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DSimon comments on Humans are not automatically strategic - Less Wrong

154 Post author: AnnaSalamon 08 September 2010 07:02AM

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Comment author: DSimon 10 September 2010 08:48:25PM 1 point [-]

So now you have a highly-voted comment which contains no solutions to the problem but only a criticism of how many highly-voted comments here contain no solutions but only criticisms?

I'm not saying that pointing out that something is wrong without proposing an alternate solution is necessarily a bad idea. In fact, I think it can often be helpful, and I think the specific complaint your comment makes is a good one.

But, I also think that your statement isn't self-consistent. If you only value comments that propose solutions, then propose a solution!

Comment author: patrissimo 12 September 2010 04:16:48AM 6 points [-]

I implied solutions. Like, people who want to get more rational should go read self-help / life hacking books instead of LW. And, if LW wants to be more useful, it should become more like self-help & life hacking community - focused on practical changes one can make in one's own life, explicit exercises for increasing rationality, groups that work together in-person to provide feedback, monitor performance, provide social motivation, etc.