In the same way that we have other periodic threads, how much of a good or a bad idea would it be to have a periodically posted thread where we could post our recent rationality failures?

I recently posted a discussion post on a similar topic, albeit for archival reasons, rather than regular community support. Either way, I'd encourage you try it out. There seems to be a cautious attitude on LessWrong that if one asks about starting a regular or periodic type of thread, a consensus will come forth giving great reasons either for or against the thread's institution. This doesn't really seem to happen. If you start this thread, include for the first one a note like 'If this is used lots, or well-received, then we can make it a monthly thread&... (read more)

5Gondolinian5yI wouldn't mind a new monthly thread for that topic, but I think it's (in theory) already covered by the Group Rationality Diary [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/jcv/group_rationality_diary_december_1631/] series, at least in the sense of trying to do something rationally and failing. There's also the Mistakes repository [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/ikn/mistakes_repository/] for major life mistakes.

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by Gondolinian 1 min read15th Dec 2014309 comments

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