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Emile comments on Open Thread: February 2010, part 2 - Less Wrong

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 16 February 2010 05:49:51PM 8 points [-]

I hate to sound complimentary, but... I get the impression that the comments on LW are substantially higher-quality than the comments on OB.

And that the comments on LW come from a smaller group of core readers as well, which is to some extent unfortunate.

I wonder if it's the karma system or the registration requirement that does it?

Comment author: Emile 17 February 2010 05:40:48PM 1 point [-]

I had that impression mostly when I went back and read some old OB comments - for example, a lot of comments on Archimedes's Chronophone seem to just miss the point of the article.

I would expect the same post would get higher-quality proposals today - but then, maybe it's because the set of LW comments I read is biased towards those with high karma. Or maybe it's because the threading system makes it easier to read a set of related comments without getting confused.