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41 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 16 April 2009 12:56AM

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Comment author: MichaelGR 16 April 2009 01:42:38AM 1 point [-]

Perhaps women are less underrepresented on Less Wrong than may at first appear, and men are more likely to comment for some reason. Or perhaps women are less likely to choose visibly feminine usernames.

I think it's pretty frequent on the Internet, especially among those that have been around since the early-to-mid 1990s, to assume that everybody online is male by default until proven otherwise.

Being one of those, my first guess would be that the LW audience is > 90% male, but I'd love to see the results of an anonymous survey...

Comment author: JGWeissman 16 April 2009 02:23:40AM 0 points [-]
Comment author: Document 10 August 2017 12:18:34AM 0 points [-]

Did you mean to post that somewhere else?

Comment author: taryneast 21 March 2011 02:52:09PM -2 points [-]

:) ah xkcd... much, much love!