Any Government website should have enough capacity to be useable – particularly when asking for public contributions. Thus they should not time out, they should serve pages within say 1 second on a reasonable broadband connection and they should not serve up error messages such as "
Error 503 Service Unavailable
Bad Gateway (502)
Why is this idea important?
Because Government websites soliciting public input but not providing capacity:
Devalue the concept of public consultation and encourage the concepts of fake consultation and spin.
Descriminate against those unable to access the system
Restrict Free speech