I got an email today congratulating me for registering as a founding member for the Australian Pirate Party. Feels good. The second section of the email contained this:
We are gradually approaching the 500 members required to register as an official party But the pace of new memberships has slowed recently. We are determined to be registered before a federal election is called.
So instead of dropping the price for new members, we thought it would be better for you to bring a friend for free! The free memberships are only for people who are referred by current members. There is no limit to how many people you bring, but the offer will not be available for long.
Forward on the application form [http://www.pirateparty.org.au/documents/Founding_Member_Application.pdf] to your friends inviting them for free. To allow us to verify, ask them to write your name near the bottom of the form and write “WAIVED” over the joining fee section.
So, any Australians reading this who actually give a shit about helping our country with regards to technology, feel free to join up and use my name as a reference.