As you will no doubt be aware, the official members forum has been closed.
Whilst it was always planned that they would be closed at some time soon, the recent server migration somewhat forced the issue as it would have involved a great deal of time and effort to re-instate them for the short term due to a transfer problem. I do appreciate that the suddenness of the closure may be seen by some as unceremonious or perhaps even abrupt, but please let me assure you that this was not the intention. It was just the circumstances beyond our control, and in an ideal world would not have happened that way.
However, the decision has been made to keep the forums closed and they will not be returning. As for the reasons - I can be very clear on this, it had been discussed at great length for many months and it became clear that the forums were counter-productive and offered no real benefit to the party on the whole. Although a closed forum, they were by no means secure and gave a false impression to many that assumed they were. They were also a hot-bed for gossip and distraction and took a great deal of time away from many good activists and members by having to moderate them.
The decision to close them was not mine to make, but supported by the entire party leadership.
We have had a Social Network in place on the main party website for almost a year now which offers many, many advantages and benefits to members and activists. This system is not a closed shop, it is wide open to the public and to date has attracted virtually no problems from our opposition. The system does not need a team of moderators as it is moderated by our own members - each and every one of you. Any unwanted attention is usually reported to me and deleted in under a minute.
This social networking system is the latest in Internet communication / networking software and will offer many fantastic advantages to our cause as it develops over the coming months and years. I would urge you all to at least give it a try.
Many thanks for your time and understanding,
British National Party Webmaster
Footnote by The Green Arrow
As I have said before, neither nature nor politics like a vacuum and so the Green Arrow Forum is accepting new members daily. Only criteria for membership is that you must either be a BNP Member, supporter or broadly support the aims of the British National Party and its Chairman Nick Griffin MEP BNP.
I am grateful for the new members who are populating the News Area with information that is of interest to the Nationalist Community. Two items of which I found there today were used to update the Green Arrow sister site - The UK Enrichment News.
Please keep the news coming in as the new Home of the Green Arrow and Friends site will be publishing 24 hours a day.
I am also pleased to announce that a more formal channel of communication is now in place between this BNP supporting site and the Party itself.
Friday, 28 August 2009