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pnrjulius comments on Guardians of Ayn Rand - Less Wrong

58 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 18 December 2007 06:24AM

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Comment author: pnrjulius 05 June 2012 04:28:44PM 2 points [-]

The proportion of constructive, intelligent comments on Less Wrong is about 90%. On Facebook it's maybe 30%. On Youtube it's about 5%.

Clearly we are doing something right!

Comment author: CBHacking 14 November 2014 12:13:50AM 1 point [-]

Having a self-selecting social group that strongly encourages both posting defensible claims and admitting when you are wrong will do wonders for a community. It requires a strong social consensus that these are desirable characteristics, of course - a sufficiently large group of trolls upvoting their own trolling and downvoting everybody else could pose a threat to the system - but that's where having the group be self-selected is a good thing.

On the other hand, I find myself forced to ask: have you any citations or evidence to support those numbers? :-D