"any dissent is immediately silenced"

Not remotely suggested. Since when does "immediately" mean "after a spiraling trend over a couple of years"?

I suggest that if this is applicable to any behavior in this thread it is to the actual trolling, not Will just being a crackpot.

Not remotely suggested.

The quoted sentence refers to the weapon, not the event from which it's shaped (through misrepresentation or motivated misinterpretation). Even community voting that hides comments that happen to be critical is being used as fuel for accusations of censorship.

-1XiXiDu8yA fraction of my comments are outright critical and I am only posting a few comments per week. There have been dozens of highly critical comments lately not made by me. Some of them containing direct personal attacks. If you really perceive the few harsh comments that I make, that reflect a widely held opinion, to be too much then you lost all touch with reality and require much more criticism than I could deliver. Wait a few more years and the shitstorm is going to increase by orders of magnitude and I won't even be part of it. Do you really believe that you can get away with your attitude? Be prepared to be surprised. And stop calling everything "trolling". It's really getting boring.

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?