While I’ve spent most of my career in the corporate world, creating applications that live behind corporate firewalls, every once in a while I’ve had the opportunity to build something accessible to the public. One of those times resulted in a website called

The site itself is still available, however a WordPress blog resides there now, rather than the app I built. The purpose of was to be a social site for “issue-based politics.” Here’s a snippet from the About Us page:

We decided that it would be great if we could use the internet to:

  • Decide on the issues most important to us,
  • Learn both the facts and all of the opinions on the issues,
  • Discuss our opinions with each other,
  • Come to some sort of consensus, including minority views, and
  • Get that consensus to our congressmen, senators and even the President!

The site included the following functionality:

  • User Registration
  • Subscription-based access to specific content
  • Forums
  • RSS Feeds
  • Articles
  • Voting
  • Homegrown CMS Backend

In the next post I will cover the technology behind the original website.


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