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PhilGoetz comments on Lesswrong Potential Changes - Less Wrong Discussion

17 Post author: Elo 19 March 2016 12:24PM

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Comment author: PhilGoetz 20 March 2016 12:58:38AM *  1 point [-]

Who is involved in this effort that has power to make any of it happen?

That raises the issue that "have more transparency about who runs the site and makes decisions" would be nice. The "About Less Wrong" page doesn't say anything about who runs the site, who the mods are, anything of that nature. I have no way of knowing whether Elo is a site webmaster, or some guy tossing out ideas.

Comment author: Elo 20 March 2016 02:03:55AM *  0 points [-]

power to make any of it happen?

Current process involves pushing changes to the Git repository; and being in contact with other dev's via the slack. Trikeapps then double check that the changes do not break anything (because they are responsible if the site goes down) and then push them live.

"About Less Wrong" page doesn't say anything about who runs the site, who the mods are, anything of that nature.

Added to the doc.

http://lesswrong.com/r/lesswrong/about/moderators this list exists but is not published in many places.

I will make a top-level post asking for contributors.

Comment author: Vaniver 21 March 2016 02:14:16PM 0 points [-]

this list exists but is not published in many places.

There's also the editor list here, which doesn't seem to be correct (or at least, the various titles aren't kept clear in an obvious way). I'm an editor (in that I can turn on admin and it says "Editor" when you look at my userpage), Eliezer looks like an editor when you look at his page, but he's on the moderator list and I'm on neither? And NancyLebovitz doesn't have any flair to distinguish her as a moderator on her userpage.

Comment author: Elo 21 March 2016 08:17:07PM 0 points [-]

update the doc to include editors.