorry …

This is a quick update to let you know that the forums on E-Democracy are experiencing an extended outage. While OnlineGroups.Net has restore our website, posting via email or the web has yet to be restored. The best we can say is that OnlineGroups.Net is working on it. We have no estimate on when service […]

E-Democracy’s 2015 Year in Review

E-Democracy’s 2015 Year in Review Highlights       1. Your Neighborhoods/Neighbourhoods We love neighborhoods! – Our strongest Neighbors Forums continue to thrive – from lost dogs being reunited to free stuff to vital community issues being discussed the local communities online movement is spreading – particularly on Facebook Groups – all around the world. Our “how […]

Updated Rules Adopted

  After months of extensive participant input including blog comments and an online survey, Forum Manager and volunteer consultation, and Board deliberation, the final version of our updated rules (terms of service) were adopted by the Board on April 26, 2011. The major changes include: Setting Better Expectations – We added text throughout to clarify […]

Online Survey – Comment on the Updated Rules Draft by March 15, 2011

Every few years, our Board seeks input on rules changes and reflects on how they have worked in practice so they can be improved. Online Survey (NOW CLOSED) – Read the proposed rules and comment section by section. Or read the full draft. The rules govern participation on our Issues Forums and guide our growing […]

Opportunity for Participant Input in’s Rules Review – Open-ended Phase One Due Sep 14

From Mick Souder, co-founder, Board member and Rules Committee Chair: Greetings, Every few years reviews the rules we ask our forum participants to abide by.  We are currently collecting input for a rules review we have scheduled to complete by the end of this year.  We invite our forum participants and moderators to […]

February 2010 E-Democracy News – Fundraiser fundraiser nets more than $3,000 for was one of dozens of non-profit organizations that participated in the GiveMN.Org “Give to the Max” fundraising event in November 2009 that provided. About 50 people from around the world donated to E-Democracy during the day-long event, raising more than $3,000. The funds will largely be […]

Participation 3.0 – Big Ideas for the Next Decade

Sep. 5 Update: The draft outline is now version 1.4. DC “national” input meeting is on for Thursday, Sept. 10 – RSVP to: – Future MN gathering planned. Are you ready for what’s next? Help us build it. If you could engage at least 10% of households in your local community/neighborhood on most days […]

Our New Logo

As a scrappy non-profit we tend to miss things like anniversaries. But I did some math and realized we are in our 15th year of online civic goodness. Wow. We tend to celebrate things like opening a new forum (8 in the last year) or increasing the number of participants in our existing forums. It […]

E-Democracy.Org Adopts Privacy and Public Life Policy

The E-Democracy.Org Board adopted a final “Privacy and Public Life Policy” to guide our participants in their participation. Because our Issues Forums are fundamentally about public life, we’ve avoided collecting detailed personal information other than name, city, and e-mail. (St. Paul does collect more information before someone can post.) Now that we’ve added an e-newsletter, […]

Sharing Photographs and Videos the E-Democratic Way

The summary: Attach any size picture to your Issues Forum post via e-mail or the web. We do the rest – resize, present on web, etc. Paste a link to a YouTube video in a post. We do the rest – the video player is displayed for all via your Issues Forum’s web view. At […]


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