We report first results of a joint research project of Vienna University of Economics and Business and Cbase GmbH on the design and impact of eConsultations. Using real-world data collected via the cbased platform it is found that one can expect to obtain 11 votes and 1 comment per participant and 1,6 votes per paragraph discussed. In the case of a private eConsultation one can additionally expect 0,6 comments per paragraph. We then discuss the implications of these findings for system design and give an overview over the planned next steps in the project.
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