I think I may have posted on a welcome thread before, but I still consider myself pretty new so saying hi again.
I've long thought rational thought is underrated. I find LW very interesting but quite difficult to get into.
Things I'd like to see:
Better introductory content.
Things I find particularly interesting:
Discussion of akrasia and strategies for avoiding it.
Buddhism - is it compatible with rationality? Personally I think some aspects yes, some aspects no.
Further comments, which I'm making in the safe haven of this topic rather than the wilds of the rest of LW:
I'm moderately sympathetic to all the cryonics / singularity stuff that's often talked about here, but also suspicious. I haven't come up with a properly argued response, (or even read all the very long posts about it!), but LW in general gives me a feeling of twisting things to fit already chosen conclusions on these topics.
Cryonics: I view it as a long-shot option with a possible big payoff. The part I have my doubts about is the feeling I get that ... (read more)