You don't appreciate the drama even a little? (Only a little surprised.)

I didn't mind this thread. This wasn't you at your trolliest! At least, at the start. If I did think it was particularly trollish I wouldn't have responded conversationally.

-3Will_Newsome8yYeah, it's a subtle point, but I'm explicitly not trolling here, in the motivational sense of the word. But of course it's trolling in the descriptive sense. I've made a few trollish comments but they're intended as jokes in the spirit of the community.

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?