Here is the way-too-late 2014 edition of the Best of Rationality Quotes collection. (Here is last year's.) Thanks Huluk for nudging me to do it.
Best of Rationality Quotes 2014 (300kB page, 235 quotes)
and Best of Rationality Quotes 2009-2014 (1900kB page, 1770 quotes)
The page was built by a short script (source code here) from all the LW Rationality Quotes threads so far. (We had such a thread each month since April 2009.) The script collects all comments with karma score 10 or more, and sorts them by score. Replies are not collected, only top-level comments.
As is now usual, I provide various statistics and top-lists based on the data. (Source code for these is also at the above link, see the README.) I added these as comments to the post:
- Top quote contributors by total karma score collected
- Top quote contributors by karma score collected in 2014
- Top quote contributors of 2014 by statistical significance level (See this comment for a description of this metric.)
- Top original authors by number of quotes
- Top original authors by total karma score collected
- Best short quotes 2009-2014
Top short quotes (2009-2014) by karma per character:
I also updated my fortune file, so that you can get random rationality quotes to your unix terminal. You can find it here.
How do I use it? Fortune is being obstructive.
First, you have to find the path where fortune files are stored. In the man file of fortune, there is a chapter "FILES" in which you can find the default path for fortune files. Your path may be different, maybe you have to search for it. Put the files "rationality" and "rationality.dat" into this path and test using the command
fortune rationality. If it doesn't work, you can try to generate your own .dat file using the command
I'd be interested to know whether this worked for you and what steps where necessary, since I didn't try this with different fortune installations.
That worked. Running "strfile rationality" on my system produces a different rationality.dat than the one you have checked into your repository, but "fortune rationality" works now.
(It doesn't need to be copied to a system path.)
Top original authors by number of quotes. (Note that authors and mentions are not disambiguated.)
Top original authors by karma collected:
Links in the article no longer working. Here is one to the full list via Wayback machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20150302205638/http://people.mokk.bme.hu/~daniel/rationality_quotes_2014/rq.html
Top quote contributors by total (2009-2014) karma score collected:
Top quote contributors by karma score collected in 2014:
Top quote contributors by statistical significance level:
I would kindly request that you include this one.
That's not a top-level comment, so it's excluded by my script from this version. I won't manually edit the output, sorry. There's another version where non-top-level comments are kept, too. Your quote is in there:
Ah, thank you.