- General Issues
- Planning & Development
- Social Welfare
- Specific Topics
- Citizenship & Role of Citizens
- Public Participation
- Start Date
On an entry page there are three fields that are filled with user-generated free form text. We call these ‘Open Text’ fields, and they are the Title, Brief Description and Narrative. The rest of the fields are either numbers, dates, or fixed options—we call these ‘Fixed Data’ fields.
When an entry is published for the first time, we machine-translate the Open Text fields into all of the other supported languages. From this point on, the Open Text fields exist as fully separate (i.e. “forked”) versions for each language, while the Fixed Data fields are synchronized between all languages. If you change a Fixed Data field while viewing the site in any language, that change will be seen on the entry page for all languages. However, if you change the Title, Brief Description or Narrative text, those changes will be saved to only the Open Text of the language in which you are writing.
Please click the floating ‘edit’ button located at the bottom right of the page to add information or improve machine-translations for any entry.
To view and edit an entry in another language, use the drop-down language selector found on the top menu bar and footer of the site to change your preferred language.
To publish, view and edit an entry in another language, use the drop down language selector found on the top menu bar and footer of the site to change your preferred language.
If the language you wish to enter is not yet supported on our site, please contact us to request it. In the meantime, you can use the English version of the site to submit your entry. In this case, please indicate the language in square brackets in the title of the entry, for example, “Your entry title [Your language]“.
Navigate to the search page from the site menu, or use the search bar at the top of any page to conduct a site-wide keyword search. Once your search results are displayed, you can sort them by content type such as cases, methods, or organizations. You can further filter results for cases, methods or organizations using the filters button.
To conduct an advanced keyword search, use the following syntax in the search bar:
AND: bicycle and rally (this is the default, so the same as bicycle rally) will return items which match both words
OR: bicycle or rally will match items with either or both words
NOT: bicycle not rally will match items which contain bicycle, but only if they do not also contain rally
QUOTES: "womens rights" will return items that have womens followed by rights
PARENTHESES: (bicycle or rally) and (womens rights and UK) will will group logical operations inside the parentheses as a group before applying the operators joining groups