Some theories:

a) You've figured out a way to summon demons and want to destroy your own credibility so that people don't flow the train of thought in your old posts and figure it out also. If so all I can say is that security by obscurity generally doesn't work.

b) You're getting possessed by demons and what to destroy your credibility to minimize the damage possessed!Will can do.

Summoning demons ain't that hard, just hone your mathy AI and Hofstadter skills and find a silicon ritual device.

Even denying stuff gives too much evidence (correctly assuming people mostly believe such denials).

We should talk privately if we're to get into any real discussion. No promises of anything, of course.

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?