Suggestions for Rationality Blogs in the Sidebar

post by LucasSloan · 2013-06-25T02:36:03.672Z · score: 11 (12 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 31 comments

I'm spending the summer working to update lesswrong, and one of the changes we're looking to implement is changing the "New on Overcoming Bias" part of the sidebar to a more general "New on Rationality Blogs".  What blogs would you like to see represented?


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comment by CronoDAS · 2013-06-25T02:59:11.365Z · score: 27 (27 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'd suggest Slate Star Codex and The GiveWell Blog.

comment by gwern · 2013-06-25T03:52:22.286Z · score: 17 (17 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Poll for ranking popularity, using :

comment by ModusPonies · 2013-06-25T15:19:30.815Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Ozy's blog has been taken down.

comment by gwern · 2013-06-25T17:15:25.091Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I've removed Ozy, deleted the duplicate Christiano, and updated the wiki page accordingly.

comment by ModusPonies · 2013-06-25T19:29:52.536Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)


comment by FiftyTwo · 2013-06-26T00:47:47.465Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

:( Temporarily I hope.

comment by lukeprog · 2013-06-25T05:16:48.686Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Christiano is listed twice.

comment by Qiaochu_Yuan · 2013-06-27T00:16:31.970Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Confused about how this poll works. Do I need to have an opinion about every blog on this list to vote?

comment by gwern · 2013-06-27T01:16:13.283Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

No; you can vote on an arbitrary subset. For example, I left out one blog when I was voting on them and had to go back and vote on that one as well. And if you look at them, you'll notice differing vote counts for where people decided to express an opinion: eg. right now protokol2020 has 17 total votes, but lucidian has 19 total votes.

comment by OrphanWilde · 2013-06-27T15:35:26.811Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Aretae isn't me, I just suggested his blog a while back. He is, as far as I know, a member of the LessWrong community, although I believe a silent one here.

Also, my blog isn't exactly rationality-oriented.

comment by Pablo_Stafforini · 2013-06-25T11:53:39.462Z · score: 8 (10 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

My personal suggestions would be:

comment by Kaj_Sotala · 2013-06-25T08:15:39.962Z · score: 8 (8 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

You Are Not So Smart is specifically about cognitive biases.

comment by [deleted] · 2013-06-25T03:44:20.890Z · score: 6 (8 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

blogs by lwers is a good place to start.

Slate Star Codex
The View From Hell
Rationalist Conspiracy

comment by peter_hurford · 2013-06-25T03:51:14.784Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Yeah, I'd like to see a feed of all blogs by lwers that are still active.

Disclosure of conflict of interest: One of those blogs is mine.

comment by elharo · 2013-06-25T11:16:12.480Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Perhaps instead of a semi-fixed selection of blogs there could instead be a some sort of Reddit/Hacker News like way for users/editors to submit and vote on particular articles. That way we'd be able to pick up an occasional good post from a blog full of pet photos, or drop irrelevant ones from mostly good blogs. More work, but more useful.

comment by gwern · 2013-06-25T23:31:20.334Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p) already exists but has never seen much uptake.

comment by tut · 2013-06-25T11:22:31.949Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)
comment by John_Maxwell (John_Maxwell_IV) · 2013-06-25T07:43:11.938Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

What's going to be the procedure for adding blogs to this feed going forward? I'm not the only one who'd be more inclined to have a blog if I was guaranteed this level of exposure, am I?

comment by LucasSloan · 2013-06-25T09:54:02.774Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Eventually, each user will be able to specify which blogs to construct the feed from in their preferences.

comment by John_Maxwell (John_Maxwell_IV) · 2013-06-26T04:34:24.482Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Hm, that seems like overkill. If I wanted to manage a feed of blogs, I'd use an RSS reader. And there will always be a default set of blogs shown to non-logged-in users and users who haven't modified their preferences (though, maybe this could be aggregated somehow based on the users who did modify their preferences?)

Have you thought about soliciting Less Wrong users for feature ideas for you to implement, by the way? Think I've got a list of features I was considering implementing myself somewhere on my hard drive... I'd expect some features to be 10x or more as valuable as others, so figuring out which features to work on seems like a good use of time.

comment by LucasSloan · 2013-06-26T05:58:33.574Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

If you want to suggest a feature, put it here.

comment by John_Maxwell (John_Maxwell_IV) · 2013-06-30T19:01:31.009Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

(Suggested an idea.)

How would you feel about a thread devoted to brainstorming feature ideas?

comment by lucidian · 2013-06-28T11:11:17.477Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Do people here read Ribbonfarm?

comment by Dr_Manhattan · 2013-06-27T13:41:53.540Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Found this pretty good HT Kaj.

comment by sp4233 · 2013-06-27T20:52:04.932Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)


comment by Dr_Manhattan · 2013-06-28T02:16:00.022Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

deleted wha?

comment by JQuinton · 2013-06-25T20:28:45.927Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I recommend the blog Maximum Entropy

comment by CronoDAS · 2013-06-25T03:11:30.635Z · score: 1 (5 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I could suggest David Brin but he does talk about politics a lot.

comment by Eugine_Nier · 2013-06-27T00:54:35.103Z · score: 0 (6 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

More Right.

I'd add unenumerated, but it hasn't been updated in nearly a year.

comment by Eugine_Nier · 2013-06-29T07:04:35.048Z · score: -1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Eric Raymound's Armed and Dangerous.

comment by Eugine_Nier · 2013-06-30T05:03:32.645Z · score: -5 (7 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Roissy's blog.