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JoachimSchipper comments on The Value (and Danger) of Ritual - Less Wrong

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Comment author: JoachimSchipper 30 December 2011 05:41:23PM 9 points [-]

A possible argument: rituals will help build a cohesive tribe, but harm recruiting efforts. LW is more valuable for its articles than for its community, so tribe-building is not that valuable. But there are lots of people who are not yet aware of LW's ideas/community who would be turned off by cultishness.

(I don't feel qualified to have a position on this issue myself.)

Comment author: Vaniver 30 December 2011 06:47:01PM 2 points [-]

A possible argument: rituals will help build a cohesive tribe, but harm recruiting efforts. LW is more valuable for its articles than for its community, so tribe-building is not that valuable.

Cohesiveness generally helps recruiting more than it hurts it, so I find this unlikely.