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32 Post author: Benquo 10 December 2016 07:06AM

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Comment author: Vaniver 10 December 2016 07:30:41AM 2 points [-]

I think I've gotten a lot out of trying to make my confusions public, because a lot of the time when I'm confused the source is also confused, and if not then I get my confusion resolved quickly instead of slowly.

I typically hesitate before recommending this to other people, because I don't know what the cost/benefit ratio looks like at difficult base rates of confusion. If you actually are wrong nine times out of ten, what does being open about this look like?