Archive for June 17, 2008

Help us fix our data

We do our best to provide accurate data, but things do go wrong. There’s so much data on our site that we can’t realistically check every vote by hand. A few weeks ago some folks from Barclays pointed out a few mistakes in their vote record, and I fixed them soon after. But we decided that the process of reporting problems should be made easier as a way of improving overall data integrity.

Today we’re introducing a new feature allowing users to report errors they find in the data. If you look at any proposal (here‘s one), meeting (here‘s one), or company (here’s one), you’ll see the words “Report a problem with this data” at the bottom of the page, which opens up a little box for you to summarize the problem and optionally leave contact information. I’m hoping people will use this feature to report problems when they arise (I know I will) so that all of us can benefit from better data.

June 17, 2008 at 1:51 pm 2 comments


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