MrMind's "position" was not usurped for the simple reason that there was never any such "position" in the first place. Anyone can create an open thread on LW if they do it before anyone else does; in this case, Clarity was the one who created the thread first. Downvoting the thread simply because it wasn't opened by your "preferred" poster is both petty and impolite. It's not like it really matters who posts the thread anyway, and there are far easier (and less ethical) ways to get karma than posting an open thread.

Open Thread, Dec. 28 - Jan. 3, 2016

by [anonymous] 1 min read27th Dec 2015145 comments


If it's worth saying, but not worth its own post (even in Discussion), then it goes here.

Notes for future OT posters:

1. Please add the 'open_thread' tag.

2. Check if there is an active Open Thread before posting a new one. (Immediately before; refresh the list-of-threads page before posting.)

3. Open Threads should be posted in Discussion, and not Main.

4. Open Threads should start on Monday, and end on Sunday.