I'm enjoying lesswrong.com a lot so far, and it sounds like the last LW/OB meetup was a lot of fun. MBlume asks:
So far there've only been LW/OB meetups in the Bay area -- is there any way we could plot the geographic distribution of LW members and determine whether there are other spots where we could get a good meetup going?
I don't think that there are so many of us that we need an automated system for this; the threading system should be enough.I'll post a few top-level comments for various parts of the world, and encourage you all to follow up and tell us where you are. Ideally, find a comment that has where you live in it already and add "me too".
I'll try to keep this post updated with useful things. I can't wait to play Paranoid Debating!
Edit: Please don't post where you live in a new top-level comment! Try to find a comment referring to the rough geographic region you live in and post under that; it'll make this post easier to navigate. I've divided the world into three (North America, Europe, everywhere else); posting under those comments will help. Thanks!
The Less Wrong visit map:
And some more detail:
(edit: credit to Google Analytics for all of the heavy lifting in this comment)
This post is a good idea, but wouldn't it be easier for everyone to join the less wrong facebook group? I'm not positive, but I think the geographical sorting can then be easily viewed automatically. You could then invite the subgroups to their own group, and easily send group messages.
The location I'm providing is a little vague because I want to say where I am, but posting that as a female almost guarantees a loss of anonymity in various contexts. I'm in the Western United States. For those using find in page, my region includes:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Post in this thread if you live in Europe.
Post in this thread if you live in the US or Canada.
I'm from Nigeria.
Would it be a good idea to bump this to the front page every now and then?
Orange County, CA here
Why are people voting the comments on this post up and down? 7 completely neutral comments expressing where people live have been voted down to zero. That's crazy.
This post is a good idea, but wouldn't it be easier for everyone to join the less wrong facebook group? I'm not positive, but I think the geographical sorting can then be easily viewed automatically. You could then invite the subgroups to their group, and post meetings etc. that way. There may be better methods than this I don't know about.
Anyone from Russia? I live in Moscow.
Post in this thread if you live outside Europe, the US, or Canada.
New Jersey! Arent there enough OB/LWers to make a greater new york area meetup once in 2 months possible?
Los Angeles, Ca
I'd love to meet any of you near Atlanta, GA!
Post in this thread if you're female. (I'm not; just wondering.)