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Vaniver comments on Open thread, Jan. 09 - Jan. 15, 2017 - Less Wrong Discussion

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Comment author: Vaniver 09 January 2017 07:25:16PM 8 points [-]

I moved the Rational Politics Project to Gleb's drafts because the discussion seemed insufficiently good.

Comment author: The_Jaded_One 09 January 2017 07:36:25PM 2 points [-]

I think there are some interesting topics in that area and I'd like to post about them at some point.

Comment author: Dagon 10 January 2017 02:20:42AM 4 points [-]

I think there are some interesting topics in that area, and I hope you post about them at some point ... elsewhere.

Comment author: The_Jaded_One 10 January 2017 11:57:47AM 0 points [-]

Elsewhere as in another website?

Comment author: Dagon 10 January 2017 02:48:53PM 5 points [-]

Yes. Less Wrong has done well at avoiding politics, and I hope it stays that way.

Comment author: The_Jaded_One 10 January 2017 05:00:56PM 5 points [-]

Less Wrong has not been doing well since 2013 or something, so one could perhaps rephrase this as

"Less wrong has been doing rather badly due (in part) to a lack of content, but I think metapolitical content is bad enough to be even worse"

Comment author: WalterL 09 January 2017 08:48:35PM 1 point [-]

Don't we not do politics here? Maybe make a Thunderdome area where people can just fight about politics?

Comment author: username2 09 January 2017 08:30:49PM *  0 points [-]

Comment author: Vaniver 09 January 2017 09:00:50PM 2 points [-]

You should ban Eugine and his sockpuppets.

Working on it.

Comment author: bogus 09 January 2017 08:20:35PM 0 points [-]

What's the standard for a "sufficiently good" discussion around here? Just wondering - maybe you should just put the whole site in "draft mode"!

Comment author: Vaniver 09 January 2017 08:23:21PM *  4 points [-]

I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description, and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the comments involved in this case is not that.

(With apologies to Holmes)