WorkForOurVotes Discussions User Guide


To help you find topics of interest to read and comment on, use these basic tips for navigation and search within WorkForOurVotes Discussions.


When you first open WorkForOurVotes you will see a list of Categories down the left side of the page and the Latest, or most recent, topics down the right side of the page. This default view works best for most people, but you have the option of viewing this information differently.

Click on:

  • Latest to only view the most recent articles from all categories
  • New to only view those topics created in the last two (2) days that you have not yet read. New topics show a small blue dot next to the title.
  • Unreadto only view topics that you have previously opened and read for at least 4 minutes, and that have new posts (replies). A number inside a blue circle shows the number of new posts in that topic.
  • Top to display the most active topics
    • If you click on Top, you then have the option of limiting this display by most active in the last year, month, week, or day

View Categories

Clicking on a Category that interests you will display:

  • Any subcategories within that parent category in boxes at the top of the list
  • All the latest topics in that category. To view more topics, just keep scrolling.
    • You can also sort these topics:
      • Latest - the default sort - shows the most recent topics, with the most recent at the top
      • New
      • Unread
      • Votes
        • Sorts by topics that have received the most votes. This does not necessarily mean these are the most active topics, just that people have voted on them
      • My Votes
        • Sorts by topics you have voted on
      • Top
        • The most active topics

View Topics

  • Topics
    • Clicking on a topic lists all the individual posts and replies within that topic.
    • By default, clicking on a topic it will take you to the post within that topic that you read last, so you can easily pick up where you left off.
    • To enter at the start or end of the topic, click on the number in the ‘Replies’ column, and then select the top date (first post) or bottom date (last post).


Click on the search icon at the top right of the page and type in your terms.

Terms and Icons

  • Menu
    • Click on the hamburger icon at the top right of the page.
  • User Page
    • Click on the user icon at the top right of the page (to the right of the hamburger menu).


Once you have had a chance to read through the posts that interest you, it might be time for you to post a reply of your own. When viewing your topic of interest, you can either reply to a specific post, or reply to the topic as a whole.

  • Individual Post
    • The main option for a post is the option to Reply
    • Other options include:
      • share a link to the post
      • Bookmark the post
  • Topic
    • Reply to the Topic
    • Share a link to the Topic
    • Bookmark the Topic
  • Notifications - fine tune your notifications for this topic

Create a New Topic

If you have read through the posts and have replied on topics that interest you, or if you simply feel you have something new to offer that isn’t already a topic of discussion, consider starting your own topic.

  • From within a Category
    • Click on ‘New Topic’
    • The Category is automatically assigned
  • From the main page
    • Click on ‘New Topic’
    • You must assign a Category manually

When you create a new Topic there are a few things you need to keep in mind:

  • Title
    • the title must be at least 15 characters long;
  • Content
    • your content must have a minimum of 20 characters;
    • ideally you would avoid posting a reply such as “Me too!” or “Ditto!”;
    • if you would simply like to register your approval of a topic or post, simply click on the heart icon to Like the post