You're posting this here is strange, because the incident you're referring to happened elsewhere in the comments section, and I was only indirectly involved with it. But if I had to guess why you were implicitly called an "idiot", it'd be down to two big, related things.

Firstly, you made a few errors of grammar and punctuation. This is likely due in part to hasty or stressed writing, but also somewhat suggests you don't know the correct grammar and punctuation, which is a huge factor people take into account when judging intelligence and intelle... (read more)

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?