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22 Post author: Wei_Dai 19 March 2010 10:21PM

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Comment author: Morendil 19 March 2010 10:33:16PM 2 points [-]

A good way of doing this, ISTM, would be to encourage the practice of writing posts that got their start in life as comments.

This leaves a visible record of a) how long someone has been informally kicking an idea around before writing it up, b) if the write-up comes as the summation of a somewhat extended discussion, what objections were raised and dealt with.

Comment author: Morendil 20 March 2010 12:17:02AM *  1 point [-]

I've started work on a post about the "status hypothesis", which I expect to spend no less than six hours researching and up to three hours writing, with an ETA late next week. I've been thinking about it for a few weeks. (Edit: oops on that ETA. I'm still hoping for early april.)

(Perhaps this post might serve as a "special thread" to announce writing on a topic.)