Alt.Polyamory Purity Test

Welcome to the alt.polyamory purity test! Answer all the questions, and I'll tell you your score when you've finished the test!

Questions were created by Jennie D-O'C probably circa 1998 or 1999, but we don't remember. Aahz (aahz@pobox.com) maintains this page.


Check all boxes for which your answer is "yes"

  1. Read alt.polyamory?
  2. Lurked (i.e. read but not posted) on alt.polyamory for more than a year?
  3. Lurked on alt.polyamory for more than three years?
  4. Lurked on alt.polyamory since the group began (in May of 1992)?
  5. Read alt.polyamory every day for a month or more?
  6. Read alt.polyamory at least three times a day for a month or more?
  7. Learned how to read netnews so that you could read alt.polyamory?
  8. Structured your time around reading alt.polyamory?
  9. Read alt.polyamory from work?
  10. Done nothing for an entire workday other than read alt.polyamory?
  11. Disabled your ability to read alt.polyamory from work because you weren't getting any work done?
  12. Visited the website of an alt.polyamory poster because of his or her posts on alt.polyamory?
  13. Exchanged private email with an alt.polyamory poster?
  14. Posted to alt.polyamory?
  15. Posted to alt.polyamory every day for a month or more?
  16. Posted to alt.polyamory regularly since the group began?
  17. Posted to alt.polyamory under a pseudonym because everyone on the newsgroup knew you too well?
  18. Met someone face-to-face who you didn't know, who said: "Hey, you're so-and so, from alt.polyamory!"
  19. Posted off-topic to alt.polyamory?
  20. Posted off-topic to alt.polyamory more often than on-topic in any given week?
  21. Started a thread on alt.polyamory?
  22. Started an alt.polyamory thread that eventually amassed 100 posts or more?
  23. Started a flame war on alt.polyamory?
  24. Posted in response to a troll on alt.polyamory?
  25. Announced the beginning of a new relationship on alt.polyamory?
  26. Announced the breakup of a relationship on alt.polyamory?
  27. Had a crush on an alt.polyamory poster?
  28. Had a crush on several alt.polyamory posters?
  29. Had a crush on the whole newsgroup?
  30. Met a sweetie on alt.polyamory?
  31. Met all of your present sweeties (if n>1) on alt.polyamory?
  32. Broken up with a sweetie publically on alt.polyamory?
  33. Read alt.polyamory with a sweetie?
  34. Lurked on alt.polyamory to get relationship advice?
  35. Posted to alt.polyamory to get relationship advice?
  36. Given relationship advice on alt.polyamory?
  37. Been specifically solicited for relationship advice on alt.polyamory?
  38. Shown alt.polyamory to a sweetie in order to first bring up the topic of polyamory?
  39. Regaled a non-alt.polyamory-reading sweetie with tales of the newsgroup?
  40. Looked up an old alt.polyamory post on dejanews in order to win an argument?
  41. Called another poster on an overgeneralization?
  42. Instructed another poster to "read for content"?
  43. Asked another poster to change the formatting of his or her posts to make them easier to read?
  44. Asked another poster to use a spell-check to make his or her posts easier to read?
  45. Tried to explain something to Dave Hutchison?
  46. Regretted trying to explain something to Dave Hutchison?
  47. Taken part in an alt.polyamory discussion about the definition of the word 'polyamory'?
  48. Taken part in an alt.polyamory discussion about the definition of the word 'sex'?
  49. Taken part in an alt.polyamory discussion about the difference between polyamory and swinging?
  50. Taken part in an alt.polyamory discussion about who originally came up with the word 'polyamory'?
  51. Been told by Jennifer Wesp to shut up already because it doesn't really matter?
  52. Posted in response to to a newbie on alt.polyamory who said that it sounded like the newsgroup folks were just in it for the sex?
  53. Posted in response to to a newbie on alt.polyamory who said that it sounded like the newsgroup folks just had too many rules?
  54. Posted in response to to a newbie on alt.polyamory who asked what 'Rule 6' meant?
  55. Posted in response to to a newbie on alt.polyamory who said that being jealous just means you're not Highly Evolved enough?
  56. Used the phrase 'Highly Evolved' (complete with caps) in a post to alt.polyamory?
  57. Used the phrase 'geek flirting' in a post to alt.polyamory?
  58. Used the term 'LDR' in a post to alt.polyamory?
  59. Used the term 'NRE' in a post to alt.polyamory?
  60. Used the 'zie-zir' pronoun set in a post to alt.polyamory?
  61. Posted in response to to a newbie's questions on alt.polyamory about what that 'zie-zir' thing is anyway?
  62. Taken part in an alt.polyamory discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of using the 'zie-zir' pronoun set?
  63. Used the 'zie-zir' pronoun set face-to-face because you use them so often on alt.polyamory that they seem natural to you?
  64. Made a "welcome to alt.poly" post to a newbie?
  65. Taken part in an alt.polyamory discussion about the differences between alt.polyamory and the poly mailing list?
  66. Taken part in an alt.polyamory discussion about the differences between alt.polycon and the Loving More Conference?
  67. Taken part in an alt.polyamory discussion about whether or not certain kinds of polyamory "work better" than others?
  68. Taken part in an alt.polyamory discussion about Heinlein (trying to get people to stop talking about him counts)?
  69. Marveled on alt.polyamory about how many soc.singles (or soc.singles.moderated) regulars also post to alt.polyamory?
  70. Been told you were a member of the Poly Linguists' Club?
  71. Made a gratuitous reference to Babylon 5 on alt.polyamory?
  72. Decided to start watching Babylon 5 because of alt.polyamory?
  73. Decided to purposely avoid ever watching Babylon 5 because of alt.polyamory?
  74. Mentioned the "signal-to-noise" ratio of alt.polyamory on the newsgroup?
  75. "Plonked" another alt.polyamory poster publically?
  76. Mentioned on alt.polyamory that you refuse to ever "plonk" another alt.polyamory poster publically?
  77. Taken part in an alt.polyamory discussion about whether or not public "plonking" is a good thing?
  78. Reused the text of one of your previous posts to alt.polyamory because you didn't feel like repeating yourself?
  79. Been involved in the writing of one of the alt.polyamory FAQs?
  80. Been involved in the regular posting of one of the alt.polyamory FAQs?
  81. Been involved in the construction and/or maintenance of the alt.polyamory website?
  82. Contributed to the alt.polyamory website?
  83. Attended an alt.polycon?
  84. Attended an alt.polycon before you ever read alt.polyamory?
  85. Attended every alt.polycon that's been held?
  86. Started posting to alt.polyamory more frequently right before an alt.polycon so that people would recognize your name?
  87. Posted to alt.polyamory from an alt.polycon?
  88. Met a sweetie at an alt.polycon?
  89. Been on a panel at an alt.polycon?
  90. Been on the concom of an alt.polycon?
  91. Been on the original mailing list for the first alt.polycon?
  92. Traveled more than 1000 miles (1609 kilometres) to attend an alt.polycon?
  93. Traveled to a different country to attend an alt.polycon?
  94. Traveled to a different continent to attend an alt.polycon?
  95. Traveled more than 1000 miles to meet someone face-to-face for the first time who you first met on alt.polyamory (but not for an alt.polycon)?
  96. Played net-cop to rid alt.polyamory of personal ads?
  97. Played net-cop to rid alt.polyamory of spam?
  98. Recommended alt.polyamory to a face-to-face friend?
  99. Recommended alt.polyamory to someone in another newsgroup?
  100. Taken the alt.polyamory "purity test"?