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Lumifer comments on Lesswrong Potential Changes - Less Wrong Discussion

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Comment author: Lumifer 22 March 2016 09:34:46PM 1 point [-]

In practice, the difference between an hour and a week can be significant.

Sure, but why do you want to take a roundabout-karma way about it? If you care about slowing attacks down, make it so that no account younger than X days can vote. If you care about a sockpuppet explosion, implement some checks on the front end so that no IP address can create more than Y accounts in Z days (yes, proxies, but that's another speed bump).

However I feel that all this distracts from a bigger point. LW is in crisis and some people even say it's dying. This is not because LW is under siege from multiple accounts or sockpuppets. If Eugene goes away LW will still be in crisis. While I'm not in general a big fan of YAGNI, I feel that it's appropriate here. Focus on important parts first.

Comment author: Viliam 23 March 2016 07:06:14AM -1 points [-]

There is more than one problem with LW. But for me this is just more reason to make one go away quickly by increasing a constant, and then focus on the remaining ones.

Comment author: Lumifer 23 March 2016 02:21:36PM 1 point [-]

We're disagreeing about whether increasing that constant will make the problem go away.