Edit: This post refers to the original version of LessWrong, which ran between February 2009 and March 2018. The About page referring to the period from March 2018 to the present can be found here.
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Maybe redirect the lesswrong.com/r/discussion/ link & description to the "Ask a Question" beta?
This is the old version, kept for the sake of not deleting old things. It is not meant to be an accurate description of modern LW.
Ah, makes sense.