Commenting on submissions update



Has any of you seen a dataset assessment that could be better? Do you need to say something specific about a dataset? We included a new feature to start a discussion in this forum with the name of the country and the name of the dataset to discuss.
If you go to the bottom part of a submission, you’ll see the legend to Start a new topic

If you click it, the magic happens and the app will create a new topic that is also prepopulated with the important stuff from the submission!

Go ahead and try it if you find a dataset that could be improved or you have general comments about it!
Also, don’t forget to submit to your country. It won’t take too much time.

We want to thank @stefankasberger for proposing this feature. Our community speaks, we listen.

Commenting on Global Open Data Index Submissions?
Multiple submissions
Multiple submissions
Edits for the Submissions
Edits for the Submissions

Nice feature!
Will the link to the discussion be available from the index web pages?
As far as I can see, it’s not. Last year, I had a lot of frustration with a similar mechanism. It was possible to comment on submissions via Disqus, and I used this to point out errors in submissions, since it was not possible to make multiple submissions on the same category for a country. But the comments were hard to find, and were overlooked by reviewers. The result was that I had to thoroughly follow up on the comments to avoid wrong results.

A suggestion for next year: send these discussion topics to a separate sub-board in the forums, to separate discussions on submissions from the other discussions about GODI.