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A topic is a single issue that commentators have expressed opinions on. Because Discourse DB is a *political opinion* database, every topic must be political in nature. More specifically, it must be about some action that a government, or the voting public in some region, has taken, or might consider taking.


PHONE NUMBER : 905 893 3785
==What topics fit in Discourse DB?==


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Topics that would be appropriate can be grouped into the following types:


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* '''Political elections''' - an election should be represented as a topic, and each candidate running in it should be represented as a [[Help:Positions|position]].


HOW UNBLOCK?
:''Example: "United Kingdom general election, 2009"''


UNBLOCK MEANS AND IS TURN AND MAKE UNBLOCK.
* '''Military conflicts''' - any conflict a nation is involved in as part of a military or law-enforcement operation. Topics should strive to be as specific as possible; for example, "2003 invasion of Iraq" would be better than "Iraq War".


UNBLOCK MEANS AND IS ANYTHING UNBLOCK AND EVERYTHING UNBLOCK.
:''Example: "2003 invasion of Iraq"''


UNBLOCK MEANS AND IS TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING BLOCK AND EVERYTHING BLOCK TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING UNBLOCK AND EVERYTHING UNBLOCK.
* '''Judicial rulings''' - any court ruling that has a political implication


UNBLOCK MEANS AND IS TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING UNBLOCK AND EVERYTHING UNBLOCK.
:''Example: "McConnell v. Federal Election Commission"''


UNBLOCK MEANS AND IS NO AND OPPOSITE BLOCK.
* '''Legislation''' - any bill or referendum that is either pending, or was already voted on


UNBLOCK MEANS AND IS UNBLOCK.
:''Example: "Canadian Parliament Bill #12345-A"''


PRIVATE BLOCK.
The following would '''not''' be acceptable topics:


SECRET BLOCK.
* "Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi's handling of the war on terror" - too general
* "Senator Bob Bobson calls Senator Charles Charlson 'a coward'" - this is rhetoric that doesn't translate into any political action.


HIDE BLOCK.
The following may or may not be an acceptable topic:


SURPRISE BLOCK.
* "Terrorist bombing in Karachi" - the actions of a non-government organization, terrorist or otherwise, are not considered relevant to this database, ''unless'' there is some proposed government action to respond to them.


FOOD BLOCK.
Topics that are too general might well be appropriate to serve as topic ''categories'' - see "[[Help:Categories]]"


WASTE BLOCK.
==Representing topics==
A topic's page should include a short, neutral description of that topic, along with, preferably, several links to web pages that explain the topic in further detail. In addition, there can be, and often will be, one or more ''positions'' associated with a topic - statements expressing a view relating to this issue; see [[Help:Positions]].


ME BLOCK.
The name of a topic should reflect the topic in an unbiased and unambiguous way. It is recommended to take the cue from [http://en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia] on the naming of specific topics, whenever possible.
 
I BLOCK.
 
TIME BLOCK.
 
SPACE BLOCK.
 
ENERGY BLOCK.
 
MASS BLOCK.
 
SUBSTANCE BLOCK.
 
MATERIAL BLOCK.
 
MATTER BLOCK.
 
OBJECT BLOCK.
 
WORST BLOCK.
 
WORSE BLOCK.
 
BLOCK BLOCK.
 
BLOCKS BLOCK.
 
ANYTHING BLOCK.
 
EVERYTHING BLOCK.
 
HOW UNBLOCK ANYTHING AND UNBLOCK EVERYTHING?
 
THERE ARE EVER AND FOREVER WAYS TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING BLOCK AND EVERYTHING BLOCK TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING UNBLOCK AND EVERYTHING UNBLOCK.
 
WAYS TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING BLOCK AND EVERYTHING BLOCK TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING UNBLOCK AND EVERYTHING UNBLOCK ARE:
 
ONE 1. TURN AND MAKE GOD AND ALLAH TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING BLOCK AND EVERYTHING BLOCK TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING UNBLOCK AND EVERYTHING UNBLOCK.
 
THINK SAY READ WRITE COMMUNICATE AND PRAY GOD AND ALLAH.
 
"GOD AND ALLAH TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING BLOCK AND EVERYTHING BLOCK TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING UNBLOCK AND EVERYTHING UNBLOCK"
 
GOD AND ALLAH UNTIL TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING BLOCK AND EVERYTHING BLOCK TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING UNBLOCK AND EVERYTHING UNBLOCK.
 
TWO 2.
HOW UNBLOCK?
 
UNBLOCK MEANS AND IS TURN AND MAKE UNBLOCK.
 
UNBLOCK MEANS AND IS ANYTHING UNBLOCK AND EVERYTHING UNBLOCK.
 
UNBLOCK MEANS AND IS TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING BLOCK AND EVERYTHING BLOCK TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING UNBLOCK AND EVERYTHING UNBLOCK.
 
UNBLOCK MEANS AND IS TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING UNBLOCK AND EVERYTHING UNBLOCK.
 
UNBLOCK MEANS AND IS NO AND OPPOSITE BLOCK.
 
UNBLOCK MEANS AND IS UNBLOCK.
 
PRIVATE BLOCK.
 
SECRET BLOCK.
 
HIDE BLOCK.
 
SURPRISE BLOCK.
 
FOOD BLOCK.
 
WASTE BLOCK.
 
ME BLOCK.
 
I BLOCK.
 
TIME BLOCK.
 
SPACE BLOCK.
 
ENERGY BLOCK.
 
MASS BLOCK.
 
SUBSTANCE BLOCK.
 
MATERIAL BLOCK.
 
MATTER BLOCK.
 
OBJECT BLOCK.
 
WORST BLOCK.
 
WORSE BLOCK.
 
BLOCK BLOCK.
 
BLOCKS BLOCK.
 
ANYTHING BLOCK.
 
EVERYTHING BLOCK.
 
HOW UNBLOCK ANYTHING AND UNBLOCK EVERYTHING?
 
THERE ARE EVER AND FOREVER WAYS TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING BLOCK AND EVERYTHING BLOCK TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING UNBLOCK AND EVERYTHING UNBLOCK.
 
WAYS TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING BLOCK AND EVERYTHING BLOCK TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING UNBLOCK AND EVERYTHING UNBLOCK ARE:
 
ONE 1. TURN AND MAKE GOD AND ALLAH TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING BLOCK AND EVERYTHING BLOCK TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING UNBLOCK AND EVERYTHING UNBLOCK.
 
THINK SAY READ WRITE COMMUNICATE AND PRAY GOD AND ALLAH.
 
"GOD AND ALLAH TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING BLOCK AND EVERYTHING BLOCK TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING UNBLOCK AND EVERYTHING UNBLOCK"
 
GOD AND ALLAH UNTIL TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING BLOCK AND EVERYTHING BLOCK TURN AND MAKE ANYTHING UNBLOCK AND EVERYTHING UNBLOCK.
 
TWO 2.

Latest revision as of 01:33, July 29, 2012

A topic is a single issue that commentators have expressed opinions on. Because Discourse DB is a *political opinion* database, every topic must be political in nature. More specifically, it must be about some action that a government, or the voting public in some region, has taken, or might consider taking.

What topics fit in Discourse DB?

Topics that would be appropriate can be grouped into the following types:

  • Political elections - an election should be represented as a topic, and each candidate running in it should be represented as a position.
Example: "United Kingdom general election, 2009"
  • Military conflicts - any conflict a nation is involved in as part of a military or law-enforcement operation. Topics should strive to be as specific as possible; for example, "2003 invasion of Iraq" would be better than "Iraq War".
Example: "2003 invasion of Iraq"
  • Judicial rulings - any court ruling that has a political implication
Example: "McConnell v. Federal Election Commission"
  • Legislation - any bill or referendum that is either pending, or was already voted on
Example: "Canadian Parliament Bill #12345-A"

The following would not be acceptable topics:

  • "Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi's handling of the war on terror" - too general
  • "Senator Bob Bobson calls Senator Charles Charlson 'a coward'" - this is rhetoric that doesn't translate into any political action.

The following may or may not be an acceptable topic:

  • "Terrorist bombing in Karachi" - the actions of a non-government organization, terrorist or otherwise, are not considered relevant to this database, unless there is some proposed government action to respond to them.

Topics that are too general might well be appropriate to serve as topic categories - see "Help:Categories"

Representing topics

A topic's page should include a short, neutral description of that topic, along with, preferably, several links to web pages that explain the topic in further detail. In addition, there can be, and often will be, one or more positions associated with a topic - statements expressing a view relating to this issue; see Help:Positions.

The name of a topic should reflect the topic in an unbiased and unambiguous way. It is recommended to take the cue from Wikipedia on the naming of specific topics, whenever possible.