Frequently Asked Questions

What is THEORYbee?

This is a place where you can discuss whatever theories and ideas you may have or those of others. Create groups, fly solo, come up with ideas, develop theories, learn from it all and each other. We promote the free flow of information; it’s entirely up to you. Who knows, maybe the right person might see it and help you make it into one of the great ideas we see in history books!

Theories? Ideas?

Exactly! The world is based off of theories and ideas. Can you think of something that doesn’t fit into one of those two categories? Odds are, probably not. We have separated the two to allow you to focus on the topics you are most interested in.

The theory categories entail all the intangibles, such as Albert Einstein’s mathematical formula e=mc2 or the theory of plate tectonics.

Ideas, the opposite of their theory counterparts, might include blueprints, cars, or drawings.

More than likely if you are a deep philosophical thinker you will identify with the theory side, and if you are a hands-on creator of wonders you will find yourself on the idea side.

Is THEORYbee some conspiracy website?

Absolutely not, we do not encourage conspiracy theorists. However, we respect your right to free speech and the free flow of information.

What are Categories?

Categories is a section where users, not in a society (explained below), go to discuss and interact with each other. We encourage the creation of societies; however there is a lot of thought flowing through Categories as well!

What are Societies?

Societies are the bread and butter of THEORYbee, and will help you connect to the right people who value your interests. You can choose public or private groups, your choice! There you can discuss what you want and bounce ideas or theories.

There are three groups of societies: theory, idea, and academic. The difference between theory and idea are explained above, but academic groups are normally for groups associated with schools, whether they be a professional organization or not. For instance, you may feel your college team or PH.D research group falls under academics, rather than theory or idea.

Who is your graphic and website designer?

Our developer for version 1.0 was Drew Powers. Working with him has been a pleasure.

If I were to post my idea or theory for discussion, how would you stop others from taking my idea?

There are three deterrents. First however, please know that if someone does not agree with the law, no matter where you share your theory or idea, they could improperly use it anyway.

1. THEORYbee is closed to the general public, you must be a user to access our website.

2. Every user who creates an account agrees to follow the Terms of Service (TOS). In the TOS we explicitly prohibit anyone from taking another’s intellectual property. There are ways to do this legally, such as referencing as a source or asking permission. We will utilize all the resources at our disposal to continually monitor this and protect your property.

3. The most important of the three. Anything you create is yours, defined by law as intellectual property. If you see anyone violate this and the user either doesn’t respond to your attempts to contact or refuses to reference you as a source, you may pursue them via court of law.

The best way to protect yourself is to publish it so that you have evidence the idea or theory was yours. Verbally saying it is not enough to hold up in court. The safest way to claim ownership is to publish it in a concrete forum, visible to all as witnesses, such as THEORYbee.

What are Advocates?

This is our term for moderators. They ensure that the TOS is followed. All problems and monitoring is done by the Advocates. Here are the different Advocates you might encounter:

Theory Advocates, they are responsible for roaming the theory categories.

Idea Advocates, they are responsible for roaming the idea categories.

Grievance Advocates, they handle complaints sent via the Helpdesk.

Roamer Advocates, they look through users public profile information only.

Societal Advocates, they look through society public information profile only.