Ask to allow members to comment on and discuss petitions they do not wish to sign
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Ask to allow members to comment on and discuss petitions they do not wish to sign

    1. Annie May
    2. Petition by

      Annie May

      Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

It is not currently possible to comment on or discuss petitions unless you sign them first. This, in effect, forces members to sign petitions with which they disagree in order that they can voice that disagreement and/ or start a discussion on the petition. Please sign this petition to ask to alter that policy and to allow members to discuss petitions on the site without the requisite of signing them first. 


**The ability to comment on any  petition without signing was removed due to constant reports of abusive, inappropriate  and threatening language.'s site and utilities are free of charge to the general public. As such, there is a limited bandwidth of available support.  The actual maintenance required for removing comments and monitoring petition boards was a task that was quickly becoming unmanageable.

  There are any number of forums and message boards where users can go to vent and argue back and forth about issues.  There are only a few where people can go to create online petitions for  CHANGE.  At the end of the day it was determined that the ability to comment on petitions without signing was not conducive to the core purpose for this site.  If anyone disagrees with a petition that person  should feel free to start their own petition.  **

Best Regards,


To:, The world's platform for change
I would very much like to be able to start discussions on petitions that I do not wish to sign. Your current policy of allowing members to comment only on those petitions which they sign is, effectively, forcing members to sign petitions with which they disagree in order to comment on them.

Please change this policy and open up discussion areas on all petitions.


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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      I've made of note of this request in the list of items for potential development.

    3. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Mos Quito BEVERLY HILLS, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Why is this not obvious? At a minimum this petition can show the futility of this system/website.

    • L M PINE, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      Agree with petition and comments.

    • Ani L. Schwartz ARROYO SECO, NM
      • over 3 years ago

      Another thing that should be considered along with this is to allow people to READ the comments before signing too.

    • Wendy Benay Watson SANFORD, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      Annie May, Great petition. Thank you..

    • Beth Smith MIDWEST, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      This would benefit everyone. For example, if a petition is inaccurate for some reason I will not sign it, but I might comment on the inaccuracy. The petition author could then act accordingly, as they see fit.


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