In fact, I commit to causing a lot of headaches for LessWrong and you if you try to delete my account without a month's warning. (Causing headaches for you will be limited to the channel of LessWrong—I'm not threatening you with outside-LessWrong influences in any way. I swear to that.)

My immediate response was to think "Ahh, screw that. Ban!" Given the caveat in the parenthesis however, his declaration gives only a tiny amount of information along the "threat to do harm" front. I more or less expect people banned from a site to be i... (read more)

I don't understand your comment. That's probably okay though.

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?