How to participate

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Comment

You can write a comment in a thread, and people can reply, react or post their own comment to continue the discussion.

When you have written your text, use Post Comment to instantly publish the comment. Your comment will be visible to anyone who has permission to see the thread.

If you want to change anything you can edit the comment by clicking on the 3 dots menu to the bottom right of your comment and selecting Edit.

Reply to a comment

You can reply to someone's comment by clicking on the reply icon located at the bottom right of the comment.

Your reply is published in the thread and an email notification is sent to the author of the comment.

Get someone's attention

You can notify people when you write a comment.

Reactions

Reacting to a comment is a great way to encourage and acknowledge a comment by letting the comment author know how you feel. It is a quick and light-weight way to participate that does not require any text, nor send an email.

Vote

You may receive an invitation to vote in a poll via email or by notification in Loomio. Click on the link in the email to vote.

Voting is easy, just click or tap on the icon of your choice.

There are many types of polls. The example below shows a typical proposal with voting options of Agree, Abstain or Disagree. Other options may be available.

Read the poll, and any attached files, then cast your vote by selecting one of the options.

State a reason

When voting, you can also leave a Reason to say why you have voted this way. This is optional.

Up until the proposal closes, you can change your vote.

There are many reasons why you might want to change your vote. For example if new information emerges it may cause you to rethink your decision, and change your vote.

Change your vote

You can change your vote, up until the proposal closes.

There are many reasons why you might want to change your vote. For example if new information emerges it may cause you to rethink your decision, and change your vote.

Once again, you can leave a reason - to say why you have changed your vote.

Results

Results of the proposal are updated as people vote, so you can see how a proposal is trending.

In a controversial proposal it is common to see mixed results, however this does not mean the proposal has failed.

Often the new information revealed during the proposal helps form a better proposal that is more likely to pass.

Outcome

When the proposal closes, the author is prompted to state the Outcome.

This is an important final step to record the result of the decision and let everyone know what will happen next.