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91 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 September 2007 06:31PM

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Comment author: potato 02 August 2011 08:36:55PM *  1 point [-]

"Applause Light" is a wonderful name for that tactic; it's funny, catchy, and makes the problem with that tactic intuitively obvious. That term should be further proliferated throughout the internet if it hasn't already been. Adding that meme to the average internet goer's repertoire could have wonderful side-effects on the support decisions of people in meat space everywhere.