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mattnewport comments on LW's first job ad - Less Wrong

3 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 16 September 2010 10:04AM

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Comment author: wedrifid 16 September 2010 06:22:59PM *  3 points [-]

Lesswrong is not a recruitment agency. Posting a job ad here is more akin to spreading word to a broad social network.

Anonymous impersonal job ads here are fairly close to spam. A post mentioning a job by an associated organisation or known individual would be far less so.

Comment author: mattnewport 16 September 2010 06:26:37PM 1 point [-]

I have no strong opinion on the appropriateness of the post. I was merely disagreeing with the claim that "An anonymous job listing triggers an entire category of red flags that a reasonable person would do well to have."

Comment author: wedrifid 17 September 2010 04:22:35AM 0 points [-]

I have no strong opinion on the appropriateness of the post.

Nor do I come to think of it. I was reacting to the idea that lesswrong is free advertising for a job agency. That would be inappropriate.