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22 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 09 August 2008 01:00AM

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Comment author: steven 10 August 2008 10:53:14PM 0 points [-]

HA: To me this sums up to you picking positions for personal status enhancement rather than for solving the challenges we face. I understand why that would be salient for a non-anonymous blogger. I hope you at least do your best to address them anonymously. Otherwise we could be left with a tragedy of the future outcomes commons, with all the thinkers vying for status over maximizing our future outcomes.

If you were already blogging and started an anonymous blog, how would you avoid giving away your identity in your anonymous blog through things like your style of thinking, or the sort of background justifications you use? It doesn't seem to me like it could be done.