It is not intended for discussion of matters from one of the polyamorous backgrounds unless they relate directly to polyamorous lifestyles. So, for example, the words of a neopagan marriage ritual might be on-topic because the vows are polyamorous, but discussion of the secret meaning of Beltaine probably wouldn't be.
Similarly it is intended for issues relevant to polyamorous residents of the UK (and their friends, partners and families). Contributions from non-UK folks are welcome if they have a direct bearing on that, but alt.polyamory remains the preferred forum for comparing polyamorous lifesyles in different countries.
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uk.people.polyamorous Discussion and support for UK polyamorous people