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How to: Join the discussion

This is the online tutorial for the new community platform. This part of the site allows us to discuss and vote on which story will be commissioned next. Below is an easy step by step guide on how to ‘Join the discussion’ so you can chip in with ideas and vote on which story you would like to see come to life.

The City Standard homepage.

Step 1.

Make sure you are logged in.




How the site appears when you are logged in.

Step 2.

Open the Menu in the top left-hand corner of the screen. Click on ‘Join the discussion’ — this will take you into the new part of the website where you can discuss ideas and vote.




This month’s three story ideas for discussion and voting.

Step 3.

Welcome to our new platform. Here we present three story ideas that have come from the community or our team. Discussion and voting is open for the duration of the month. You can click on each individual story to discuss it and vote for it.





Welcome to the discussion board.

Step 4.

Here is the discussion board for one of the stories. You can comment, reply to other people, vote for the story, and subscribe to email notifications about this discussion. How you engage is completely up to you. We want to hear what you have to say, so let us know your ideas! Maybe you have a good contact, maybe a lead, or a whole new angle/perspective – anything to do with the story, we want to hear it.

You can vote on one or all three stories (think of it as your nod of approval). It’s important to vote because this tell us which story to make next.



See you on the new platform. We really look forward to using this tool and developing the next story with you.

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