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125 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 17 November 2011 07:28PM

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Comment author: Giles 17 November 2011 10:57:34PM 0 points [-]

Isn't the general strategy to join or create communities where status is awarded for actually doing the right thing?

Comment author: sark 18 November 2011 11:01:07AM 2 points [-]

How many such communities can you be part of (because surely you don't only have one goal) and still not have them a diluted effect on yourself? How many such communities don't fall prey to lost purposes? How many can monitor your life with enough fidelity that they can tell if you go astray?