Madison WI Meetup, Sat Apr 2nd 1PM

by drethelin1 min read22nd Mar 201118 comments

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Madison LW Meetup

When: Saturday, April 2 at 1 PM

Where: Manna Cafe at 611 N. Sherman Ave

 

I'll be in the back room, at the big table. I'll be wearing a very unusual hat and a black hoodie. I'll have a sign saying LW. Hopefully we can start up a regular group!

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Pick a time, pick a place, declare you'll be there with a sign reading "LW", and I'll promote it to the front page. Either someone else will show or they won't.

+1

I was expecting five or six for London January 2011. Twenty showed.

If there's two people, it's a meet :-D

I am very glad you are enforcing this as standard procedure. Thank you.

Even for Waco? Waco???

Doesn't cost you much to try.

Not in money, sure, but there's a non-monetary cost to sitting alone with a sign for a few hours.

Edit: Before anyone says it, YES, I'm still planning to do this, and how I'm going to do this -- I'm not indefinitely digging up excuses for not doing it. I'm just listing a concern. I've far too often heard diagnoses that would interpret my remark otherwise.

Sit there with a sign saying "LW" and a big picture of an Art Lebedev paperclip. If strangers ask you what you're there for, say "I'm meeting friends. Have one of these." and hand them the tract version of The Twelve Virtues Of Rationality. At worst they don't bug you, at good they read it, at best they stay to argue!

Not an expensive cost if you combine it with something you were doing anyway... like reading or eating a meal :)

Not in money, sure, but there's a non-monetary cost to sitting alone with a sign for a few hours.

I expect Eliezer didn't mean money either.

Do you disagree with the judgment though?

Heh, I've just edited in (and then out of) the grandparent comment, "even though I disagree with the judgment", then thought it's more likely specific to me and for a random person it would be correct that it won't cost them much, then that I voiced that incorrectly (I won't mind waiting, I'll always have something to think about or something to read, but I'll probably not like a meetup), so technically speaking it won't cost me much either in that sense, but I probably won't do it.

Heh, I've just edited in (and then out of) the grandparent comment, "even though I disagree with the judgment",

I know -- that was me being cheeky. I actually happened to get a load of the page just before the edit. =-D

I should be able to make it.

Hey, that's within a mile of my apartment! But I'll probably be in the Twin Cities that weekend. :/

Steven0461 and I would like to come up from Chicagoland for a Madison meetup sometime (and weekends are better for that), but we will unfortunately be out of town that weekend. Have fun!

Did this get together end up happening? I wasn't able to attend, but if another takes place in the future I'd like to come out for it.