You are being oppositional. Whether it is for reasons recreational, delusional, psychological, educational, or other is something I wonder about but do not know.

I have a friend who is bipolar (manic depressive.) I was around when he had a break that put him (voluntarily) in the psych ward taking drugs that risked doing permanent nerve damage and made his mind, he said, feel like scrambled eggs, just because he thought this gave him a better chance of ever 'coming back."

I didn't know where he was headed in the weeks before, even though his wife did. ... (read more)

Mwengler, please stop throwing the word "fascist" around. Will_Newsome is a contributor to a website who has recently started to annoy the other contributors and arguably to lower the quality of the community. Open discussions are being had as to whether it would be best for the community to prevent him from causing further disturbance by means of a temporary or permanent ban. This is no more repressive than what any other website does. We're not talking about banning "dissent" or "independence", we're talking about banning an... (read more)

This post is for sacrificing my credibility!

by Will_Newsome 1 min read2nd Jun 2012347 comments

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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?

Discuss.

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?