This comment will collect things that I think beginner rationalists, "naive" rationalists, or "old school" rationalists (these distinctions are in my head, I don't expect them to translate) do which don't help them.
Aaaah, I see now. Just edited to what I think fits.
In light of reading through Raemon's shortform feed, I'm making my own. Here will be smaller ideas that are on my mind.