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TheOtherDave comments on Eliezer Yudkowsky Facts - Less Wrong

117 Post author: steven0461 22 March 2009 08:17PM

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Comment author: TheOtherDave 02 December 2010 09:09:48PM 0 points [-]

Well, right. What I'm having trouble deciding is whether I believe that's what he meant.

Or, rather, whether that's what he meant to express; I don't believe he actually believes nobody other than RationalWiki is clueless. Roughly speaking, I would have taken it to be a subtle way of expressing that RationalWiki is so clueless nobody else deserves the label.

I was initially trying to decide because it was relevant to how (and whether) I wanted to reply to the comment. Taken one way, I would have expressed appreciation for the subtle humor; taken another, I would either have corrected the typo or let it go, more likely the latter.

I ultimately resolved the dilemma by going meta. I no longer need to decide, and have therefore stopped trying.

(Is it just me, or am I beginning to sound like Clippy?)

Comment author: Clippy 03 December 2010 02:28:53AM 3 points [-]

What's wrong with sounding like Clippy?

Comment author: TheOtherDave 03 December 2010 03:07:42AM 0 points [-]

Did I say anything was wrong with it?

Comment author: Clippy 03 December 2010 03:25:06AM 0 points [-]

No.

Comment author: wedrifid 03 December 2010 02:34:05AM -1 points [-]

Is it just me, or am I beginning to sound like Clippy?

Not particularly.