Bad news for those out there thinking that adding multiple entries on the council’s Commonplace LTN “consultation” website, either for or against, might sway the result one way or the other. They know who you are. It’s not just ANPR cameras watching you, it’s also their IT systems. Extract from Ealing Council’s Report for Action/Information, Item 14: COVID Emergency Low Traffic Neighbourhoods – Interim Assessment, item 3.1.1 :“.........there is a significant level of duplication, as many individuals have written multiple emails or added multiple entries on Commonplace.........The final reports intend to analyse the entries to account for this.”
N. Davy ● 119d12 Comments
I have filled in so many consultations/surveys etc that I can't remember which ones I've already done. I think it would be good if they would recognise your e-mail address and not let you complete the same one again. I have never done it deliberately, I don't agree with cheating, but I might do it by mistake if it allows me to.
Maggie Dodge ● 110d
Any online survey will be a travesty.So many are not online and have no access to safe internet or smartphones.This is also the biggest problem affecting Test and Trace.The numbers of people who for a myriad of reasons cannot access online is substantial.Indicative of that is how few are regularly contributing to this site and others.Ignoring is seriously divisive to community and democracy.
Raymond Havelock ● 116d
Absolutely ZERO integrity with this cretinous lot poisoning LBE. VOTE LOCAL LABOUR OUT NEXT MAY!
Rosco White ● 116d
Made clear at last night's full council meeting that the Commonplace feedback returned the 'wrong' result for the council and would be ignored in favour of yet another survey.Good to see that our elected representatives are spending tens of thousands of pounds of our money so very wisely.
N V Brooks ● 116d
Don't see how such encouragement undermines the process, the same sort of thing will have taken place on the other side. It would only be suspicious if there weren't a whole range of other sources that confirmed the results.
Andy Jones ● 118d
Shame that you didn't post the smiley that accompanied it. It's called humour, try it sometime.
N V Brooks ● 118d
"Quick there's a green one showing through, get some red ones over it!"(c) Ealing Residents Against LTNS Facebook Group.
Paul James ● 118d
A small number of people do feel perhaps too strongly about LTNs on both sides of the argument and I wouldn't put it past them to try and game the system. It would obviously be of great concern if it was possible to do so to the extent to make any overall analysis of the results meaningless particular with the council leaders commercial connections with the company.However, I see no smoking gun here. Commonplace reflects the broadly split opinion in the community on LTNs in the Acton area and for Ealing the strong level of opposition is confirmed by other surveys and the council's report into emails received on the subject. For the remaining LTNs a 'CPZ style' consultation is promised to make a final decision on them which should settle these arguments once and for all but it probably won't because those that the outcome doesn't favour will still be asking for a steward's appeal.
Andy Jones ● 118d
One of the major pieces of work when working with systems like this is the identification of "duplicates", i.e. looking for people gaming the system.It's a tough job, but one of the basics is checking for people making multiple posts from the same internet address in an attempt to game the system.But it can get quite sophisticated!https://www.appsflyer.com/mobile-fraud-glossary/phone-farms/
Paul James ● 118d