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Comment author: gjm 22 September 2017 12:06:40PM *  0 points [-]

Do you want comments on the Lesser Wrong experience only via Intercom, or here as well?

[EDITED to add:] I see there's a "first impressions" thread over on Lesser Wrong, so I've ended up using that in preference to either of the other options.

In response to comment by gjm on LW 2.0 Open Beta Live
Comment author: Benito 23 September 2017 05:38:14AM 0 points [-]

Intercom is most useful for bugs, because we can quickly back-and-forth with you about the specifics of your operating system/browser and other stuff. If it's a feature request / some general feedback either works; maybe slightly err on posting in the 'impressions' thread for common knowledge.

Comment author: username2 22 September 2017 08:36:08PM 0 points [-]

Is there a pdf version available for The Codex as it appears on lesserwrong ? I see it's different from the Library of Alexandria.

Comment author: Benito 23 September 2017 05:36:37AM 1 point [-]

Not yet - one great person already turned it into a kindle (mobie) book though.

Comment author: Alicorn 21 September 2017 10:40:26PM 1 point [-]

That worked!

Comment author: Benito 21 September 2017 11:29:23PM 0 points [-]


Comment author: Alicorn 21 September 2017 08:20:01PM 0 points [-]

I did that yesterday and again today. PMing.

Comment author: Benito 21 September 2017 10:20:03PM 0 points [-]

I've just sent an email to the new address. Let me know if that works or not (very occasionally it goes into spam btw).

Comment author: Alicorn 21 September 2017 05:31:32AM 0 points [-]

I don't seem to have received the password reset email either. (Also, you might want to have this information on the website itself somewhere accessible from the login box.)

Comment author: Benito 21 September 2017 07:22:10PM *  0 points [-]

Hi, I think the comment above was slightly inaccurate earlier - when you're logging in, hit 'forgot password' to get the email.

If you did that and still don't receive an email, PM me with the email you want to get it sent to, and I'll do it manually.

Comment author: Jiro 20 September 2017 07:35:05PM 0 points [-]

And the expected behavior when using IE or Firefox is that you can't even get to the login screen? I find that unlikely.

Comment author: Benito 20 September 2017 07:55:24PM *  0 points [-]

Hi! I just checked on Firefox, and the login dialog box opened for me. If you still have this issue, next time you try to log in (open beta will happen by 4pm today) please ping us in the intercom (bottom right-hand corner of the lesserwrong page), and let us know what browser version you're using.

If your intercom doesn't work, let me know here.

Comment author: gjm 19 September 2017 11:14:04AM 1 point [-]

How much of that is selection (omitting whole articles) and how much is condensation (making individual articles shorter)?

Comment author: Benito 19 September 2017 08:29:00PM 1 point [-]

I don't know for sure, my guess is 80/20. Rob wrote some great introductions that give more context, but mostly the remaining posts are written the same (I think).

Comment author: ingres 17 September 2017 01:46:37PM 0 points [-]

Rat:A-Z is like...a slight improvement over EY's first draft of the sequences. I think when Craig says condensed he has much more substantial editing in mind.

Comment author: Benito 17 September 2017 07:06:45PM 5 points [-]

FYI R:AZ is shorter than The Sequences by a factor of 2, which I think is a substantial improvement. Not that it couldn't be shorter still ;-)

Comment author: ESRogs 17 September 2017 10:09:32AM 3 points [-]

If you write a post, it first shows up nowhere else but your personal user page, which you can basically think of being a medium-style blog. If other users have subscribed to you, your post will then show up on their frontpages

Some questions about this (okay if you don't have answers now):

  • Can anyone make a personal page?
  • Are there any requirements for the content -- does it need to be "rationality" themed, or can it be whatever the user wants (with the expectation that only LW-appropriate stuff will get promoted to the general frontpage)?
  • Can a user get kicked off for inappropriate content (whatever that means)?
Comment author: Benito 17 September 2017 07:04:22PM *  4 points [-]

Thanks for the questions.

  • From the start, all user pages will be personal pages. If you make an account, you'll have a basic blog.
  • No requirements for the content. This is for people in the community (and others) to write about whatever they're interested in. If you want a place to write those short statistical oddities you've been posting to tumblr; if you want a place to write those not-quite-essays you've been posting to facebook; if you want a place to try out writing full blog posts; if you wish, you can absolutely do that here.
  • I expect we'll have some basic norms of decency. I've not started the discussion within the Sunshine Regiment on what these will be yet, but once we've had a conversation we'll open it up to input from the community, and I'll make sure to publish clearly both the norms and info on what happens when someone breaks a norm.
Comment author: NancyLebovitz 15 September 2017 04:19:49PM *  10 points [-]

Thank you for developing this.

I'm reminded of an annoying feature of LW 1.0. The search function was pretty awful. The results weren't even in reverse chronological order.

I'm not sure how important better search is, but considering your very reasonable emphasis on continuity of discussion, it might matter a lot.

Requiring tags while offering a list of standard tags might also help.

Comment author: Benito 15 September 2017 09:38:30PM *  6 points [-]

We all thought search was very important, and so tried to make it very efficient and effective. Try out the search bar on the new site.

Added: I realise that comment links are currently broken - oops! We'll fix that before open beta.

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