We had some people who were in both, but no one who started out just coming to HPMOR and then joined discussion, to the best of my recollection. It's possible we could have done a better job of (a) actively cross-promoting (b) tying discussion topics in to HPMOR stuff.
**LW discussion meetup (shotgun rules)**
The outcome of the State of the Meetup Meetup was that people were mostly coming for social reasons and we probably didn't need to freak out about topics all the time.
We drafted and sorta-unilaterally instated the [Shotgun Rules](https://docs.google.com/d...(read more)
**LW discussion meetup (old-skool)**
The old-skool LW discussion meetup was on alternate Thursday evenings, usually either at a coffee shop or our house. Often, the organizer/s would put a fair bit of time and thought into coming up with a topic, researching it, and fleshing out a discussion plan. ...(read more)
Sometime mid-HPMOR, we had a biweekly Saturday midday meetup group to discuss some number of chapters. We started at the beginning and would read (or not read) ?5? or so chapters per meetup until we ran out of new material, after which we met sporadically when there was a new chap...(read more)
Research Triangle [but we almost always meet in Durham], NC (aka RTLW)
3 sorta-distinct meetup styles; 1 currently active. I guess I will put them into their own comments below.
> What does it take to be a programmer, not just to become one?
Making peace with the fact that there will never be a day when perfect code springs full formed from your head like a Greek goddes, and that what you are getting paid to do (assuming you're getting paid) is to be aggravated.
If the j...(read more)
Thanks for thinking this through.
A few questions:
Would there be a way for people who already maintain blogs elsewhere to cross-post to their LW subdomain? (Would this even be desirable?)
Do you envision LW2 continuing to include applied rationality type posts? Does that work with "everything...(read more)
Durham, NC party -- 1:00 PM EDT at Fullsteam, 726 Rigsbee Avenue, 27701.
WAIT. NO. I have a good guess as to why and have for a few months, and I have not been clear about my motives.
What I *really* want is for the downvoter to come out and say "I hold you in such contempt that I'm willing to skirt both LW policy and norms to deincentivize you from participating."
The remark wasn't "jokily defensive", it's because for a while someone was serially downvoting everything I posted, and I wanted to know why.
I still want to know why!