This list is (mostly) duplicated in its own entry on the Site FAQ. Note that official communities have the swirling "d" icon without the user avatar behind it (such as the official journals of Denise and Mark).
See Community List for a list of communities that don't have to do with the Dreamwidth service.
Communities that start with the reserved character set "dw_" are officially created communities.
Communities of general interest to everyone.
|dw_news||The main news letter of Dreamwidth. We recommend that all users subscribe to this community.|
|dw_maintenance||Used to report about any planned maintenance or downtime.|
Communities for helping coordinate volunteers.
|dw_volunteers||This is the umbrella community where volunteers of all stripes can come together for connecting and planning.|
|dw_support||Mainline support community.|
|dw_support_training||For learning the support system.|
|dw_docs||This is the community where volunteers working on site documentation coordinate and plan their attack.|
|dw_docs_training||This is the community where volunteers working on site documentation learn stuff.|
|dw_styles||Community for styles coordination--people who need help with their styles should post to style_system.|
|dw_antispam||For coordinating antispam users. (Membership is restricted to team members, but there are periodic public announcements.)|
|dw_wiki||For coordinating wiki chores.|
|dw_meetups||For planning and discussing face-to-face meetups of people involved with Dreamwidth.|
|dreamscapes||For proposing and reviewing new styles and themes.|
Communities for development or keeping track of Dreamwidth code.
|changelog||This community tracks changes that have been pushed up to the official Dreamwidth repository.|
|dw_beta||A community where bugs and updates will be posted, as well as calls for additional testing; comments with suggestions for additional notes, additional screenshots, or contrary observations welcome.|
|dw_dev||For discussion about the Dreamwidth Open Source project.|
|dw_dev_training||Training community for people taking their first steps in writing code for us.|
Communities organized around Dreamwidth staff.
|dw_lounge||This is the "staff lounge" for Dreamwidth Studios owners, employees, and department heads. Membership is closed.|
|dw_staff||This is a community for Dreamwidth Studios, L.L.C. employees to keep track of issues. Membership is closed.|
|dw_biz||Dreamwidth Business Discussion|
|dw_coolhunters||The cool hunters suggest user experience improvements to the developers. Membership is closed.|
|dw_mobile||For using Dreamwidth on mobile devices.|
|dw_design||For Dreamwidth's UI and general design.|
These are unofficial communities that are relevant to Dreamwidth.
|drawthecircle||a community to host your friending memes that used to clog up your personal journals|
|dreamchasers||Connect with friends from other online services on Dreamwidth.|
|dreamfic||Dreamwidth related fanfic.|
|dreamsheep||For making cute little sheepy icons.|
|dreamwidth_haikai||Dreamwidth-related haiku and other haikai|
|dreamwidthlayouts||For DW layouts.|
|dreamwidth_meta||For critical discussion and analysis about Dreamwidth as a project and a service; the post up there right now is an example.|
|dwrocks||For things that are awesome about Dreamwidth.|
|dwstones||For negative things about Dreamwidth.|
|getting_started||This comm is intended to help new Dreamwidth users find their way around during the closed beta stage. Links to helpful introductory posts, useful features of the site, and basic questions about where things are or how they work are all welcome here.|
|halfbaked_dreams||Baking for DW devs/volunteers.|
|houses||For sorting out volunteers into DW houses.|
|metaquotes||"Overheard on Dreamwidth", for the posting of amusing, insightful, witty (etc.) things said on Dreamwidth.|
|memewidth||For developing and discussing third party tools, kind of like lj_nifty.|
|on_width||For nifty or new comms on Dreamwidth.|
|style_system||for people interested in talking about how to use the style system here.|
|volunteers||for volunteers to hang out and goof off in|
For a long and growing list of other communities see Community List.