1. you will be scolded
  2. your parents would be so very disappointed with you
  3. this is certain to go on your permanent record
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I thought you were being an ass. And I thought what you said was funny.

1[anonymous]8yBy people who are in my ingroup? Certainly. People who I see as "them" (outgroup) can rage at me all they want. Overall this one seems weak. It is very interesting how powerful this one still seems to be in my mind. I suspect I would have major psychological difficulties dealing with immortality for all or the abolishment of privacy. This one is very strong too.
1Percent_Carbon8yI can't tell if I'm being upvoted for my sarcasm or for mistaken impressions of sincerity, but 18 seems like a lot of points for snark. Either is okay, I guess, but there is some conflict. Until thescoundrel's reply [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/bmx/harry_potter_and_the_methods_of_rationality/6ap4] I didn't take the question seriously. It seemed to me that Dumbledore and Hermione were self righteously congratulating themselves for how not evil they were, and that MarkusRamikin was fishing for participation only for the sake of socializing.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 15, chapter 84

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This is a new thread to discuss Eliezer Yudkowsky’s Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality and anything related to it. This thread is intended for discussing chapter 84The previous thread  has passed 500 comments. Comment in the 14th thread until you read chapter 84. 

There is now a site dedicated to the story at hpmor.com, which is now the place to go to find the authors notes and all sorts of other goodies. AdeleneDawner has kept an archive of Author’s Notes. (This goes up to the notes for chapter 76, and is now not updating. The authors notes from chapter 77 onwards are on hpmor.com.) 

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