When Nexus started, acrimony between some of the secular message boards in one corner of the net was at a peak. The thought of a positive, multiboard project was appealing, and the zine began to take shape. It quickly allied with the Nontheist Nexus, which was setting itself up as a neutral resource for the online secular community.
The zine put out monthly issues for a year before volunteers were hit with a bright idea that really should have been thought up sooner. Why were we sticking to monthly formats like we were a print medium? In the internet age, we suddenly realised that Nexus was no longer a magazine but a metazine. So a couple of months later, fiddling about with different ways to do things, we came up with this. The NN is currently being expanded to provide a freethought library and forum along with existing resources, and the zine was transformed into a blog-like format, which could be updated at whim.
If you’re a member of a secular message board, and you’d like to be a “friendly forum” with NN, please drop us a line. Your users will then be able to submit content for the zine – and as we’re not aiming to be too highbrow (despite some very spiffy academic articles), hopefully there will be something here for everyone!
If you’re not a member of a secular message board, we won’t make you join! But we’d be happy to host most types of freethought or humanism related articles that you’d like to contribute.
If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask either here or at the Secular Café.