This is the usual half-arsed foray into IT that we expect from the government. On this occasion, unlike the usual 'lets have an enormous data base that we can't secure or even make work properly', or the 'I know, I'll do a video blog, that'll conect me wiv da kids on da street', it is actually a good idea.
Unfortunately, as is usual, out of all the competent and efficient possible suppliers out there the government seem to have found the rubbish.
There are millions of discussion boards on the internet and the vast majority of them work, it's not rocket science.
Why does this idea matter?
Because it's not good enough to just have an idea, you have to make the idea work.
How nice that Nick and Dave can tell everyone that they are listening to the people. The reality is very different.