So, having heard Mike Li compare Jaynes to a thousand-year-old vampire, one question immediately popped into my mind:
"Do you get the same sense off me?" I asked.
-- Eliezer Yudkowsky, The Level Above Mine
Most people need feedback in many areas. Most people can give feedback in many areas. But for some reason I don't see a lot of actual honest feedback happening, neither in my personal life, nor at work, nor here on LW. This looks like some sort of market failure, or perhaps a bug in society.
Would we benefit from a norm that encouraged asking for feedback or critique in any area, perhaps using open threads set up specially for that? I think we would. What do you think?