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buybuydandavis comments on Evaporative Cooling of Group Beliefs - Less Wrong

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Comment author: buybuydandavis 15 October 2011 12:14:12PM 8 points [-]

When the reasonable people start leaving, the center of mass of the group shifts to wack space.

As for the comments on moderation, the solutions described are overly constrained by the pitiful state of web forum software.

Back in the early 90s, I was on an email list with elaborate filtering mechanisms, including collaborative filtering. Usenet had the magic of killfile filtering. Today, we're lucky to get "thumbs up", "thumbs down", and "ignore". It's just pitiful. It's like grubbing around in the Dark Ages, after living in Imperial Rome.