Ways to improve LessWrong

by adamzerner 1 min read14th Sep 2014104 comments

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I think it'd be a good idea to keep a list of the ways we'd like to see LessWrong improve, sorted by popularity. Ie. email alerts for new responses.

So if you have an idea for how LessWrong could be better, post it in the comments. As people up/downvote, we'll get a sense for what the consensus opinions are.

I think there's a pretty good amount to be gained by improving LessWrong.

  • I think there's a lot of low-hanging fruit (like email alerts for new responses).
  • Conversations here are actually useful and productive. Facilitating conversation should thus lead to more of these useful and productive conversations (as opposed to leading to more of an unproductive type of conversation). (Sorry, I didn't word this well; hopefully you guys know what I mean.)
  • Perhaps something big would come out of this list (like meet-ups). Perhaps rationality hack-a-thons (whatever that means)? 
I'm not a good enough coder now, but once I am, I think I'd like to do what I can to make LessWrong better. I'm starting a coding bootcamp (Fullstack Academy) on Monday. By the end of it, I should at least be competent.

 

Note: I say "ways to improve" instead of "features" because "ways to improve" is more general.