Currently, lots of discussions just end without the last commenter or readers knowing why.

So, feature idea: add a way for the author of the parent of a comment to set an "agreement status" with the following options by clicking a button:

  • I don't understand this yet. Still trying.
  • I don't understand this. I give up.
  • I agree.
  • I disagree, and will write up the reasons later.
  • I disagree, but don't want to bother writing out why.
  • I need to think about this more.
  • I already addressed this before.
  • [other options if needed]
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I think a common one is "I'm tired of this discussion and don't want to think about it any more."

2SilasBarta10y "I disagree, and am open to disagreement-arbitration on this particular issue (but not necessarily others)." I've felt that way on issues on this board before, but didn't continue responding because there were too many comments to reply too. (I'm thinking in particular of the "no one likes the taste of alcohol" thesis that I advanced.)
3CannibalSmith10y In any case, you cannot force anyone to respond. Thus, in my opinion, the best response to ignorance is to summarize the debate British Parliamentary style [http://www.the-judges.com/strategies/o4.html] and be done with it.

Issues, Bugs, and Requested Features

by Eliezer Yudkowsky 11y26th Feb 2009674 comments

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[Edit: IssuesBugs, and Requested Features should be tracked at Google Code, not here -- matt, 2010-04-23

 

Less Wrong is still under construction.  Please post any bugs or issues with Less Wrong to this thread.  Try to keep each comment thread a clean discussion of each bug or issue.

Requested features... sure, go ahead, but bear in mind we may not be able to implement for a while.