To clarify, since there seems to be a misunderstanding, my comment was not specifically directed at you, nor was I a downvoter of this comment.

I refer to the general change in public interpretation of the post from "a bit silly and idiosyncratic" to "trolling", I just put your name there as the champion of the latter. That change to the sentiment regarding the context and is damn annoying.

Borderline 'trollishness' can be the most annoying kind. Far easier to end up collateral damage at the fringes.

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?