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PotterChrist comments on Project Hufflepuff: Planting the Flag - Less Wrong

40 Post author: Raemon 03 April 2017 06:37PM

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Comment author: PotterChrist 03 April 2017 09:28:30AM 0 points [-]

Regular I'm fairly certain phrasing things like Harry Potter reference is actually bad for the rationalist community.

Comment author: Raemon 04 April 2017 10:17:11PM 3 points [-]

I actually (somewhat) agree - I'm using HP terminology out of experience and because it allows me to gesture at a complicated thingy with few words and have some built in community mythology to support it. BUT this definitely has costs, and if anyone has ideas for a name for this thing that is

a) catchy b) communicates the gist of the idea, but c) still leaves people wanting to know more without immediately thinking they know what the project is entirely about but being wrong, so they ask following questions

I would probably be in favor of such a name change.

Comment author: Raemon 09 April 2017 03:56:02AM 0 points [-]

Now I'm curious why this was retracted?