What the fuck are you both talking about?

"What the fuck?" indeed! It isn't especially complicated. Read the context and if you still can't understand say nothing or ask nicely.

You need to lay off Will

What? I'm not attacking Will. Will was talking to Alicorn about banning and I was making gratuitous analysis of the practical implications of that sort of threat after already having declared a "No" to any moderator influence. Elsewhere in the thread I have been directly answering the questions Will asked, candidly, to the best of ... (read more)

Thank you for clarifying your position against banning Will.

It sure isn't how most of your comments read.

2Multiheaded8yYeah, yeah, I understand that, I just didn't name it. (Is there even a term for something like that? Self-abasement intended to channel a certain role, all for truth's sake?) And I only skimmed through your comments, sorry; I feel awfully embarrassed to look at people being chided, and I assumed you were doing just that to Will, although I saw that you weren't talking about a ban. I was directing that part to her, since she's the one who can decide whether to ban a user, not you :)

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?