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The Forum

(Clicking here takes you to the home page of the wiki, with contents of topics already started, and this description of the format.)


Format

. The Partnership Machine Forum format is different from any other forum.

Under each topic heading, there is a summary which includes the relevant national platform planks of the Republican and Democratic parties, and summaries of any substantially different solutions.

Then come main headings, one for the Republican and one for the Democrat position, and other positions. If your contribution doesn’t fit the position of any political party, make up a heading that describes it. (Original research is encouraged, a thing prohibited at Wikipedia. Wikipedia also requires lip service to the mythical “Neutral Point of View”.)

Under each main heading are sub headings for each aspect of the issue – each argument made for it, and each fact relied upon for it.

Under each subheading there is a sub-subheading, “Interaction”. Here is where you respond to the arguments and facts of the other position, and acknowledge any agreement.

After you edit or add any section, list your name and party with which you registered at the end as a contributor. You may add adjectives further describing your political perspective. You may add a link to anywhere that gives more information about yourself.

As you submit your contribution, describe its purpose. Examples: “minor edit: typos” or grammar, flow of thought. Or “major edit: deletion of irrelevant material” (such as information posted in the wrong category, personal attack, profanity)

You can vote, but not anonymously. You can add, after any subsection, under “Likes” or “hates”, your full name, state, party, date, and up to 50 characters clarifying exceptions to your vote, or giving a link to more explanation.