Open Thread 234
This is the weekly visible open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. ACX has an unofficial subreddit, Discord, and bulletin board, and in-person meetups around the world. 95% of content is free, but for the remaining 5% you can subscribe here. In this week’s news:
1: I finally went through the past three months of reported comments and banned people who needed banning. New bans for Brett S, Karl, Sleazy E, JSTR (3 months), Adept, Cal Lawson, Charles Casaburi, Arian Bagheri Pour Fallah, HumbleRando, Deiseach (1 month), and NavyBlueSmoke. New major warnings (halfway to ban) for JDK, истинец, Roger Biles, Ludex, Trebuchet, and Golden_Feather. New minor warning for Beowulf888.
2: Please don’t comment “First!” in a comment thread, make a joke about how you were going to do it but won’t (if that joke is the entire comment), or make related jokes (ie commenting “Second!”). If you do this I will warn or ban you.
3: I might or might not get around to writing a Highlights From The Comments On Criticism Of Criticism Of Criticism, but I at least want to point to this comment by Remmett, author of the criticism post I pointed to as too vague, where he explains more about what he was trying to do and how I got it wrong.
4: More EA jobs: Open Philanthropy Project wants a Grants Associate to help process and organize grants relating to long-termism (eg AI, xrisk, forecasting, etc). See more EA jobs related resources here.