Ideas are a great starting point to change something. Sharing your idea allows you to quickly collect feedback from a community. Based on their arguments against or in favor of your idea, you are able to further improve your idea. As a next step you can develop your idea into creating a well-thought proposal or petition.

Why start an idea on OpinionFirst?

Every registered voter can start an idea for their own neighborhood, place, province, state, country or for every group that was joined. 

OpinionFirst helps you to get your idea distributed in your community. Once your idea is published you have all the tools available to promote your idea!

Click here to start your idea! 

OpinionFirst is a worldwide platform. Consequently, it is important to inform the right people about your idea. Who should read your idea? Which citizens, employees or members does it concern? OpinionFirst gives you a 'place' or 'group' suggestion, which you can change if needed.

Now that is clear who should receive your idea, let's create it:

 What is the topic? 

What is your idea about? Select an existing OpinionFirst topic or start a new topic if that is not possible.

 Share an idea

Express your idea in a clear, complete and concise way in order to attract the maximum number of readers. Make sure you have read all the existing ideas on a topic before adding an idea. This helps to prevent duplicates.

Your title

We recommend a catchy, not too long title. Your title is never against something! It should state what your idea is about. 

Your idea text

Start your idea by giving a brief summary. With this text you attract response. It appears in invitations by e-mail, in idea listings and on other places, so use the most important keywords. 

Subsequently you can give background information, evidence, arguments, references and advantages of what you propose.

 Promote your idea

You immediately can start promoting your idea with a click on the blue button.

Standards for ideas

We do our best to maintain a good quality standard and only reject ideas that don’t meet OpinionFirst's standards. You can help to immediately report abuse under 'About' which can always be found at the bottom of every proposal, idea, petition or 360º. 

Our moderators maintain the quality of OpinionFirst. They are warned if something isn't decent and or does not comply with the 'Rights and Responsibilities'. They may decide to remove a proposal or contribution, if it's:

  • not aimed at providing a constructive contribution
  • previously stated, so check if your contribution already exists for the topic
  • not appropriate or not complying with the law
  • not focused on the topic and your own contribution, but is responding to other contributions
  • not concerning the topic
  • not clear what your contribution is about
  • about personal issues
  • party political
  • confidential, libelous, false, racist, offensive or defamatory
  • contains language that may cause offence, or is provocative or extreme in its views deceptive or misleading
  • advertising or spam
  • nonsensical, not serious
  • breaks the local law or violates intellectual property rights
  • potentially confidential, commercially sensitive or might cause someone distress or financial loss
  • names people (except for senior politicians or management)
  • not using your real name and picture


On OpinionFirst everyone can comment on proposals, ideas, petitions and 360° contributions everywhere. We have no comment standards, but do appreciate constructive responses that comply with the local law.