Wednesday, July 09, 2008

ID card "yoof" site forum backfires

Just a quick follow up, but the Home Office's attempt to get down with the kids on it's "My Life My ID" website appears to have backfried if the forum is anything to go by. This includes gems such as
Ah... a site to reassure us that the government ID scheme will be technically sound...

Which has crashed 3 times today and gives a fantastic and unexplained Access Denied error...

Which has an irrelevant method of verification (choose your age... please don't lie to us... pleeeeeaaaasse)

If a simple forum can't be effectively contracted what chance would a huge database which has to be intelinked [sic] and accessible by thousands of organizations every second got.
El Reg picked up on the story at lunchtime too. All very amusing. The site admin has posted saying "This forum is certainly not meant to be propaganda", shame the site has a little emblem stating that it is being run on behalf of the Home Office.

4 comments:

unseen said...

note also this one:

http://mylifemyid.org/node/178

The user "David Blunkett" asks the obvious question here:

http://www.mylifemyid.org/node/280

Boyce said...

The only people that have posted there are no2id types anyway. In hindsight, we should probably have held off with the trolling until they managed to get some children to visit it...I suspect at this rate it'll be gone before the end of the week.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Confessions of trolling!?

Shame on you!

http://www.mylifemyid.org/node/280#comment-627

Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting me on to this, Dizzy. It's been great fun, so far.