The UK Poly Mailing List is more than just your usual mailing list. It doesn’t just send out news; it gets you involved in discussions, organisation of events, news and the sharing of all kinds of relevant information in the UK poly community.
The list is for people who live in UK or who have a strong connection to UK – such as intending to move here, having partners here, or have lived in UK and retain links. At the discretion of those on the list European friends are welcome if you don’t have an active list in your own country. It is open to adults of all genders and sexualities.
If you are looking for new partners this list isn’t the place for personal ads. Instead we recommend OKCupid, Polymatchmaker or an equivalent site. If you find a good place to find poly partners, please let us know.
The list admin will pass on messages to the list from academics, journalists and other researchers who are not poly themselves so they can request participants for projects.
This list runs on the bi.org site, from the bisexual community, with thanks for free voluntary service and support to its founder and admins. The list is run by their goodwill and they or their Internet Service Provider have the power to shut it down meaning we would need to move elsewhere. List administration is also done on a voluntary basis and does take time and effort.
How to join
Please make sure you read the full list rules and guidelines before you apply, over at http://bi.org/uk-poly
To become a member, one must apply to join the list by contacting the admin by email, or by using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
If the application is well outside the guidelines the list admin may ask the applicant to re-apply but the original application will be passed on to the list on the applicants request. Applications are forwarded to the uk-poly list for all current members to read and comment on. These applications are to be held to the same level of confidentiality as messages from members. List members ask the list administrator to contact the applicant for further information. Please note that asking for further information can have the effect of some people withdrawing their application.
If after three days we appear to have a clear consensus to allow the person onto the list with no objections then the administrator may add them. If not we leave at least one week for discussion and then make a decision by a vote open to all list members. A 75% or more majority of yes votes are required to accept an applicant. Voters may choose to show their votes to the list or just the list admin.
The list admin will inform applicants of the decision. If admission is refused they may re-apply after 3 months. Previous members of the uk-poly list who were not removed as the result of breaking list rules, may rejoin at any time but must post a re-introduction message.