See also: Guide to the ii Discord Forum
As a global community of minds, Interintellect gathers people from all over the world, all walks of life, from many different backgrounds and fields.
We’re all different but are united by our curiosity, openness, and ambition to engage and exchange across borders — geographical, ideological, disciplinary.
In order to guarantee that all discussions — whether in online channels or DMs, or our online or offline events – take place in this spirit, we have a few broad guidelines to follow.
We see ourselves as a community of responsible adults: we trust each other’s judgement and know that another person’s standpoint is that of understanding and benevolence.
Thank you for being here with us!
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Read about our Five Rules of Gathering.
Read about our Four Rules of Hosting.
We are a virtual city of minds where every citizen is an active thinker with their own personal interests and opinions. It is inevitable that we sometimes disagree with each other — in fact, disagreement is a great way to learn new things and update our beliefs. But we always strive to make our disagreements constructive and so we try to be civil and polite, and assume the best intentions from the other person.
At Interintellect we are building a better way to be a public intellectual in the 21st century. As such, we love reading and writing — talking on podcasts or videos. Good language and beautiful writing are welcome not only in our channels dedicated to the craft of writing! Whenever you’re hesitating between an emoji/meme or phrasing your thought in an elegant way in a text or video post, we prefer the elegant way.
One of the best things about our community is that we give each other our attention and time — we are supporters, teachers and readers to one another, and can expect the same care and attentiveness in return. In some channels, this idea is visibly central, but it implicitly applies to our entire “city”: a minute of helpfulness can boost a career, revive someone’s creativity, change someone’s life…!
Grounds for Being Banned:
There are three stages of how we will react to activities that go against our principles, evaluated on a case by case basis:
- Written warning (small error of judgment)
- Immediate deactivation of account (serious community misstep)
- Steps to alert the authorities (serious illegal activity)
Engaging in unlawful activity or promoting illegal acts will lead to the deactivation of the account.
Intellectual property infringement
While we share a lot of links, please refrain from uploading entire books or albums, unless it is clearly authorised by the copyright owner.
Breach of privacy
Each Interintellect member has full power over how much personal information they wish to share. Any sharing of personal information about a fellow member without their permission will lead to the deactivation of the account.
Common sense rules apply to protecting all members of Interintellect from attacks based on race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, political group, sexual orientation, or disability. Any such act will lead to the deactivation of the account.
Abusive language or repeated unwanted contact will lead to the deactivation of the account.
Nudity or explicit language
In order to maintain the intellectual standards of our community, and cultivate a respectful atmosphere that is safe and comfortable for every member, sexually explicit material will be removed. Repeated attempts will lead to the deactivation of the account.