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Many of you in the UK will be familiar with the government's e-petition site. I have to ask, am I the only one who's ever tempted to submit a petition there along the lines of "We the undersigned believe that online petitions are inherently unreliable and meaningless, due to the ease with which they are manipulated, and therefore believe that the government's online petition site is a waste of public money and should be shut down"?

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There is? *goes to look*

Can't stand her, at all.

I think you should submit it!

Yeah, over at No2ID we weren't impressed by the National ID Card petition on that site. Not least because it's pretty poorly-worded, but because the site encourages fire-and-forget politics. The No2ID petition which has been running for some time allows people both to oppose the Government's plans and to get involved in the No2ID campaign (or at least to stay informed about developments in the area).

Well, there was this one, but it's closed now.

Ha, and this one just proves what a waste of money it was.

Reading through that site reminds me why we don't have a directly democratic society.

I can't help feeling that the only real use for the site is going to be data-mining for overlap of popular opinions. And even there it's going to be somewhat flawed.

Maybe it's just a ruse to collect names and addresses for people who're going to be up against the wall whent he revolution doesn't come?

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