vv entities its acceptability outside of the free spaces. For some time period an item will float in anticpation of it being Attached. When an item is floated sy its author, the author shouid create an Apropos List. Items can only be atttched to their apropos targets, although suggestions to the author may be made.
The float list is updated whenever a new item is floated, sinks or swims. It is an ideal place to begin wonking.
Wonking is the process by which certain Ctizens persue their agendas. In general wonking involves finding new or Polished material to be added to the issues of concern. Wonking makes the difference between arguments and issues which are kept up to date and those which stagnate.
Polishing is the equivalent of markup. At some point, the author a an attached argument may agree to have the wording of his points changed, or split int separate points or otherwise reorganized. This should be done in such a way as to minimize the effect on support that the artifact has gathered. This is likely to be accomplished by framers, citizens whose credibility is generally high and can be trusted not to alter the spirit of the artifact as intended by the original author. All polishing must be done with the consent of the author, otherwise a competing argment must garner support and contend.
Weighing in on an Issue is a rather complex activity in which a Citizen reviews the Talking Points and other Argments which are attached. By doing so, a Citizen lends his Credibility
to the arguments and facts presented, and makes public his position on the issue.
Briefs are attached to Issues in a Non-Partisan fashion. It is difficult to say how this is accomplisshd, and i am generally pre-disposed to say that there is no such thing as disinterest. But would like to be able to attach findings of fact to issues in such a way as to not be a part of a partisan issue. If there are matters of consideration which partisans refuse to consider, yet are somehow germain to the Issue, there should be some extra-political way to bring them up for consideration.
Facts are statements. Facts are either Generally Accepted, or In Dispute. The acceptance or rejection of facts should be done independently of the issues the are Attached to.