Welcome to the Community

Our mission is to bring together people who want to improve society by solving problems with honest and civil debate.

One of our goals for 2019 is to become the preeminent politically-unaffiliated space to propose - and intelligently adjudicate - specific policy recommendations. Our current political system has become progressively more identity-based and tribal, which is destroying the ability to build consensus and effectively address important issues of modern life.

Policy positions on important topics are becoming increasingly based on emotion, personal identity, and the dehumanization (and subsequent fear and vilification) of those with contrary views - on both extremes of the political spectrum. We fight for the free exchange and debate of ideas so we can promote practical, reasoned solutions.

We will provide a platform to enable a virtual, crowd-sourced think tank wherein people of differing views can humanize each other while using commonly-approved problem-solving methods, including the Socratic Method and independent data gathering, to address a variety of issues with the purpose of resolving the issues without descending into uncivil discussion. Fallacies will be called out and fake news will be identified, and all sides agree to concede a point when presented with unassailable facts or logic. Most importantly, all discussions on The IDW.Community begin with the premise that all involved parties are good people who want to do good and think they are right. Just like you.

In addition, we hope to provide a place for people to get involved with the IDW movement, keep up with news, and meet others.

IDW.community is a member-focused organization that doesn’t charge anything, have ads or sell your information to anyone, nor are we directly affiliated with any public figure.

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Community Guidelines
A key part of this site is the ability for members to post questions, comments, and links. As we want to ensure that this platform is inclusive and discussions lively yet productive, we would like members to consider the following guidelines. Help make this an intelligent place for discussion and it will be.
  1. Remember that people come to their own truth differently.
  2. Try to free your mind from personally identifying with an issue or reiterating a polical party's opinion.
  3. Think of those who have different views with kindness and avoid strawmanning or dehumanizing them.
  4. We welcome debate and dissent but personal attacks, persistent trolling and similar abuse will not be tolerated.
  5. Avoid profanity, vulgarity, etc. Arguments have more impact if they are polite and respectful.
  6. Recognise that there is a difference between criticising a politician, government, organisation, religion or belief and attacking people.
  7. Keep comments as short as possible while still getting your point accross.
  8. Stay on topic. If you want to create a new topic thread, simply post it using the "Post" button at the top
  9. If you post a link to another site, please make sure that it's relevant to the discussion.
  10. Whenever possible, do a search first to see if the topic has already been posted. Feel free to comment on the original post as your comment will show up at the top of the list when sorted.
  11. Don't post anything commercial. If you think there is something that the community wants to buy, send it to us first :)

Please note that we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Obviously, we want to keep the discussion as open as possible but we have limits. We will also remove any content that may put us in legal jeopardy, such as potentially libellous or defamatory postings, or material posted in potential breach of copyright.

  • IDW.community is the largest community for fans of the Intellectual Dark Web! We're non-commercial, fan-operated, and independent of any public figure.