Hmm. Well, I figure a community tends to be more fun when people are actively responding to things. I know I'd show up here more often if I knew that my ideas would get bounced off of by others.

At the same time, I'd been writing my own thoughts up on rationality, and I'd gotten to a point where I thought these ideas might be interesting to the LW audience.

Then the Anna post on LW becoming a central locus showed up, and i thought, "hey, this is cool, things are lining up well." (Which also triggered more thoughts about the community)

So basically a combination of the above tree things.

How often do you check this forum?

by JenniferRM 1 min read30th Jan 201763 comments


I'm interested from hearing from everyone who reads this.

Who is checking LW's Discussion area and how often?

1. When you check, how much voting or commenting do you do compared to reading?

2. Do bother clicking through to links?

3. Do you check using a desktop or a smart phone?  Do you just visit the website in browser or use an RSS something-or-other?

4. Also, do you know of other places that have more schellingness for the topics you think this place is centered on? (Or used to be centered on?) (Or should be centered on?)

I would ask this in the current open thread except that structurally it seems like it needs to be more prominent than that in order to do its job.

If you have very very little time to respond or even think about the questions, I'd appreciate it if you just respond with "Ping" rather than click away.