Indeed. My first comment was downvoted as well, probably because I am talking to an agitator. And yours are being downvoted because you continue to exist. It's all rather disheartening, like watching a crowd throw rotten tomatoes at an earnest but unpopular performer.

I still don't understand your goal, though. You appear to be trying to manipulate everyone's model of you such that we expect that your posts will violate community norms. It's not even about "credibility," and I was actually going to start out suggesting that we taboo "cre... (read more)

You seem well-intentioned and interesting. I wish you well on your journeys. I will tell you, my goal is this: to serve God, and to save humanity. My immediate goal is this: to lose credibility as fast as is fucking possible, because the world is way scarier than I thought it was.

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?