What the fuck are you both talking about? You need to lay off Will, and Will (apparently) needs regular psychological relief, or something. I'm not the most stable individual myself, so I understand how it feels when going for "as crazy as possible" seems like a path to enlightenment at the moment, or a way to make others understand you, or something else that's desirable.

Nevertheless, he's a valuable contributor with many fascinating comments, and even talking about banning him is utter nonsense. No goddamn way.

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-1Will_Newsome8yWhy do you say that? Clearly all of this drama and so on was explicitly intended. And I've remained calm the whole time. People close to me can attest that I've been psychologically healthy for the past many months. Do you think there are any clear indicators that I need psychological relief, other than that I'm explicitly trying to lose credibility? Do you think trying to lose credibility is always a strong sign of incorrect beliefs or psychological problems? If so, to what extent is that because it's merely correlated with other, generally undesirable traits?

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?