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Mismatched Vocabularies

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The Web Browser is Not Your Client (But You Don't Need To Know That)

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Turning the Technical Crank

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Less Wrong Study Hall - Year Two

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Mental representation and the is-ought distinction

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2015 Less Wrong Study Hall census is open.

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The Hostile Arguer

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Less Wrong Study Hall - Year 1 Retrospective

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Continuity in Uploading

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Finding interesting communities

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Recent Comments

This seems related to something I've been thinking about recently: That the concept of "belief" would benefit from an analysis along the lines of [How an Algorithm Feels from the Inside](https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/yA4gF5KrboK2m2Xu7/how-an-algorithm-feels-from-inside). What we describe as our "b...(read more)

I don't use Facebook, but I should try something similar with my RSS feeds. I find it interesting that facebook responds to commenting by showing you more of the same. IIRC, posts that aggravate people are also the most likely to inspire them to comment. That suggests Facebook is effectively rigg...(read more)

An RSS feed would be nice. Aside from that, I like it. Curation of content is a lengthy and undervalued service.

Voting to deactivate MD parsing inside the WYSIWYG editor, provided a MD-only editor still exists. A tool should do one thing well. I'll copy my comment from the other thread in here, though, since it's relevant: Don't hide the alternate editor in the user profile. Make it selectable when comment...(read more)

I was disappointed by the new site, but still voted to migrate. The conversation is here, and content is king. Despite my bitching, your team deserves a great deal of credit just for breathing life back into the community. That being said: Performance was a big complaint, and kept me off lesse...(read more)

This is a concern for me too. A suggestion I made in feedback: Don't break inbound links. Keep the old site, static, under archive.lesswrong.com or something, and redirect classic-format url paths to the archive. There is a *lot* of valuable material on the classic site. It might not be useful f...(read more)

I would. WYSIWYG is a terrible editing paradigm, but some people like it, so I won't argue against providing it. Trying to mix WYSIWYG with markup-based editing, though, is far worse. I further suggest that the plain option not be hidden out of the way. Make it selectable when commenting, and rem...(read more)

For users that aren't satisfied with those and don't mind speaking CSS, Stylish and similar browser extensions are an option. I picked up css customization mainly to add max-width to body text that does not have it, but it's good for pretty much any case where you think a site designer's choices wer...(read more)