The idea behind regulations.gov is great and important. Getting the public involved does start with a way for us to get involved. That being said, the site, while a great start is daunting to navigate effectively and post what one may feel is a meaningful comment. This is not Federal Court, users shouldn't have to use a PACER-like docket interface. Commenters want to come, see what's going on, see what's been said, and add their two sense. Social media has shown people will "like" things before they come out and say it themselves, so it would be helpful for commenters to easily see what the other interested party's have said. Sort of "break the ice." Too much content and not enough navigable content, meaning some sort of interactive element to the content that makes it more consumable. No one wants a page full of text.
Idea No. 418