Democracy literally means "government by the people". It is a form of Governance where the community members all make decisions together, usually through some form of Voting or Elections.

Examples Edit

Examples of communities that operate this way:

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Benefits Edit

  • Members have a say in how the community operates, which can increase Engagement
  • Decisions will tend to represent the majority's preference

Disadvantages Edit

  • Voting can turn into a "popularity contest"
  • Members need to be well informed of issues to understand how to vote
  • Minorities can feel as if they are not heard

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