Your administrators are just that - we can administer but not make the rules. The most we can do is to recommend a course to you and allow you to speak.
On this matter you have spoken.
The issue failed to become clearcut in that the optimistic requirement of 25 votes for a decision one way or the other fell short and then the requirement of 19 votes also fell just short.
On the other hand, the opinion is pretty clearcut if you view the results.
Solely on the grounds that the BNP represents a threat to the Blogpower ethos in its manner of operation and that the majority of the members voting do not wish to be associated with an organization which uses the tactics it does, a 4-1 majority of administrators recommends to the membership that Central News and UKN&P be excluded from Blogpower rolls for a period of three months, after which they may reapply as they wish and would go through the same process as any other propective member.
We also recommend that Nobody Important, also on the Pending Roll, be admitted to Full Membership henceforth.
This constitutes the first such suspension and the Administrators are well aware that it sets a precedent and that Blogpower is now navigating its way through uncharted territory.
Blogpower insists that any such banning may only be made after exhaustive process, canvassing the opinion of members and solely on the grounds that continued membership would put Blogpower itself at either some risk or at a distinct disadvantage.
The Administrators are also aware that we may well lose valuable members by this decision and that is regrettable but we also feel that it is the correct decision and that Blogpower will now be more accessible for many others who were prevented from joining.
This is the end of the matter now until the last day of September although naturally there will be comment on this post for the foreseeable future. We would ask that comment on this matter be kept to this comment thread and not spill over into others.