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Where are we?

24 Post author: ciphergoth 02 April 2009 09:51PM

I'm enjoying lesswrong.com a lot so far, and it sounds like the last LW/OB meetup was a lot of fun. MBlume asks:

So far there've only been LW/OB meetups in the Bay area -- is there any way we could plot the geographic distribution of LW members and determine whether there are other spots where we could get a good meetup going?

I don't think that there are so many of us that we need an automated system for this; the threading system should be enough.I'll post a few top-level comments for various parts of the world, and encourage you all to follow up and tell us where you are. Ideally, find a comment that has where you live in it already and add "me too".

I'll try to keep this post updated with useful things. I can't wait to play Paranoid Debating!

Edit: Please don't post where you live in a new top-level comment! Try to find a comment referring to the rough geographic region you live in and post under that; it'll make this post easier to navigate.  I've divided the world into three (North America, Europe, everywhere else); posting under those comments will help.  Thanks!

Comments (299)

Comment author: matt 03 April 2009 09:36:30PM *  15 points [-]

The Less Wrong visit map:

global lesswrong visitors

  1. United States 31,827
  2. United Kingdom 6,662
  3. Canada 4,399
  4. Australia 2,943
  5. Finland 1,726
  6. Germany 1,502
  7. Netherlands 1,001
  8. Sweden 989
  9. New Zealand 750
  10. France 691
  11. Russia 577
  12. Ireland 524
  13. Brazil 434
  14. Israel 410
  15. Denmark 390
  16. Croatia 331
  17. India 327
  18. Belgium 322
  19. Japan 293
  20. Poland 288
  21. Austria 261
  22. Norway 247
  23. China 233
  24. Italy 192
  25. Spain 190

And some more detail:

(edit: credit to Google Analytics for all of the heavy lifting in this comment)

Comment author: AllanCrossman 04 April 2009 05:36:20PM 7 points [-]

This map would be better if it was based on visits divided by population. Currently it shows America as much darker than Britain even though Britain has about the same per capita LW readership... (and a considerably higher readership per landmass).

(Of course, getting the population for each country would be a right pain, so I don't blame you.)

Comment author: ciphergoth 11 April 2009 02:40:49PM 4 points [-]

This map would be best of all if it were an LW cartogram!

Comment author: Suryc11 21 December 2011 09:45:38AM 0 points [-]

Is there an updated version of this? I don't have the know-how to do it myself.

Comment author: khafra 19 April 2009 10:36:36PM *  0 points [-]

Great stat visualization and breakdown! But it's not in first normal form: There's two Bellevues, and the St. Petersburg entry doesn't specify whether it's Florida (which has a blob in the St. Petersburg/Tampa area, and no entry for Tampa) or Russia (which seems to be the origin of a few prominent LW'ers). I'm not sure of the most efficient way to resolve the ambiguities.

Comment author: matt 20 April 2009 10:29:05PM 0 points [-]

All of the heavy lifting here is done by Google Analytics.

(The St. Petersburg entry in the "US visitors by city" pdf is the one in the US).

Comment author: robzahra 02 April 2009 11:59:20PM *  4 points [-]

This post is a good idea, but wouldn't it be easier for everyone to join the less wrong facebook group? I'm not positive, but I think the geographical sorting can then be easily viewed automatically. You could then invite the subgroups to their own group, and easily send group messages.

Comment author: ciphergoth 03 April 2009 01:15:29PM 1 point [-]

I thought of that, but quite a few folk seemed to object to the idea of using Facebook here, so I thought this was the safest option. I'm in the Facebook group too, as Paul Crowley.

Comment author: ciphergoth 02 April 2009 09:52:35PM 3 points [-]

Post in this thread if you live in Europe.

Comment author: gaffa 03 April 2009 08:32:53PM 3 points [-]

Post here if you live in Sweden.

Comment author: Henrik_Jonsson 18 July 2009 12:13:19AM 2 points [-]

Umeå, Sweden.

Comment author: Dojan 09 October 2013 02:49:10AM *  0 points [-]

Same here! Are you still around?

Comment author: Jens 04 April 2009 05:06:06PM 2 points [-]

Stockholm, Sweden.

Comment author: luff 08 August 2010 05:46:26PM *  1 point [-]

Härnösand, Sweden.

Comment author: NihilCredo 07 August 2010 10:12:14AM 1 point [-]

Uppsala, Sweden.

Comment author: gaffa 28 April 2011 10:34:29AM 0 points [-]

Gothenburg, Sweden.

Comment author: infotropism 03 April 2009 06:44:17PM 2 points [-]

People of Belgium, unite behind me ... if any.

Comment author: Plasmon 03 March 2011 10:54:41AM 0 points [-]

I'm from Belgium

Comment author: Emile 03 April 2009 05:59:33AM 2 points [-]

Post in this thread if you live in France.

Comment author: Emile 03 April 2009 05:59:59AM 1 point [-]

I live in Paris

Comment author: igoresque 04 April 2009 01:25:54PM 1 point [-]

Yvelines, next to Paris

Comment author: bogdanb 03 April 2009 06:47:24PM 1 point [-]

Right next to Paris myself, Palaiseau en fait.

Comment author: Gyrodiot 09 February 2016 01:59:43PM 0 points [-]

Greetings, from Toulouse.

Comment author: pangel 03 May 2011 09:36:01PM 0 points [-]

I am too.

Comment author: MasterGrape 21 September 2010 07:36:02AM 0 points [-]

I live near Carcassonne

Comment author: Morendil 06 October 2009 07:04:53AM 0 points [-]

I'm in Paris

Comment author: ciphergoth 02 April 2009 09:54:21PM 2 points [-]

I live in London, UK.

Comment author: MichaelHoward 02 April 2009 10:09:30PM 3 points [-]

I'm in London, and till we organize something I recommend the UKTA/ExtroBritannia meets.

Comment author: taw 02 April 2009 11:05:39PM 3 points [-]

Another Londoner here. By power of statistics there should be enough of us to organize it even the next weekend if we wanted.

If anybody else wants to organize that, go ahead, I don't really have much experience in this. But in case there are no other volunteers I'll do it. So if any Londoners interested in rationalist meetup in some coffeeshop or pub, just email me at Tomasz.Wegrzanowski@gmail.com If there will be 5 or more interested people, I'll suggest some times and places and hopefully we can set the first meetup this way.

The first one is always the hardest, the next one will hopefully be less ad hoc than that.

Comment author: ciphergoth 02 April 2009 11:10:23PM 2 points [-]

I'd go for a weekday evening in a pub in town to kick off...

Comment author: JulianMorrison 02 April 2009 11:29:22PM *  1 point [-]

Weekdays are useless to anyone not actually in London - even close by, it would take too long to travel in after work.

Also, pubs are hugely overrated for serious talk, where you want less echoes, less music, less TV and less shouty people. Try a Starbucks?

Edit: meeting near a station or at least Zone 1 tube is also a plus.

Comment author: taryneast 12 December 2010 11:39:23AM 0 points [-]

I'm up for that - Tue/Wed/Thu (tho not in silly season). Alternatively, a weekend midday/afternoon, unless you'd like to come out to Windsor. :)

Comment author: ciphergoth 13 December 2010 06:32:18AM 0 points [-]

The post you're replying to is very old, but see Calling LW Londoners - a meetup on Sunday 2011-01-02 seems likely!

Comment author: taryneast 13 December 2010 09:42:38AM 0 points [-]

Fantastic. Thanks for that :)

Comment author: taryneast 12 December 2010 11:37:54AM 1 point [-]

I'm in Slough - work in London. This thread is a couple years old, though, any current activity?

Comment author: MichaelHoward 12 December 2010 01:50:45PM 0 points [-]

Hi. Yes, it's still going. The last meeting "The neuropsychology of self control - and its implications for AI and brain simulation" was on 13 November. See my links above for future meetings, and hope to see you there :)

Comment author: taryneast 12 December 2010 03:51:47PM *  0 points [-]

Cool. Thanks. That does sound interesting.

I did check out the group page, but I noticed that you can't see the calendar unless you're a member... but I don't like to join unless I can see the calendar of past events (to see if they're local/relevant/interesting etc)... catch-22 sometimes ;)

Of course, I could join, look, then unjoin - but that's far more effort... especially when you have to be approved first.

Comment author: MichaelHoward 13 December 2010 01:37:17PM 0 points [-]

but I don't like to join unless I can see the calendar of past events (to see if they're local/relevant/interesting etc)... catch-22 sometimes ;)

Hmm... that does seem a little foot-shooting, unless you join too many groups and want a reason not to ;)

There's nothing in the ExtroBritannia list's calendar though, but you can see the events on the blog.

Comment author: taryneast 13 December 2010 03:57:57PM 0 points [-]

unless you join too many groups and want a reason not to ;)

That would be an accurate description of my life ;)

Currently I am interested in way too many things - and have a habit of joining up to all of them to see if I'm interested enough to continue going along...

Unfortunately I am limited by time from going to everything I'd like.

Comment author: JulianMorrison 02 April 2009 10:48:19PM 1 point [-]

Reading, UK, and UKTA is excellent.

Comment author: marc 02 April 2009 11:32:57PM 2 points [-]

I'm in London

Comment author: whpearson 03 April 2009 08:11:11AM 1 point [-]

Devon, UK. London meets are a bit far at the moment, but I may be moving.

Comment deleted 02 April 2009 11:34:13PM [-]
Comment author: AlanCrowe 03 April 2009 10:12:10AM 1 point [-]

I'm also in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Comment author: sark 23 January 2010 09:51:48PM 0 points [-]

me too, University of Edinburgh

Comment author: strangeloop 26 January 2010 04:41:23PM 0 points [-]

London as well.

Comment author: Larks 11 August 2009 11:23:24PM *  0 points [-]

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Edit: Also Oxford, UK in termtime.

Comment author: oliverbeatson 11 September 2009 12:22:05AM 1 point [-]

Another Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Comment author: Alexandros 24 April 2009 04:00:59PM 0 points [-]

Guildford, UK. Definitely up for any London meetups.

Comment deleted 03 April 2009 04:06:53PM [-]
Comment author: Torben 04 April 2009 12:11:42PM 1 point [-]

Copenhagen (city, not snuff).

Comment author: Grrrr 20 September 2010 10:37:04AM 0 points [-]


Comment author: XiXiDu 03 April 2009 09:51:12AM 1 point [-]

Germany, NRW, Gütersloh

Comment author: Sebastian_Hagen 03 April 2009 11:08:26AM 1 point [-]
Comment author: SimonF 23 March 2011 01:51:59PM *  0 points [-]

Cologne, Germany

Xixidu, are you interested in a mini-lw-meetup in nrw?

Comment author: yrff_jebat 28 October 2010 01:52:45PM 0 points [-]

Berlin, Germany

Comment author: jasticE 21 September 2010 08:23:06PM 0 points [-]

Munich, Germany

Comment author: wallowinmaya 02 May 2011 10:17:47PM 0 points [-]

me too.

Comment author: [deleted] 12 August 2010 08:13:52AM 0 points [-]

Stuttgart, Germany

Comment author: Bongo 02 April 2009 10:38:40PM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live in Finland.

Comment author: Kaj_Sotala 05 April 2009 03:33:39PM 1 point [-]

Helsinki here.

Comment author: vizikahn 03 April 2009 07:33:31AM 1 point [-]

I live in Oulu.

Comment author: kluge 04 April 2009 06:26:56PM 1 point [-]

Oulu as well.

Comment author: Bongo 02 April 2009 10:38:57PM *  1 point [-]

Comment author: Cunya 03 April 2009 06:05:17AM 1 point [-]

Tampere, but a Hungarian.

Comment author: Jonii 07 August 2010 11:01:56AM 0 points [-]


Comment author: RichardKennaway 02 April 2009 10:10:26PM 1 point [-]

Norwich, UK.

Comment author: abigailgem 03 April 2009 11:49:21AM *  1 point [-]

Newport, South Wales (Casnewydd, De Cymru). Rarely in London, willing to travel to Bristol or Swansea.

Comment author: gjm 03 April 2009 09:09:24AM 1 point [-]

Cambridge, UK.

Comment author: PaulWright 03 April 2009 11:03:54PM 1 point [-]

Me too! (But gjm knew that).

Comment author: gjm 03 April 2009 11:54:25PM 1 point [-]

I'm mildly surprised that so far there's only the two of us.

Comment author: Viliam_Bur 13 October 2011 06:56:22PM 0 points [-]

Slovakia, Bratislava

Comment author: mindbound 01 July 2011 04:09:23PM 0 points [-]

Riga, LV.

Comment author: emil 09 May 2011 10:50:12PM 0 points [-]

Anybody from Romania?

Comment author: ChrisPine 12 August 2010 01:10:33PM 0 points [-]

Oslo, Norway

Comment author: FourFire 28 June 2015 02:15:43PM 0 points [-]

Oslo, Norway.

Comment author: ciphergoth 02 April 2009 09:52:08PM 3 points [-]

Post in this thread if you live in the US or Canada.

Comment author: Michelle 07 April 2009 08:18:54AM 3 points [-]

Victoria, BC

Comment author: Owen_Richardson 09 April 2011 12:23:57AM 1 point [-]

Also Victoria, BC.

(Same person as user "Eoghanalbar", which I'm not using anymore.)

Comment author: Eoghanalbar 08 August 2010 10:55:10PM 0 points [-]

Also Victoria, BC. Home of the sasquatch and pacific tree octopus, and where the conservative party is named 'the liberals'.

Comment author: PhilGoetz 03 April 2009 03:01:05AM *  3 points [-]
Comment author: MBlume 03 April 2009 04:29:47PM 5 points [-]

glad I'm not the only Bayesian who loves OotS

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 April 2009 04:36:08PM 4 points [-]

rest assured...

Comment author: ChrisBrown 03 April 2009 09:09:41PM 1 point [-]

In the NoVA/DC area as well.

Comment author: Jack 03 April 2009 07:53:16PM 1 point [-]

Me too.

Comment author: DSimon 13 October 2011 07:20:12PM 0 points [-]

I'm not officially in DC, but I'm close enough to have a metro stop within walking distance of my house.

Comment author: Document 18 March 2010 07:48:05AM 0 points [-]

Within 160 miles or ~3 hours of DC according to Mapquest.

Comment author: Hook 04 March 2010 03:19:51PM 0 points [-]

In between DC and Baltimore

Comment author: RobinZ 26 October 2009 11:33:42PM 0 points [-]

Likewise, in the DC area.

Comment author: Benquo 21 April 2009 06:43:00PM 0 points [-]

likewise - DC

Comment author: swestrup 03 April 2009 04:15:56AM 2 points [-]

Montreal, Canada

Comment author: Pierre-Andre 03 April 2009 01:56:18PM 1 point [-]

Québec, Qc, Canada.

Comment author: evtujo 04 April 2009 02:41:32PM 1 point [-]


Comment author: GuySrinivasan 04 April 2009 01:04:52AM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live in the Pacific Northwest.

Comment author: GuySrinivasan 04 April 2009 01:05:36AM 1 point [-]

I live in Redmond, WA.

Comment author: ameriver 27 April 2011 07:49:43AM 0 points [-]

I'm in central Oregon

Comment author: Chase_Johnson 03 April 2009 05:44:16PM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live within driving distance of Dallas, TX.

Comment author: SilasBarta 26 October 2009 09:27:09PM 1 point [-]

Waco, TX. (Prompt reply, I know...)

Comment author: Simulacra 17 April 2009 12:22:49AM 1 point [-]

Sugar Land (Houston area), not exactly day trip material but with sufficient notice I could make something.

Comment author: Chase_Johnson 27 April 2009 04:47:21PM 0 points [-]

We do seem to be thin on the ground in Texas.

Comment author: MrHen 08 April 2009 09:54:06PM 1 point [-]

I'm currently in Tyler, TX.

Comment author: Chase_Johnson 03 April 2009 05:44:30PM 1 point [-]

I live in Richardson.

Comment author: clay 26 October 2009 10:37:38PM 0 points [-]

I just caught this when I saw Silas post in the sidebar. I don't know if you're still around LW, but I live in Richardson as well, although I plan to move to the Bay Area soon.

Comment author: pdf23ds 06 October 2009 06:29:54AM 0 points [-]

I live in Mount Pleasant, TX.

Comment author: Rune 03 April 2009 01:57:19PM 1 point [-]

Waterloo, Ontario.

Comment author: BrandonReinhart 03 April 2009 10:15:13AM 1 point [-]

Seattle, WA

Comment author: Aurini 03 April 2009 09:10:10AM 1 point [-]

Calgary, Alberta.

Comment author: Cyan 03 April 2009 03:23:03AM 1 point [-]

Ottawa, Canada.

Comment author: MichaelGR 03 April 2009 04:15:20AM 1 point [-]

I'm moving to Ottawa on May 1st.

How many people do we need to have quorum?

Comment author: Cyan 03 April 2009 04:01:02PM 5 points [-]

One representative from each of the twelve colonies.

Comment author: MichaelGR 03 April 2009 04:04:35PM 3 points [-]

Can I be Caprica?

Comment author: Cyan 03 April 2009 10:52:25PM 2 points [-]

Certainly! And I shall be the Vogon representative.

Comment author: LongInTheTooth 03 April 2009 03:44:03PM 1 point [-]

Ottawa, Canada

Comment author: badger 03 April 2009 02:51:23AM 1 point [-]

Phoenix, Arizona

Comment author: AndySimpson 03 April 2009 04:22:58AM 1 point [-]

Wohoo! Glendale.

Comment author: janos 03 April 2009 02:45:50AM 1 point [-]

I'm mostly a lurker, but I'm in Toronto.

Comment author: MichaelGR 03 April 2009 02:20:29AM 1 point [-]

Canada, Ottawa.

Comment author: CronoDAS 03 April 2009 01:10:20AM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live within what you consider easy driving distance from New York City.

Comment author: robzahra 05 April 2009 04:46:37PM 1 point [-]

NYC area: Rob Zahra, AlexU, and Michael Vassar sometimes...

Comment author: Zvi 04 April 2009 09:47:49PM 1 point [-]

I live in NYC proper.

Comment author: Kenny 12 April 2009 02:55:28PM 1 point [-]


Comment author: crazypaki 03 April 2009 08:20:06AM 1 point [-]

ay, North Kersey for me and I am in the city 3-4 days a week

Comment author: CronoDAS 03 April 2009 01:10:46AM 1 point [-]

I live in central New Jersey.

Comment author: dclayh 03 April 2009 02:14:09AM 1 point [-]

Me too: Princeton.

Comment author: olimay 17 April 2009 01:47:53AM 0 points [-]

I said Princeton above, since it's my mailing address (and recognizable to non-locals.) Close enough, I guess, and anyway I've recently been spending most of my time (here) in Frist.

Comment author: xamdam 08 August 2010 01:15:49AM 0 points [-]

Long Island, work in NYC

Comment author: olimay 17 April 2009 01:44:08AM 0 points [-]

Princeton, NJ. Easy train ride up. I visit NYC every other weekend.

Comment author: jimrandomh 02 April 2009 10:14:58PM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live in New England

Comment author: imaxwell 03 April 2009 02:30:19AM 1 point [-]

I attend the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, and live on campus.

I am in Massachusetts about every other weekend on average, and I considered posting this in "Massachusetts." I could easily make a MA meetup.

Comment author: jimrandomh 02 April 2009 10:15:19PM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live in Massachusetts

Comment author: Alicorn 02 April 2009 10:35:28PM *  3 points [-]

I live in Amherst, MA.

Should we also be posting how mobile we are? I rely on the bus system and the goodwill of my roommate to get around. I couldn't attend an event in, say, Boston unless there was carpooling.

Comment author: adb 03 April 2009 05:21:17PM 1 point [-]

Medford, MA. Enjoyed the OB meetup on the MIT campus, which was convenient since I work across the street. I'd be up to renting a car and driving to Amherst or New Hampshire for a meetup on a weekend, especially if there was time for hiking.

Comment author: grobstein 03 April 2009 05:04:34AM 1 point [-]

Cambridge, MA. Rarely venture beyond Boston metro area.

However, I'll in the Pioneer Valley on Apr. 17-19, if anyone is interested in a meetup that Sunday (19th), say NoHo or Amherst.

Comment author: Alicorn 03 April 2009 02:53:12PM 1 point [-]

The bus is less friendly on weekends, but I could get as far as Amherst Center (and back) without spending unduly long waiting for multiple buses.

Comment author: James_Miller 02 April 2009 11:02:33PM *  1 point [-]

I live in South Deerfield, MA and work in Northampton

Contact me at EconomicProf@Yahoo.com

Comment author: jimrandomh 02 April 2009 10:15:38PM 1 point [-]

I live in Bedford, MA

Comment author: Nick_Roy 25 March 2011 04:05:27AM 0 points [-]

I live in Plymouth, MA during the summer, and am able to get to Boston.

Comment author: [deleted] 04 December 2011 06:04:18PM 0 points [-]

West Hartford, CT.


Comment author: MBlume 02 April 2009 09:57:18PM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live in California

Comment author: [deleted] 23 August 2010 10:01:09PM 1 point [-]

I live in Davis.

Comment author: dfranke 02 April 2009 10:32:03PM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live in the Bay Area.

Comment author: John_Maxwell_IV 04 April 2009 01:44:43AM 1 point [-]

I live in Santa Clara, but I don't have a car, so...

Comment author: rhollerith 03 April 2009 04:11:00PM *  1 point [-]

I live in Marin County.

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 April 2009 10:12:51AM 1 point [-]

I live in Redwood City, at least for now.

Comment author: orthonormal 03 April 2009 07:48:05AM 1 point [-]

I live in Berkeley.

Comment author: dfranke 02 April 2009 10:32:18PM 1 point [-]

I live in San Francisco.

Comment author: ianshakil 02 August 2010 03:29:02PM 0 points [-]

I'm in Palo Alto

Comment author: DanMeyer 23 April 2010 08:53:39PM 0 points [-]

Palo Alto (it might technically be EPA)

Comment author: ata 03 March 2010 04:22:54AM 0 points [-]

I live in Berkeley.

Comment author: zntneo 04 April 2011 03:56:46AM 0 points [-]

I live in seaside,ca.

Comment author: MBlume 04 April 2011 04:14:21AM 0 points [-]

Hey there. I think our current closest regular meetup is at Tortuga in Mountain View, which is to say -- miles away from you. If you're inclined to try hosting your own meetup, I strongly suspect you'd at least hear from some UCSC folk.

Comment author: kithpendragon 22 February 2012 09:23:37PM 0 points [-]

Harrisburg, PA

Comment author: windmil 02 January 2012 01:47:08AM 0 points [-]

Florida, the central part.

Comment author: r_claypool 15 June 2011 03:37:47AM 0 points [-]

Nashville, Tennessee

Comment author: JackEmpty 14 March 2011 11:01:11AM *  0 points [-]

New Brunswick, Canada.

Comment author: hewhocutsdown 20 December 2010 08:20:50PM 0 points [-]

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Comment author: jwhendy 09 January 2011 04:18:26AM 0 points [-]

St. Paul, Minnesota -- I see there was a meetup in 2009 but could't find anything else... how many Minnesotans are there? Can we get together?

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 08 August 2010 01:06:52AM 0 points [-]

Post in this thread if you're in the Philadelphia area.

Comment author: Document 23 September 2010 07:32:41AM 0 points [-]

Within 28 miles or 40 minutes of Philadelphia according to Mapquest, which sounds basically accurate to me.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 08 August 2010 01:07:28AM 0 points [-]

I'm in Philadelphia.

Comment author: wnoise 03 March 2010 04:03:48AM 0 points [-]

Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Comment author: Pavitra 06 October 2009 06:05:55AM 0 points [-]

Fairfield, Iowa.

Comment author: TobyBartels 07 August 2010 05:35:35PM *  0 points [-]

I dub Pavitra's post the beginning of the Great Plains thread.

Lincoln NE

Comment author: Nick_Tarleton 31 July 2009 10:39:35PM 0 points [-]

Pittsburgh, PA

Comment author: Document 17 November 2010 03:17:04AM 0 points [-]

About 280 miles or 5 hours from Pittsburgh according to Mapquest.

Comment author: mattnewport 16 April 2009 05:45:58PM 0 points [-]

Vancouver, Canada.

Comment author: Epiphany 23 September 2012 08:01:55PM *  2 points [-]

The location I'm providing is a little vague because I want to say where I am, but posting that as a female almost guarantees a loss of anonymity in various contexts. I'm in the Western United States. For those using find in page, my region includes:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Comment author: steven0461 31 October 2009 05:29:49AM 2 points [-]

Would it be a good idea to bump this to the front page every now and then?

Comment author: Douglas_Knight 01 November 2009 12:54:54AM *  1 point [-]

Would it be a good idea to bump [the Where are we? thread] to the front page every now and then?

Maybe a link to it in the text of the monthly open thread?

Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov 01 November 2009 11:41:38AM 1 point [-]

And to the Welcome thread.

Comment author: PhilGoetz 03 April 2009 03:00:21AM 2 points [-]

Why are people voting the comments on this post up and down? 7 completely neutral comments expressing where people live have been voted down to zero. That's crazy.

Comment author: MBlume 03 April 2009 03:17:09AM 3 points [-]

cipher and I removed the upvotes from our own comments since we were making lots of comments to give structure to the thread, and did not feel it was fair for us to earn karma from them.

Comment author: DragonGod 24 August 2017 09:22:25PM 1 point [-]

I'm from Nigeria.

Comment author: oge 26 August 2017 01:25:20PM 0 points [-]

Where in Nigeria?

Comment author: DragonGod 28 August 2017 08:02:32PM 0 points [-]

I live in Lagos, but I'm currently at my University; it's in Ogun state.

You're (presumably) Nigerian as well (Yoruba from your name)?

Comment author: oge 29 August 2017 08:52:52PM 0 points [-]

Haha, I live in Lagos too. One day we'll have a proper meetup :)

Comment author: DragonGod 30 August 2017 12:04:59PM 0 points [-]

Okay. :)

Comment author: rwallace 03 April 2009 08:15:58AM 1 point [-]

Dublin, Ireland.

Comment author: Laoch 03 March 2011 10:51:06AM 0 points [-]

Limerick, Ireland.

Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov 02 April 2009 10:44:27PM 1 point [-]

Anyone from Russia? I live in Moscow.

Comment author: Vladimir_Golovin 03 April 2009 06:11:15AM *  1 point [-]

Rostov-na-Donu here :)

I know a couple of guys here in Rostov (was quite surprised to discover them!) who are interested in That Which Cannot Be Named Yet. They could definitely learn a lot from reading LW and the OB corpus, but unfortunately their English isn't good enough.

(BTW, I didn't think you were from Moscow, thought you're an immigrant -- your English is way too good for a regular Russian.)

Comment author: cousin_it 03 April 2009 05:59:29AM 1 point [-]

Me too.

Comment author: BT_Uytya 04 December 2011 05:06:23PM 0 points [-]

I'm from Bashkortostan, but now I live in Dolgoprudny, Moscow Oblast because, you know, I'm a student and my university is located there.

Comment author: ciphergoth 02 April 2009 09:53:09PM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live outside Europe, the US, or Canada.

Comment author: insaneabd 03 April 2009 02:52:16PM 2 points [-]

Lahore, Pakistan

Comment author: [deleted] 03 April 2009 12:03:10PM 2 points [-]

Any other African expats? Rwanda? In fact, I'll see your small central African nation and raise you a Burundi, Uganda, or Eastern Congo if it's not buried in lava by next week.

Comment author: Andrew 03 April 2009 07:50:39AM 2 points [-]

Shanghai, China

Comment author: y0math 02 June 2012 06:15:18PM 1 point [-]

Mumbai, India

Comment author: michaelkeenan 06 April 2009 07:20:51AM 1 point [-]

Taipei, Taiwan.

Comment author: blogospheroid 06 April 2009 04:20:58AM 1 point [-]

Bangalore, India, honest confession, a lurker more than a commentor. I feel i don't know enough.

Comment author: thungas 10 October 2009 06:39:44PM 0 points [-]

hey.. am from Bangalore.. on/off lurker.. had an acct for long.. but this is my first comment.. -Srikanth Thunga

Comment author: Vladimir_Gritsenko 04 April 2009 10:09:30AM 1 point [-]

I can't be the only guy to generate the 410 hits from Israel... if I am, that is very sad.

Comment author: DanArmak 06 October 2009 12:23:49PM 0 points [-]

I'm from Israel. Currently live in Jerusalem studying at HUJI.

Comment author: dyokomizo 06 December 2009 10:58:40PM 0 points [-]

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Comment author: Gust 21 December 2011 08:47:04AM 0 points [-]

Same! Are you still around?

Comment author: dyokomizo 02 January 2012 01:00:06AM 0 points [-]

Around São Paulo, yes. Around LW, not much anymore, I mostly read it via feed reader.

Comment author: AndrewH 18 July 2009 12:18:10AM 0 points [-]

Auckland, New Zealand

Comment author: james_edwards 30 April 2010 12:47:58AM 0 points [-]

Me too!

Comment author: free_rip 22 September 2010 10:15:14AM 0 points [-]

Chch, NZ.

Comment author: somervta 12 October 2012 05:28:28AM 0 points [-]