Find me three popular sites that are true democracies.
A trick request.
For one, there aren't many popular countries with "true democracies" because all the popular so called "democratic" countries are acually republics, all the "true democracies" are those little countries in south america and whatnot that dont do much, and are not very well known.
Second, internet society is very different from true society, and as such the rules of real life government are unapplicable here.
Instead, a "Laissez faire
" style web society is most effective, not an arbitrary electoral government, such a type of upholdment is found in networking sites like myspace, and general talk forumns. In a Laissez faire style government, the authorities are there, making laws that are reasonable and that the public can settle and agree upon, only stepping in when it is necessary.
I'm not calling for an anarchy, I'm saying the moderation here is a bit intrusive and interloping, and a bit hardheaded when it comes to public suggestions. Don't go into the mod threads and talk about stuff, talk to the respected members of these forumns.