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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. You can find out information like:
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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. For more information, please read [[DiscourseDB:About|more about the site]], [[DiscourseDB:What Discourse DB is not|what Discourse DB is not]], and general [[Help:Contents|help]] for the entire site.
* How many and which commentators are talking about a specific topic, like the [[Darfur conflict]]
 
* The nature of the commentary on either side of a debate, like [[Connecticut United States Senate election, 2006 / Lieberman should be elected|whether Senator Joe Lieberman should be re-elected]]
 
* A listing of all commentary written by a specific person, like [[Paul Krugman]] or [[Rich Lowry]]
 
* A listing of all the commentary written in a specific publication, like [[The Washington Post]]
 
  
 
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.
 
  
 
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Discourse DB is powered by [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Semantic_MediaWiki Semantic MediaWiki] technology. Discourse DB is not otherwise affiliated with [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki MediaWiki] or the [http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home WikiMedia Foundation].
 
 
For more information, please read [[DiscourseDB:About|more about the site]], [[DiscourseDB:What Discourse DB is not|what Discourse DB is not]], and general [[Help:Contents|help]] for the entire site.
 
 
  
 
<big>'''Adding content to the site is easy,'''</big> and it does not require registration. To add content immediately, you can go to [[Add content]]. For an explanation of the various templates, you can go to [[Help:Template text]]. For a detailed, step-by-step tutorial on adding content to the site, go to [[Help:How to add content]].
 
<big>'''Adding content to the site is easy,'''</big> and it does not require registration. To add content immediately, you can go to [[Add content]]. For an explanation of the various templates, you can go to [[Help:Template text]]. For a detailed, step-by-step tutorial on adding content to the site, go to [[Help:How to add content]].

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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. For more information, please read more about the site, what Discourse DB is not, and general help for the entire site.


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Adding content to the site is easy, and it does not require registration. To add content immediately, you can go to Add content. For an explanation of the various templates, you can go to Help:Template text. For a detailed, step-by-step tutorial on adding content to the site, go to Help:How to add content.