What is the future of sites such as politics.ie in the democratic discourse?
Are sites such as politics.ie likely to replace conventional media outlets like newspapers or TV news and current affairs programmes?
Is the anonymity of posters here a weakness or a strength in comparison to conventional media where contributors are named?
Are sites such as politics.ie more or less open to manipulation by powerful political, financial or other vested interests than the conventional media?
Is the system of moderation in sites such as politics.ie adequate to mediate the sometimes heated and personalised exchanges that take place?