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!

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The Less Wrong visit map:

  1. United States 31,827
  2. United Kingdom 6,662
  3. Canada 4,399
  4. Australia 2,943
  5. Finland 1,726
  6. Germany 1,502
  7. Netherlands 1,001
  8. Sweden 989
  9. New Zealand 750
  10. France 691
  11. Russia 577
  12. Ireland 524
  13. Brazil 434
  14. Israel 410
  15. Denmark 390
  16. Croatia 331
  17. India 327
  18. Belgium 322
  19. Japan 293
  20. Poland 288
  21. Austria 261
  22. Norway 247
  23. China 233
  24. Italy 192
  25. Spain 190

And some more detail:

(edit: credit to Google Analytics for all of the heavy lifting in this comment)

8AllanCrossman13yThis map would be better if it was based on visits divided by population. Currently it shows America as much darker than Britain even though Britain has about the same per capita LW readership... (and a considerably higher readership per landmass). (Of course, getting the population for each country would be a right pain, so I don't blame you.)
4Paul Crowley13yThis map would be best of all if it were an LW cartogram!
0Suryc1110yIs there an updated version of this? I don't have the know-how to do it myself.
0[anonymous]10yThe colour coding should be based on visits per unit area or per unit population, not total visit...
0khafra13yGreat stat visualization and breakdown! But it's not in first normal form: There's two Bellevues, and the St. Petersburg entry doesn't specify whether it's Florida (which has a blob in the St. Petersburg/Tampa area, and no entry for Tampa) or Russia (which seems to be the origin of a few prominent LW'ers). I'm not sure of the most efficient way to resolve the ambiguities.
0matt13yAll of the heavy lifting here is done by Google Analytics. (The St. Petersburg entry in the "US visitors by city" pdf is the one in the US).

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.

1Paul Crowley13yI thought of that, but quite a few folk seemed to object to the idea of using Facebook here, so I thought this was the safest option. I'm in the Facebook group too, as Paul Crowley.

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.

3gaffa13yPost here if you live in Sweden.
2Henrik_Jonsson12yUmeå, Sweden.
0Dojan8ySame here! Are you still around?
2Jens13yStockholm, Sweden.
1luff11yHärnösand, Sweden.
1NihilCredo11yUppsala, Sweden.
0gaffa11yGothenburg, Sweden.
3infotropism13yPeople of Belgium, unite behind me ... if any.
0Plasmon11yI'm from Belgium
2Emile13yPost in this thread if you live in France.
1Emile13yI live in Paris
1igoresque13yYvelines, next to Paris
1bogdanb13yRight next to Paris myself, Palaiseau en fait.
0Gyrodiot6yGreetings, from Toulouse.
0pangel11yI am too.
0MasterGrape11yI live near Carcassonne
0Morendil12yI'm in Paris
2Paul Crowley13yI live in London, UK.
3MichaelHoward13yI'm in London, and till we organize something I recommend the UKTA [http://www.uktranshumanistassociation.org/]/ExtroBritannia [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/extrobritannia/] meets [http://extrobritannia.blogspot.com/].
3taw13yAnother Londoner here. By power of statistics there should be enough of us to organize it even the next weekend if we wanted. If anybody else wants to organize that, go ahead, I don't really have much experience in this. But in case there are no other volunteers I'll do it. So if any Londoners interested in rationalist meetup in some coffeeshop or pub, just email me at Tomasz.Wegrzanowski@gmail.com If there will be 5 or more interested people, I'll suggest some times and places and hopefully we can set the first meetup this way. The first one is always the hardest, the next one will hopefully be less ad hoc than that.
2Paul Crowley13yI'd go for a weekday evening in a pub in town to kick off...
2JulianMorrison13yWeekdays are useless to anyone not actually in London - even close by, it would take too long to travel in after work. Also, pubs are hugely overrated for serious talk, where you want less echoes, less music, less TV and less shouty people. Try a Starbucks? Edit: meeting near a station or at least Zone 1 tube is also a plus.
0taryneast11yI'm up for that - Tue/Wed/Thu (tho not in silly season). Alternatively, a weekend midday/afternoon, unless you'd like to come out to Windsor. :)
0Paul Crowley11yThe post you're replying to is very old, but see Calling LW Londoners [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/39x/calling_lw_londoners/] - a meetup on Sunday 2011-01-02 seems likely!
0taryneast11yFantastic. Thanks for that :)
2JulianMorrison13yReading, UK, and UKTA is excellent.
1taryneast11yI'm in Slough - work in London. This thread is a couple years old, though, any current activity?
0MichaelHoward11yHi. Yes, it's still going. The last meeting "The neuropsychology of self control - and its implications for AI and brain simulation" was on 13 November. See my links above for future meetings, and hope to see you there :)
0taryneast11yCool. Thanks. That does sound interesting. I did check out the group page, but I noticed that you can't see the calendar unless you're a member... but I don't like to join unless I can see the calendar of past events (to see if they're local/relevant/interesting etc)... catch-22 sometimes ;) Of course, I could join, look, then unjoin - but that's far more effort... especially when you have to be approved first.
0MichaelHoward11yHmm... that does seem a little foot-shooting, unless you join too many groups and want a reason not to ;) There's nothing in the ExtroBritannia list's calendar though, but you can see the events on the blog [http://extrobritannia.blogspot.com/].
0taryneast11yThat would be an accurate description of my life ;) Currently I am interested in way too many things - and have a habit of joining up to all of them to see if I'm interested enough to continue going along... Unfortunately I am limited by time from going to everything I'd like.
2marc13yI'm in London
1whpearson13yDevon, UK. London meets are a bit far at the moment, but I may be moving.
1Roko13yEdinburgh, republic of Scotland ;-) I come down to london fairly frequently. it is cheap if I have notice of a month.
1AlanCrowe13yI'm also in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1[anonymous]13yAye, me too.
0sark12yme too, University of Edinburgh
0strangeloop12yLondon as well.
0Larks12yEastbourne, East Sussex Edit: Also Oxford, UK in termtime.
2oliverbeatson12yAnother Eastbourne, East Sussex.
0Alexandros13yGuildford, UK. Definitely up for any London meetups.
0mathemajician13yYay London
1Torben13yCopenhagen (city, not snuff).
1[anonymous]13yAarhus (city with smile).
1XiXiDu13yGermany, NRW, Gütersloh
1Sebastian_Hagen13yRostock, Germany [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Rostock&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=47.972233,80.595703&ie=UTF8&ll=54.085173,12.128906&spn=17.953201,61.171875&z=5] .
0SimonF11yCologne, Germany Xixidu, are you interested in a mini-lw-meetup in nrw?
0Tripitaka11yGießen, Germany.
1Tripitaka11yI suspect there may be some undercover-readers out of Frankfurt am Main, see: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/lesswrong.com# [http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/lesswrong.com#] " It has a relatively good traffic rank in the city of Frankfurt Am Main (#3,397)." If there are, hands up by any means, we could have enough people for a german meet-up!
0TrE11yAlso Gießen, Germany.
0yrff_jebat11yBerlin, Germany
0jasticE11yMunich, Germany
0David Althaus11yme too.
0[anonymous]11yStuttgart, Germany
1Bongo13yPost in this thread if you live in Finland.
1Kaj_Sotala13yHelsinki here.
1vizikahn13yI live in Oulu.
1kluge13yOulu as well.
1Cunya13yTampere, but a Hungarian.
1RichardKennaway13yNorwich, UK.
1abigailgem13yNewport, South Wales (Casnewydd, De Cymru). Rarely in London, willing to travel to Bristol or Swansea.
1gjm13yCambridge, UK.
1PaulWright13yMe too! (But gjm knew that).
1gjm13yI'm mildly surprised that so far there's only the two of us.
0Viliam_Bur10ySlovakia, Bratislava
0mindbound10yRiga, LV.
0emil11yAnybody from Romania?
0ChrisPine11yOslo, Norway
0FourFire6yOslo, Norway.
0steven046113yPost in this thread if you live in the Netherlands.
1steven046113yI live in Amsterdam.
0Morendil8yDo you still live there? I'll be there on vacation next week, and I'd be interested in meeting up (general policy of looking for opportunities to meet people IRL that I only know online - if that's not your cup of tea, I'd totally understand).

Post in this thread if you live in the US or Canada.

3Michelle13yVictoria, BC
1Owen_Richardson11yAlso Victoria, BC. (Same person as user "Eoghanalbar", which I'm not using anymore.)
0Eoghanalbar11yAlso Victoria, BC. Home of the sasquatch and pacific tree octopus, and where the conservative party is named 'the liberals'.
3PhilGoetz13yWashington DC. Im in ur capital advizin ur prezident. [http://www.cafepress.com/orderofthestick.335966094]
6MBlume13yglad I'm not the only Bayesian who loves OotS
6Eliezer Yudkowsky13yrest assured...
1ChrisBrown13yIn the NoVA/DC area as well.
1Jack13yMe too.
0DSimon10yI'm not officially in DC, but I'm close enough to have a metro stop within walking distance of my house.
0Document12yWithin 160 miles or ~3 hours of DC according to Mapquest.
0Hook12yIn between DC and Baltimore
0RobinZ12yLikewise, in the DC area.
0Benquo13ylikewise - DC
2swestrup13yMontreal, Canada
1Pierre-Andre13yQuébec, Qc, Canada.
0Nebu13yMe too: Montreal, Canada.
2CronoDAS13yPost in this thread if you live within what you consider easy driving distance from New York City.
1robzahra13yNYC area: Rob Zahra [http://www.linkedin.com/pub/12/698/169], AlexU [http://lesswrong.com/user/AlexU], and Michael Vassar [http://intelligence.org/blog/2009/02/16/introducing-myself/] sometimes...
1Zvi13yI live in NYC proper.
1crazypaki13yay, North Kersey for me and I am in the city 3-4 days a week
1[anonymous]13yWhat if you do, but don't have a car? (Note: I don't regardless.)
1CronoDAS13yI live in central New Jersey.
1dclayh13yMe too: Princeton.
0olimay13yI said Princeton above, since it's my mailing address (and recognizable to non-locals.) Close enough, I guess, and anyway I've recently been spending most of my time (here) in Frist.
0xamdam11yLong Island, work in NYC
0olimay13yPrinceton, NJ. Easy train ride up. I visit NYC every other weekend.
0dreeves13yDriving distance? I live in Manhattan, sans car.
0MichaelBishop13yI visit NYC several times a year - whatever that's worth. I live in Chicago though.
0chesh13ySalt Lake City. Seems we're the entire mountain time delegation.
0hamnox11yI don't think words can convey just how happy seeing this post has made me. I am also from Salt Lake City :)
0jtolds11yhey me too!
0hamnox11yGreat! Perhaps we could stage a meetup.
0chesh11yOh, hey there! Nice to know I'm not completely alone here.
1GuySrinivasan13yPost in this thread if you live in the Pacific Northwest.
1GuySrinivasan13yI live in Redmond, WA.
0ameriver11yI'm in central Oregon
1Chase_Johnson13yPost in this thread if you live within driving distance of Dallas, TX.
1SilasBarta12yWaco, TX. (Prompt reply, I know...)
1Simulacra13ySugar Land (Houston area), not exactly day trip material but with sufficient notice I could make something.
0Chase_Johnson13yWe do seem to be thin on the ground in Texas.
1MrHen13yI'm currently in Tyler, TX.
1Chase_Johnson13yI live in Richardson.
0clay12yI just caught this when I saw Silas post in the sidebar. I don't know if you're still around LW, but I live in Richardson as well, although I plan to move to the Bay Area soon.
0pdf23ds12yI live in Mount Pleasant, TX.
1Rune13yWaterloo, Ontario.
1BrandonReinhart13ySeattle, WA
1Aurini13yCalgary, Alberta.
1Cyan13yOttawa, Canada.
1MichaelGR13yI'm moving to Ottawa on May 1st. How many people do we need to have quorum?
5Cyan13yOne representative from each of the twelve colonies.
3MichaelGR13yCan I be Caprica?
2Cyan13yCertainly! And I shall be the Vogon representative.
1LongInTheTooth13yOttawa, Canada
1badger13yPhoenix, Arizona
1AndySimpson13yWohoo! Glendale.
1janos13yI'm mostly a lurker, but I'm in Toronto.
1MichaelGR13yCanada, Ottawa.
1jimrandomh13yPost in this thread if you live in New England
1imaxwell13yI attend the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, and live on campus. I am in Massachusetts about every other weekend on average, and I considered posting this in "Massachusetts." I could easily make a MA meetup.
1jimrandomh13yPost in this thread if you live in Massachusetts
3Alicorn13yI live in Amherst, MA. Should we also be posting how mobile we are? I rely on the bus system and the goodwill of my roommate to get around. I couldn't attend an event in, say, Boston unless there was carpooling.
1adb13yMedford, MA. Enjoyed the OB meetup on the MIT campus, which was convenient since I work across the street. I'd be up to renting a car and driving to Amherst or New Hampshire for a meetup on a weekend, especially if there was time for hiking.
1grobstein13yCambridge, MA. Rarely venture beyond Boston metro area. However, I'll in the Pioneer Valley on Apr. 17-19, if anyone is interested in a meetup that Sunday (19th), say NoHo or Amherst.
1Alicorn13yThe bus is less friendly on weekends, but I could get as far as Amherst Center (and back) without spending unduly long waiting for multiple buses.
1James_Miller13yI live in South Deerfield, MA and work in Northampton Contact me at EconomicProf@Yahoo.com
1jimrandomh13yI live in Bedford, MA
0Nick_Roy11yI live in Plymouth, MA during the summer, and am able to get to Boston.
0thomblake13yNew Haven, CT. I go to Boston and NYC sometimes so a meetup either place might be possible. Or here as the in-between spot.
1MBlume13yPost in this thread if you live in California
1[anonymous]11yI live in Davis.
1dfranke13yPost in this thread if you live in the Bay Area.
2Eliezer Yudkowsky13yI live in Redwood City, at least for now.
1John_Maxwell13yI live in Santa Clara, but I don't have a car, so...
1rhollerith13yI live in Marin County.
1orthonormal13yI live in Berkeley.
1dfranke13yI live in San Francisco.
0ianshakil11yI'm in Palo Alto
0DanMeyer12yPalo Alto (it might technically be EPA)
0ata12yI live in Berkeley.
0zntneo11yI live in seaside,ca.
0MBlume11yHey there. I think our current closest regular meetup is at Tortuga in Mountain View, which is to say -- miles away from you. If you're inclined to try hosting your own meetup, I strongly suspect you'd at least hear from some UCSC folk.
0MBlume13yPost in this thread if you live in Southern California
1MBlume13yI've started a meetup group [http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=87459755848] for LessWrongers in Southern California
1haig13yI'm in pasadena
0outlawpoet13yPlaya del Rey, by the beach just south of Santa Monica and West of LA proper.
0JGWeissman13yPost in this thread if you live in Orange County
1Yasser_Elassal13yI live in San Clemente, but I'd be willing to drive anywhere in Orange County for an occasional meetup.
1ianshakil13yIrvine, CA here EDIT: I now live in Palo Alto
1Matt_Simpson13yI'll be at Chapman University in Orange for 6 weeks this summer. I imagine The city of Orange is in Orange County, but correct me if I'm wrong.
1MBlume13yyes indeed it is =) it's about half an hour north of lake forrest, if memory serves. Which six weeks? That might be a good time to shoot for a so-cal meetup
1Matt_Simpson13yJune 29 to August 7
0JGWeissman13yI live in Lake Forest
1MBlume13yI could catch a train down to OC pretty easily.
0MBlume13yPost in this thread if you live in Santa Barbara County
1HalFinney13yI live between Goleta and Santa Barbara. I am 54.
1MBlume13yalso, just created a Less Wrong in SB [http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=42792779952] group on Facebook
1MBlume13yAwesome, if you and jimmy are up for it, maybe we could all get some dinner in the next week some time
1jimmy13yI'm in Isla Vista
1MBlume13yI'm having some trouble responding to your PM, so: I'm working for prof Richman, though more "trying to get up to speed" than "working" right at the moment. I just had Nelson for my particle class the last two quarters -- it was a lot of fun. So I was thinking if Hal was up for it the three of us could grab some dinner in the next week or so -- that work for you? Also: LW SB group [http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=42792779952]
1jimmy13ySounds good to me.
1MBlume13yAwesome, I'm Mike, I'm a physics grad at UCSB
1MBlume13yI attend University of California, Santa Barbara, and live on campus.
0kithpendragon10yHarrisburg, PA
0windmil10yFlorida, the central part.
0r_claypool10yNashville, Tennessee
0JackEmpty11yNew Brunswick, Canada.
0hewhocutsdown11yMinneapolis, Minnesota
0jwhendy11ySt. Paul, Minnesota -- I see there was a meetup in 2009 but could't find anything else... how many Minnesotans are there? Can we get together?
0NancyLebovitz11yPost in this thread if you're in the Philadelphia area.
0Document11yWithin 28 miles or 40 minutes of Philadelphia according to Mapquest, which sounds basically accurate to me.
0NancyLebovitz11yI'm in Philadelphia.
0wnoise12yAlbuquerque, New Mexico.
0Pavitra12yFairfield, Iowa.
0TobyBartels11yI dub Pavitra's post the beginning of the Great Plains thread. Lincoln NE
0Nick_Tarleton12yPittsburgh, PA
0Document11yAbout 280 miles or 5 hours from Pittsburgh according to Mapquest.
0mattnewport13yVancouver, Canada.
0SoullessAutomaton13yPost in this thread if you live in the midwestern USA or nearby areas of Canada, ideally roughly within a day's drive of Chicago. EDIT: For anyone in this area, Penguicon [http://www.penguicon.org] may be a good location for a meetup. It's a mixed sci-fi/open-source/general-geekery convention in the Detroit area, and just might possibly have at least one guest that LW readers would be interested to meet. I probably won't be there this year, though.
2Sniffnoy11yI'm in Ann Arbor.
2HA213yChampaign, IL
2Technologos13ySouth Side of Chicago
0MichaelBishop13yMe too. U of C affiliated?
1Technologos13yYep! I'll get in touch.
1NicSmith13y"Me too." I'm in Chicago.
0Nic_Smith12yJust updating that I've changed to Nic_Smith.
1Dustin13yNear St. Louis.
1aleph13yBloomington IN, Chicago area native, so I'm back that way fairly often anyway.
1venusatuluri13yColumbus, Ohio
1Matt_Simpson13yNear St. Louis, MO or Ames, IA, depending on the time of year.
1Psy-Kosh13yI'm Detroit...ish area, and actually I am planning to go to Penguicon this year
1arundelo13yDetroit, MI.
1hhadzimu13yChicago, IL.
0Insert_Idionym_Here10yI used to live in Ann Arbor, rather recently. I live in Saginaw now.
0Perplexed11yCleveland OH
0TobyBartels11yLincoln NE I can reach Chicago in a day, but Detroit is too far.
0Unnamed12yChicago area.
0LeBleu13yAlgoma, WI (about 4 hours north of Chicago)
0NQbass713yI'm in Peoria, IL. In Chicago pretty often though.
-1[anonymous]13yMobile, Al

I'm from Nigeria.

0oge4yWhere in Nigeria?
0DragonGod4yI live in Lagos, but I'm currently at my University; it's in Ogun state. You're (presumably) Nigerian as well (Yoruba from your name)?
0oge4yHaha, I live in Lagos too. One day we'll have a proper meetup :)
0DragonGod4yOkay. :)

Would it be a good idea to bump this to the front page every now and then?

2Douglas_Knight12yMaybe a link to it in the text of the monthly open thread?
2Vladimir_Nesov12yAnd to the Welcome thread.
[-][anonymous]13y 1

Seattle, WA

Dublin, Ireland.

0Laoch11yLimerick, Ireland.
[-][anonymous]13y 1

Shanghai, China

[-][anonymous]13y 1

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.

3MBlume13ycipher and I removed the upvotes from our own comments since we were making lots of comments to give structure to the thread, and did not feel it was fair for us to earn karma from them.
1Eliezer Yudkowsky13yDon't worry about it, we'll get rid of karma for self-upvotes later.
4komponisto13ySo (in other words) you want to require actual upvotes (from others) to earn karma, rather than merely avoiding downvotes. Are you sure this is a good idea? Why shouldn't one's own vote count?
8Emile13yBecause right now user karma correlates more strongly with post count than with post quality. You get what you measure, so that needs to be fixed.
2komponisto13yBut why shouldn't it correlate with post count? That way the incentive structure encourages active participation; under the system Eliezer prefers, people might be tempted to hold back. Is this there a need to correct things in this direction? Are we getting too many low-quality posts and comments? (I also think that the automatic self-upvote makes sense on the grounds that making a comment should itself be considered a statement about what sort of comments the user would like to see more of. If not, the user can always undo the upvote.)
4Emile13ySince comments tend to get upvoted more often than downvoted, why would people hold back? A comment's 'expected karma' would still be positive :) We can still add an extra "post count" to a user's profile if anybody needs to know that. And no, I don't think that this site is glutted with low-quality comments, but it's young and I already can't keep track of all that's being said, so a gentle nudge in the "quality over quantity" direction would be a Good Thing.
4SoullessAutomaton13yThat depends on whether or not total karma is supposed to indicate anything meaningful. As is, it will mostly indicate how early a member joined and how active they've been.
1Paul Crowley13yUnless you're confident that later will be soon, it still seems to make sense to work around the system for now. BTW, MBlume, nice bit of mind reading, I was impressed by that!
0MBlume13ylol, thanks =)
0steven046113yI downvoted a few comments on the same principle yesterday, but I see those have been repaired. Hope people didn't take it as disapproval.
4Eliezer Yudkowsky13yOkay seriously, don't worry about this, it'll get fixed eventually and then we don't want to have to run back and change everything back around. A few points of temporary karma are not important.
[-][anonymous]13y 1

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.

1Vladimir_Golovin13yRostov-na-Donu here :) I know a couple of guys here in Rostov (was quite surprised to discover them!) who are interested in That Which Cannot Be Named Yet. They could definitely learn a lot from reading LW and the OB corpus, but unfortunately their English isn't good enough. (BTW, I didn't think you were from Moscow, thought you're an immigrant -- your English is way too good for a regular Russian.)
1cousin_it13yMe too.
0BT_Uytya10yI'm from Bashkortostan, but now I live in Dolgoprudny, Moscow Oblast because, you know, I'm a student and my university is located there.
0khafra13yI live in St. Petersburg. Unfortunately, that's Florida, not Russia. Which is a shame, because I'm always impressed by your comments, and usually learn something. спасибо.

Post in this thread if you live outside Europe, the US, or Canada.

2y0math10yMumbai, India
2insaneabd13yLahore, Pakistan
2[anonymous]13yAny other African expats? Rwanda? In fact, I'll see your small central African nation and raise you a Burundi, Uganda, or Eastern Congo if it's not buried in lava by next week.
2[anonymous]13yShanghai, China
1michaelkeenan13yTaipei, Taiwan.
1blogospheroid13yBangalore, India, honest confession, a lurker more than a commentor. I feel i don't know enough.
0thungas12yhey.. am from Bangalore.. on/off lurker.. had an acct for long.. but this is my first comment.. -Srikanth Thunga
1Vladimir_Gritsenko13yI can't be the only guy to generate the 410 hits from Israel... if I am, that is very sad.
0DanArmak12yI'm from Israel. Currently live in Jerusalem studying at HUJI.
0dyokomizo12ySao Paulo, Brazil
0Gust10ySame! Are you still around?
0dyokomizo10yAround São Paulo, yes. Around LW, not much anymore, I mostly read it via feed reader.
0AndrewH12yAuckland, New Zealand
0james_edwards12yMe too!
0free_rip11yChch, NZ.
[-][anonymous]11y 0

Brisbane, Australia

New Jersey! Arent there enough OB/LWers to make a greater new york area meetup once in 2 months possible?

0olimay13yPrinceton area. I'm good to meet up in NYC too.
[-][anonymous]13y 0

Tokyo, Japan.

Los Angeles, Ca

1MBlume13yhey, just so you know, there's some other southern californians hanging out down-thread [http://lesswrong.com/lw/7c/where_are_we/4sp#comments]

Canberra, Australia.

0JamesCole11yBrisbane, Australia
0Ramana Kumar12yCanberra, Australia, too.
0Virge13yMelbourne, Australia
0TomM11yMelbourne as well...
0Patrick11ySame here.
0luminosity11yMe too.
0patrickmclaren12yOne more!
0MattFisher13ySydney, Australia But I could make it to Canberra ;)
0janm11ySydney, Australia too.
0erratio11ySydney here too
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I'd love to meet any of you near Atlanta, GA!

2chronophasiac13yYup, me too.

Post in this thread if you're female. (I'm not; just wondering.)

0Alicorn13yI'm female. Why is this a matter of interest?
1John_Maxwell13yI'm curious about who reads the site, I guess.
0byrnema13yIt would be neat to know the distribution. (I'm F.)
0free_rip11yI doubt we'll get an idea of distribution from this thread, but I'm female.
3byrnema11yThanks, I'm glad to know that. Since I made that comment, there's been a survey [http://lesswrong.com/lw/fk/survey_results/] and they found that about 3% of us are female. Maybe it's as high as 10% or 20% with error and lurkers, but we're still a minority. Have you been following Less Wrong for a while, or have you recently come across it?
2free_rip11yI'm new, as evidenced by the fact that until now I did not realize I had a handy inbox that told me about replies. (Yes, that was an apology for taking so long to respond. cough Sorry.) Haven't been on much since I joined (few months past) what with exams, but hoping to become a little less of a lurker now that they're finished and I've read through a fair bit of the sequences and whatnot. I kind of wish there were sequences on math and science and other such things on this site - I can get most of the concepts, but I'm still in high school and the maths goes over my head sometimes.
2shokwave11yPeople have recommended betterexplained [http://betterexplained.com/] and khan academy [http://www.khanacademy.org/] for math mostly and some science.
3free_rip11yThank you! Betterexplained is alright, but Khan Academy is amazing - easy, simple, great layout, progress tracking, instructional videos, challenges. I'm working my way through the logarithms track at the moment. (Yes, I am that far behind all of you.)