Playing Video Games In Shuffle Mode

by talisman 1 min read23rd Mar 200934 comments


One of the missions of OB/LW is to attract new learners, and it's clear that they are succeeding.  But the format feels like a very difficult one for those new to these ideas, with beginner-level ideas interspersed with advanced or unsettled theory and meta-level discussions.    You wouldn't play <insert cool-sounding, anime-ish video game here> with the levels on shuffle mode, but reading Less Wrong must feel like doing so for initiates.

How do we make the site better for learners?  Provide a "syllabus" that shows a series of OB and LW posts which should be read in order?  Have a separate beginner site or feed or header?  Put labels on posts that designate them with a level?