The single biggest asset the Party has is its public forum. This is where the Party's policy is formulated and voted on.
You will need to register and log in if you wish to post replies, but you are free to read the forum topics without registration. You do not need to be a Net Effect Member to register - it is open to all.
"I detest what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it." - Count Voltaire
We believe in free speech and expression. However, we also believe in tolerance, equality and decency. To that end our forum rules are really simple. You may put forward any view at all, but you must do it in a civil manner and refrain from racist, sexist or vulgar remarks and language. Attack the idea, never the person. That doesn't mean you can't say that you hate someone for their views, but you must back it up with arguments and evidence, and do it in a professional manner befitting a political forum you would like to participate in.
No one likes rude or crass behaviour. If you feel that someone is behaving in such a manner, you may report the post or person to the forum moderators via the forum itself. We will then decide whether or not to ban a user or delete a post. This is not censorship. It is a community applying standards of decency to a civil debate. You can argue that the world is flat, that we are all aliens, whatever you like, but please do it in a civil manner. That is all we ask. We will NOT censor you because we disagree with you. See the quote above.
Finally, if all you want to do is visit our forum to heap scorn on our ideas or policies and create trouble, don't bother. You are better served by setting up your own forum, or starting your own political party and running against us in the upcoming election. After all, that's why we started Net Effect, for the same reasons! The more independent parties we have running at election time, the more chance we have collectively as a nation of changing things for the better.
So, enjoy the forum:
Net Effect Forum (currently down for maintenance sorry)