Are you trying to trick me? Karmassassinating prominent LW users would have absolutely no effect. Karma's not a scarce resource.

Assassinations. Nothing to do with karma. The context was you threatening vandalism. You are capable of that. You are capable of an entire spectrum of applications of force against lesswrong and those associated. You don't need to persuade me (or anyone with half a clue) that you are capable of doing harm - it is taken for granted.

It is also unremarkable. I could use force against most people I meet, at great expense to myself... (read more)

4Multiheaded8yWhat 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.

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?