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Herdict Launches Discussion Board…Join Us!

This week, Herdict is proud to announce the latest addition to its bundle of fantastic tools…the Herdict Discussion Board (a.k.a.  Herdict Commons).

Herdict Commons aims to serve as a haven for discussions that go beyond the comments section of the Herdict Reporter; as a place to answer the “what” and “why” of an inaccessible report.

Take, a blogging platform, for instance.  The site has been reported inaccessible in Saudi Arabia a number of times, but almost none of the reports have comments attached, and nobody knows why the site is blocked.  Or maybe non-Arabic speakers don’t know what the site is.

Enter Herdict’s Discussion Board…From the Herdict report, you can click a link to be directed straight to existing reports on the subject (or if there are none, a new report opens up for you):


Once you’ve arrived at the Board, you can make a report, like the one shown below.  Reports and tags can be added in any language.


Other users can add comments and replies to the original post.  For example, users can translate comments if they have the skills!


We think the Herdict Discussion board can be useful for all kinds of folks – activists might use it to find out more about Herdict Reports they see, and Herdict users around the globe might use it to discuss their experiences with filtering.  Anything goes!

About the Author: Jillian York

Jillian C. York is the Project Coordinator for the OpenNet Initiative and the part of the Herdict team that you should contact if you have any questions about other-language instances of the site or international press. She created most of the textual content on the site, so if you spot something funny, let her know! She's also the face behind the @Herdict Twitter feed.

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