It appears that I have to create a new account for each agency's dialogue. Since there are 20-something dialogues, it would be good to create one sign-on that would work across all these sites.
There's also the ability to use Google and other single sign-on methods, but many users may prefer to create an account that is less identifying.
Let employees know about this new website. They are also stakeholders and should be able to voice their opinions as well. They also have a vested interest in what the public has to say about their agency, its mission, and its people. Let's be transparent with our own employees.
First of all, I don't think everyone agrees with the administrators' judgments of on-topic or off-topic posts and secondly, even if ideas start as slightly off-topic, they can lead to meaningful and helpful debate that relates to the topic at hand. Why shut down this... more »
If all content on the site was timestamped (at least by date, but preferably by hour) users could make judgements about the currency of the content and the flow of interaction.
If the moderator- or users- were to provide claims or better yet evidence about ideas being used in some way, it might incent people with real interest to really participate.
Tell us what happens if and when a suggestion becomes popular?
Actually contact the poster with feedback if the suggestion made is going to be presented to an office that is going to move forward with a new goal after reading that person's suggestion.
Keeping posters informed is important for this website to remain popular.
First, this is a great site!
To protect people's privacy and promote candid dialogue, please allow people to select a display name. Many email addresses are the full first and last name of a person. DHS employees and contractors could then feel free to contribute.
Suggest allowing people to "Preview" how their post (including their display name) will be displayed, before posting.
And DAEs have no opportunity to share ideas or concerns. Since their ability to be deployed depends entirely on their cadre manager,... more »
I can't seem to find the tag cloud anywhere on the site. Can you make this more accessible/visible to users?
relative to U.S Citizen on Dec. 10, 2008 in VSC.
my application is still pending and show statues in initial Reviews, and every time I called customer service with in USCIS, WAS told to wait 6 mos, and we contact you, which they did not, after six mos called againe and was told same thing wait 6 mos.
I do not know how many 6 months do I have... more »
No one knows about this site. If DHS is encouraging participation and collaboration with the stakeholders and the public why don't they publicize this site and cite what actions have been taken in response to suggestions?
I have been a FEMA DAE for 18 months and only stumbled upon this website by accident.
I think I like the idea of 'suggestion'type ideas to be moved to 'off-topic'
BUT I would like to see that those off-topic ideas be listed only under that "Off-Topic" category and NOT under the ideas that are currently being discussed.
So if possible see that only ideas relevant to the participation are shown / visible to users or contributors to this program
What is the easiest method of accessing data via search? Everything seems to be in a download file rather than something in the cloud? Where’s the tools to really turn this data into real information? Can you include some way of looking at data, allowing feedback and collecting/displaying that all together?
I was actually told by a USCIS representative to wait for SIX MONTHS! After much pointless negotiation... more »