I got excited reading Meta-tations on Moderation: Towards Public Archipelago for two reasons: there's a clear island of the archipelago I've been mostly avoiding on LessWrong, and the whole place has been growing at a high enough rate to demand fracturing.
Since we have the chance to direct the growth of the brand new archipelago, let's start a discussion down one level of meta: what specific islands do you want to see? Second, how should discussion and moderation norms differ between them?
Three islands of current LW, according to me:
- AI Risk: Serious discussion for serious folk. No smiles allowed.
- Instrumental Rationality: The means to get to the ends. Whatever they might be.
- Fluff and Fiction: Blood for the Art God! Fun over fact.
(Guess which island I avoid.)