If that's the reason, shouldn't you try to maximize credibility with reliable, high credibility people who understand those aspects of fun theory (especialy those who themselves are credible), keep it neutral with mental helth related profesionals who may lock you up, and minimize it with everyone else?

In other words; credibility is a two place function and your question is a false dichotomy.

You're the closest I've seen to understanding this post. You grok at least 20% of it.

This post is for sacrificing my credibility!

by Will_Newsome 1 min read2nd Jun 2012347 comments


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Don't worry, there won't be future posts like this, so you don't have to delete my LessWrong account, and anyway I could make another, and another.

But since you've dared to read this far:

Credibility. Should you maximize it, or minimize it? Have I made an error?


Don't be shallow, don't just consider the obvious points. Consider that I've thought about this for many, many hours, and that you don't have any privileged information. Whence our disagreement, if one exists?