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Comment author: LessWrong 28 January 2018 10:49:55PM *  13 points [-]

Old site love thread.

Just curious how many people like, and possibly even prefer, the old site.

I'd also like to know if anyone else has terrible experience with site redesigns. They always, for some reason, end up terrible. Likelyhood of bias: 60%.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 02 February 2018 08:26:53AM 6 points [-]

I was very fond of this site. There were excellent essays, and the discussion structure suited me very well. I'm more of a short form writer. Also, the way it was easy to find old material and conveniently add to old threads is a feature that ssc doesn't have.

The big block of unchanging recommendations at the top of LW2 gets on my nerves.

This being said, the resident troll squeezed a lot of the fun out of LW1, and getting to be moderator-- and then discovering I didn't have adequate moderation tools-- gave me something of an ugh field about the place. And now it's over. It was good when it was good.

In response to Happiness Is a Chore
Comment author: NancyLebovitz 20 December 2017 04:10:57PM 0 points [-]

I'm somewhat annoyed that this claims there's a solution to becoming happier, goes on at some length, and doesn't include the solution.

In response to comment by magfrump on Ureshiku Naritai
Comment author: NancyLebovitz 13 April 2010 03:07:50AM 0 points [-]

Sorry-- I should have gotten back to you sooner.

What happened with your comment above was that it seemed like an attempt to take charge of my emotions, and that's an extreme hot-button issue for me.

Also, my original comment was pushing things a little in the wrong direction-- putting too much emphasis on it being my theory.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 20 December 2017 03:35:23PM 1 point [-]

So, some years later, and I'm surprised I was upset. I consider this to be progress.

Questions about the NY Megameetup

2 NancyLebovitz 03 December 2017 02:41PM

I don't have a confirmation that I have space, and I don't know what the location is. Some other people in Philadelphia don't have the information, either.

I'm handling this publicly because we might not be the only ones who need the information.

[Link] New program can beat Alpha Go, didn't need input from human games

6 NancyLebovitz 18 October 2017 08:01PM
Comment author: Habryka 22 September 2017 07:57:19AM 2 points [-]

I think I've figured it out. Some email servers have very strict spam requirements, and I hadn't set up our MX records properly (https://www.wikiwand.com/en/MX_record). This caused the emails to go through for a large majority of users, but not some who had custom domain setups with strong spam filters. This should be fixed now.

Really sorry for the trouble.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 22 September 2017 09:35:17AM 0 points [-]

I'm in!

Thanks very much.

Comment author: Habryka 21 September 2017 07:16:06PM 0 points [-]

Sorry, there was a miscommunication at an earlier point. We did not send out password-reset emails to everyone, however you can request a password-reset email in the login form on the new LessWrong, which should work well.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 21 September 2017 10:51:58PM 0 points [-]

I've done that. Still haven't gotten an email. I've checked my spam folder.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 21 September 2017 04:48:21PM 0 points [-]

I didn't get the password reset email.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 20 September 2017 01:01:42PM 0 points [-]

LW2.0 doesn't seem to be live yet, but when it is, will I be able to use my 1.0 username and password?

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 18 September 2017 11:30:09PM 0 points [-]

"One obvious candidate for such a generic cost effective safety intervention is a small but fully autonomous city on mars, or antarctica, or the moon, or under the ocean (or perhaps four such cities, just in case) that could produce food independently of the food production system traditionally used on the easily habitable parts of Earth."

That sort of thing might improve the odds for the human race, but it doesn't sound like it would do much for the average person who already exists.

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