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The Govt should close this site and start afresh, extending the period for the public response. It has just become far too messy to help the discussion. There are numerous overlapping ideas, duplications, far too many to view sensibly, and this is not helping democracy. The site should be re-opened with the key main categories listed (eg. that there be dedicated Covid hospitals while the rest revert to normal care; schools re-opening; solo sports; driving; businesses re-opening; PPE equipment; etc). Many of these need only have a tick/agree or X/disagree response, but also comments as required. Additionally, it just seems to keep dropping you at random places in the site after you make a comment. It's very difficult to work through, and it needs to be much, much more professional.

Why the contribution is important

Because it allows fuller expression for democratic opinion than the current poorly organised and presented website.

by BiggGrumperz on May 06, 2020 at 07:27PM

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Based on: 9 votes


  • Posted by GordonM May 06, 2020 at 20:38

    Agree that the threads could be better organised by the site manager, otherwise if this is the only way to communicate to the government then make the most of it
  • Posted by JohnZed May 06, 2020 at 20:42

    Afraid to say you are correct. I thought this yesterday. We’re now beyond 1500 topics with loads of duplicates, and it’s just become a bucket. Commendable for intentions but not execution
  • Posted by JohnZed May 06, 2020 at 20:46

    Oh and is it just me or is the top rating/comments not working or filtering out?
  • Posted by WBRnotes May 07, 2020 at 23:53

    Might it be possible for the moderators to assimilate ideas and hide those 'boxes' they've said are duplicating other ideas? They could e-mail those whose ideas are hidden explaining why. It takes ages and ages to plough through this as it stands and it will put people off commenting thereby diluting the value of what is actually a good idea. I've been looking at this for around 3 hours and am only on page 8!!
  • Posted by sineadthin May 10, 2020 at 10:57

    Yes this website is frustrating and far too biased to individual ideas. Improvement ideas: 1. This should be sent to everyone, how come some people especially young people don't know about it. 2. It should be less specific, why list each individual sport, instead group together sports with similar amount on contact. 3. There should be a survey where you organise about 10 items in order of preference (for example one item could be: allow sports/activities with 1 other person, allow sitting in parks, allow short drives, allow self employed people to return to work if they can physically distance, allow researchers and other work professions to return to work if they can physically distance. This could be your top preference. An item such as opening pubs, cafes and restaurants could be your least priority. 4. It's very hard to find comments you agree with, that isn't something you would search. For example I support self employed workers but as a university student i wouldn't think to search this. Without searching it I wouldn't come across it and show my support for it. You can be on this survey for hours to try and find other things you agree with but it just gets a bit frustrating.
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