Thanks so much for your thoughtful feedback—I really appreciate it.
A few responses:
Don’t you think there will be at least some people who view certain problems as not big, neglected, and/or solvable? I was thinking it’d be interesting to see which problems received the most “votes” across each of these 3 dimensions
I definitely agree with your concern that problems that receive the most votes initially may continue to receive more votes. Would your suggestion for addressing this be to remove the ability to sort by “most attention required,” or do you have any other ideas?
I thought about doing a slider but felt a checkbox required less thinking/effort, and I thought that on aggregate there was still value in seeing which problems were “checked” off the most
To your point about the weighting of votes based on people’s backgrounds, doesn’t this come down to the pros and cons of a democratic voting system?
I completely agree with you that the phrasing of the statements needs to be used with care. My thinking though was that a statement like “think this is a solvable problem” would be easier to understand and therefore more likely to get a response than a statement like “if we doubled the resources dedicated to solving this problem, what fraction of the problem would we expect to solve?”. Thoughts?
If you happen to find the Scandinavian EA, would you mind connecting me with them please?
Finally, thanks for those two wiki links—they were very useful!