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Welcome to Discourse DB.

Discourse DB is a new kind of site: a database that uses the power and ease-of-use of wiki technology to collect the opinions of the world's journalists and commentators about ongoing political events and issues. Finally, there is a true "opinion roundup" - a single destination where anyone can go to see the nature of the debate on any political issue, whether current or historic. And editing the data, or adding new data, is free, easy and open to the public.

Discourse DB is powered by Semantic MediaWiki technology. Discourse DB is not otherwise affiliated with MediaWiki, the WikiMedia Foundation, or the Semantic MediaWiki project.

Discourse DB was created and is run by Nick Grandy and Yaron Koren. It was first released to the public in September 2006. You can reach the creators individually at their user pages, or collectively at [email protected]

If you would like to become a Discourse DB administrator, with the ability to manage users and delete items, please send an email to [email protected]

Currently Discourse DB is available only in the English language. If you would like to help start a branch of the site in another language, we would like to hear from you (no programming knowledge is required); please send an email to [email protected]

You can read more, including what Discourse DB is not, and general help for the entire site.