Using Pro/Con, a leader can send a request for proposals, to a group of participants.
Participants can make proposals, and point out the pro's and con's of proposals.
Pro/Con handles the most significant problem with group decision-making & participatory democracy:
the high cost of organizing and evaluating participants' ideas.
- Users must view others' reasons before entering their own reason
- Users must vote for a reason, rather than just voting yes or no
- User-generated content cannot be changed once responded to
- Users are anonymous, so reasons must stand on their own merit
Minimizing the burden of knowledge
- Proposals & reasons are ordered by votes discounted by length
- Users only have to view the best few short proposals / reasons
- Pro & con reasons are given equal placement, either interleaved or side-by-side
- New proposal/reason input shows similar existing proposals/reasons
- Each user can vote for only 1 reason per proposal, to reduce the impact of coordinated voting strategies
- Access is private, and sharable by link
- Low-quality content is submerged by user voting
This website is periodically reviewed for accessibility. The goal is to
support keyboard navigation, and screen-reader navigation with:
- VoiceOver on MacOS
- VoiceOver on iOS
- Talkback on Android
- ChromeVox on ChromeOS