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POLL A few days ago, a member posted the following graphic which contains anti-Semitic and other inflammatory messaging. It was flagged for incivility and was removed but I would like to get your thoughts as to what should have happened. One ...
Admin May 26 May 26 6363
Acceptable posts and comments on this site. Let’s talk through an issue that needs a clear policy decision - how we should handle "over-the-line" posts/comments/groups. As you may know, we just launched in mid-February and have been busy ...
Admin Apr 22 Apr 22 5454
Is it time to stop using the word "Racist"? That is, if the word has so many different meanings depending on the context, speaker/author's demographic or the political view of the audience, does using such an ambiguous word create more harm than ...
Admin July 25 Jul 25 5151
Wanted to get your feedback on a possible text change on the main page for new visitors. It currently says: "Do you value free speech and civil discussions? Join the IDW movement!" Thinking something more descriptive such as: "Do you value ...
Admin Dec 28 Dec 28 4040
Are you a "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" person? Either way, best wishes to you and thanks for participation this past year!
Admin Dec 24 Dec 24 3939
Is science-denialism the same on the Left as it is on the Right? Conservatives (mostly in the US) often deny scientifically-backed man-made climate change whereas people on the Left deny scientifically-backed Race-IQ ...
Admin June 12 Jun 12 3737
Is all fair in love and war? I got an email today requesting that I join 1000 others in (falsely / indiscriminately) accusing PragerU of racist “hate“ speech. Could this ironically be considered an act to incite violence on a speaker? Are ...
Admin Nov 7 Nov 7 3636
How would you respond to someone of high intersectionality who claims to be systematically oppressed by straight white cis-gendered (not transmen) Christian men? For example, "Are there some benefits of being LGBTQX, not-white, transpersoned, ...
Admin June 22 Jun 22 3434
What films would you suggest young Liberals watch to better appreciate classical liberal values - such as a limited government and the freedom of the individual. If you make a list, please sort it by the ones you feel will make the most positive ...
Admin July 6 Jul 6 2828
What's new at IDW.community We’ve come a long way! From the site’s inception just a few weeks ago, we have amassed a population of over 20K users, many of whom return on a regular basis to take advantage of our platform to enable civil ...
Admin Apr 11 Apr 11 2727
Would you say that the IDW is for "social justice" but not for the warrior part of "social justice warriors"? That is, we are for people being treated fairly and respectfully but not for people being attacked by social justice vigilante groups if ...
Admin May 12 May 12 2727
Nordstroms, a US retailer, happily sells "The future is female" T-shirts based on the 1970s slogan. Should a shirt that, in essence, is promoting a future without men, be considered similar to a shirt saying "F you, women"?...
Admin May 31 May 31 2727
Is the homeless "epidemic" getting better or worse? The media portrays the cities of the US west coast as teaming with homeless people while national rate of homeless is going down. Is this due to a migration of homeless or something else?
Admin Aug 10 Aug 10 2727
POLL What do you fear more... the Covid-19 outbreak or its effect on our psychological, social, political and economic health? What can we do as individuals to mitigate damage?
Admin Mar 24 Mar 24 2727
One of Covid-19's silver linings is that it puts the pettiness of the "Social Justice" movement in perspective... at least for a while. Do you think it will have lasting effect or will the SJW rise up again once we defeat the virus? Will the ...
Admin Mar 30 Mar 30 2626
POLL What could go wrong with Trump declaring ANTIFA a terrorist organization? ( says "A person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act “dangerous to human life” that is a violation of the criminal laws of a state or the...
Admin May 31 May 31 2626
POLL One downside of social media is it's propensity to create echo chambers - that is, grouping people with similar views together so they re-enforce each other and create a "group think" dogma. This has the unwanted effect of rewarding those with the ...
Admin Apr 15 Apr 15 2525
Are poor black Americans already receiving "slavery reparations" in the form of receiving more from the government than collected in taxes? If so, is it enough? If so, why is not mentioned? Should it be? Every election cycle, the topic of ...
Admin July 19 Jul 19 2525
POLL Can assholes help move a conversation forward? While our posting policy here may be summarized as, "don't be an asshole", there is a claim that sometimes we need mean-spirited troll-types to verbally "blow things up" so that cooler, and more reasoned...
Admin May 14 May 14 2424
While watching the first round of Democratic debates last night, I was struck by how choreographed and transparent the Left's overall strategy was laid out. As they were clearly speaking to the activists on the far-Left side of their party, I ...
Admin June 27 Jun 27 2424
Is it time to rebrand this site away from the "Intellectual Dark Web" and into something more general about cognitive liberty, freedom of speech and Enlightenment values? Our guiding goal is to elevate truth and undermining the false narratives that...
Admin Dec 24 Dec 24 2424
Why are only right-leaning people being called "Conspiracy Theorists" as they're being banned from social media? Is it a conspiracy to say white cops are targeting black people, that the patriarchy conspires to pay women 70 cents for every dollar ...
Admin May 6 May 6 2323
Today's theme: Does workplace diversity improve company performance? (inspired by member @iThink) According a Forbes article "Diverse leadership teams drive competitive results and success.". They claim that companies with high ...
Admin May 9 May 9 2222
POLL When is someone expressing anti-Semitism? A member flagged a recent post, "Hollywood composition of actors and actresses? Is it true in Hollywood even Italian people like ...", for exhibiting what they thought was anti-Semitism and we want to get your thoughts as to where you draw the line. Perhaps include a statement that you think is ...
Admin May 18 May 18 2222
Want to get your thoughts on the coin Charity voting page. We were probably too ambitious with it and are considering turning it off and start writing checks. Since many of the dollar amounts are fairly small, I'd like to consider the amounts to be...
Admin Apr 30 Apr 30 2121


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