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Comment author: paul_watcher 17 January 2011 03:06:33AM *  5 points [-]

Hello. Please call me Paul Watcher. Watcher is not my real name, but I do know someone named Watcher, and it is what I've been doing. I'm a medical student.

I've recently finished all the sequences (except the luminosity one still), and my head still hurts. I'm really happy I found them, though. It was painful, but I call myself better now.

I'm now relearning as much as I can. I'm trying to use divia's Anki deck to memorize the sequences: basic things worth memorizing. I still have yet to actually understand lot of what I read here, so I hope that helps.

I registered because I'm still confused about some things, which I hope will get answered in whatever general discussion thread I post them in. I don't really anticipate participating much more (though I'm not too confident on that).

Nevertheless, I am pleased to meet you all.

Edit: I have a question. Let's say that I'm confused about something in, say, Conservation of Expected Evidence. Should I ask my questions on it in comments of the article itself, or in the open thread of this month, or somewhere else?

Comment author: LucasSloan 24 January 2011 05:07:00PM 5 points [-]

Let's say that I'm confused about something in, say, Conservation of Expected Evidence. Should I ask my questions on it in comments of the article itself, or in the open thread of this month, or somewhere else?Let's say that I'm confused about something in, say, Conservation of Expected Evidence. Should I ask my questions on it in comments of the article itself, or in the open thread of this month, or somewhere else?

If you have a question, and don't particularly care if others after you see the answer, asking in the Open Thread probably will get more people looking at your question. On the other hand, people do look at the recent comment page, and try to answer questions, so I can't say that's a bad option. If it's not time critical, I'd ask in the article, then, if no one answers, link to your question from the open thread.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 24 January 2011 05:57:27PM 1 point [-]

It might also make sense to raise the question as a new topic in the discussion section.

I think it's the way to bet that if you're confused by something here (especially if it's at all technical or about using the site), you aren't the only one.

Comment author: paul_watcher 08 February 2011 10:35:24PM *  0 points [-]

Thank you both for the answers. I don't have much time right now to think about this, but I think I'll comment in the article itself. It's pretty specific.

Bonne journée.