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Tell me what you think of me

15 Post author: lukeprog 05 November 2011 01:58AM

Time and time again, honest feedback has improved my life. I have sought it out on many specific occasions, but now I have a static, anonymous way for people to give me feedback — for any reason, at any time.

You can give me feedback on my personality, my conduct, or the organization for which I work by following this link right here.

Thank you. I apologize for making a discussion post that is all about me.

I operate by Crocker's Rules.

Comments (22)

Comment author: Incorrect 05 November 2011 03:12:13AM *  8 points [-]

Perhaps you may want to invoke Crocker's rules?

Simply a suggestion, no further implications intended.

Edit: Actually, still with no further implications intended beyond simple curiosity: if not, why not? I would be curious if you think the concept is a useful tool in a situation like this.

Comment author: lukeprog 05 November 2011 04:27:49AM 2 points [-]

Oh yeah. Added.

Comment author: gwern 01 December 2013 02:52:15AM 5 points [-]
Comment author: Bugmaster 05 November 2011 09:28:56AM 3 points [-]

First of all, I can't give you any feedback, because I'm fairly new here -- sorry about that. That said, I really like this idea of having a persistent personal feedback form. Somehow it had never occurred to me.

I'm curious, though -- what exactly do you do with the feedback ? How do you analyze it (beyound just filtering out the spam, that is), and how do you apply the results of the analysis ? Do you have some sort of a systematic -- or better yet, automated -- way of doing so ?

Comment author: gwern 05 November 2011 04:49:50PM 3 points [-]

I doubt he gets very much feedback; no point in running any formal analysis on tiny datasets.

Comment author: lukeprog 05 November 2011 09:38:55PM 1 point [-]

I have 16 pieces of feedback so far, but (by design) they are qualitative. This is a static feedback form linked from the front page of my personal website, so I expect feedback to keep coming in, but I don't plan to do a systematic analysis - at least not for many months.

Comment author: Bugmaster 06 November 2011 07:20:21AM 5 points [-]

This may be off-topic, but after skimming your website, I noticed that you wrote the Singularity FAQ. At one point, I thought of submitting an article critiquing the FAQ, but decided against it, since this might be considered trolling. But perhaps I should submit my critique via the feedback form ?

Comment author: lukeprog 06 November 2011 09:40:26AM 0 points [-]


Comment author: gwern 05 December 2011 06:54:54PM *  0 points [-]

How many do you have as of today? (I have 9 in total.)

Comment author: lukeprog 05 December 2011 07:35:00PM 1 point [-]


Comment author: gwern 05 December 2011 08:22:09PM 0 points [-]
Comment author: Bugmaster 06 November 2011 07:13:49AM 0 points [-]

Ah, ok, that makes sense. Still, once you get around to performing such an analysis, I'd be very interested to see it. Making quantitative sense of qualitative data is what AI is all about, after all ! (ok, ok, not really, but it's still a fun thing to do).

Comment author: SilasBarta 07 November 2011 04:36:20AM 2 points [-]

This seems like a great idea! I want to do this for myself. (I've had the honesty box up on facebook for a while but no one uses it.)

Any easy way to set this up for everyone? (Btw, I bet you'll get a message from "User:"Clippy saying that you don't make enough paperclips or something...)

Comment author: Wilka 07 November 2011 05:22:55PM *  1 point [-]

This looks to be a Google Docs form (used for making surveys), it just has a single question which is a "paragraph text" field. It shouldn't take long to do the same thing for yourself.

Have a look at this help topic for details on making a form.

Comment author: gwern 08 November 2011 09:44:06PM *  0 points [-]

That worked fairly well for me; I have what I think is a working feedback form. (I mostly copied lukeprog's wording, but omitting the parts about SIAI and hopefully wording it more friendly.)

The tricky part was figuring out how to set up email notifications: you have to go to the spreadsheet version of the form, click on Tools->Notifications and work from there.

Comment author: Jolly 05 November 2011 06:45:41AM 2 points [-]

I also invoke Crockers rules - and appreciate any and all feedback others wish to give me :)

Comment author: dbaupp 05 November 2011 06:32:12AM 3 points [-]

I apologize for making a discussion post that is all about me.

No need to apologise; you have contributed a lot to the site recently, so you deserve a post to yourself.

Comment author: [deleted] 05 November 2011 03:06:28AM *  3 points [-]

I'm waning saying anything definitive because you've earned enough status on the site that I might succumb to the Halo Effect.

But I'll say this: I think of you as the exemplar for an "Everyman rationalist" -- what the X-Rationality approach to life can do for the "common" Westernly schmoe, which is to say, a helluva lot. You have succeeded both epistemically and instrumentally through your deconversion and your self-help; these are issues that are "closer to home" than the demands set by FAI research, and thus invite a larger audience into the fold. In other words, you cover a lot of ground and you do it well.

I hope to emulate your comprehensiveness, your happiness (and, of course, your Modafinil habits :P) while building the Vancouver Rationalists community in the coming months.

Comment author: Luke_A_Somers 05 November 2011 04:27:32AM *  4 points [-]

So far as I can tell, lukeprog wasn't inviting feedback here, but via the link provided.

Comment author: [deleted] 05 November 2011 04:35:23AM 1 point [-]

Mm, that's right. Worth retracting? I don't want to seem unscrupulous.

Comment author: lukeprog 05 November 2011 04:51:12AM 5 points [-]

Not worth retracting.

Comment author: roland 09 November 2011 10:38:45PM 0 points [-]

Luke, I would be curious to see how you write your articles, the same for other top LWers: