Main vs. Discussion

post by Benya_Fallenstein (Benja_Fallenstein) · 2014-11-15T06:38:52.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW · None comments

Posts on this forum are now divided into two categories: Main and Discussion. Both are shown on the front page, but only Main posts have a preview; Discussion posts are shown only by title.

The rationale for making this change is that I would like this forum to provide a place for doing research as well as a place for presenting thought-out research to an interested audience, but I don't want the former to interfere with the latter. Thus, Discussion is intended for things like going through the details of a technical proof, or posting a quickly-written argument that leaves many steps to be filled in by the reader; Main intended is for things that are interesting and easy-to-read to a typical person who has been involved in discussions about these topics for a while. (Partially inspired by a comment of Vladimir's.)

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