There are two types of discussions in the forum:
The Formal discussions are theme based and take place for a pre-defined time period of one to two weeks. They are moderated to keep the discussion on line to reach to some conclusions which include an overall sense of the forum with clearly identified dissent. The discussions are summarised and the summaries appear
in forum's electronic journal. Please fill the 'formal discussion themes suggestion form' if you would like to suggest some formal discussion themes.
The Informal discussions take place any time without any warning (except when the formal discussions are going on), and any member can initiate them by sending their ideas to the forum. Any urgent message could still be sent at the time of formal discussions, but they should be kept to a minimum. Attempts are also made to summarise the informal discussions over somewhat longer period of time, if some conclusive trends are observed.