Lead developer for the EA Forum
Patient Philanthropy seems like the general category. Not all of it will be about the debate as to whether it’s right, but it seems like a tag that encompasses questions like, “given that I want to give later, how do I do that” seems good.
The new editor has shipped (still just to beta users) but I have just reintroduced h3s.
I just updated this section and it now shows randomized posts.
A small update by comparison, and it’s soon enough after this that I’ll post it here:
The ‘Forum Favorites’ section is now part of a larger Recommendations section. There you’ll be able to find your bookmarks, sequences you might want to continue reading, in addition to the Forum Favorites section as before. But unlike before, the posts are randomized, so you won’t just see the same 3 posts every time.
I expect that’s on LW’s roadmap.
I wish there was a community-led way of deciding about tags. I think LW is making the calls about their tag-classification that they’ve introduced. (See image.) So maybe it makes sense for us to be more opinionated.
The History tag is for posts that are strongly focused on historical events or trends which don’t necessarily connect to other tags (e.g., a post on the history of nuclear weapons should go in that tag instead), or that discuss or make heavy use of historical research methods.
I feel like it’s fine for them to overlap.
[Low confidence – I’m hashing out my own opinion in public, not trying to apply admin pressure]
I like the tags you’ve listed there. If you’d asked me to think about concepts in EA and written a (long) list, I’d hope I would have found those. I feel like Political Polarization is maybe more niche than I would do? There’s a key difference between us and LW here, which is that LW is investing a large amount of time into creating a whole ontology out of their tagging system, and organizing thing hierarchically, which allows the highlighting of broader tags, while we can’t match them in hours devoted if Aaron and I both worked on it full time.
I like this! I would recommend polishing it into a top level post.
Here’s an EA Global talk on the subject. I find it uncompelling. It’s extraordinarily expensive, and does little to protect against the X-risks I’m most concerned about, namely AI risk and engineered pandemics.
I know it might not be what you’re looking for, but congratulations!
AR6, for the uninformed like me.
Admin: The “Pamlin & Armstrong (2015)” link was broken — I updated it.
I would expect advanced AI systems to still be improveable in a way that humans are not. You might lose all ability to see inside the AI’s thinking process, but you could still make hyperparameter tweaks. Humans you can also make hyperparameter tweaks, but unless your think AIs will take 20 years to train, it still seems easier than comparable human improvement.
I feel like this post wants to talk about organizing as a side project, but is better suited to professional community organizing. As a side project it could give connections and within-movement credentials that can be quite useful in other altruistic endeavors.
An important note about this is that the tag relevance feature is a special feature designed to counter the exact effect you describe. The way most tagging systems work, if you tag a very popular post with tag “Foo” then it will be shown first to people looking for Foo-related posts. But with our tagging system, users can say “this isn’t very relevant” and it will stay with a low “tag relevance”. See the Forecasting tag, and notice how the Forecasting newsletter comes above the LTF Fund grant post, despite being less popular overall.
So I’d say to be liberal with your application of tags and let the relevance system do the filtering.
What page are you on when you want this? Do you spend a lot of time reading Recent Discussion on the homepage? On posts the header goes away when you scroll down and the bottom bar never appears at all.
Welcome! I like your writing. I found it humorous and moving. As for your question, I think you’ll good general advice here: https://www.effectivealtruism.org/get-involved.