TellThemWhatYouThink doesn't work very well anymore

This site was set up in 2008, to help people find Government consultations more easily, and to show that it could be done: quickly and easily. The site has never been funded as such, and has relied on volunteers for maintenance and support. It hasn't had much maintenance recently and this shows: some consultations can't be found and some functions don't work as they should. We are currently seeking funding for a new version of TellThemWhatYouThink.

In the meantime, you can search a limited number of departments for open consultations at the Directgov Consultation Finder.

How to use TellThemWhatYouThink.org

TellThemWhatYouThink provides several ways to get at the consultations you're interested in. Which one is best depends what you're interested in. Hopefully, one of these headings applies to you. If not, and you're not sure what to do next, let us know and we'll try to help.

I'd like to know when a particular department publishes a consultation

To do this, navigate to the browse page, select the department you're interested in and press "Display". The following page will contain links to set up an email alert or subscribe to an RSS feed.

I'd like to know when one of several department publishes a consultation

To do this, navigate to the advanced search page, put tick marks in the boxes for the departments you're interested in and press "Search". The following page will contain links to set up an email alert or subscribe to an RSS feed.

I'd like to know when a consultation is published on a particular subject

To do this, navigate to the search page and enter some words that describe the subject. You can search for a phrase by "enclosing it in quotes". When you're happy with your search terms, press "Search" The following page will contain links to set up an email alert or subscribe to an RSS feed.

If you'd like to restrict your search to relevant consultations published only by certain departments, you can use the advanced search page.

Still stuck?

Let us know and we'll try to help.