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Bullshit detector

The Local Government Association has compiled a list of bullshit terms that should not be used by councils. If you pay council tax, then you might be interested in how much bullshit you're getting for your money. Well now's your chance to find out.

Enter the URL of a web page to check for bullshit:

Notes

Thanks to chart cat at b3ta.com for coming up with the idea.

I've added a few extra checks for bullshit like "engaging local communities", so this tool is actually a bit stricter than the LGA recommends.

When you check a page hosted on a UK government website (*.gov.uk), it qualifies for listing in the top bullshitters table.

You might experience a few problems with this tool until I get round to debugging the software.

Top bullshitters

These are the top pages from the gov.uk domains with the largest amounts of bullshit detected so far:

  1. waveney.gov.uk (BS factor: 619)
    http://consult.waveney.gov.uk/...blah...cid=263860
  2. suffolkcoastal.gov.uk (BS factor: 471)
    https://apps1.suffolkcoastal.g...blah...sultQID=74
  3. carmarthenshire.gov.uk (BS factor: 414)
    http://online.carmarthenshire....blah...P05_02.HTM
  4. biodiversityscotland.gov.uk (BS factor: 159)
    http://www.biodiversityscotlan...blah...sip-06.htm
  5. huntsdc.gov.uk (BS factor: 153)
    http://consult.huntsdc.gov.uk/...blah...0174738804
  6. tandridge.gov.uk (BS factor: 153)
    http://consult.tandridge.gov.u...blah...5483587981
  7. dudley.gov.uk (BS factor: 147)
    http://www2.dudley.gov.uk/docu...blah...r_295.html
  8. croydon.gov.uk (BS factor: 145)
    http://consult.croydon.gov.uk/...blah...section_36
  9. n-somerset.gov.uk (BS factor: 141)
    http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/c...blah...c10398.htm
  10. tauntondeane.gov.uk (BS factor: 140)
    http://consultldf.tauntondeane...blah...hapter_178

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