Instead of just a post in one of the threads, try having the actual instructions for how people should be using this on the first page people see when going to this page.
Instead of just having a share option for individual points (which additionally allows people to fairly easy not use the site for the intended purpose), also allow people to share this site more generally with an entire list of emails or on facebook. I'll probably just directly share this right now, but honestly didn't think about it until I wrote this up. Making things easier for people to share is always good. :)
I have not seen any evidence that the Department of Education is actually reading our comments.
Are they? Will our discussions actually have any effect?
Hello! Is there anybody in there?
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This style of site is a good one, but you might take a few pointers from some other, similar sites. For example: http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/ . They have three different options to vote: Disagree, Agree, and Abstain.
Beyond that, a mistaken mis-click is easily remedied, by clicking on another option. Sadly, I've already mis-clicked a couple ideas in this forum, so it would be handy to have.
i believe there should be a faster way to get our points through the Goverment and have them respond and people should communicate through the state goverment