It does have one unique aspect (as far as I’m aware) – it’s designed to that it’s possible to sign multiple petitions at once by checking items from a list.
I guess this could increase the number of signatures received, but the downside it that it makes it possible to sign petitions without reading about the issues involved.
Even if you do chose to follow the links, there seems to be little background information provided two to three lines of text with no supporting documents or links to external website. How does this support an informed decision?
It’ll be interesting to review the system after a while to see how many people have signed multiple petitions, and to get information on referring website. And to sample some signators to see how (or if) they educated themselves about the issues.
I’ve not heard who developed the petitioning system, but according to Netcraft, the assembly’s site is running Windows Server 2003 with Microsoft-IIS/6.0. It is hosted by BT Global Services DCS Cardiff Bay Data Centre.