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 :-)