Accomplishments Open Thread—February 2016

Since the last Ac­com­plish­ments Open Thread worked out well, we’ve de­cided to try out mak­ing it a monthly post­ing, and see how it works out.

This thread is meant for all of you as a com­pletely safe space, with no so­cial norms of “don’t be a brag­gart” ap­ply­ing—just share and be safe in your shar­ing. So please share any EA-themed ac­com­plish­ments you have not yet shared on pre­vi­ous Ac­com­plish­ment open threads, whether re­cent or not! Share as many or as few good deeds as you wish.

Please both share about your own good deeds and re­spond to what other peo­ple share with your au­then­tic re­sponses, rang­ing from up­vot­ing to com­ments :-) Do­ing so will help mo­ti­vate each other to greater ac­com­plish­ments go­ing for­ward and build ca­pac­ity for the EA move­ment.

Now, shar­ing about our ac­com­plish­ments may seek awk­ward at first, since it goes against so­cial norms, but we in Effec­tive Altru­ism know the benefit of try­ing out un­ortho­dox ap­proaches for good rea­sons. If we pub­li­cize our good deeds, we can gain many benefits, for our­selves and for the world.

1) Sup­port each other do­ing good deeds through pro­vid­ing warm fuzzies/​emo­tional sup­port/​en­courage­ment;

2) See if we can help each other out;

3) In­spire oth­ers with the op­por­tu­nity to em­u­late some as­pects of those good deeds for our­selves;

4) Provide an op­por­tu­nity to am­plify the sig­nal about things you want oth­ers to know about.

So please share about what you did!

P.S. This is an ex­per­i­ment, and is very open to op­ti­miza­tion—be­sides shar­ing about your good deeds, please sug­gest ways to im­prove any as­pects of it. Please take a look at the .im­pact dis­cus­sion prior to do­ing so in case some points were raised and ad­dressed there already :-)