I would recommend taking some time to double-check this before doing something hard to undo.

How much time do you recommend? The thing is I already didn't like credibility, so this new action isn't a drastic change, just a quickening.

he didn't realize his initial analysis was wrong. In fact as far as I know, he still hasn't realized it.

I'm actually not sure what you have in mind here. We might want to discuss this via PM. (Obviously I'm already familiar with the basilisk and the class of problems it's representative of.)

As I read more of this thread, I come to realize that you may actually have a good point. Now I'm curious. I'm going to PM you.

5othercriteria8y♫ Jikai Yokoku [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CoWplXbeUw] ♫ PREVIEW FAI Unit 01 is immobilized with Robin and Eliezer still boxed inside. The Discussion board is in ruins. The SIAI personnel imprisoned. Will Newsome descends into Dogma. The commenters chosen by fate finally assemble. How will this tale of people who wish to become more rational play out? Next, on LessWrong New Trolling Version: Q! There'll also be plenty of downvotes!
-3Eugine_Nier8ySee here [http://lesswrong.com/lw/9kf/ive_had_it_with_those_dark_rumours_about_our/5urd?context=4#comments] for example. It isn't a matter of time as much as making sure you're actually spending that time thinking about the issue and not just repeating the same thoughts. Maybe get a second opinion. Any particular reason for this?

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?