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I suggest that if people were seen to be abusing the functionality people wouldn’t upvote those posts.I can understand that post karma should be worth more than comment karma though.Also, I’m not sure how much the community cares about karma. Not saying it doesn’t, I just don’t know.
I think this is unnecessary. If you provide comments that people agree with that exactly the sort of thing we want to upvote and hence provide karma to.What’s more, it encourages other people to add their own statements to your poll to gain karma. To me, the incentives look entirely correct here.
Happy to be wrong.
I think “poll comments” are a normal form of comment which should sit amongst normal comments rather than being relegated to a parent comment. Some people like to show appreciation for consensus statements, others like to upvote very specific blocks of text. This upvote system lets us order the two.Thanks for your work Anonymous 9.
I suggest upvoted comments are those people like and hence are a legitimate means of gaining karma. If people don’t like the comments, they won’t upvote them, right?
I like what you’ve done here.
I don’t see how a poll feature would be specifically better than this is currently. How do you think it could be improved?
Tom Chivers (UK columnist) wrote a piece based on Rob’s article.
In a close election in the US, you have a 1 in a 10 million chance to swing the election if you live in a competitive district.
A 1 in 10 million (10,000,000) chance might sound small, but since the US government spends $17,500,000,000,000, it’s worth nearly $2 million.
Other countries spend less money, but their districts are often smaller. In competitive districts, your vote can still be worth a lot.
Government spending is easy to quantify, but there is also foreign policy, social and political freedoms. How valuable is a 1 in 10 million chance to halve the chance of nuclear war?
If you aren’t informed here are two tips:
Find someone informed who shares your values. Ask them how they will vote and match them.
Read and follow international opinion polling—your country might be 50⁄50 but the world might not.
If you think it’s worth voting, it’s probably worth telling your friends to as well.
If you already follow politics, often it will be effective to vote.
If you would have to spend time researching, that time might be better spent working on one of the world’s pressing problems or earning to give to an effective charity.
Sure.Though that’s not what I meant. I more mean an op-ed style version of the same content that is lighter and more chatty. But maybe I’m misunderstanding the process? I guess if a journalist wants to summarise it, they’ll do that themselves?Eg in this style https://unherd.com/2020/10/why-do-people-believe-such-complete-rubbish/
Thank you for writing this. The previous version was one of my most shared 80k links. The post was long and detailed. That is what a certain audience wants (ie this forum).I wonder if there is an audience for a trimmed down, lighter piece (eg style of vox’s future perfect). I think the piece is good enough in content to share among people who prefer shorter and lighter articles.
It would be good to easily be able to export jobs from the EA job board.
I suggest at some stage having up and downvoting of jobs would be useful.
Rather than using Facebook as a way to collect EA jobs we should use an airtable form1) Individuals finding jobs could put all the details in, saving time for whoever would have to do this process at 80k time.2) Airtable can post directly to facebook, so everyone would still see it https://community.airtable.com/t/posting-to-social-media-automatically/209873) Some people would find it quicker. Personally, I’d prefer an airtable form to inputting it to facebook manually every time. Ideally we should find websites which often publish useful jobs and then scrape them regularly.
Has rethink priorities ever thought of doing a survey of non-EAs? Perhaps paying for a poll? I’d be interested in questions like “What do you think of Effective Altruism? What do you think of Effective Altruists?”Only asking questions of those who are currently here is survivorship bias. Likewise we could try and find people who left and ask why.
The UK police does.
It seems to me if you wanted to avoid a huge scandal you’d want to empower and incentivise an organisation to find small ones.
At what size of the EA movement should there be an independent EA whistleblowing organisation, which investigates allegations of corruption?
UK government will pay for organisations to hire 18-24 year olds who are currently unemployed, for 6 months. This includes minimum wage and national insurance.
I imagine many EA orgs are people constrained rather than funding constrained but it might be worth it.
And here is a data science org which will train them as well https://twitter.com/John_Sandall/status/1315702046440534017
Note: applications have to be for 30 jobs, but you can apply over a number of organisations or alongside a local authority etc.
Seems that the Ebook/audiobook is free. Is that correct?I imagine being able to give a free physcial copy would have more impact.
Is there a way to sort shortform posts?
Do you have any thoughts as to what the next step would be. It’s not obvious to me what you’d do to research the impact of this.Perhaps have a questionnaire asking people how many people they’d give books to at different prices. Do we know the likelihood of people reading a book they are given?
I think one or two positive posts are fine. I’d agree if every post were like that. But that’s true of all post types.I guess I think there is new information to the author which is, “someone like my post enough to specifically say so”. You could argue that’s included in the post karma, but emotionally, I don’t think they are the same.