Madison WI Meetup, Sat Apr 2nd 1PM

post by drethelin · 2011-03-22T23:59:44.995Z · LW · GW · Legacy · 18 comments

Madison LW Meetup

When: Saturday, April 2 at 1 PM

Where: Manna Cafe at 611 N. Sherman Ave

 

I'll be in the back room, at the big table. I'll be wearing a very unusual hat and a black hoodie. I'll have a sign saying LW. Hopefully we can start up a regular group!

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comment by Eliezer Yudkowsky (Eliezer_Yudkowsky) · 2011-03-22T22:38:48.623Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Pick a time, pick a place, declare you'll be there with a sign reading "LW", and I'll promote it to the front page. Either someone else will show or they won't.

Replies from: David_Gerard, drethelin, lukeprog, SilasBarta
comment by David_Gerard · 2011-03-22T23:18:41.296Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

+1

I was expecting five or six for London January 2011. Twenty showed.

If there's two people, it's a meet :-D

comment by drethelin · 2011-03-22T23:50:44.310Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Done.

comment by lukeprog · 2011-03-23T06:18:24.525Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I am very glad you are enforcing this as standard procedure. Thank you.

comment by SilasBarta · 2011-03-23T17:57:42.288Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Even for Waco? Waco???

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comment by Eliezer Yudkowsky (Eliezer_Yudkowsky) · 2011-03-23T19:14:20.789Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Doesn't cost you much to try.

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comment by SilasBarta · 2011-03-23T19:29:42.006Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Not in money, sure, but there's a non-monetary cost to sitting alone with a sign for a few hours.

Edit: Before anyone says it, YES, I'm still planning to do this, and how I'm going to do this -- I'm not indefinitely digging up excuses for not doing it. I'm just listing a concern. I've far too often heard diagnoses that would interpret my remark otherwise.

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comment by David_Gerard · 2011-03-24T17:49:41.955Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Sit there with a sign saying "LW" and a big picture of an Art Lebedev paperclip. If strangers ask you what you're there for, say "I'm meeting friends. Have one of these." and hand them the tract version of The Twelve Virtues Of Rationality. At worst they don't bug you, at good they read it, at best they stay to argue!

comment by taryneast · 2011-03-24T17:56:02.299Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Not an expensive cost if you combine it with something you were doing anyway... like reading or eating a meal :)

comment by Vladimir_Nesov · 2011-03-23T21:17:23.486Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Not in money, sure, but there's a non-monetary cost to sitting alone with a sign for a few hours.

I expect Eliezer didn't mean money either.

Replies from: SilasBarta
comment by SilasBarta · 2011-03-23T21:18:55.514Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Do you disagree with the judgment though?

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comment by Vladimir_Nesov · 2011-03-23T21:24:18.191Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Heh, I've just edited in (and then out of) the grandparent comment, "even though I disagree with the judgment", then thought it's more likely specific to me and for a random person it would be correct that it won't cost them much, then that I voiced that incorrectly (I won't mind waiting, I'll always have something to think about or something to read, but I'll probably not like a meetup), so technically speaking it won't cost me much either in that sense, but I probably won't do it.

Replies from: SilasBarta
comment by SilasBarta · 2011-03-24T14:53:56.969Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Heh, I've just edited in (and then out of) the grandparent comment, "even though I disagree with the judgment",

I know -- that was me being cheeky. I actually happened to get a load of the page just before the edit. =-D

comment by barnaclegoose · 2011-03-31T04:19:08.055Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'll be there.

comment by orthonormal · 2011-03-23T01:35:38.823Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I should be able to make it.

comment by fiddlemath · 2011-03-23T00:40:18.353Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Hey, that's within a mile of my apartment! But I'll probably be in the Twin Cities that weekend. :/

comment by Airedale · 2011-03-23T16:04:48.139Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Steven0461 and I would like to come up from Chicagoland for a Madison meetup sometime (and weekends are better for that), but we will unfortunately be out of town that weekend. Have fun!

comment by theraccoonbear · 2011-04-04T19:12:01.097Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Did this get together end up happening? I wasn't able to attend, but if another takes place in the future I'd like to come out for it.