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Comment author: Elo 06 March 2016 02:55:14AM 1 point [-]

Meta: 4.5 hours to write, 30mins to take feedback and edit.

I always find this sort of info interesting.

That's why I post it. (in all my posts) And now with the karma tool I can do a time analysis VS karma (as an approximation for if the community cares about it.

For example: http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/n60/instrumental_behaviour_inbox_zero_a_guide/ got very low karma and took me 30mins. Compared to my longer ones which scored a lot higher.

to become the norm here.

Secretly my plan.

knowing how much time you spent writing

It's hard. I could put estimates of hours to weeks to months onto the idea. But that's thinking time. Ideas change over thinking time. It's the writing it down effort that's the hard effort. and the hard effort that other's would have to duplicate if they wanted to publish things. it's kinda a mix of writing and thinking as I write; because I could probably publish my typing speed; or analyse my word count compared to my typing speed and you would probably find something unsurprising (more words = takes longer to type). But for now; this is the best I got.

some ideas really can be fleshed out completely in a couple hours while others may take generations.

Well; I hope to show that yea; good ideas take more than a few hours to write about. But also take less than 10 hours usually. I care about time as a method of understanding how to do things. i.e. the time it takes to do programming, the time it takes to cook food, etc.