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47 Post author: Habryka 15 September 2017 03:00AM

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Comment author: gbear605 15 September 2017 04:23:12AM 4 points [-]

I'd love to see achieved the goal of an active rationalist-hub and I think this might be a method that can lead to it.

Ironically, after looking at the post you made on lesserwrong that combines various Facebook posts, Eliezer unknowingly demonstrates the exact issue: "because of that thing I wrote on FB somewhere" On one of his old LW posts, he would have linked to it. Instead, the explanation is missing for those who aren't up to date on his entire FB feed.

Thanks for the work that you've put into this.

Comment author: Benito 15 September 2017 04:56:07AM 16 points [-]

We've actually talked a bit with Eliezer about importing his past and future facebook and tumblr essays to LW 2.0, and I think this is a plausible thing we'll do after launch. I think it will be good to have his essays be more linkable and searchable (and the people I've said this to tend to excitedly agree with me on this point).

(I'm Ben Pace, the other guy working full time on LW 2.0)

Comment author: ingres 15 September 2017 09:53:44PM *  11 points [-]

Please do this. This alone would be enough to get me to use and link LW 2.0, at least to read stuff on it.

UPDATE (Fri Sep 15 14:56:28 PDT 2017): I'll put my money where my mouth is. If the LW 2.0 team uploads at least 15 pieces of content authored by EY of a length at least one paragraph each from Facebook, I'll donate 20 dollars to the project.

Preferably in a way where I can individually link them, but just dumping them on a public web page would also be acceptable in strict terms of this pledge.

Comment author: philh 15 September 2017 12:01:24PM 8 points [-]

(As it happens, that particular post ("why you absolutely need 4 layers of conversation in order to have real progress") was un-blackholed by Alyssa Vance: https://rationalconspiracy.com/2017/01/03/four-layers-of-intellectual-conversation/)