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- even more tolerant of idiots than it once was
- eternal september
- Too few people. In particular, most of the people who were active on LW at its peak are now gone.
- Easy to get high karma by posting a lot of mediocre comments
- Focus on nitpicking instead of community building
- Community is splintered and LessWrong is no longer the default place to seek out or share good content
- Topical organization. Needs to be easier to find the posts that I am interested in.
- THAT IS NOT WHAT DUNNING-KRUGER MEANS. DUNNING KRUGER IS THE TENDENCY OF BELOW-AVERAGE PEOPLE TO BELIEVE THEY ARE AVERAGE BUT IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BEHAVIOR OF COMPETENT PEOPLE. IN FACT, IN THE ORIGINAL DUNNING-KRUGER STUDY PEOPLE AROUND THE 70-80TH PERCENTILE ACCURATELY ASSESSED THEMSELVES AS ABOVE-AVERAGE. fuck. does anyone ever fact-check this shit? http://www.talyarkoni.org/blog/2010/07/07/what-the-dunning-kruger-effect-is-and-isnt/
- by social I mean more social media. I don't really wanna hang out with any of you guys, lol.
- Difficulty to accept new people in. Barrier to entry causes strange filtering of people coming in not that the high phase is over.
- Very thin-skinned and singleminded; critics tend to get dogpiled far out of proportion
- Unwelcoming for newcomers and of people who are not familiar with ALL the jargon
- Knights of /r/new , people who go out to make sure well thought out comments get attention, and bad ones are improved with a collaborative spirit
- Culture formation
- Practical skills that showcase rationality
- Easier way to have open discussions or else a lower barrier to starting threads
- The really interesting parts seem to have largely been subsumed by MIRI
- Too tolerant of arrogance and narcissism
- More focus on core content (the Sequences, etc)
- Lack of thought and due vigilance before expressing ideas.
- Delusions of grandeur, leading to pseudoscience and crackpottery.
- Too much inperson interaction- the community moved offline.
- Site not mobile friendly
- People left, not sure entirely why
- Excluding the occasional post from Anna, which is as good as the old stuff used to be
- Insufficiently tolerant of trolls/cranks
- Smart people who can write well on interesting topics
- It's over.
- exit of early community members with limited succession planning, combined with early members' apparent disdain for LW as it exists
- Failure to know that sources even exist
- Most of the good discussion moved to facebook
- Most of the practically inclined people left or moved to EA
- Development of expertise
- Mostly the main writers left. But also the NRx vote manipulation.
- Too tolerant of Thought Police
- More openness to discussion of other topics
- No new content from the people who wrote content worth reading (e.g. Eliezer, Brienne, Julia, Kaj, Scott... exception: Daniel Dewey)
- Decline in new content because of lack of remaining low-hanging fruit (not that it was especially low to begin with)
- Decline in new content from founders because they're focused on more direct work than blogging about rationality
- The software & culture is bad at filtering the best content to the top and making the worse content less visible
- Evaporative cooling where the awesomer people leave, becaues they are busy and because the replies to their posts/comments provide them with more annoyance than value.
- Collaboratively developing ideas together (including ideas that start out as speculative/shaky)
- Norms of attempting to learn from disagreements (e.g., by switching to a higher bandwidth form of communication to hash things out one-on-one)
- Too tolerant of people with IQs below 130.
- Failure to demand high quality political argument.
- Moderation for quality
- Moderation for offence
- wait are you duplicating the same questions under different headers?
- not overly high standards, just not a very civil or welcoming climate . why write content for free and get trashed when I can go write a grant application or a manuscript instead?
- Not enough (good) engagement if you do post something
- I don't understand much stuff, or don't understand the relevance quickly enough.
- I've gone full diaspora; I follow Scott and Ozy on Tumblr and am generally annoyed with anti-LW types and also nrx-defensive types there, but never visit LW proper.
- Departure of many of the best posters from the main site.
- Virtual meetups would be nice.
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