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Attention! Financial scam targeting Less Wrong users

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[moderator action] The_Lion and The_Lion2 are banned

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[meta] New LW moderator: NancyLebovitz

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Meetup : Bratislava

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Improving the World

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What are you learning?

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For curious readers: Most of the vast "comment graveyard" are dozens of copies of the same two or three comments.

**FYI**, I just banned an account "kings11me" who didn't participate in the forum, but was sending the following private message to multiple users:

> God bless you and thanks, how are you? Happy to meet you. I got your contact via this site, I seriously have interest to invest on a profitable busin...(read more)

> And my impression is that people are only really weirded out by these songs on behalf of other people who are only weirded out by them on behalf of other people.

Coincidentally, I was thinking today about whether people upvote some LW articles because they felt really useful for *them*, or just b...(read more)

If we look at this issue from an angle "ethics is memetic system evolved by cultural group selection", then I guess it makes sense that (1) systems promoting helping your cultural group would have an advantage over systems promoting helping everyone to the same degree, and (2) systems that allow to ...(read more)

None that I'm aware of.

I suspect that no one actually fell for the scam... or if they did, they are too ashamed to admit it... so there is nothing specific to investigate.

Congratulation! By the way, were those subjects mathematicians/programmers? Because I was told (by someone who uses hypnosis professionally) that those are the most difficult ones to hypnotize.

Maybe at the front page the "Recent Promoted Articles" and "Featured Articles" should move on the *top*, and the "Less Wrong is…" description should be *below* them.

Or maybe even articles first, map of meetups second, and the website description on the bottom. And the bullet points in the descript...(read more)

Removed (both the comment and the user).